Shaun Wall

Web Developer

Hello!

I'm a Norwich-based developer who throws his time around creating:

Websites

Wordpress, Laravel, Shopify or bespoke; I can deliver the website you want with the right tools you need for an exceptional end-product.

Check out the previous projects I've worked on for a variety of high-profile names, and get in touch to discuss your project.

Web apps

Want to create a software service, tool or game? I can plan, prototype, test and develop your idea into a reality through a variety of tools and tech

Have a gander at my personal projects to get an idea of what I can offer you, and drop me a line to talk through your ideas.

Skills

Front-end

  • HTML5
  • CSS3, LESS, SASS
  • Bootstrap, Foundation, UIKit
  • VueJS, JS ES2016, jQuery

Back-end

  • PHP, Laravel, Wordpress
  • Server management (inc. AWS, DO)

Build

  • Gulp, Webpack
  • Composer
  • Linting, standards checking
  • Git, deployment

Process

  • Scope, quotes and timescales
  • Testing, validation
  • Accessibility
  • Project management

Projects

Work I have carried out during my professional career, either through agencies or freelance.

Support Adoption For Pets

Built the front-end templating for most of the site, using Bootstrap and jQuery, along with LESS.

Hitachi

Utilised Grunt for building, Bower for dependencies and Angular for interactive segments, I collaborated with the studio's other front-end developer to plan and develop a reusable and extensible component system for Hitachi's templating.

NHS Smokefree Norfolk

Used Wordpress and UIKit for the NHS, along with a Composer-based plugin management system.

Selesti

Built the majority of the front-end in UIKit as a base framework and Grunt for build tasks. As this was the studio's own website, there was a lot of focus on speed and optimisation.

Gadget Cover

This project required managing small team, scoping and assigning tasks, managing deadlines and teaching.

This used Selesti's version of the Kohana PHP framework, and front-end templating.

Indigo Swan

A Wordpress site for a local energy broker, this project involved coordinating with their in-house designer and had a lot of focus on fine details and micro-interactions.

Norfolk County Council

Built templates for NCC to use across their site; due to this being a government project, it was essential that it was built with accessibility at the fore-front, so I learned a lot about colour contrasts, ARIA and proper markup for screenreaders.

Nelsons Journey

Utilised Appcelerator's Titanium with other members of the team to develop this iOS app, as well as Kohana to develop a back-end API to interface with.

Fytfit

A marketing site for the FytFit app, this was built solo using Wordpress with a focus on colour, animation and design.

Gamko

A full-stack build which involved writing all the back-end logic for product organisation, management and account resources; as well as templating front-end via PSD designs.

Avery Berkel

A sister-company of Gamko, this was the precursor full-stack project which Gamko was built and modified on top of. Required a lot more focus on PHP back-end than the prior.

QMS

Refresh of QMS' original non-responsive site, this was built in Wordpress with a decent focus on Angular and more in-depth Wordpress theme functionality development.


Personal projects

Side projects I have been developing in my spare time.

ParkBot

Frustrated at driving into the city only to spend 10 minutes driving around the various car parks looking for one with space, I built a carpark data app using the Norfolk Council's DATEX XML feed so everyone can which carparks had spaces.

phonetic

Having trouble with spelling phonetically over the phone, I made a Vue app to convert text to phonetics and step through the results so you don't lose your place.

Penguin Deliveries

Built a Lundar Lander style game for Ludum Dare, now building it out into a full-sized game to release. Showcasing at Norwich Gaming Festival in 2018.

CV

Employment

Content Discovered Ltd

April 2017 - Present

Full-stack web developer

  • Creating internal web apps to improve company processes and efficiency
  • Maintaining and extending existing Wordpress builds

Big Boss Battle

December 2017 - Present

Chief Technology Officer

  • Mantaining and improving the site's Wordpress build
  • Managing server performance and load balancing via AWS EC2
  • Business development and brand building, creating internal processes and systems
  • SEO and digital marketing via social media and AdWord campaigns to promote the site
  • Actually write game reviews and news

Freelance

September 2016 - April 2017

Freelance web developer

  • Scoping, timescaling and quoting projects for clients
  • Developing Wordpress builds, front and back ends

Selesti Ltd

March 2014 - September 2016

Front-end web developer

  • Develop both front-end and PHP back-end of projects
  • Scope and timescale projects, both solo and in a team
  • Liase with various departments of studio (client, search) during project cycle
  • Research, test and implement practises and tech into the studio's workflow

Reference: Ollie Blackmore, CEO, or Jamie Cotton, Chief Technology Officer (contact)

Digital Select Ltd

March 2013 - March 2014

Software Engineer

  • Develop both front-end and PHP back-end of projects
  • Work with Asterix and PHP developer to design and develop both internal and public-facing business tools

Reference: Shaun Freeman, CEO (contact)

Education

University of Bradford

Sept 2007 - July 2010

BSc Computer Science - First Class Honours

  • Web Engineering
  • Web Technologies
  • Software Engineering
  • GUI Development

Wensum Sixth Form

Sept 2005 - July 2007

A Levels:

  • Biology: C
  • Chemistry: D
  • Psychology: E

Hellesdon High School

Sept 2000 - July 2005
  • 8 GSCE passes at grades A-C