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Matthew Lynch

Web Designer & Developer who enjoys being creative, travelling, art, design and photography.


Career Objective

A solution-driven professional excelling in a highly collaborative work environment, finding solutions to challenges and focused on customer satisfaction. Proven experience developing consumer-focused web sites using HTML, CSS, JQuery, PHP and JavaScript. Aiming to create better interfaces and experiences for the users, making web applications and technology easier for users. Experience building products for desktop, phone and mobile app users, meeting highest standards for web design, user experience, best practices, usability and speed. Responding to challenges by designing and developing solutions and building web applications aligned to customer's services. Translating solutions into code and working across many different APIs, third-party integrations and databases.


Key Strengths

• Ability to problem solve, analyse, design, and communicate directly with the client to understand their needs to develop a solution.

• Demonstrating using HTML, CSS and JavaScript with a variety of programming languages like PHP alongside with MySQL.

• Ability create hi-fidelity designs using programmes such as Adobe XD and Sketch

• Visual design elements such as Logos, branding and prototypes.

• Strong verbal & written communication skills as well as being self-motivated and having a positive, enthusiastic attitude.

• Always wanting to learn new skills and working in a team.

• User Research to improve Website alignment with customer needs through user research that includes in-depth interviews, contextual inquiries and field/diary studies.

• Complete UX processes such as persona creation to optimise user journeys, develop site maps and construct wireframes enabling effortless navigation.

• Usability Testing allowing participates in all phases of usability testing in lab and remote settings.

• Understanding of colour theory, typography and work using an agile process.


Experience

Web Developer, The Law Society of Scotland, Edinburgh | 05/2019 - Current

Analysed requirements and designed, developed and implemented software applications for multiple websites. Worked in Agile-driven environment to effectively maintain project timelines and utilize available resources. Pinpointed user experience issues to devise targeted suggestions for creating a cohesive user experience.

 

Front End Developer, Clydewire Ltd, Glasgow | 06/2018 – 02/2019

Created eye-catching and functional digital design concepts across various platforms to strengthen company brand and identity. Determined coding requirements for site creation, including e-commerce capability and specialized scripts. Designed, implemented and monitored web pages and sites for continuous improvement.


Education

Napier University | Sep 2017 - July 2019

BSc (Hons) Web Design & Development | Frsit-Class Honours

  • Web Technologies

  • Online Marketing

  • Digital Storytelling

  • Advanced Web Technologies

  • User-Centred Organisational Systems

  • Content Management

  • Designing Interactive Business Systems

  • Creative Team Projects

  • Cyberpsychology

  • Web Enabled Business

  • User Experience

 

Edinburgh College, Edinburgh | Aug 2015 - May 2017

HND Interactive Media | A

  • Software Development

  • UI & UX Design

  • Graphics Creation using Adobe Software

  • Audio & Video Production

  • Project Management

  • 2D & 3D animation

  • Web Development

  • App Development


Accomplishments

Placement of the Year 2018 Award

On Thursday the 27th of September 2018 saw the annual e-Placement Scotland Placement of the Year awards winners in front of nearly 600 industry relevant guests at the ScotlandIS event ScotSoft2018.


Technology Summary

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; XD; Premiere Pro; After Effects; Animate; Dreamweaver)

Atom; Notepad ++; GitHub Desktop; XCode; Visual Studio; InVision; LexisNexis Visualfiles; iMIS (Association Management Software)

Platforms

Windows; Linux; MacOS; Android; iOS; Google Analytics; Usability Hub; Hotjar

Skills

Data Analysis; Idea Generation; Wireframes; Prototyping; Interface Design; User Testing; Problem Solving; Responsive Design; Object-Oriented Programming; Agile Development

Languages

XML/HTML; JavaScript; Ajax; CSS; GIT; JSON; PHP; MySQL


Contact

Mobile | 07456425429

Email | matthewlynch1996@gmail.com