Christie Richards

Web Designer / Developer Nottingham

About Me

My name is Christie and I am a Web Designer and Developer based in Nottingham. I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2014 with a first class honours degree in Digital Media Technology. During my degree I spent a year working within the industry and since graduating have worked with digital design agencies; developing knowledge and learning new experiences in the world of web.

When not sat at my desk I enjoy playing squash and walking. You will also find me in the local Zumba class every Monday! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like a copy of my CV.

Experience

Responsive web design has become crucial to the success of online businesses as more people access the web via their mobile devices. The sites I have worked on are optimised for all devices. It is important to understand the importance of media queries and how to make use of them effectively.

Most of my experience is in Front End Web Development, creating the core of a website. I utilise a number of different languages including HTML5, CSS3, LESS, jQuery and PHP. I have also used a number of different Content Management Systems including Wordpress and Perch.

There is no point in having a beautifully designed and created website if nobody is going to see it. Therefore optimising it for search engines is paramount to a successful website. During my time in the industry I have gained knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation to improve web rankings.

Something which can perhaps be overlooked is the importance of up-to-date content on a website. An easy way to overcome this is to have a Wordpress blog which, if regularly updated, will contribute effectively to rankings on search engines. I have strong knowledge of adding a Wordpress blog to a website.

Projects

Here are some examples of websites I have designed and/or developed throughout my career. I have always worked with a team of others, in my current job with Aiir I am working as both a web designer and developer, seeing each project through from start until finish. Whilst working at Cosmetic Digital we had an in-house graphic and web designer so my job was primarily development.

Contact

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

T: 07887248092

E: christie_richards@hotmail.co.uk