Lancashire

About

Personal Background

I was born & raised in a small town in the North of England called Accrington which is about 25 minutes north of Manchester. I am neither a Man United or Man City fan, I am a lifelong Burnley FC Fan. When I was 17, I came to the US on a soccer scholarship, playing soccer & studying Graphic Design at College in Georgia. After an injury, I stopped playing soccer, and started coaching soccer. After a brief hiatus back in the UK, I came back to the US, coaching soccer for MLS Soccer, the Chicago Fire & the New York Red Bulls. Not long after getting married, I returned to the other passion in my life, design.

Present Day

I currently live in Morris County, NJ with my wonderful wife, Kim, & our 3 rescue cats; Molly, Monty & Jasper. If am not watching, playing, or talking about soccer (football), I will most probably be somewhere with my wife, Kim….did I mention she was wonderful? OK, good.

Web Development

I am the Senior Front-End/WordPress Designer at Trusted Media Brands in NYC. My duties include: managing the near & off-shore teams, UX/UI Design & Re-Design, writing custom WP Plugins/Themes, Code Review, Daily Stand-Ups, & Performance Reviews. Day-to-day tasks also include write code: HTML, CSS, SASS, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery.

Graphic/Print Design

I am also very experienced designing for print media. In some of my other positions, I designed brochures, catalogs, advertisements, postcards, t-shirts & flyers. Also, in my experience as a freelancer, I have designed many logos for various clients & organizations. I am experienced in Adobe CC, Google SketchUp Pro, Quark Xpress & Microsoft Office.

Prior Experience

Business Edge Services & Technologies, Washington, NJ
The Halo Group, New York, NY
Second Melody, Morristown, NJ
Fifth Room Creative, Denville, NJ
Arnold Contract, Irvington, NJ
Alliance Design, Totowa, NJ