I have 25 year's experience in the IT sector. I started out as a Microsoft Certified Trainer in the 1990s and taught end users across the whole suite of Microsoft products before specialising in advanced Excel and Access.
From here I moved into database development and implementation full time and gained valuable experience developing user-friendly systems, from taking a client's initial brief, through development to a successful installation and handover. The user experience has always been my number one priority. It must be easy and efficient to use and that has extended to any website that I develop.
Why did I move into web design?
Around 2010 one of my existing customers asked me to source and project manage a website. It was a minefield and in the end after being quoted prices ranging from £500 to £5,000 for essentially the same thing I resolved to do it myself with a view to taking away the mystery. It really doesn't need to be complicated and "keep it simple" really has become my motto.
My previous IT experience has proved invaluable during the migration to providing web design services and I'm proud of the feedback from my web customers.
Outside of work?
When I'm not building websites I like to walk in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside with my completely bonkers rescue dog and most of the photographs I've used on this website have been taken on those walks or are from my garden. I also believe in constantly reviewing how I work and improving the product that is delivered and I make sure that I keep myself up to date.