Robert Morgan-Macdonald

Web Designer

A little bit about myself...

I was born in St.Albans, Hertfordshire and I'm 38 years old. I am happily married to my wife Lowri and we live with our dog called Luna! I have lived in Cardiff in total for over 11 years and we love living here! I currently work as a Web Designer/Application Specialist at a publishing company called Miles33 which is based in Bracknell, Berkshire.

My previous profession was in Tennis Coaching where I worked in Hertfordshire and then Cardiff for over 15 years. When I first moved to Cardiff in 2006 I became a head coach at a tennis club in Whitchurch and in order to advertise my Tennis Coaching business I went on my first Web Design course in order to create a website. From that very moment I knew I wanted to become a Web Designer!

My interests include watching and playing sports and travelling. The sports I like watching the most are primarily Football but also Tennis, Cricket, Rugby Union and Darts! I'm an avid supporter of Tottenham Hotspur which is painful sometimes! I play a lot of tennis and particiapte in matches for the club I play at. Also, we like to travel and have been fortunate to visit such countries Hawaii, Canada and several places around Europe as well as travelling around the UK to visit new places.

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Work Experience and Education...

Robert Morgan-Macdonald C.V

49 Fairways Crescent, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 3DZ
07786504082
robert.macdonald1982@gmail.com

Work Experience

Web Designer/Application Specialist at Miles33
Work at Miles33
  1. UI design for webpages for different devices (Desktop, Tablet and Mobile) based on customer requirements using Photoshop.
  2. Using a Miles33 owned CMS to create, redesign and maintain websites including using languages such as Bootstrap for responsive frameworks, SCSS for styling, jQuery and JavaScript for functionality.
  3. Analysing SEO for Miles33 websites using Google Analytics to help search results of webpages.
  4. Providing support for Miles 33 customers using a ticketing system.
Work at Wave2
  1. UX and UI design creating storyboards and wireframes for Wave2 Web Application including using Adobe XD.
  2. Writing and understanding SQL to resolve database issues for Wave2 sites.
  3. Using animation software such as Google Web Designer to create and adjust HTML5 ads for Wave2 customers.
  4. Working with InDesign to create and adjust customer templates for ads.
  5. Backing up code using GIT to Bitbucket.
  6. Providing support for Wave2 customers using a ticketing system for Wave2.
Integration Engineer at InSkin Media
  1. Writing and understanding JavaScript and jQuery to correctly position skins ads on customer websites.
  2. Using Charles and Chrome developer tools to help debug sites as well as GIT to upload files.
Various Tennis Coaching roles including Head Tennis Coach at Whitchurch Tennis Club, Cardiff and Robert Macdonald Coaching
  1. Responsible for promoting and advertising a tennis coaching programme.
  2. Creating a website for my business “Robert Macdonald Coaching” and keeping the Whitchurch Tennis Club website updated.
  3. Financial Management for all the incoming and outgoing cash.
  4. Training and supervising a group of coaches.
  5. Working towards and achieving targets set by Whitchurch Tennis Club and Tennis Wales.
  6. Coaching players of all ages and abilities.

Education

1st in BSc Information Technology at London South Bank University (LSBU)
09/14-09/16

  1. Modules include Socio-Technical Analysis of Requirements (Agile Methodologies), Software Development for Business (Python), Dynamic Technologies for the Web (Drupal), IT Systems Administration (ITIL) and Digital Business Applications (PHP/JavaScript)
  2. Dissertation title: ‘Developing an online Tennis Tournament Organiser’
    It required using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and Drupal to develop a site which allowed a tennis referee to enter information of a tennis tournament such as the format, the players, the ratings and the seedings and input the results of the matches.
  3. Creative Web Design 2 course at UWIC
    05/11-08/11
  4. Creative Web Design 1 course at UWIC
    01/11-04/11
  5. Grade 2.2 BA Sport Studies at De Montfort University, Bedford.
    09/01-07/04
  6. Verulam School, St.Albans, Hertfordshire.
    3 A-Levels: Business Studies, English Language, P.E
    9 GCSEs (grade A-C): including English, Maths and Science
    09/94-07/01

Achievements

  1. Ede and Ravenscroft Best 1st Year HND Student of 2014/15
    01/2016
  2. HNC in Information Technology
    07/2015
  3. Achieved Club Coach Award in Tennis Coaching
    05/2009
  4. Obtaining my Driving License
    02/2001

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Contact...

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