Hi, my name is

ARRAN KING

Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life!
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About Me

Problem Solver

You know those little dogs that hang on to your trouser leg and just wont let go? That's me! I hate being beaten by a problem and will work relentlessly until I solve it.

During the first day at a previous role (Woolworths), I solved a problem they had been struggling with for months, and solved two other problems by the end of the week. All of this while working in a custom CMS that I was previously unfamiliar with.

Passionate

How much do I love what I do? On average I spend over 8 hours a week just keeping up with all the latest trends in web design and development. I am currently teaching myself Angular.js. I do sometimes forget to eat when working on a project, but is it really working when you love what you do?

Team Player

I love working in a team and sharing what I have learned with others. I "fell" into teaching during my Graduate studies at CPIT after regularly helping my fellow students with their work. That lead to peer support tutoring and assistant tutoring. Then, when I graduated, CPIT asked me to stay on as a teacher. I enjoyed it so much I have been teaching part-time every since. Over the years I have also spent 1000's of hours working by myself so I'm quite comfortable taking responsibility for my productivity.

Full Stack

Need someone that can handle every part of a project:

  • Client liaison
  • Research
  • Wire-framing
  • UX/UI Design
  • Prototyping
  • Front-end Development
  • Testing
  • cPanel
  • WHMCS
  • API integration
  • Google Analytics and Adwords
  • EDM development
  • SEO
  • Social Media Marketing

Over the last 14 years I have become extremely proficient in:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • Premiere
  • Flash
  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD)
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • PHP/MySQL
  • AJAX
  • JSON
  • eCommerce

 

Testimonials

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your work and delivery over the past 6 months. What a journey! Thank you so much, the fact that the feedback was how easy the front and back ends are and the positive feedback we have received already from customers and staff, is testament to your efforts.
Callie Evans
Head of Customer Experience
Assure Programs
Apart from creating a professional and visually engaging website, Arran responded immediately to our needs and offered sound advice during all stages of the project. I highly recommend Arran.
Paul Sinclair
Owner/Manager
Mirri Mirri
What a transformation to our old unprofessional looking website Arran made! We now have a very appealing, easy to use online presence of which we can be proud.
Anneli Laitinen
Marketing Manager
South Tweed Caravan Sales
Arran produced a fantastic site for us that went straight to the very number one spot in Google and has stayed there ever since.
Garry Vereb
Owner/Manager
Apricot Seeds Australia

What I Do

  • Web Design

    Web Design

    Designing a wide range of websites using HTML5, CSS3 and frameworks like jQuery and Bootstrap to add functionality, responsiveness and advanced UX features.
  • Web Development

    Web Development

    My advanced skills in WordPress and knowledge of PHP/MySQL allow me to create customised CMS (WordPress/Joomla), eCommerce and online booking solutions for clients.
  • Graphic Design

    Graphic design

    Using Illustrator, Photoshop and my design training to create posters, brochures, business cards and other print media, or wireframes and prototypes for cutting edge web sites.
  • Search Engine Optimisation

    Search Engine Optimisation

    I take great pride in getting clients to the top of the first page in Google. After all, what’s the point of building a great site if no-one will ever get to see it.
  • Web Hosting

    Web Hosting

    My familiarity with cPanel, WHM, WHMCS, Domain management and Apache means I can competently handle clients hosting needs, providing a completely integrated outcome for them.
  • Full Stack Designer

    Everything

    OK - I can’t do everything - yet. But my love for problem solving and learning new things means I will learn whatever I need to in order to get the job done.

Resume

Education

Bachelor of Training (in progress)

2015

Started this degree to improve my teaching skills. Hard work and not nearly as fun as a multimedia degree but still worth it.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

2005

Needed to upgrade to this qualification if I still wanted to continue teaching after I moved to Australia. A good refresher course.

Graduate Diploma in Design (Digital)

2001

This course covered a wide range of practical and theory subjects including Web Design, 2D Animation, Pre-press, Art History, Advertising and Professional Practice.

Bachelor of Arts: Multimedia Design & Appl.

1995

Multimedia was a different world in 1995. Photoshop and HTML were still in their infancy, but it was a time of fantastic new developments and exciting new horizons.

On-going Training

Because web development is a constantly changing environment, I know there will always be more to learn and master. So I hold memberships to multiple tutorial sites and spend hours each week keeping up with current trends and educating myself in the latest technologies.

Key Skills

    HTML5 100%

    CSS3 100%

    jQuery 80%

    PHP 55%

    UX/UI Design 100%

    Photoshop 100%

    Illustrator 90%

    Bootstrap 100%

    WordPress 100%

    Video Editing 80%

Portfolio

Contact

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