A personal touch in a digital world

Check out what I've done and where I came from!

My Skills

"My skills have enabled me to achieve great results!"

The Right Solution =

Idea +

Logic +

Methodolody

I am, first and foremost a C# developer, working mainly within the 'web applications' sector, but I have also worked on several Desktop Applications (Winforms and WPF). Like I said I work mainly with web applications, using for the most part ASP.Net (both webforms and MVC), the projects I tend to work on a large bespoke projects that don't lend themselves to pre-packaged applications.

I obviously also build websites, I normally build these using Umbraco (including uCommerce), but I can also work with WordPress, Magento and other various platforms. I also work a lot with RedStar's own CMS and eCommerce Platform Energy, which I have been heavily involved in the development of.

I work hard to keep up to date with what is going on in the world of development and digital media, and I am always tinkering with something or other. You can find some of my experiments in my portfolio, and even within this site! (Enter the Konami Code and see what happens)

C#

ASP.NET

HTML/CSS

jQuery

Umbraco

Responsive Design

Education

"Sapere Aude - Dare To Be Wise"

Crompton House CofE Secondary School

1994-1999

English Language (C), Mathematics (C), Double Science (C), Craft, Design & Technology (C)

Oldham Sixth Form College

1999-2001

GNVQ Advanced Art and Design

Oldham College

2001-2002

Fast Track to HND in IT (100% Level 3)

The University of Salford

2002-2004

Modules included Developing Java, System Analysis, Object Orientated Design, Computer Architecture, Web Scripting, Operating Systems Management, Human Computer Interaction.

The University of Salford

2004-2006

Modules included XML Development, Natural Language Programming, Parallel Programming, Web Development, Structures, Entrepreneurial Management, Communication Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Internet Security.

The University of Salford

2006-2009

Modules include Computer Networks, Programming for Networks, Management Principles and Practices, Research Methods, Advanced Databases, Web-based Systems Development.

Employment

"It isn't enough to just do your job, you have to have an interest in it, even a passion for it."

RedStar Creative Ltd

2011-Present

Technical Director

RedStar Creative Ltd

2009-2011

Senior Web Developer

Idaho Technology Ltd

2007-2009

.net Web Developer

Visuality Ltd

2005-2007

Web Developer

  • During his time at Idaho Andrew worked on a variety of complex projects where he was able to put his ASP.NET, DHTML and DBA skills to good use. Andy would make a very valuable contribution to any development team.

    - Seán Maloney

  • Andrew has developed websites for us and clients over the years. His professionalism, dedication to the job at hand and organisational abilities are an asset for anyone who appoints Andy. He consistently shows an indomitable ability to overcome challenges and provide creative solutions, and he is a pleasure to work with or alongside. I would have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Andy.

    - Paul Clement

  • I worked with Andy for around 2 years and at times I amazed at the knowledge and problem solving skills he posses. He has the knowledge and skills to cover almost all area in high level programming and web based technologies. His problem solving and management skills are excellent and he is a great mentor too. From my experience, I wholeheartedly recommend Andy, he is really an asset to any organisation and he is very capable of fulfilling any duties entrust him with.

    - Eldhose Mani

  • Andy is keen, hardworking and learns quickly.

    - David McHugh

  • Andrews performance working as a Web Developer for Idaho proved that he will be a valuable addition to any organisation. During his time at Idaho Andrew demonstrated excellent skills in a variety of different programming languages including ASP.Net, VBscript and Javascript. His understanding of SQL is also very good.

    - Mike Gregson

  • Andrew and the Redstar Team have worked on a number of websites for us and have produced excellent results that have always delighted out clients. With particular expertise in e-commerce sites, Andrew is professional but always easy to work with. He doesn't hide behind jargon and I would recommend him to anyone looking to develop a new website or upgrade an existing one.

    - Guy Parker

  • As technical director at Redstar, Andy has helped me grow my skills and guide me along my journey here with both his technical knowledge and his managerial skills, helping me to get the best out of my work. He is a great asset to the company.

    - James Newbert-Breen

  • Andrew has worked on several website and design projects for us and each time has provided a highly professional service which exceeded our expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

    - Marie Clement

  • Andrew is a skilled and experienced Microsoft .net developer who has worked on a variety of complex projects for us. He is enthusiastic and has a good understanding of internet technologies. I would readily recommend Andy for a developer role.

    - Mike Ryan

  • Andrew has a lot of experience when it comes to web development work and has a lot of knowledge of how to keep on track with both clients and colleagues.

    - Anna Green

  • Andrew is a great wealth of knowledge from ASP to Microsoft Server Hosting. Andrew's experience as a technical director means that he can help with almost any area of the web, including fixing PHP bugs, content writing and teaching SASS.

    - Andy Kinsey

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My Portfolio

"Many hours of work, thousands of lines of code, a result: My works!"

Do you want see more

There is more, please feel free to check them out!

(I haven't got around to adding some of my older work, but give me a shout and I can tell you all about them!)

My Blog

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My Photos

No professional photographer, but a keen amateur photographer.

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