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Brisbane Artist and Designer

Hello. I'm Anna,
I'm a bit of an artist, a lot of a designer and a passionate web developer.

Driven by a creative spirit I relentlessly strive to be a prolific creator. A slave to my art.

I've always loved to draw, paint and make things.

Finding new uses for everyday items and being inventive has always brought me joy.

North Warwickshire and Hinkley College

1999 - 2004

  • GNVQ General Art and Design
  • High Merit
  • ND Graphic design
  • Distinction
  • HND Visual Communication
  • Distinction
Pindar Set

2004 - 2008

  • Artist / Graphic Designer
  • Printed Advertisements
    Birmingham City Uni

    2004 - 06

  • BA Visual Communication
  • Graphic design focus
Creare Group

2008 - 2010

  • Team Leader / Web Designer and Front End Developer
  • Web and UX design
  • Web development
  • Ecommerce development
  • Project planning
  • Customer management
  • Team management
Media Heroes

2010 - Now

  • Head of Web Design & Development
  • Web and UX design
  • Web development
  • Ecommerce development
  • Project planning / Scoping
  • Customer management
  • Department management
  • Research & Development

Art has always been a passion.

My career all started with art and the decision to go to college to study Art and Design.

  • Painting car
  • Flowers painting
  • Portrait painted

Design

There’s nothing better than something that has been designed well.

I've spent my life in the pursuit of being a great designer and artist. I know I'll never get there because greatness naturally raises the bar for itself and so is always one evolution away. But knowing i'll always have a goal to strive for and a journey to take, makes me a very lucky person indeed.

Web development

My first serious experience with building websites started in 2008 when a new job offered to train me from scratch, iv never looked back!

To be honest web wasn’t an area that I wanted to go into, I frankly found it intimidating and thought I would miss working with tangible design. But as the graphic design industry changed and designers were expected to be able to write HTML I figured that I better see what the fuss was all about.

Techy Bit

  • Development
    Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP
  • Specialised open source platforms
    Wordpress, Magento, Bootstrap
  • Hosting and servers
    Linux, CPanel, MySQL, PHP MyAdmin, Email hosting/accounts
  • Advanced knowledge in domain registration transfers and DNS delegation
  • Google products
    Spreadsheets, Web master tools, Analytics, Places/Maps, Google shopping (magento integration)
  • Email marketing
    Campaign monitor, account set up, email templates, website integration and RSS deliveries
  • Social Media
    SocialSprout (online management tool), general account set up, website integration and RSS deliveries
  • Browser & device checking
    BrowserStack & Chrome Cannery
    Knowledge through experience
  • Also noteworthy
    FormStack - Online form builder
    Luci Cart - Site maps & wire-framing.
    Visual website optimiser (A/B testing)
See my Experience, Qualifications and Skills:Linked in
What my clients and collegues have to sayMy Feedback

Whilst being a bit of a nerd, I'm also the type of person who sees lots of daylight and has good social skills.

So my clients usually have a great experience working with me

Blog

Here you can see what I'm up to, thinking or being inspired by.

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