[]osh Eastgate

+44 7490 204 003 josh.eastgate@gmail.com

Introduction

I have 11+ years professional experience as a Web Developer with both back-end and front-end, and for the majority of that time I have run my own business. Problem solving and health are my passions, and have always been an integral part of my life both professionally and recreationally. Combining that passion with my skills and love of creating interactive systems is my ultimate goal. After going freelance for the past few years I've reached a stage now where I'm eagerly wanting to get back into a team environment and test out my current knowledge, and to further learn and grow in experience. I primarily work with the LAMP stack and HTML5/CSS3/JS, however I'm very motivated and willing to learn any new languages, frameworks, or even different areas of the industry.

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Basic Objective

To create interesting and enjoyable interactive systems. Seemless automation to increase efficiency, decrease workload, with a focus on user-oriented design and scalable development. Designing and optimising interfaces to be responsive to all display types. Researching and keeping up with the latest web technologies, standards, and security measures.

Experience

Lead Web Developer / UI Designer, Eastgate Multimedia
October 2005 - Present (11+ years)
Established while still attending University. I've created and been responsible for multiple custom CMS's built from the ground up using PHP/MySQL & HTML5/CSS3/JS, which have been utilised for historical & statistical databases, business management, shopping carts, listing/search systems, and general webpage management. Being my own business it has also given me vast experience in management and communication with various industry types.
References: Please check references in Clients

Web Manager / Developer, Bulldogs Rugby League Club - Sydney, Australia
October 2005 - Present (11+ years)
Initially tasked to redevelop their full website and back-end in 2005. After creating the website, which at the time was widely considered the best in the NRL, the Bulldogs offered me a permanent contract to handle all of their web design and development. The following year I redeveloped the whole website again with an extensive historical database and statistics system. This was instrumental in the NRL creating the Club Network to rectify the large gap in website quality between clubs. The relationship has continued since, despite the implementation of the Club Network. This position has allowed me to create and maintain a large variety of custom systems for both front and back-end over a long period of time.
Reference:
Phillip Valentine - Digital Media & Marketing Executive
E: valentinep@bulldogs.com.au | M: 0435 056 597 | T: (02) 9789 8026

Web Developer, iOnline - Gold Coast, Australia
April 2008 - December 2012, August 2014 - August 2015 (5+ years)
Part of a small design and development team. I was responsible for developing and maintaining both the front and back-end of websites and web systems for a large number of varying clients, and assisting in the development and maintenance of a large custom CMS and Ecommerce system. Another major task included developing connections with various APIs to communicate with our own internal systems. I also handled client meetings to assist with project management and scoping.
Reference:
Joshua Smith - Former Owner/CEO
LinkedIn Profile | E: create@curiositycave.com | M: 0407 598 473

Education

Bachelor of Multimedia, Griffith University - Gold Coast, Australia
With a focus on Web Development and User Interface Design, the degree also allowed me to gain well-rounded skills and knowledge in various forms of digital media, including video, 2D/3D graphics, and sound. This has allowed me to be capable of effectively communicating to all contributors on a project through shared knowledge and experience of tools and theory.

Clients

Tools

  • PHP / MySQL
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • Javascript / jQuery / Prototype
  • AJAX / XML / JSON
  • SASS
  • Grunt / Gulp
  • Bootstrap / Foundation
  • Photoshop
  • Flash / Actionscript
  • Git / BitBucket
  • Mac / PC

Expertise

  • Project Management & Scoping
  • Front & Back-end Development
  • Custom CMS Development
  • User Interface Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Code Documentation
  • Debugging
  • Testing & Compatibility
  • API Integration
  • Code & Database Optimisation

Learning

  • AngularJS
  • Laravel