I'm Creative

I'm Talented

I'm Alastair Fallon

Seasoned Web Designer & Developer

A brief history of me

  • First met the parents in Lancaster, UK.
  • Educated at Kirkham Grammar, UK.
  • Joined the Scots Guards.
  • Left Manchester to go and live in Bogota, Colombia. Ran my own agency, got married.
  • Came back to Manchester and went back to work for BCMB as a senior level web designer/developer.
  • Gained an MSc in Design Management. First child, Emilio was born, a wonderful year.
  • Went to work for Xerox Global Services, UK.
  • Second child, Lucas was born, very tired but another wonderful day.
  • Joined RMS as Head of Development.
  • Third child, Oliver was born, really tired now, but still a wonderful day.
  • Continued to expand the team here at RMS.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Salford University

    Msc in Design Management

    (One year School of Management, One year in School of Art & Design)

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

    B.A. Hons. In Design History with Practice

    2.1

  • Kirkham Grammar School

    5 'O' Levels

    English, English Lit., Maths, History, French

Experience

  • RMS

    Current

    Head of Web Development

    Working closely with all stakeholders on digital strategy development and working as part of a team I manage all aspects of internet operations: web development, digital marketing, social media, mobile apps, web analytics, content strategy, interface design and usability, domain portfolio management, and platform development roadmaps.

  • Xerox Global Services

    Frontend Web Designer and Developer

    Responsible for the creation of online visual design, including typography, visual concept, logo and icon design for the Internet and interactive platforms. Effective communication and coordination with the information architects, writers and production artists ensured that the visual design always communicated the desired message, and functioned successfully to varying technical and performance specifications.

  • BCMB
    (HomeForm Group)

    Frontend Web Designer and Developer

    Designer, Developer and client facing role which included planning, designing and authoring websites using XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. Major projects included an ecommerce site, email marketing campaigns, a CD Rom, brochure led websites and online advertising for various other companies within the HomeForm Group and externally.

  • Self-Employed

    Web Designer & Developer

    A contracts and project-based practice working on diverse media projects, with a focus on usability and brand adaptations for different media platforms. Clients included the Canadian Embassy in Bogotá, the CEC (Canadian Education Centre), and the Colombo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce along with various other smaller companies.

  • Code Language Fluency

    CSS3
    98
    HTML 5
    98
    Javascript
    90
    PHP
    85
    XSLT
    75
    Node Js
    80
    NPM
    75
    Vue.js
    55
    React
    25
  • Application Fluency

    PHP Storm
    28
    Dreamweaver
    20
    Photoshop
    17
    Illustrator
    17
    InDesign
    15
  • Framework, Methodology, Library & CMS Fluency

    Agile
    7
    Jquery
    10
    Vue.js
    4
    Bootstrap
    12
    MODx
    12
    WordPress
    11
    Joomla
    8
    Drupal
    6
    LESS
    11
    SASS
    11
    Node JS
    11
    NPM
    11
    GULP
    11
  • I have a well-rounded skill set in UI / UX design.

    Wireframing
    32
    Prototyping
    24
    User Interviews
    17
    Usability Testing
    14
    Usability Reports
    10

Portfolio

Contact

Where I am Based

Get in Touch

9 Richardson Avenue, Garstang, Preston, PR3 1BX
07921 296645
a.fallon@adfmedia.net
www.adfmedia.co.uk

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