HELLO
My name is
Neil
&
I do User Experience

So who am I?

My name is Neil McIlroy

My name is Neil McIlroy and I have a strong passion for web design and development. I live in Hampshire and work for a company called Evenbase who are part of A & N Media. I strive to create a rich online experience that engages the user and to make the web an easy thing to use.

I specialise in standards based semantic XHTML and CSS web design using the latest technologies and software. I ensure that every site I produce has pixel perfect markup and I'm fully conversant with cross browser compatibility/quirks and W3C compliance.

Each site I design is built to be SEO friendly using the latest design principles and techniques. With a strong emphasis on UX and UI / identity design I have a proven track record of producing creative, professional websites that actually work.

My specialities include:

  • Web Design (UX Journeys, Layout, Colour Theory)
  • Web Development (XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Email Design)
  • Photoshop Trickery (UI Design, Branding, Icons, Illustrations)
  • Code Integration, SEO and all things involving ‘best practise’

Employment

Evenbase Sep 2011 - Present

I am currently a full time User Experience Architect for Evenbase.
More coming soon...

www.evenbase.com | www.anmedia.co.uk | www.jobsite.co.uk | www.jobrapido.com

Trader Media Group Jan 2008 - Sep 2011

I am currently a full time UX Developer for Trader Media Group. I work closely with the server side developers so that the design and front-end elements integrate well with the server side development.

www.tradermediagroup.co.uk | www.autotrader.co.uk | www.adtrader.co.uk

Atmel Aug 2007 - Nov 2007

Designed a new range of graphical illustrations using Corel Draw and Photoshop for presentations, press releases, marketing cut sheets and the website. Provided consultancy on a new web design & development project whilst improving upon and maintaining PHP driven website.

www.atmel.com

Greater Vision July 2006 - August 2007

Successful liaison with the client to ascertain their design and business requirements for their website and then implement these for a solution, key clients - The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and Londis.

www.greatervision.co.uk

The Sign Shop 2001 — 2006

Experienced in producing advertising designs from initial concept right through to finished product. Produced high quality results in wide variety of media including brochures, corporate stationary, cars and advertising.

www.thesign-shop.co.uk

Hobbies

I enjoy football, badminton, scuba, snowboarding and playing the Wii when I am not working on the computer. I also love spending time with my family and friends.

Education

BA Honours Fine Art Degree from University of Chichester Graduated on Second Class Upper Division 2:1

e-Quals City and Guilds Web Design from Highbury College pass with Distinction

References

References available on request.
Feel free to take a look at my LinkedIn profile which includes some recommendations.

LinkedIn Public Profile References on LinkedIn (reg required)

Contact

Get in touch

Feel free to send me an email if you would like to discuss your next online adventure.

My email address is:
neil at creativezest dot co dot uk sorry don't want to get hit by the dreaded spammers!

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