I have been working as part of INTO Highers’ Instructional design team to create Moodle based courses for international students. I have been tasked with creating videos and animations to be used as assets within the course, HTML/CSS layouts and activity and task creation and illustrations and graphics for the ongoing projects.
"As a multimedia-oriented Instructional designer, Ben is exceptional: a top choice in my roster for an e-learning dream team. As his line manager at INTO University Partnerships, I saw him complete project after project with efficiency, care, and cheerfulness. He excels at understanding and executing a design brief, tackling projects with helpful enthusiasm, yet taking a great sense of ownership (working extended hours when it was needed) and asking critical questions.
"I worked with Ben on an online learning project for INTO University Partnerships. He was great to work with, consistently providing the right solution to any issues we hit. I would particularly recommend him for his work with visuals, including video and animation."
"Ben has recently worked on our website. His ideas and advice have been both practical and forward thinking. On a number of occasions when required Ben has gone above and beyond for our project. I would recommend him for any creative role."
"Ben was selected from a number of potential Web developers and has produced the design for our company and product logo as well as building our new webpage. Ben is very patient and shows his creative skills by recommending styles and additions that were not in my initial thoughts!"
"I'm very impressed at Ben's abilities as a creative designer and front end coder. His knowledge of web design, CMS etc is second to none. He's also a very helpful chap and a pleasure to work with."
"I am in the very early stages of business, Ben helped me to build a site within my budget which reflects my design style and suits my business needs. I know I can contact him anytime and he will bend over backwards to help. I can not fault his service. Thank you for my amazing website!"
"Ben has the patient of a saint!!! At least to put up with me and not only my creative way of working but also to help me translate them into a functional and useful website. Ben comes recommended on LinkedIn but also he's always recommended to others I meet all the time."
"Ben has provided V2t Ltd with support during recent work to develop training aplications for our worldwide network of clients. In many cases our clients demands gave Ben technical challenges and tight deadlines. However all were devilered on time and to a quality that in many cases exceeded client expectation."
"We have worked with Ben and Rob from Itchy Robot on a number of projects over the past year. They are professional and nothing is too much trouble. They have delivered a high level of customer service and their work is excellent."
I work extensively with HTML5 and CSS3 to build user interfaces for clients. I have worked with HTML and CSS, in its different versions, for well over ten years; I have an advanced understanding of both languages and I have kept up to date with all the latest trends such as responsive design for hand held and mobile apps. I feel very proficient in this area.
I have worked with the Adobe Creative Suit (in its many versions) for over fifteen years. I have an advanced understanding of Photoshop and Illustrator for design and illustration. I have several years of Flash experience as an animator and programmer. I have used Captivate for e-learning Applications, Premiere Pro for video production and editing and After Effects for visual effects and motion graphics.
I have used Camtasia to create many hours of screen recorded online learning. These recordings have been anything from teaching English to tutor training. I understand all the built in effects and editing tools.
I have been using JQuery in my user interface design for the last four years to replace Flash animation. I am proficient in using JQuery to provide extra user experience in my website designs.
I have created websites to sell online learning to corporate clients using the Wordpress learning management system (WPLMS) in combination with WooCommerce.
I have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and have used, on a daily basis, most of its components. I have experience working with SharePoint as part of a collaborative team.