Testimonials

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"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.

Leonard Houx

Senior Instructional Designer

 

"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."

Tim Powell-Jones

Learning Designer

 






"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 Woodthorpe

Owner, Woodthorpe IT Solutions Ltd

www.woodthorpeitsolutions.co.uk






"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!"

Junior Paul

Director at KAMAIDEN limited

 

"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."

Matt Stilwell

Proprietor at RED43 Graphic Design

www.red43.co.uk




"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!"

Heather Bareham

Designer

www.patternation.co.uk/

"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."

Rachel Powell

Business Development Exec.

 

"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."

Neil Armstrong

Competency Consultant at V2t Ltd

www.v2tltd.co.uk

"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."

Claire Quinn

Assistant UK Sales Manager

 



Skills

html5 CSS

HTML5 & CSS3

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.


Adobe CC Suit

Adobe CC Suit

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.

Moodle

Moodle

For the last eighteen months I have been working with Moodle to produce Synchronous and Asynchronous online learning. This included everything from course content, activity creation, course management and system admin. I feel I have a deep understanding of this LMS.




Camtasia

Camtasia

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.

JQuery

JQuery

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.


PHP & MySQL

PHP & MySQL

I have several years’ experience working in both these languages; As I have spent the majority of my time working on the user interface I have found my knowledge of PHP and MySQL has helped me re-write areas of PHP output to improve the user experience.

WordPress and WPLMS

WordPress and WPLMS

I have created websites to sell online learning to corporate clients using the Wordpress learning management system (WPLMS) in combination with WooCommerce.

Microsoft

Microsoft

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.

Agile and Jira

Agile and Jira

All the project work I have undertaken in the last eighteen months has been under the Agile software development system using Jira to manage tasks in a two week sprint process.