I am an optimistic individual with relevant skills and experience in a variety of exciting projects including:

Web Development.Web Design.Email Development.Brand Logo Development.Brand Material Design.

About Me

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Ruth Shepperd

Web Developer / Designer


HE Computing Student of the Year Award - 2013
Presented at Bournemouth University
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award - 2012
Received the award from HRH Prince Phillip at St James Palace, London
   
ruthswebdev@gmail.com
07760582605

I have the ability to deliver clients outstanding websites and emails, ensuring there are maximum accessibility and usability. As an extra skill, I like to design brand logos that would be suitable for the website and design other material.

I have worked for worldwide clients including Thomson Reuters, Sony and Memnon. I have also worked for smaller clients such as Waters Edge, the Wealthcare Partnership and Sienna Taye Hairdressing Salon. 

My aim is to continue developing skills and progress in my role in creating fantastic websites, emails and printed materials.

Main Skills

Project Management - 85%
Design - 75%
Development - 95%
Testing - 75%
Marketing Automation - 85%
Content & Reporting - 80%

Clients

Skills



Project Management


Having projects kept into a task management tool such as Trello and Office 365, and scheduled well in the calendar enables me to deliver the projects out efficiently. I also have great knowledge in researching about new web features and background information about the client, which allows me to design and build the best quality work.



Design


I have great experience in wireframes and visual designs to support website and email building. Furthermore, I produce outstanding logos and brand materials including adverts, brochures and business cards.



Development


Building front-end and back-end websites are my passion. I have a fantastic knowledge of HTML 5, CSS and SCSS, JavaScript and JQuery, Bootstrap, PHP and MySQL. I also love to develop websites with content management systems including WordPress. To extend my development skills, I have started to learn e-commerce websites such as Shopify.



Testing


When building websites, I produce a test plan, covering Browser, Email Clients, Mobile Responsiveness, Layout Design, W3C, Code Structure, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Speed Performance, Copyright, Accessibility and the content management system (optional), ensuring the website has passed all of these conditions. I believe it is important to ensure the content is acceptable according to the SEO ranking.



Marketing Automation


Besides of web development, I have great knowledge of email development with MailChimp, by building the email, testing and scheduling campaigns. I have also used Eloqua for over a year to support big clients with building and testing websites and emails.



Content & Reporting


I like writing blogs and documentation handbooks of how the website, email and design features work. If the client has sent a raised ticket, declaring the problem of the website, I tend to analyse the problem and once fixed, provide them with a clear problem and solution report. I also like to check, analytics and rankings monthly for websites and emails so I produce these type of reports to clients too.

Work Experience


  • Jun 2017 - Present

    Digital Designer

    Intermedia Solutions, Romsey

    • Designing and developing wireframe and visual designs using Adobe Experience Design tool
    • Developing the knowledge and experience of Shopify
    • Created Mailchimp Emails
  • Aug 2014 - Jun 2017

    Front End Web Developer

    RT Brand Communications, Wimborne

    • Developed landing page and email templates on Eloqua for Thomson Reuters and Reuters News.
    • Built web pages for Sony’s latest professional cameras and using GIT and Grunt tools.
    • Created emails on Mailchimp for Insure Your Health, The Wealthcare Partnership and RT Events.
    • Created and updated WordPress websites for clients including Fulfill, Memnon, Waters Edge, Clarivate and Dorset Business Awards.
    • Improving and learning new skills, and developing on website for current employer.
  • Sept 2011 - Dec 2013

    Part Time Administrator

    Hotels4families.com, Ferndown

    • Developed the knowledge of using spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and receiving price rate information on the internet
    • Compared price rates from a particular hotel to the rates of competitor hotels
    • Investigated the market and vacancies
    • Emailed managers a summary of the price rates to enhance the success of the business

Education


  • Sept 2013 - Jun 2014

    BSc (Honours) Computing - (2:ii)

    Bournemouth University, Poole

    This course has 4 units relating to computing, including Software Quality and Testing, Web Systems, Advanced Data Management, and Project, which is to write a dissertation report to discuss the creation of Website and Booking System for a Beauty Salon.

  • Sept 2011 - Jun 2013

    FdSc Computing With Networking - Pass with Distinction

    Bournemouth University, Poole

    This course included a variety of skills based on learning new language in Java for programs and android applications; writing codes in HTML, CSS, PHP, XML and JavaScript, creating and querying tables in SQL; addressing networks; and understanding how businesses and systems work.

  • Sept 2006 - Jun 2011

    A Level & GCSE Courses

    Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne

    A levels

    • BTEC National Awards IT – Distinction
    • Product Design – C
    • Adult Skills in Adult Literacy Level 2 – Pass

     

    GCSEs

    1 X B, 4 X Cs including Maths, and Merit in OCR Nationals IT

Travel & Hobbies

In my spare time, I have been involved in Girlguiding UK as a Guide Leader. I like to be adventurous and do challenging activities. I like walks and sight-seeing, camping, travelling, cycling, swimming, scuba diving and skiing. Here are my favourites:

Skiing

Passo del Tonale, Italy

January 2016

Travelled to Passo del Tonale, Italy to go Skiing. It was an amazing experience and achieved a red medium level which was hard but it was something to be proud of.

Travelling to Spain's Largest Canary Island

Tenerife, Spain

January 2017

Travelled to Tenerife for a week and we went to do some sight-seeing including Mount Teide. I went scuba diving in the harbour, which was one of the best experiences I have ever had. FInally, we went to Siam Park Waterpark and the Loro Parque - Animal Park which was fun.

Community Project with Girlguiding UK

Pune, India

July 2010

Travelling to India for 3 weeks with the Senior Section of Girlguiding to work on a community project at Sangam, Pune. This was followed by a tour of India, learning about the culture, food, transport and the environment.

Canal Boating

Hilperton - Hungerford, UK

September 2017

I love canal boats, especially driving the boat and doing the canal locks with my family. The greatest bit of doing the locks is at the Caen Hill Flight, where there are 29 locks in a row. The last canal holiday I had, was over 10 years ago with the Guides. It was great to bring back the experience!

Swimming and Fitness

I like to keep active in my spare time by going to the gym or swimming. I spend at least hour achieving my goals. During some of the weekends, I like to do an hour of walking especially in the New Forest and Moors Valley.

Projects

Thomson Reuters

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Sony

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Memnon

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Waters Edge

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Blogs

Oct 5, 2017

My first Shopify Training at Watershed, Bristol

Sep 15, 2017

New features with West Moors Girlguiding Website

Contact Me

If you would like to talk about my work or view my CV, please contact me.