I'm Kirsty Goldie and I am a front-end developer with an strong interest for usable and accessible interfaces.
I've recently graduated from University with a BSc(Hons) in Web Design and Development. My passion for the internet is new, but I have had a strong interest in technology since leaving school. I studied Information technology course at college before discovering my interest for web development.
BSc (Hons) Web Design and Development
I’ve graduated with a First Class Honours this summer. During these three years, I’ve studied client and server-side development, database architecture, project management, and a hint of ethical hacking. My dissertation pertained to understand the effect visual limitations could have on UI interactions, over two separate user input touch and mouse.
HNC Information Technology
1st Year Subjects studied: IT in Business – Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access, Desktop Publishing (InDesign), Web Design (Dreamweaver), Vector Graphics (Illustrator), Database Design Fundamentals (Oracle), Software & Applications Development (Visual Basics), PC First Line Support and Operating Systems. 2nd Year Subjects studied: Developing Multimedia Applications (Flash), SQL an Introduction, Software Development - Relational Database Systems (Oracle), Project Management, Functional Areas of Business, E-Commerce Publishing Websites (Microsoft Visual Web Developer)
Website project for client Max Wolf, group project to build and design a WordPress B2B theme for the client's business. Business didn't take off but we completed our requirements as a group.
Reference: Available on request.
Kitchen Porter / Assistant
During time of employment I work in a busy Italian restaurant located in the heart of Glasgow. My duties including cleaning, food preparation, and cooking.
|Tools||Adobe Photoshop Bootstrap PHP / MySQL|
Current design project for online store. The key purpose of this project is to improve my design knowledge and Bootstrap framework knowledge. The design outlined will be developed into a fully functional website to demostrate my current knowledge with Bootstrap.
|Context||Group Project (University)|
Live Client project brought forward by the university. The client had the idea of setting up a hostel business within her home town. As a group project we were task with coming up with a website portal for the hostel business that meant the client requirement specifications.
In a group of 4 I took on the responsibility to come up with the design and colour scheme for the website portal based around the clients requirements.
|Context||Current idea for my own Portfolio website|
Working project currently designing my own first portfolio website, design template developed.
Client website Design
|Context||Demo live homepage design for client website|
Live client group project, this was our original design for the company website, I coded this homepage myself. No active links was just a demo page for the client to get a feel for how it will look in browser.
|Context||University Honours Project|
University honours project Research question - Evaluating web accessibility for visually impaired users.
View my final overall academic paper for my research question.