Hello!

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.

Education

Abertay University 2012/2015

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.

City of Glasgow College 2010/2012

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)

Employment History

WolfFormulations 2014/2015

Client Website

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.

Bella Italia 2008/2012

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

Languages

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • ColdFusion
  • MySQL

Frameworks

  • jQuery
  • WordPress
  • Bootstrap

AfterBridge

Web Design
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Year 2016
Context Personal Project
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.

Tick Tock

Development Web Design
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Year 2014
Context Group Project (University)
Tools HTML CSS JavaScript PHP MySQL

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.

Portfolio Design

Development Web Design
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Year 2015
Context Current idea for my own Portfolio website
Tools HTML CSS JavaScript PHP MySQL

Working project currently designing my own first portfolio website, design template developed.

Client website Design

Development Web Design
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Year 2014
Context Demo live homepage design for client website
Tools HTML CSS

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.

Honours Project

Development
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Year 2015
Context University Honours Project
Tools HTML CSS JavaScript PHP MySQL Accessibility

University honours project Research question - Evaluating web accessibility for visually impaired users.

View my final overall academic paper for my research question.

Email: kangus.development@gmail.com

Linkedin: Profile