Peter Pearson - Drupal Web Developer London

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Peter Pearson is a Senior Web Developer working with Catch Digital, an independent digital creative agency based in London. This site is a showcase of the projects he has been involved in while working full time, along with the occasional piece of freelance work as a designer and web developer.

Peter's focus is on developing, well built, visually impressive, standards compliant websites. He is particularly experienced in using the Drupal framework for developing complex content managed web sites.

As a key technical point of contact for many projects, he is almost as comfortable talking to clients as he is briefing and guiding other staff on complex technical builds.

In addition to his development work he is passionate about design in all its forms. This means he has a keen eye for ensuring the work he, and his team, produces looks the best it can.

+44 (0) 7515874092

peter@peter-pearson.com

Technologies:

  • PHP / MySQL
  • HTML / CSS / XML
  • jQuery / JSON
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Linux - command line
  • SVN

Drupal:

  • Theming
  • Module development
  • Features / Drush / Views
  • DOXYGEN commenting
  • Multisite development
  • Deployment procedures

Other experience:

  • Systems integration
  • Leading other developers
  • Email marketing (Best practice and build)
  • Technical specifications
  • eCommerce
  • SEO
  • Usability
  • User Experience
  • Accessibility
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Scope.org.uk website

Scope Charity - New identity launch

I was responsible for heading up the team of five who redeveloped and rebranded, this existing Drupal site, to a very tight deadline.

The complexity and size of the site made development challenging. Ensuring manageable deployment of complex changes was achieved through making extensive use of the Features modules and other exportables.

The site was awarded 5/5 stars in Webuser Magazine - March 2012

www.scope.org.uk >

Role:

Catch Digital

  • Technical Lead (Team of 5 developers)

Key tasks:

  • Full rebrand with four colour schemes and three text size options
  • Development of 'How you can help' section
  • Ensuring changes could be deployed reliably
  • Working with a complex existing build
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UCL dutch department

Online Virtual Office bookings

Our client Executive Offices Group required a online bookings platform for purchasing a range of virtual office services. As the sole developer for this project I was responsible for all aspects of this Drupal/Ubercart eCommerce build.

Following the creation of a technical specification the site built to integrate with the clients business centre booking software via a SOAP web service.

Visit bookings platform >

Role:

Catch Digital

  • Lead developer

Key points:

  • eCommerce build (Drupal/Ubercart)
  • Full technical scoping and specification
  • User journey / experience
  • SOAP Web service integration with existing platform
  • Custom module development
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UCL dutch department

Suite of Executive Office sites

Working on this suite of sites involves maintaining and improving 4 sites built on an older proprietary CMS with elements of Wordpress.

Tasks involve implementing campaign based landing pages, web speed optimisation and caching, SEO, A/B testing, email marketing integration and ongoing site improvements.

www.executiveoffices.co.uk >

Role:

Catch Digital

  • Go-to-guy for suite of sites

Key points:

  • Implemented caching system
  • Page speed optimisation
  • Initial roll out for 2 sites
  • Numerous feature upgrades
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Scope.org.uk website

Corporate client

As lead developer for this client I was responsible for the new Drupal based build of this large corporate client based in the heart of the city.

Before any build work could commence I was required to put together a detailed technical specification for the various stages of the sites roll out. Numerous meetings were required to fully understand the varying requirements of the different departments involved.

Role:

Catch Digital

  • Technical Lead

Key tasks:

  • Preparing full technical specification
  • Development of site with careful consideration for planned expansion
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Snazaroo iPhone App

Snazaroo

The Snazaroo app allows users to face paint their own photos or apply a series of ready made masks. They can also get instructions for using the real product to best effect.

My role in the App was centred around User Experience. The entire journey was carefully crafted before development began and much planning had to go into making the full range of options easily available to the user. This work involved extensive wire-framing, overseeing the design process and regular testing and feedback during the development.

Get the app >

Role:

Catch Digital

  • User Experience

Key tasks:

  • Creating the user journey
  • Wire-framing
  • Overseeing design process
  • Testing and feedback
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Snazaroo iPhone App

UCL Alternative Languages

University College London needed an attractive site to help bring students to some of their lesser studied languages. The site showcases a series of videos giving an insight into studying at UCL and provides additional information from past students through social networking style user profiles. The catch with this project was designing in line with the painfully limiting UCL style guide.

Visit site >

Freelance

Role:

Freelance

  • Freelance

Key tasks:

  • Complete design and build
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Recognition

Creative Careers 2008 30 Exceptional Web Designs 10 Web Design Rules That You Can Break jQuery Style 35+ Horizontal Websites for Your Design Inspiration One Page Love 50+ Fresh and Unique Personal Portfolio Websites Best Web Gallery CSS Mania 88 Single Page Website Designs For Design Inspiration Spicy Web Designer Interview with Peter Pearson Designs of the Week