Personal info

Name
Lewis Dexter Litanzios
D.O.B
Address
Bristol, BS6 / London, W1
United Kingdom
Title
Web Designer & Developer
Homepage
ldexterldesign.co.uk
Email
Phone
07504 907 304
IM
Skype

Skills

  • Accessibility
  • Branding
    • Document templates
    • Email newsletter templates
    • Iconography
    • Logos
    • Web style guides
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Interfaces
  • JavaScript (jQuery)
  • Microformats
  • PHP (Wordpress)
  • Usability

Read some of my design and technical articles at my blog to gain an appreciation for my specific interests.

Education

  • BA, Communications: New Media

    September 2005 - September 2008

    An intensive course equipped me with specialist skills in interactive design, production and strategy.

    The course is for students who want to design, build or manage the interactive products of the future. Prospective students are to be passionate about design, the web and new technologies. The understanding of digital media gained by mixing practice and theory-based teaching made me highly sought after within the new media and communications industries and beyond.

    Further course info

    University of Leeds, First Class Honours
  • BSc, Computing

    September 2004 - September 2005

    Leeds University's undergraduate degree course in Computer Science includes core topics such as computer programming, operating systems, networking and Internet systems. In addition, specialist areas that focus on computationally challenging problems are developed through teaching and project work.

    Further course info

    University of Leeds, Differed
  • GCE Advanced Level

    September 2001 - September 2003
    Great Cornard Upper School & Technology College,
    Table of GCE Advanced Level grades
    Subject Level
    Computing A
    Design Technology A
    English Language B
  • GCSE

    September 1999 - September 2001
    Sudbury Upper School & Arts College, 11 A-C passes including Maths, Science, and English.

Experience

  • Web Designer & Developer

    Self employed, Worldwide
    January 2006 - Present

    I work and play as an established freelance designer specialising in front-end website design and development. I have over 3 years freelance experience and with professional agencies.

    I intentionally look to work on new projects that innovate and extend my conceptual thinking about design and development. I am aware how important this work ethic is for professional longevity.

    I am equally confident working in both design and development circles. This, interchangeably, means I can keep my work fresh and adapt my output to a broad range of projects and client demands. My approach also helps me nurture project management processes and accounting skills including sourcing and outsourcing, contractual drafting, budget negotiation, and relationships with clients – both on and offline.

    I enjoy simplistic form with specific focus on web usability and accessibility. Focusing on this allows me to work quickly and efficiently, which transcends to my users' experience.

    Presently my specific areas of interest lie in web usability, interface design, and encouraging more functional interactive features into web standards; giving more thought to user experience and narrative. I'm also intrigued by brand perception, and tailoring brand strategy accordingly using social media.

  • User Experience Designer

    BaseKit.com, Bristol, United Kingdom
    September 2011 - Present
  • Front-end Web Developer

    WinkBall.com, London, United Kingdom
    June 2010 - October 2011
  • User Interface Designer

    Simpleweb, Bristol, United Kingdom
    January 2010 - March 2010
  • Web Developer

    Blow Creative, Bristol, United Kingdom
    January 2009 - Present

References

  1. Name
    Nicholas Feurtado
    Title
    Creative Director
    Address
    Blow Creative, Dyrham Lodge, Clifton Park, Clifton
    Bristol, BS8 3BY United Kingdom
    Email
    Phone
    0845 017 0902
  2. Name
    Jo Andrews
    Title
    Events Team Manager
    Address
    19c Charles Street
    Bath, BA1 1HX United Kingdom
    Email
    Phone
    01225 324 980
  3. Name
    Oliver Evans
    Title
    Lead developer, WinkBall.com (-2011)
    Address
    1 Ullswater Road
    London, SE27 0AL United Kingdom
    Email
    Phone
    07868 742 478