I'm Creative

I'm Talented

I'm Alastair Fallon

Seasoned Web Designer & Developer

A brief history of me

  • 1971 First met the parents in Lancaster, UK.
  • 1982 Educated at Kirkham Grammar, UK.
  • 1988 Joined the Scots Guards.
  • 1996 Awarded a BA(Hons) in Design History with Practice from Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 1999 Travelled the continent of South America waiting for the world to end.
  • 2000 The world didn't end, so returned to Manchester and took a job at BCMB, Old Trafford.
  • 2001 Left Manchester to go and live in Bogota, Colombia. Ran my own agency, got married.
  • 2003 Came back to Manchester and went back to work for BCMB as a senior level web designer/developer.
  • 2004 Started a postgraduate Msc course in Design Management at Salford University.
  • 2006 Gained an MSc in Design Management. First child, Emilio was born, a wonderful year.
  • 2007 Went to work for Xerox Global Services, UK.
  • 2009 Second child, Lucas was born, very tired but another wonderful day.
  • 2010 Joined RMS PR as Senior Web Developer.
  • 2012 Added to the team here at RMS PR as the department expanded.
  • 2013 Third child, Oliver was born, really tired now but still a wonderful day.
  • 2014 Continued to expand the team here at RMS PR, exciting times ahead.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Salford University

    2004 - 2006

    Msc in Design Management

    (One year School of Management, One year in School of Art & Design)

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

    1993 - 1996

    B.A. Hons. In Design History with Practice

    2.1

  • Kirkham Grammar School

    1982 - 1987

    5 'O' Levels

    English, English Lit., Maths, History, French

Experience

  • RMS

    March 2010 - Present

    Head of Web Development

    Working closely with all stakeholders on digital strategy development and working as part of a team I manage all aspects of internet operations: web development, digital marketing, social media, mobile apps, web analytics, content strategy, interface design and usability, domain portfolio management, and platform development roadmaps.

  • Xerox Global Services

    Sept 2007 - march 2010

    Web Designer

    Responsible for the creation of online visual design, including typography, visual concept, logo and icon design for the Internet and interactive platforms. Effective communication and coordination with the information architects, writers and production artists ensured that the visual design always communicated the desired message, and functioned successfully to varying technical and performance specifications.

  • BCMB

    Jan 2003 - Aug 2007

    Web designer and developer

    Designer, Developer and client facing role which included planning, designing and authoring websites using XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. Major projects included an ecommerce site, email marketing campaigns, a CD Rom, brochure led websites and online advertising for various other companies within the HomeForm Group and externally.

  • Self-Employed

    May 2001 - Sept 2002

    Web Designer & Developer

    A contracts and project-based practice working on diverse media projects, with a focus on usability and brand adaptations for different media platforms. Clients included the Canadian Embassy in Bogotá, the CEC (Canadian Education Centre), and the Colombo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce along with various other smaller companies.

  • BCMB

    Jan 2000 - May 2001

    Web Designer and developer

    Web designer and developer role which included planning, designing and authoring BCMB client web sites. Sites were either taken from concept to design to completion or by working closely with specific clients creatives. Websites were developed to a high standard while also following the clients corporate image.

  • Bifold Fluidpower Ltd

    1997 - May 1999

    In-house Graphic Designer

    Responsible for all of Bifold-Fluidpower´s promotional material. This ranged from the design of product brochures and show leaflets, to the design of a CD Rom along with the design and implementation of two internet sites.

  • Code Language Fluency

    CSS3
    98
    HTML 5
    98
    JavaScript
    90
    PHP
    85
    ASP.Net
    75
    XSLT
    75
    ActionScript 2.0
    80
    ActionScript 3.0
    75
  • Application Fluency

    Dreamweaver
    28
    Visual Studio
    20
    Photoshop
    17
    Illustrator
    17
    InDesign
    15
    Flex
    5
    Flash
    5
    Edge
    3
  • Framework, Methodology, Library & CMS Fluency

    Agile
    7
    Jquery
    10
    Bootstrap
    12
    Foundation
    5
    MODx
    12
    Bus. Cat.
    11
    Joomla
    8
    Wordpress
    7
    Drupal
    4
    LESS
    10
  • I have a well-rounded skill set in UI / UX design.

    Wireframing
    32
    Prototyping
    24
    User Interviews
    17
    Usability Testing
    14
    Usability Reports
    10

Contact

Where I am Based

Get in Touch

3 Ash Grove, Bilsborrow Lane, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RN
07921 296645
a.fallon@adfmedia.net
www.adfmedia.net

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