DEVELOPER

MY INTEREST IN DEVELOPMENT BEGAN WHEN I WAS SIXTEEN YEARS OLD. WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO BUILD WEBSITES FROM THE GROUND-UP, I TAUGHT MYSELF HTML & CSS WHILE ON WORK PLACEMENT AT AN ARCHITECTURE FIRM.

FROM SUCH HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, MY SKILLS DEVELOPED INTO PROGRAMMING VIA MY INTEREST IN FLASH ANIMATION, WHERE I ONCE AGAIN TAUGHT MYSELF IN SUCCESSION HOW TO USE ACTIONSCRIPT 2 & 3.

HTML5 BANNERS

SIZMEK & DOUBLECLICK ADSERVING

HTML & CSS

JAVASCRIPT, JQUERY & GREENSOCK

CONSTRUCT 2

UNITY

FOLLOWING THE DEMISE OF FLASH AND ACTIONSCRIPT IN 2015, AND A SUDDEN DEMAND FOR HTML5 BANNERS TO REPLACE IT, MY UNDERSTANDING OF JAVASCRIPT WAS THRUST INTO OVERDRIVE, RESULTING IN MY LEARNING TO USE GREENSOCK, JQUERY, AND EVEN DABBLING IN THE UNITY GAME DEVELOPMENT.

DESIGNER

WITH OVER 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR VARIOUS CREATIVE AND MARKETING AGENCIES BOTH IN FULL-TIME AND FREELANCE BASES, MOTION DESIGN IS MY FOCAL AREA, PARTICULARLY MAKING USE OF AFTER EFFECTS AND JAVASCRIPT.

IN MY DAY-TO-DAY, PARTICULARLY WITH BANNER DEVELOPMENT, I AM REQUIRED CONSTANTLY TO HAVE PROFICIENCY IN MOST OF THESE SOFTWARE PACKAGES.

ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

ADOBE FLASH, ANIMATE & EDGE

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP & ILLUSTRATOR

BLENDER 3D

SKETCH

WRITER

THOUGH I DON'T YET CONSIDER MYSELF A TRUE AUTHOR, I'VE BEEN KNOWN TO PARTAKE IN VARIOUS SHORT STORY CONTESTS - AFFORDING ME THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF BEING PUBLISHED IN TWO INDIE YOUNG ADULT ANTHOLOGIES - AND HAVE MADE AT LEAST ONE (NEAR-MISS) ATTEMPT TO WRITE A FULL NOVEL FOR NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NANOWRIMO).

WHENEVER I'M IN THE MOOD TO WRITE, I SPEND MUCH OF THAT TIME PERUSING, CRITIQUING, AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE EXCELLENT SCRIBOPHILE WRITING COMMUNITY WEBSITE.

SOME DAY, I WILL FIND THE TIME AND MOTIVATION TO CHURN OUT A FINISHED NOVEL.

P.R. BLACKBURN