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Andrew Nesbitt

Web Designer and Developer

Second Floor Flat Summary


110 Barons Court Road
London, W14 9DX
Web developer and designer, experienced in producing accessible, easy to use web
T 07983354257 sites and applications, with a wide breadth of knowledge in technology and the internet
E andrewnez@gmail.com
as well as a keen interest in business and entrepreneurship.
W http://teabass.com

Profile
A Ruby on Rails developer with nearly 4 years of commercial experience, competent in
all aspects of the framework as well as the Ruby Language. Worked on a range of
websites including social networking, project management, messaging and utilizing APIs
for clients including BBC and AT&T Williams F1 Team. Also contributed to a number of
projects as open source code on http://github.com/andrew.

Experienced in user interface design, making simple, clean and effective websites that
are easy to navigate and use, look great and still retain excellent accessibility using open
standards and clean, unobtrusive markup as well as working on a wide variety of
desktop and mobile browsers and devices.

A unique skill is to work between graphic designers and low level programmers to
produce the best work possible, combining XHTML and CSS interface skills with
programming knowledge to make integration smoother, faster and produce better
results from the development team.

Excellent knowledge of technology in general, centered around desktop computers


running Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Also experienced in deploying ruby on rails
applications into a production environment on Unix based servers using Capistrano.

Good business knowledge and excellent creative source of ideas and solutions to both
technical and business challenges. Heavily involved in many aspects of a number of
startup web companies.

Wide knowledge of web trends, popular sites and betas, finger on the pulse of new
technology and development in the web and technology sectors.

Skills
Ruby, Rails, Merb, REST, XML, RSS, ATOM, Rake, Capistrano, SVN, git, Rspec,
Test::Unit, RJS, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, iPhone web apps, XHTML, CSS, Javascript,
AJAX, Prototype and Scriptaculous, shoulda, paperclip, thinking sphinx, Microformats,
Accessibility, Usability, Subversion, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Application Deployment,
Photoshop, Amazon Web Services, Mobile Interfaces.
Andrew Nesbitt
Web Designer and Developer

Second Floor Flat Experience


110 Barons Court Road
London, W14 9DX Web Developer, Rawnet Ltd; Windsor — 02/2009- Present
T 07983354257 Agency work for many high profile clients including BBC, AT&T Williams F1 Team,
E andrewnez@gmail.com
W http://teabass.com
developing a custom, extensible CMS platform as well as bespoke applications, involving
search with ThinkingSphinx, API integrations, SEO, complex but accessible UI with
jQuery, as well as working to strict budgets and deadlines.

Web Developer, Econsultancy Ltd; London — 03/2008-12/2008


Tasked with building the front end of the companies large, high traffic Ruby on Rails
publishing and ecommerce platform with a focus on SEO, usability and scaling the
interfaces to handle large amounts of data and users.

Web Developer, Greenvoice Ltd; London — 06/2007-03/2008


Involved in every step of designing and developing a social network in Ruby on Rails with
a team of developers as well as producing much of the branding and promotional
materials used in marketing of the site.

Web Designer, Ziymoo Ltd; London — 10/2006-06/2007


XHTML and CSS Design for an large ASP.net powered, video website. This involved
working with both graphic designers and C# programmers to create an accessible and
usable website within a tight deadline.

Other Projects
Governoration – http://governoration.com
Project management for school governing bodies
Teabass – http://teabass.com
Personal Blog and Portfolio
Feeddit – http://github.com/andrew/feeddit
Open source RSS Tool based on the Digg.com API
Bumble – http://github.com/andrew/bumble
Open Source Ruby on Rails blog

Education
University of Plymouth — BEng Robotics and Automated Systems, 2006

Referrals
Jason Green
CEO of Greenvoice Ltd, 07850 732812

Kuli Jootle
Head Designer of Ziymoo Ltd, 07730 611109

Tom Stuart
Head Developer of Econsultancy Ltd, 02076 814052

Peter Lambert
Technical Director at Rawnet Ltd, 07810 453434