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Hi, I’m Luke Harrison

I’m a web designer & front-end developer from Sheffield, UK with over 5 years of experience.

I have key skills which stretch across the project life cycle; from designing UX driven wireframes and mockups through to developing high quality code focusing on performance, responsiveness and usability.

I’ve always been interested in web design, first as a hobby and now as a career. I currently work at internet service provider Plusnet, where I'm working in an agile environment developing and maintaining products and services.

Luke Harrison, web designer and developer

Key Skills

  • Web Design
  • UX basics (Personas, Wireframe etc)
  • UI design
  • Illustration & icon design
  • Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator
  • A/B & MVT via Adobe Target
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Mobile-first responsive design
  • CSS design methodology (BEM, ITCSS etc)
  • Jade / SASS / LESS preprocessors
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • Cross-client HTML Emails
  • Optimisation techniques
  • Frameworks (Bootstrap etc)
  • JavaScript
  • DOM API, vanilla JavaScript & jQuery library
  • ReactJS & AngularJS basics
  • Common patterns (Module, MVC, CommonJS etc)
  • Build systems (Gulp, Grunt)
  • ES2015 / Babel
  • Optimisation techniques
  • Misc
  • GIT
  • PHP
  • Wordpress
  • Google Analytics & Tag Manager
  • SEO fundamentals
  • Agile methodology (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Copywriting

Today

Plusnet

I joined the internet service provider Plusnet in October 2014 as a web designer and front-end developer.

I work primarily on tactical marketing projects. Typically this can involve building promotions, developing sales pages to increase conversion through A/B and MVT and refining sales journeys. I also enjoy developing tools to improve my teams productivity.

2012 - 2014

Red HQ

I was brought into Red HQ at the end of 2012 to drive development of its web projects.

My responsibilities included the design and build of client and internal web projects, creating documentation for clients on how to use their new website, and delivering training sessions for new clients and tech support for existing ones.

2010

From 2010 to 2012 I worked at ZootAlore as a web designer. My first web job out of university.

2010

I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a 1:1 degree in BA (Hons) Game Design.

2005

Learned the basics of HTML and later CSS after becoming frustrated with Dreamweaver.

2004

Completed a work placement at Sheffield based graphic design studio The Workshop.

2002

I built my first ever website on Yahoo Geocities. See it here. Remember to sign the guestbook!

1988

Born in sunny Sheffield.