Web Developer / Designer | Ayr
At mcgawndesigns we like to solve problems on the web on a daily basis and enjoy working on all aspects of web work and learning new skills for no apparent reason.
Web Developer by Day ☀️ | Batman by Night 🌙
David Steven McGawn
27 July 1987 - Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland
BSc Honours Multimedia Technology
University West of Scotland - Graduation May 2013
I graduated from University West of Scotland with a 2:1 in Multimedia Technology in May 2013. This was a great degree and covered many aspects of media, some of the main things were web developement if many languages, Audio and Video editing. Database designs & Images editing and creation
HNC Multimedia: Web Development
University West of Scotland - Graduation May 2010
This course was a great stepping stone for me to get into university and a great started experience for Web development, ifact it was probably the only reaso i got into web programming. Before this i knew i wanted to do computing but never really knew what. The subjects this course covered were mainly web languages and image editing.
NC Computer Science
Ayr College - Graduation May 2009
This wa my first stepping stone to get on the education ladder again. I did know a lot about computers before this but as i had no qualification to back this up i had to start at the bottom. This course covered areas such as web, games design, Computer science, binary, images editing and core skills in Communication and Numerecy.
Senior Web Developer - Sept 2013 - Current
ICS Learn is a Online learning (Home Study College) company based in Glasgow,
I work as an asp.net c# MVC developer / designer using the CMS Umbraco development platform along with others. I work within a marketing team producing email templates, landing pages for PPC campaigns & 3rd Party's, Display network ads / graphic designs & Social media engagement. In this position I do quite a bit of SEO work also, with Keyword Analysis, Content Creation, System Error Management, Micro data (Rich Snippet) Implementation to Help Organic CTR, Server settings for off page performance such as page caching and Gzip compression and also URL String structuring etc... I manage all the webmaster tools and the full website/websites for this company being their only developer you can imagine my list of tasks (to many to write here).
Some of the major tasks that I have worked on recently and ones that I am working on at the moment are, Google manual spam actions which I got revoked on my first ever attempt at one, Lead management to new phone System (LiveOps), Installing a new merchant provider and also CRM migration and integration.
Just back from Denmark, at Umbraco HQ, getting trained up on the latest version of Umbraco to build a new back end for ICS Learn
Freelance Digital Developer- Jan 2009 - Present
Developing and maintaining digital projects for clients & friends.
Supervisor - Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
My role at haven was a supervisor in the fish and chip shop. Many of my duties included were opening up the shop, taking in deliveries, ordering new stock, sorting out rotas for the staff, cash handling in all aspects, reporting all repairs to maintenance and general upkeep of the department and staff.
Personal - Jan 2005 - Apr 2007
Caring for the family on a day to day basis as my mother had terminal cancer. I was responsible for carrying out general housekeeping and cleaning, shopping for the family, collecting my mother prescriptions from the pharmacy and ensuring my little brother and sister were up and ready to go to school in the morning.
Umbraco .Net CMS
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85% CompleteAdobe 85%
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90% CompleteHTML5 / CSS3 90%
90% CompleteC# & .Net 90%
70% CompletejQuery 70%
60% CompleteAngular 60%
60% CompletePHP 60%
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Dunlop Terrace - Ayr - South Ayrshire - Scotland - KA80SW