My name is Paul Welsh, I am a Front End Developer and Digital Designer currently living in Stockport, Cheshire. At the moment I practice my trade at Manchester and New York based agency Building Blocks. I like to think I design and develop captivating, intelligent and effective websites that people enjoy using.
I have been working in the industry for since 2005 and in that time I have tried my hand at most aspects of design and development. It was around 2006 that I became interested in designing with web standards, previously I had worked mostly with Flash. But working for clients such as RNCM opened me up to a whole new world of design, focusing on content and CSS layout. Since then HTML, CSS and jQuery have been the major weapons in my arsenal.
So I found my calling as a Front End Developer but I still consider myself a Designer. Though most of my craft these days revolves around my ability to code, my design skills are called upon on a regular basis. I also dabble in server side coding, mostly working with CMS' such as Wordpress, Joomla and Umbraco. My skills are quite suited to developing for Content Management Systems, I like to see the bigger picture when building prototypes and templates rather than just what is in front of me.
I feel lucky that my work allows me to surround myself with creative, intelligent and hard working individuals. Over the last seven years I have had the pleasure of working with some great brands and some wonderful people that include: Lloyd's Register, Butlins, Ricoh, BT, RNCM, Air1 (YARA), RSPB, Liverpool Hope University, Warner Leisure, Regus, Royal Caribbean International, The Premex Group, Bermans Specialist Lawyers, The Park Leisure Centre, Chetham's School of Music, Murrays Pharmacy, BDA.
If you would like to get in touch, give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org