Hello, employer!

My name is Alex Clarke. I'm a designer specialising in web content and, if you let me, I'll rock your organisation's world. Shall we do coffee?

I have well rounded and well developed skillset - web development skills coupled with solid design fundamentals. I believe in the power of a clean user interface. I believe in pixel perfect design, snapping to guides and numbers divisible by 12. I trust photoshop's info palette with my life (and your brief).

I bring an unquenchable, relentless passion for knowledge and experience to the table. If I don't know how to do something, you can be sure that I will not stop until I've figured it out. I live for a challenge, design or otherwise (but in this case, design!), and will pursue my goals until they are completed to the very highest standards.

Design thrills me, and I would treasure the opportunity to be a part of your team.

Oh, the things I can do.

My tertiary education built my fundamentals, and I spent all the time I wasn't in class growing my skillsets in design and development.

Digital Design

I use contemporary web technologies to develop my content - I speak fluent HTML5, CSS3 and Wordpress, and am competent with jQuery.

Print Design

I'm comfortable using anything from indesign to word to create gorgeous print content, and live for creating pixel-perfect logos in illustrator.

Copywriting

I pride myself on not just knowing what to say, but how to say it. I've written powerful, succinct and search engine optimised copy for my clients.

Skills and Competancies

I've learned some stuff.

I've studied hard to get good at this crazy design thing, and I've got all the pieces of paper to back it all up. Good, huh?

Swinburne University of Technology

2010 - 2013
  • Studied an array of subjects. Covered print, web, typography and game development.
  • Focussed primarily on multimedia and digital design.

Caulfield Grammar School

2003 - 2008
  • Earned Certificate II in multimedia, and Certificate III in information technology.

What I've done, and where.

I'm a hard worker, both independently and as an employee, and over the last few years I've built a substantial portfolio to prove it.

Graphic Designer & Web Developer - Jalapeno Creative

2013 - Current
  • Created eye catching signage and poster adverts
  • Developed cross-email client compatable EDMs
  • Worked in teams to create memorable identity design spanning logos, business cards, promotional materials and other collateral
  • Directly communicated with clients to assess their needs and specifications
  • Worked to tight deadlines to deliver fast-turnaround content
  • Browser tested and quality-controlled internal and externally developed web content

Freelance Web Design and Development - Digital Karate

2010 - Current
  • Worked Extensively with wordpress to develop dynamic blogs and portfolios
  • Used e-commerce packages to create online stores for small businesses
  • Developed content using an array of technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3, PHP and jQuery
  • Wrote detailed briefs, liaised with clients, managed projects and deadlines
  • Collaborated with other developers and designers to create powerful and engaging content

Assistant, Store manager - Cheese Shop Deli

2008 - 2013
  • Managed customers, deliveries, orders and packup routines
  • Smiled all the time and sold plenty of cheese

(Some of) my work

Victor's Gym

Web, design & development
Website for a specialist strength training gym. Project used jQuery to create an eye catching fullscreen background. See More

Vedruss Jewellery

Web, custom wordpress theme
A bespoke wordpress theme for an artisan jeweller. Leveraged masonry (jQuery) to create an inbuilt nextGEN gallery style.

Text on a Tee

Web, e-commerce, self-initiated
An online service that allows users to order shirts with simple text printed on them in a variety of styles.

Deadline

Publication, illustration & typography
Self-initiated project exploring my frustration with attempting to conceptualise and complete a project with a strict deadline. Completed using illustrator and inDesign.

Bitgamer

Publication, typography & copywriting
Magazine layout for the conceptual first edition of bitgamer magazine, a publication focussed on retro gaming news culture. Created with photoshop and indesign.

Let's have a chat.

The best part of all this? I'm ready to start on Monday. Unless today is Monday, in which case sorry I'm late, I'll see you tomorrow.