Hi, i'm Nathan Ayling
Hi, I'm Nathan Ayling. I worked in Marketing for almost 4 years, working as a Junior Developer for one of the top Pet Insurance companies in the UK (Animal Friends Insurance). Working within the Technical Team, with both a Senior and Intermediate Developer. However, I’m currently working for a top Pensions company (Rowanmoor) where I have been working mainly on Front-End Development. However, my current project within the company is making Rowanmoor website mobile responsive from a brand new design from the in-house Graphics Designer.
24 Oct 1990 - Whinchester, UK
BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners (IT and Business)
Coleg Gwent (2 Years Course) - Completed 2010
BTEC First Diploma for IT Practitioners
QMC (1 Years Course) - Completed 2008
Junior Developer - November 2014 - Present
Animal Friends Pet Insurance
Junior Developer - December 2013 - November 2014
Building Email Newsletters and Promotional templates based on the Graphic Designer designs, coding the emails to meet many of the most popular email client standards, including mobile optimisation.
Coding and creation of bespoke landing pages for many different types of marketing campaigns, again following the Graphic Designer designs. Using Photoshop to pull out or to slightly modify any graphics if needed. Editing our Facebook Applications using PHP. Due to an on-going competition we have on our Facebook page, as it needs code changes aswell as MySQL database changes every month. Website builds for both Desktop and Mobile devices along with website testing in all major browsers and on mobile devices. Mobile Websites and Applications. General Website Maintenance and Updates. Wordpress Customisation.
Animal Friends Pet Insurance
Online Marketing Assistant - November 2010 - December 2013
Working within the Marketing team carrying out many web related duties on a daily basis which include the following...
Extensive HTML/CSS design and creation
HTML Email Newsletter Design, Creation and Optimisation to meet the coding standards of the email clients and mobile devices
Working on SEO strategies and website optimisation and reporting to improve the websites search engine rankings
Creation of Landing Pages
Maintenance and Creation of Facebook Applications
Website Maintenance, Builds and Testing in all major browsers using a variety of CMS systems inclduing Wordpress and Concrete 5 and also standalone web applications.
70% CompleteComunication 70%
40% CompleteLeadership 40%
85% CompleteConfidence 85%
90% CompleteHTML5 / CSS3 90%
65% CompleteJQuery 65%
55% CompletePHP 55%
90% CompleteWordpress 90%
90% CompleteTwitter Bootstrap 90%
90% CompletePhotoshop 90%
40% CompleteSASS/LESS 40%
60% CompleteOthers 60%
iOS Mobile App and Game Development
I've only recently started to get into iOS App Development to create small games and applications for the iPhone and iPad which is fun by still way off becoming a pro. I have a few apps in development, with one currently on the App store. However, if you're not like me, a geek and play World of Warcraft then it won't make much sense. iTheoryCraft
PC and Console Gaming
Big gamer geek! Previously an Xbox Nut, recently converted PS4 Fanboy! However, PC Gaming is and has always been my number one choice with the ability of custom built gaming PC's to put gaming to a whole new level. I used to have a gaming site (onegamer.co.uk) which has been taken down recently due to time commitments.
Affiliate Marketing & Web Development
Just like in work, outside of work I always have many little personal side projects on the go, with always one in development. Most of the sites are small niche Affiliate Marketing sites. With a couple un-related to Affiliate Marketing, but are just personal web apps. However, I've put alot of these on hold while I'm messing around with iOS development.
Movies and TV Shows
Everyone loves Movies and TV Shows and I'm no exception! Got to love the odd bit of entertainment when just chilling out! I have also tried reading books. However, I'm still learning to read so for now, it's taken a back seat..
Sports and Fitness
While trying to avoid fast food, which I admit, is not always possible. I do fitness! I enjoy mostly every sport, with a few exceptions but to keep in shape (or try to) I do weight training and go for the casual run almost everyday... Almost.
Socialising with Friends
Just like most normal people... I like socializing with Friends and Family, whether it's to go our for a drink or just something random.
I’m always checking out all the latest tech gadgets. Just got myself a Raspberry Pi to learn some Python programming language while messing around with the electronics side of things which Is entertaining.
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Andover/Salisbury - UK
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