Matthew Hancock

Web Designer & WordPress Implementer

Introduction

I bring a depth of technical expertise, creative energy and a positive outlook to all of my assignments.

I enjoy work that is rewarding, provides a challenge and the opportunity to be innovative.

Being able to see projects from their conception to final form provides considerable satisfaction.

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Professional Profile

Since completing my Bachelor of Digital Media, I have worked as a Freelance Web Designer.

This work has provided challenge and reward through the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients to develop a web presence relevant to their needs.

I have demonstrated the ability to collaborate with clients to produce fast, functional websites and related support systems.

I bring this technical expertise along with a creative and positive outlook to my work.

Selected Works

Recent Positions

2006 – now

Assorted Roles

Tay Street Baptist Church (voluntary)

  • Church Treasurer since May 2015
    • counting and banking tithes weekly
    • paying bills and generating monthly treasurer reports
    • filing GST returns
  • Served on the audit committee between 2010 and 2015
  • Song leader since February 2011
  • Church kids club and youth assistant since 2006
  • Church webmaster and social media administrator

January 2017 – April 2017

IT Technician/Teacher’s Aide/Webmaster

St. John’s Girl School

  • IT Technician
    • maintain school network and G Suite accounts
    • maintain teacher, classroom and student systems
    • propose IT solutions around the school
    • responsible for leasing hardware and preparing expired hardware for return
  • Teacher Aide
    • work with individual students and small groups to meet learning needs as directed
    • communicate with staff and principal as required
    • assist with preparation  of resources to support learning programmes as required
  • Designed & host school website

2014

Writer/Videographer/Editor

Blind Citizens NZ – Southland Branch

Scripted (in conjunction with committee), filmed and edited an educational video intended for public transport providers with assistance with the Blind Foundation, Dunedin Airport, Air New Zealand, Blue Star Taxis and the Invercargill City Council.

Skills

Web Design and Development

Designed and developed websites tailored to suit client needs using HTML and CSS, including informational (brochure or portfolio) sites and those with significant database components utilising the WordPress Content Management System. Proven ability to develop robust site coding, resolve issues and produce visually appealing sites.

Client Support

Worked in a freelance role, consulting with clients on needs, providing initial advice and design. Worked through prototyping, revising design (often as clients develop a sense of the possibilities) and sought to enhance their original ideas as they see the possibilities.

Software Proficiency

Advanced user of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Have a sound knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. An intermediate user of the Mac OS X/macOS and iOS/Android operating systems. Readily able to adapt to changes in systems and learn new software programs.

Education

2016

St John

2003 – 2005

Southern Institute of Technology

1997 – 2001

James Hargest High School

National Certificate in Computing – Level 2 (2001)

Certificate of Service – Computer Studies Department (2001)

Sixth Form Certificate Results (2001)

  • Journalism: 5
  • English: 6
  • Business Studies: 6

Sixth Form Certificate Results (2000)

  • Computer Studies: 5
  • Typing: 5
  • History: 6
  • English: 6
  • Related Maths: 7

School Certificate Results (1999)

  • Typing: 72%
  • English: 59%
  • Maths: 46%
  • History: 45%
  • Science: 41%