I am an English website designer in Bangkok, Thailand. I grew up just south of London, about three miles from Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, and began experimenting with web design around 2004. I find designing, coding and programming websites a constant challenge, and over the years have had the pleasure of working with some great clients. Standouts include a former Wall Street banker who oversaw one of the largest mergers in American corporate history, Thailand's Department of Highways, a New Zealander who's built a mini-empire devoted to the world of yachting, and a variety of sole traders whose ambition is infectious.
One of my published designs, Mozart, was described on Amazon as "one of the most visually arresting designs I have ever seen on the whole of the internet" and in the book Ajax: the Definitive Guide as "an excellent example of just how far CSS in design has come". I made the design for CSS Zen Garden, an online resource that had a profound impact on the evolution of modern website design. The screenshot below shows the design as it appeared in Microsoft Expression Web for Dummies, page 165.
As well as designing websites I quite like writing, and have authored a number of detailed, academic articles for commercial clients. Listed below is a selection of recent work I'm happiest with.
This 3500-word article examines the pros and cons of hiring consultants when implementing the world's most popular quality management standard, ISO 9001. The article was written for the ISO 9001 Council in Switzerland.
This article explores the work of two British designers whose typefaces profoundly influenced the visual identity of Britain's railways and the London Underground throughout the 20th century. The bibliography is a useful resource for those looking to learn more.
Professor Dr. Henk de Vries lectures at Rotterdam Business School and in 2009 won the ISO Award for Higher Education in Standardization. On behalf of the ISO 9001 Council we contacted Dr. Henk and invited him to participate in an online interview.
This 2200-word article (commissioned by the ISO 9001 Council) is a good example of content development. The article was originally much shorter, but by expanding it and adding interactive features we transformed it into an engaging and informative resource.
Any website designer will understand the importance of presenting content in a way that's legible, aesthetic, interesting and varied. Good typography is crucial, but so is media with the power to enhance messaging and impact. Obvious choices of media include video, quotes, infographics, interactive graphs and charts. Shown below is a selection of infographics I've designed for clients involved with ISO 9001.