Ben Leith

Ben Leith

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At a glance

FULL NAME

Benjamin Leith

BIRTHPLACE

Clyde, New Zealand

BORN

1980

RESIDENCE

St Albans, Christchurch

EDUCATION

BA, BCom, Dip Web Dev

HOBBIES

Sport, Music, Travelling

About me

I am passionate about delivering usable, visually pleasing sites and have experience in the life-cycle of a website from meeting with clients, designing the user experience, developing, uploading and testing sites through to training users and managing content. I'm a creative problem solver, self motivated and have a stubborn eye for detail.

I'm always looking to expand my skills and evolve as a web designer.

Ben Leith

My Skills

I have strong technical skills in HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and MySQL. I have worked with various content management systems including Wordpress, Drupal and Shopify, which have supported the building of new sites and the management of existing ones. Through working in a wider IT team, I have also gained significant skill and experience in consulting with customers and precisely understanding thier needs. I am accustomed to working in a fast‐paced environment and have the ability to multi-task and think on my feet.

HTML / CSS

JAVASCRIPT / JQUERY

PHP / MYSQL

PHOTOSHOP

WORDPRESS

ILLUSTRATOR

curriculum vitae

Education

Diploma of Web Development

Natcoll School of Design / Yoobee

1 Year

Feb 2010 - Dec 2010

Bachelor of Commerce Degree

University Of Canterbury

4 Years

Feb 2001 - Oct 2004

Bachelor of Arts Degree

University Of Canterbury

4 Years

Feb 2001 - Oct 2004

Employment

Digital Engagement Lead

Environment Canterbury, Christchurch

Still new

Sept 2014 - Present

Heavy involvement with planning and implementing a digital engagement strategy.

Web Developer

Airways New Zealand, Christchurch

3 Years

April 2011 - Sept 2014

Microsoft SharePoint, managing and development of external websites, application building, workflow design and development, customer support, training.

Freelance Web Designer

Small Businesses

3 Years

Dec 2010 - Present

Web Design, PHP scripting, Wordpress development, E-Commerce, customer support, training.

Web Designer / Marketing

Underground Coffee Company

1 Year

April 2010 - April 2011

Front-End Development, Ruby, E-Commerce, Facebook apps, MailChimp, marketing campaigns, training.

LinkedIn Profile

Portfolio

Below are some examples of my work in recent times.

Portfolio 1
Above the Line

Project Lead for an online shop, custom PHP CMS
www.abovetheline.co.nz

Portfolio 2
Underground Coffee Company

Online shop refresh, blogsite, facebook applications and other social media channels
www.undergroundcoffee.co.nz

Portfolio 3
What Is That CHCH?

Clean responsive blog style website for post graduate project
www.whatisthatchch.co.nz

Portfolio 4
Eastcare Physiotherapy

Custom responsive CMS with facebook connectivity to increase brand awareness and customer base. Live this month

Portfolio 5
Minis In Nelson

A popular club in Nelson required a custom CMS with booking functions for a National event, along with facebook connectivity
www.minisinnelsoninc.co.nz

Portfolio 6
Dowell Wholesale Cars

Custom CMS with easy to use admin panel to create online presence
www.dowellwholesalecars.co.nz

Contact

Get in touch and we can have a chat about your next project!

Christchurch
New Zealand
Phone: 02102476066
ben@benleith.co.nz