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Simon - Web Designer - Cardiff, Wales, UK

Matt Simon

Cardiff, Wales, UK


I'm a freelance web designer with a reputation for creating neat and tidy websites from the ground up. I strike a great balance between strong front end coding skills and good design sensibility.

If you have project that you'd like to consider me for then please get in touch for a chat.

I am also looking to freelance with agencies who require an extra hand or full time opportunities.

Take a look at my portfolio on my website here...

You can view a live version of my CV online here...



Web Designer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Freelance front end developer


June 2011 - June 2011

Freelance front end developer carrying out my duties on high profile websites. General responsibilities include...

Tweaking designs
Slicing up those designs
Making fully functional templates using HTML, CSS, jQuery that is accessible, valid and responsive
Creating jQuery driven forms
Creating e-newsletter templates

Freelance Interaction designer

Welsh Assembly Government

January 2011 - January 2011

Contract designer and front end developer redesigning the Cadw website (Welsh Heritage Division).

I’m responsible for all design and front end coding requirements and work closely with external developers (Alterian) for the site to be integrated into Morello (CMS).

I have also been reponsible for gathering requirements, producing wireframes, design concepts and assisting with IA.

The website has been designed to be fully accessible and coded to work in IE6. This project will be live in September 2011.

As of June 2011 I am also the lead developer on the Welsh Government corporate site redesign.

Front end developer

International Baccalaureate

June 2008 - January 2011

I currently work for the International Baccalaureate (IB) as an online media officer (that's the title but the role is a front end developer).

• Visual direction and all design, XHTML, CSS, PHP & jQuery coding requirements for
the main IB website (, blog network ( and e-newsletters.

• Wordpress theme development (design and coding), ongoing management and
improvement of the IB blog network.

• Involved in organisation wide projects using the Agile methodology and User
Centred Design.

• Creating web copy that is appropriate, effective and adheres to ‘house style’.

• Adhering to standards of accessibility, usability, cross-browser coding and
developing for non-graphical browsers.

Freelance web designer

Box A Design Ltd

January 2007 - January 2007

Aside from my full time job as a web designer I also do a little freelance work.

• Gained various web design projects through self marketing and promotion.
• Wordpress specialist including full theme development and CMS site creation.
• Sole management of projects and client management/liaison.
• Deciding on best fit solution for projects.
• Developing of online brand and identity for clients.

Please get in touch if you have a project or require freelance work .

Qualifications & Certifications


University of Wales, Newport

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