Illustration of Simon Pioli

I have several years experience on the web, specialising in Front-End Development. During that time, as well as advancing skills in coding HTML5 & CSS3 I’ve expanded his creative skills, particularly knowledge of grid systems and typography through a Graphic Design degree as well as an understanding of back-end technologies such as PHP and mySQL through various freelance jobs, many of which involved working with a number of back-end platforms. I am well-versed in Web Standards and designing sites that work across a variety of platforms, including mobile.



  • Grey Matter Store (2010)

    Created and administered website for successful short-term University eCommerce project selling products designed and produced by fellow students to raise funds for degree show

  • WW2 Quartermaster (2010)

    Designed, built and deployed an eCommerce website for a small business in Stoke-on-Trent. Based on the Shopify platform

  • Argent & Waugh (2009)

    Created branding and identities for new suite of software products. Managed whole project including brainstorming session with employees to develop the names for the suite.

  • First Impression (2009)

    Working in-house on a variety of web projects at a multi-disciplinary design agency. Work included amendments, maintaining Magento-based eCommerce sites and starting new projects.

Key Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite to v5—Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Gracefully degrading, semantic Front-End coding—HTML5, CSS3 & jQuery
  • Basic understanding of PHP and mySQL
  • Template generation and deployment of CMS’s including WordPress, Shopify, Prestashop, Unify & CushyCMS