There is nothing more exciting to me than transforming innovative ideas into stunning, highly functional websites.

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Lucy Rose Benham

1st class degree in BSc (Hons) Web Systems Design (Sandwich)

Born
20-09-91
Location
UK

My previous employment and grades at university reflect my ability to be ‘full stack’ but front end development is an area where my passion and enthusiasm truly lie. My attention to detail and creative flair is partnered with a passion for design and effective user interaction allowing me to discover web trends and new technologies.

Despite my love for all things creative, my experience in back-end programming ensures I have a rounded knowledge of development.

I am naturally:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Creative
  • Responsible
  • Hard-working
  • Organised

Skills & Software

The following lists show technical skills I have gained experience in.

Technical skills:

HTML
CSS
Media queries

Javascript
JQuery
CMS
PHP
MySQLi
Objective-C
C#
Map APIs
AJAX
Cross browser solutions
HTML emails
CMS (Orchard CMS, Kentico, Wordpress)
UI / UX
Photography
Graphic design
Usability testing
UAT testing
Bootstrap
Window / Mac OS
TCPDF
Web accessibility
Basic SEO

Software:

Sublime Text
Microsoft Visual Studio
Version Control (Git Terminal, Bitbucket, Sourcetree)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe In-design
Some experience in Adobe Flash and Premiere

Professional skills:

Work well to deadlines
Organised and self-motivated
Good project management
Strong communication
Effective team and leadership skills
Problem solving and decision making

Experience

Freelance projects and personal projects
09 . 2014 - 07 . 2015
Freelance Developer (during final year of university study)
During my final year of study at Sheffield Hallam University I additionally worked upon several freelance and personal projects to further my experience in design and development. Albany Care Group is an example of one of the live projects I built in addition to websites I created at university.
Rocca Creative Thinking
09 . 2013 - 09 . 2014
Junior Developer (Full time / Placement)
Rocca Creative Thinking is a creative design agency located in Sheffield. Throughout the year I participated in a number of live projects with a team, projects ranging from static websites to complex c# applications. I have gained experience in developing professional websites with the use of front end development technologies and responsive design as a bare minimum. Using features such as Map API, animations and font smoothing for a more professional website. I fully enjoyed the opportunity to contribute my designs and ideas into each project at Rocca.
Grey Matter
01 . 2013 - 05 . 2013
Junior front end developer (Part time)
Grey Matter is a design agency located in Sheffield. In order to gain more experience in building websites and further my learning in the field, my placement here helped me develop my skills at unbelievable rates. During this work experience, I built static web pages following a design that was provided by the design team.
BML Print
01 . 2011 - 08 . 2013
Marketing Assistant (Part time)
I implemented marketing strategies to create a larger more regular customer base. It was at BML that I learnt about being driven and self-motivated as I worked independently on projects such as setting up and creating the email campaigns. It improved website visits greatly and lead to the website redesign.
Co-operative Food, Downton, Wiltshire
08 . 2007 - 08 . 2011
Customer Sales Assistant promoted to Supervisor (Part Time)
During my time at the Co-operative I demonstrated the skills of employee and customer relationships. I was trusted to manage the operation of the store, become responsible for security of people and assets, handle large sums of cash, and monitor and motivate the performance of other staff.

Education

Sheffield Hallam University, South Yorkshire
09 . 2011 - 06 . 2015
BSc (Hons) Web Systems Design (Sandwich) - 1st class degree
First year:
71.50%
Web Design and Development (82), Mathematics for Computing (75), Computer Business Technology (74), Systems Organisation of Objects and Data (70), Professionalism and Communication Skills (69), Programming for Computing (59)
Second year:
78.66%
Web Architectures (76), E-Business (82), Effective Design for Multimedia (77), Professional Project (83), Web Applications (77), Database Systems (77)
Third year:
Worked at Rocca Creative Thinking
Fourth year:
78.80%
Exploiting Technology Enhanced Learning (74), Advanced Web Applications (78), Management of IT Projects (78), Project (77), Mobile Applications (87)
The Burgate School & Sixth Form Centre, Hampshire
09 . 2003 - 06 . 2010

A-Levels: English Language (B), Physical Education (B), Photography (C), General Studies (C)

10 GCSEs Grades A* – B including Maths (A), English (A), Science (A) and ICT (A)

Hobbies & Interests

I enjoy urban architecture that many cities offer and I photograph this Photography
Music, festival and gigs is an active interest of mine Music
In recent years I have enjoyed live art, otherwise known as street art Live art
I'm a foodie that loves a drink or two at the weekend Food & drink

Contact me

lucy_benham@hotmail.com

+44 (0)7901852570