Creativity

About Me

Creating the impossible

I'm currently working at the award winning Digital Agency ThinkBDA as a Senior Full Stack Developer.

My name is Jake Rudkin-Wilson and I'm currently working as a Senior Full Stack Developer at ThinkBDA . I originally came from a design background but quickly came over to the dark arts of development after graduating in Product Design in 2008. I have worked on a vast array of projects in my many years of agency life from the small marketing landing pages to the large co-operate intergration projects. My passion is using the latest technology to deliver an unforgettable user experience that engages all audiences. But that said I'm a great believer of the famous quote "Keep it simple stupid", in my experience the best and most effective solutions are the cleanest and simplest, especially coming from a background of e-commerce namely Magento you really don't want customers to have to think.

Jake R-W Magento Certified

Certified Magento Developer

I took my passion for creating clean, effective and best practise solutions to gaining accreditation with Magento. In July 2013 I took the plunge and took the Magento Developer certification and successfully passed. Not only did I learn a great deal throughout the process it also gave me the confidence that I am producing quality and importantly effective code, as in my experience ineffective code could have detrimental affects on performance. I have spent the last 6 months on a learning curve surrounding the Magento stack and what optimisations can be made from template tweaks to the realms of a sys admin, I'm not saying I'm an expert but I have good understanding into what makes an efficient website. From this time I have learned that so many factors are at play with performance but if you can get the basics right and have the correct foundations in place you can achieve great results.

Not only does it look good

What I Do

It's functional

I’m a Jack of all trades and a master of most.

My skill set is varied but ultimately comes down to just a few key values, creating exciting and engaging solutions but sticking to best practice along the way. In the last 5 years I have worked on a wide spectrum of projects which you would expect from working in a digital agency. I have created several heavily jQuery driven UI solutions for some of the largest blue ship companies in the world to implementing large Microsoft Navision interrogations to Magento. I like to take my fondness for usability and creativeness to places it would not normally be applied to.

Im constantly trying to push the boundaries yet always keeping to my principles of best practice.

My Skills

CSS3 Logo
CSS3

90%

90%

HTML5 Logo
html5

90%

90%

jQuery Logo
jQuery

85%

85%

PHP Logo
PHP

65%

65%

Know no limits

What I've Done

And keep innovating

A small selection of the latest projects i've worked on.

Fellows

Fellows Auctioneers have once again taken the Auction market by storm, we have continued their push to be the most innovative Auction House on the market. We have combined the latest in online bidding technology with a fully innovative eye-catching responsive design/build. This is a live Navision to Joomla integration utilising live web tables keeping the website in a continuous synchronised state.

Breakdown

  • Joomla
  • Navision
  • jQuery
Fellows Auctioneers Project
Morphy Richards

Morphy Richards are launching several new and exciting ranges in the coming months and they wanted a solution way for their sales reps to demonstrate these products when visiting resellers, which didnt rely on a internet connection. So we came up with a clever combination of CSS3 and Javascript magic and some high end renders to deliver an empowering impression.

Breakdown

  • Javascript/jQuery
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SASS
Morphy Richards Project
SAA

SAA wanted to give their artists the opportunity to market there products and products that they favour. The artists also have the opportunity to showcase there work and a video. All the features in this Magento module are fully administered in the Magento admin and SAA have the flexibility to cater for an endless amount of artists.

Breakdown

  • Magento
  • jQuery
  • CSS3
  • SASS
SAA Artists Magento Module
Morphy Richards

This Morphy Richards project was to offer an interactive alternative to shopping the Morphy Richards Accent Range. I built a customised Magento module that allows the admin user to create a room set and assign products to specific locations in the room, I have then utilised Ajax to extract that products data from the Magento database.

Breakdown

  • Magento
  • jQuery
  • CSS3
  • SASS
Morphy Richards Project
Honeywell

Honeywell have developed the ultimate in thermostats (evohome), they approached us as they wanted to demonstrate this new product online, and in multiple languages. I utilised jQuery UI and HTML5/CSS3 to replicate the full user experience.

Breakdown

  • Responsive
  • jQuery
  • CSS3 & HTML 5
Honeywell Project
Roadchef

Roadchef have re-invented themselves this year and undergone a full re-brand accross the board. This new website has been built to be fully responsive embracing HTML and CSS3.

Breakdown

  • Joomla
  • Responsive
  • jQuery
  • CSS3 & HTML 5
  • SASS
Roadchef Project
Honeywell

Honeywell launched another innovative product to the market and wanted a online demonstration to illustrate the full user experience. I used some very clever techniques along with jQuery to give this illusion.

Breakdown

  • Joomla
  • jQuery
Honeywell Astral Project
Towerhousewares

Towerhousewares have re-launched with a new collection and needed a web presence to go. This new site merges parallax with HTML5 and offers the user a glimpse into what is to come from Tower.

Breakdown

  • Responsive
  • jQuery
  • Parallax
  • CSS3 & HTML 5
  • Bootstrap
Tower Project
Who really makes

The Team

It all happen

I think I need to mention who allows me to work the extras hours and late nights on these exciting projects

Jake Rudkin-Wilson
The Brains
Faith Wright
Management
Elsie Rudkin-Wilson
HR
Dottie Rudkin-Wilson
OPS
Collaborate

Get In Touch

Reach out

I’m always keen to keep involved in the Web community and to keep my ear to the ground for the latest in technology and methods in best practise.