It's all change here at JAH Web Development. I have now merged with the highly-creative Torch Design to form Lumous – a brand new web and graphic design agency offering a full range of design, web, print and digital marketing services. For more information and to see some recent examples of our work, please visit our new website, lumous.uk

About JAH Web Development

A copy of my degree certificate ..

My name is Julian Humphries and I am a freelance web developer trading under the name of JAH Web Development. I have over 10 years of experience in building websites and web applications and I pride myself by offering flexible, tailor-made services that meet the demands of each individual client.

I live at my family home in Swindon (Wiltshire, UK) with my wife and three children. In the summer of 2008 I graduated with first class honours from a degree in BSc(Hons) Multimedia Computing at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

I also spent a year on full-time placement (between my 2nd and final year) as a web developer within the Computing faculty at UWE (see below for details).

BSc(Hons) Multimedia Computing

Final year module results include (81% average):

  • Web Games Programming (85%) - Development of web-deployable games in both Adobe Flash (using ActionScript 3.0) and Adobe Director (using Shockwave 3D).
  • 3D Modelling & Animation (83%) - Creating 3D models (polygonal and NURBS-based), animating/texturing/rendering in Maya, character animation in MotionBuilder.
  • Computing Project (80%) - Research & development in the use of XML pipelines as an architecture for building high-level web development tools.
  • Graphics Programming (80%) - Producing 2D & 3D graphics in the Java, and exploring the fundamental algorithms that lie beneath graphical APIs.

Year 2 module results include (85% average):

  • Java for Sound and Music (100%) - Java programming with the sound API, exception handling, multithreading, interfaces.
  • Multimedia Authoring (91%) - Animation techniques, advanced Flash authoring with ActionScript and use of XML data.
  • Human-Computer Interaction (83%) - User-centred design, usability/evaluation techniques, interaction methods/concepts, accessibility.
  • Data, Schemas & Applications (81%) - Data structure design using PHP & SQL with RDBMS, XML data and schemas with XQuery and XSLT.

Year 1 module results include (82% average):

  • Introduction to Program Development (97%) - Java programming, program design, UML class diagrams, pseudo code, object-orientation.
  • Systems Development (87%) - Unix and Internet tools, protocols, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl CGI programming.
  • Media Technologies (79%) - Multimedia scenarios using Flash MX, video capturing/editing, recording/deploying digital audio.

I also previously achieved 3 A-levels & 10 GCSEs at Farmor's School in Fairford, Gloucestershire.

Web Developer Placement, UWE Bristol (July 2006 to July 2007)

Working within the Computing faculty (CEMS), my main responsibility was the development and maintenance of the faculty's intranet and external website. Both websites were driven by the eXist XML Database and the majority of pages were constructed with a combination of XQuery, XSLT, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

I reported directly to the Director of Information Architecture, but worked closely within a team of administrative staff on a day-to-day basis to fully understand the requirements of our users. Much of the work I carried out supported and improved upon existing processes within the administrative team. This led to a notable increase in the efficiency of the department as a whole.

Project management software (Basecamp) was used to prioritise tasks and ensure deadlines were met, and I reported progress to the rest of the Web Operations team during a weekly meeting. Towards the end of my placement, I was responsible for training another student and ensuring he was able to comfortably take over the full role after my departure.

General IT Skills & Experience

I have good experience in using the following technologies and software packages:

  • All versions of Microsoft Windows and some use of Mac OS, MS-DOS and Unix systems
  • All components of the Microsoft Office suite (in particular Excel, Access and Word)
  • Object-Orientated programming languages including Java and C#
  • XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, PHP, SQL and Perl CGI programming
  • XML, XPath, XQuery, XSLT, XSL-FO and RSS technologies
  • Adobe Flash (including ActionScript 2.0 and 3.0) for games and Web development
  • Adobe Director and Shockwave 3D for web-deployed games development
  • Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Publisher for desktop publishing
  • Adobe Photoshop & ImageReady for digital photography and web design
  • Autodesk Maya and MotionBuilder for 3D modelling and animation