I graduated from Cambridge School of Art with BA in Graphic and Web Design. I have several years' experience in freelance work, working with clients in the UK and Slovenia, delivering entire solutions from scoping, web and graphic design, through to web development and training.
I have a passion for User Interface design, believe in creating the best possible user experience on whatever device, embracing SASS and agile development.
Specialties: front-end design and development, responsive design, graphic design
April 2013 – present
Web developer • BT Expedite
Delivering e-commerce solutions to high street brands.
Member of a small agile team within the web development department working on a wide range of clients. Working on support cases, bug fixes, 3rd party integration, enhancements and redesigns to tight deadlines and within budget. Working with source/version control (Perforce) and case tracker (JIRA).
November 2013 - ongoing
undisclosed responsive store
responsive e-commerce project, sass development, agile approach.
URL: Q2 2014
The Range 360 degree product viewer
touch enabled with manual slider, 180 degree rotation each way.
URL: not yet available
Dunnes Stores DC Storm tracking
URL: tracking service
Austin Reed Bazaarvoice integration
URL: example product with reviews
Snowgroup dispatch dates functionality
showing expected dispatch dates or order confirmation pages and in order confirmation emails based on stock location and delivery method
JAVA development, JSP development, Velocity templating language
URL: Snow&Rock|Cycle Surgery|Runners Need
Fits.Me virtual fitting room integration
URL: Fits.Me services
July 2013 - September 2013
Claires UK deliver to store implementation
URL: Fits.Me services
Jigsaw lookbook viewer and mobile lookbok
April 2013 - June 2013
Introduction and internal blog development
getting to know the platform and build a responsive internal development blog on wordpress
October 2011 – March 2013
Front-end developer • Buckinghamshire New University
My role at Bucks was constantly evolving from pure front-end development to design and also leading on final project. For the responsive corporate website, in addition to designing the visual concept and being the sole front-end developer, I was also heading the analysis and scoping requirements for new course pages, working with Marketing and Academic Quality Department to ensure course pages would have a balance of Key Information Set (KIS), Wider Information Set (WIS) and still be appealing to prospective students.
As with all projects, we needed to meet agreed project timelines with full development / disaster recovery documentation written.
January 2013 – March 2013
Responsive corporate website
We were rebuilding the corporate website from ground up. It was to be responsive, streamlined with new features and totally rebuilt content structure. Massive job for a small team consisting of a content coordinator, front-end designer and a systems developer.
October 2012 – March 2013
Missenden Abbey website
We were in the process of bringing Bucks' conference centre's online presence in-house. Their new website was to be built with Bemoko mobile optimisation and fully responsive. CMS of choice is SDL / Alterian.
November 2012 – January 2013
We had moved the management of the services to the new content management system, revamped the user interface and made it responsive.
URL: internal only
December 2012 – March 2013
E-learning courses for WLMHT
We had secured a contract to deliver e-learning courses to WLMHT staff. Choice of VLE was Blackboard, and the work involved setting up brand instance, skinning blackboard to meet visuals, entering content and developing interactive lessons (done by learning technologist).
URL: internal only
October 2011 – August 2012
Corporate website visual refresh
In this stage of development we had migrated the website to a new content management system. visually refreshed the look and feel, updated the content structure, and also developed some new functionality.
Softouch - Android mobile OS User Interface design proposal
Major Project at CSA: Softouch UI is a new User Interface design approach for primarily for the Android mobile operating system with possibilities for cross-platform implementation..
2007 - present
Freelance designer and developer • IGLOO:very cool graphic & web design
Delivering entire solutions from scoping, web and graphic design, through to web development and training. Most websites developed on Wordpress platform.
2008 - 2011
BA (Hons) Graphic and Web Design (upper second class)
Cambridge School of Art
2002 - 2005
First 3 years of Faculty of Education, University of Maribor
English Language with Literature and Computer Science
Adam French, eCommerce, SEO & Copywriting
"Jani is a exceptionally talented front end developer, with bags of enthusiasm for all things digital. Not only is Jani hugely knowledgeable but he can also pick up new things alarmingly quick.
He is a great guy to work with, always happy to help, share his knowledge and go that extra mile. He is pretty handy in Photoshop as well."
Robert Bleasdale, Systems Developer at Buckinghamshire New University
"Jani`s knowledge of all things digital is extensive and amazing. Jani has been instrumental in helping bucks to rethink the way it thinks about design; we now think mobile first and responsive layouts as standard.
His eagerness to pick up new technology and programming languages quickly and with enthusiasm is highly commendable. He is always a team player, more than happy to help and go that extra mile.
He is always happy to share his knowledge of technology. Jani closely follows the latest developments in consumer technology and is always looking at what is coming next."
Paul Kilgallon, Ecommerce Manager / Systems Developer at Buckinghamshire New University
"A fantastic person to work with. Jani is not only a highly organised and proactive Front-end web developer, mobile design strategist but also an inspiring team player. Jani is an efficient professional who can be trusted. Result driven co-worker that cannot be overestimated. Has an easiness to build interpersonal relations with others."