Front end designer and developer
Front end designer and developer
Hi, I'm Nic. I'm a front-end web designer and developer. I create clean, professional, responsive websites. After university I moved to Glasgow and started my career with Formedix as a plugin developer, several years later I'm still here as the front-end team lead designing and developing our new Angular based web application. I love the work I do.
My design process always starts with pencil and paper, doodling ideas and generating different concepts which match the requirements. Once I have an idea of where I want to go I move onto detailed mockups on paper before creating the same on computer. Specific tools fit specific purposes, adobe illustrator is my first choice for logo design while adobe XD is my favourite tool for handling mockups.
Working with Nicholas on my project was a dream, he seemed to be on the same wavelength as me from day one and very easily and stress free turned my vision into reality. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough for his professionalism and competitive rates. He always responded to my messages and even changed a few things later on once the site was live with no issues. I would use him again in the future without any hesitations. Pity he supports the Saints 😛
Owner of Barries Window Cleaning
I would highly recommend Nic for his outstanding professional experience and expertise. I was very impressed with the finished website he had designed for us. Nic was on hand to offer any support and professional advice day or night.
Manager of hopscotch nurseries
I was really struggling to come up with a concept for my brand. Unfortunately, I'm absolutely
hopless at two things. Drawing and articulating my point.
I contacted Nic and explained what I wanted to the best of my ability - even providing a pathetic sketch off my phone that a five year old child would sneer at. However, somehow Nic produced the image I had had in my head all along - and on the first attempt! This was such an important moment for my business as it felt it like the real beginning of my brand to which I can happily report has had great success to this day.
A year later I go back to Nic with a side business idea I had. This time I didn't even have an idea in my head so I asked him for suggestions. We went back and forth over email with some sketches and based on what he produced I asked for some tweaks which he happily obliged to. He was really helpful and made it very easy for me. The result of course was fantastic. It's safe to say that I am a client of Nic for life.
Owner of Angus Mac hairdressing
Perfect for a site which doesn't require any dynamic content like a shop or user accounts, cheaper storage costs and development.
Got a product to sell? An eCommerce site will generate your products and user accounts based on content stored within a database.
A content management system is perfect for allowing you to manage the creation and modification of your website's content. Typically used for larger, dynamic sites.
More interested in users accessing your website on their tablet or mobile device? Responsive design will ensure your website is pixel perfect regardless of the user's browsing preference.
Our hosting package uses Amazon Web Services to keep costs low for both us and our customers, I can even transfer over existing hosting/domains from other providers to keep all your websites together.
Have any questions about your website development or even the finished product? I'm always available to answer any questions. Website uptime is as important to me as it is to you so any issues occured are picked up on the same day they're reported.
Barries window cleaning
Window cleaning company situated in Dundee, Scotland. Static website outlining the company's services, contact information and a gallery of their previous work.
Glasgow based nurseries for children aged 3-16. Static website with all the nurseries latest news. Hosting and maintenance package allows Hopscotch to update their website with just one text.
Company logo for Glaswegian hairdressing company Angus Mac. Logo is used throughout the company's infrastructure including within their salon, all social media content and any advertising.
Graeme Macaskill - go vegan
Animal rights activist operating in Glasgow, Scotland. Logo creation for use in all social media. Included several options for client to choose from before creating final product in multiple sizes for multiple medias.
Old portfolio website
My old portfolio website, completed shortly after leaving university I felt like I needed a fresh site but didn't want to archive this one to the depths of my computer so here it is.
Logo for a Glasgow based podcast discussing life goals, success stories and misbehaviour. Included several options for client to choose from before creating final product in multiple sizes for multiple medias.
Graduated from Abertay university with a 2:1 in Web Design and Development BSc
Worked part time as an assistant lecturer at Abertay university, teaching 2nd year students Web standards
Graduated from Abertay university with an MSc in Software Engineering
First freelance website for 'Barry From Barrie', a window cleaning company in Dundee, Scotland
Started working with Formedix as a solutions consultant, created and maintained plugins for our then flagship product
Moved to the development department within Formedix as a front-end developer
Freelance website for a graphic designer in Dundee, Scotland
Became applications development team lead at Formedix, responsible for the front-end code base
Revamp of original 'barryfrombarrie.co.uk', now 'barrieswindowcleaning.co.uk'
Logo for 'Angus Mac' a Glasgow based hairdressing salon, used throughout company
Logo for 'Graeme Macaskill - Go vegan' animal rights activist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Used throughout social media
New website for Glasgow based nursery 'Hopscotch', continuous maintenance and support provided on monthly basis
Logo for 'Some Patter' - a podcast streaming out of Glasgow, Scotland. Used throughout social media