C.V.

Alexander Currie

4C Carment Drive,
Shawlands,
Glasgow,
G41 3PP

Email: alexanderjcurrie~at~gmail.com

Personal Profile

I am a diligent person who works well with others, but am equally capable when working alone. I have a good eye for detail, am thorough in any project that I start and always look to get the best end result. I am pragmatic and can balance multiple tasks if needed.

My experience includes programming (web and applications) and visual design – ranging from websites to print media and graphics. I am logical and enjoy solving problems, but also like indulging my creative side. I am currently studying for a postgraduate degree to help boost my employability.

Work Experience

September 2011- Present – We Love Beards

Website/Logo Designer

  • Ÿ  Various design projects: logos/banners and two full website styling redesigns

February 2011- October 2011 – WISH (Women in Sports and Health)

Website Designer

July 2011 – August 2011 – Dollar Academy

IT Summer Temp

  • Ÿ  Assisting with summer network refresh
  • Ÿ  Included building fresh work stations – ensuring everything is installed ready for use – as well as decommissioning old units
  • Ÿ  Some 1st line technical support, installing local and networked printers, etc.

July 2010 – August 2010 – Dollar Academy

IT Summer Temp

February 2010 – Present  -  Reachout With Arts in Mind

IT Volunteer

  • Ÿ Developing an online presence through creating a fresh website (http://reachoutwithartsinmind.org.uk) and    establishing social media outlets
  • Ÿ  Assisting with any IT related queries, including 1st line technical support
  • Ÿ  Desktop publishing – posters, newsletter, leaflets, promotional material
  • Ÿ  Using Photoshop to enhance digital images of artworks
  • Ÿ  Training for Trainers

September 2008- November 2008 – GFK NOP Research Group

Lead mystery shopping route planner

 

Other Positions of Responsibility

2010-                    MyTour – Developing an Android Smartphone app – http://my-tour.cc

2010-2011          Stirling University Social Work Users and Carers Group – Committee Member

2010- 2012        Reachout with Arts in Mind – Webmaster

2006-2008       McIntosh Hall – Internet message board moderator.

2006-2007       McIntosh Hall Committee – 3rd Year Students’ Representative

2003-2004       Dollar Academy – Charities Committee Member & School Prefect 

 

Education

2011-   University of the West of Scotland

PGDip Multimedia and Web Authoring

  • Study of design and development cycles
  • Experience in Adobe Creative suite (Flash, Director, Photoshop, Fireworks), MS Expression suite (Web, Blend, Design)
  • Development in HTML, CSS, Javascript, ASP.Net, VB

2004- 2008      University of St Andrews

BSc (Hons) Computer Science 2:2

  • Individual Software Development Project
  • Group Software Development Project
  • Development experience in Java, C, XHTML, OpenGL and JOGL
  • Also included exposure to Borland Together, Net Beans, Eclipse, eMacs, SQL, Coq, LaTex, Dreamweaver; Unix, Linux, Windows XP and MacOS X operating environments.

1999- 2004      Dollar Academy

  • Advanced Highers: Computing A, History B, Chemistry B
  • Highers: Maths A, English A, Computing A, Chemistry A, History B, Spanish A

Other qualifications

Scottish Mental Health First Aid, Child Protection (Level 1), First Aid (basic), PADI Open Water Diver

Other interests

  • Ÿ  Black Belt 1st Dan in Kafdo Karate Aikido Jitsu
  • Ÿ  Obtained Duke of Edinburgh Bronze & Silver Awards
  • Ÿ  DJ for university RockSoc, Union and Hall of Residence events
  • Ÿ  Lighting crew experience – Disco/club events, drama/theatre & Othonastock 2009 Music Festival