Chris Dews


British Frontend Web Developer based in Kigali, Rwanda


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Portfolio

Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association
Website Build & Email Campaign

Brief:
Create a new website which told RWCA's inspiring story, incorporated CTAs to encourage contact and donations. Digital marketing to promote the fine work RWCA does in Rwanda.

Result:
I customised a Wordpress theme to create an attractive website that met all of RWCA's requirements and more. I trained the team on how to add new content themselves and kicked off an email marketing campaign using Mailchimp. Olivier Nsengimana, the founder of RWCA was delighted with the result and referred me to his contacts for other projects.

Visit rwandawildlife.org »

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Used on this project:
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Photoshop
  • Wordpress
  • Google Analytics
  • Mailchimp

British Education Korea
Website Build

Brief:
Create a new website befitting the top-tier level of education offered by BEK, the focus was on driving an increase in student numbers by presenting the school in a prestigeous way.

Result:
Using a bootstrap template as a starting point, I used high quality imagery and modified CSS to ensure the end product was an appealing, responsive, fast loading website. CTAs were placed strategically to encourage prospective students to get in touch to arrange a tour.

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Skills Used on this project:
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • Photoshop
  • Google Analytics

About Me

Frontend Web Development

I'm a frontend web developer who takes great pride in creating attractive, responsive and user friendly websites. User experience is key, as well as optimising imagery, colour schemes and fonts to ensure website visitors have a really positive impression of my client's businesses.

I will take a results orientated approach to any project and if my client requires an easy to use CMS for their non-technical staff I will use Wordpress to ensure they have a site they can update themselves. I also provide training where required.

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Photoshop
  • Wordpress
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Analytics
  • Mailchimp



Project Management

I have previously worked in IT Project Management and have led projects from hardware upgrades to website overhauls. This experience has certainly helped me to look at my work through the eyes of my clients.

Always driven to look for the most efficient way to get the admin done, I learnt, and eventually trained others in the advanced use of Microsoft Excel.

  • Google Analytics
  • G Suite for Education
  • Prince 2 Project Management
  • Microsoft Excel



Education

Mathematics BSc, University of Manchester - UK
Frontend Web Development, Wcoding - Seoul SK


Away from work

My wife works for the British Foreign Office so we have travelled a lot. We've previously lived in Seoul, South Korea and now Kigali, Rwanda. Both such interesting places with difficult histories and inspiring stories.

I love sports, i'll watch anything and play what my aging joints will allow! I recently retired from football and joined Rwanda's only golf club.


Contact

I'm in Kigali at the moment and i'm available to work on the right project. Contact me if you want to talk: