About / CV

Gavin Cockrem

Date of Birth: 14 July 1977 | gavin@gavinlc.co.uk | +44 (0) 7766660270 | www.gavinlc.co.uk

Key Achievements:

Working as the Lead Developer for a £1.3 million project for the BBC
Gaining experience working with major clients such as Speedo, New Look, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Harrods, Learndirect and Smith and Nephew
Worked on a number of award winning projects

Core competencies:

Flash Actionscipt Development

Highly skilled in Flash and advanced Actionscript (AS2 and AS3), making use of OOP methodologies
Experience using 3rd party libraries and frameworks such as Papervision, Pure MVC, tweenlite, SWFAdress & SWFObject
Used to working to very high standards of accuracy

Front-end Web Design & Development

XHTML and CSS, working to W3C standards
Javascript programming including using jQuery, scriptaculous, and other javascript libraries
Working with CMS systems and PHP/MySQL

Secondary Skills:

3D Design and Animation - Production of still renders and animations
Video Editing - Worked with Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro with Compositing in Shake


Jan 2008 to date: Freelance Web Design and Development | www.gavinlc.co.uk

Production of a number of sites (XHTML/CSS/PHP & MySQL)
Sub-contractor on a number of AS2 and AS3 projects
Worked in collaboration with other developers and designers

Dec 2005 to Dec 2007: Programmer, theWorkshop | www.theworkshop.co.uk

Production of E-Learning materials, with specific emphasis on accessibility
Contributed to a shared reusable modular code-base and set of components (AS2 and OOP)
Worked for major clients such as the BBC, Royal Institution, Learndirect and Cambridge University

Jan 2005 to Nov 2005: 3D Visualiser/Multimedia Developer, the Juice | www.thejuice.com

Producing bespoke presentation packages. (Flash MX2004/Flash 8)
Web design and development (html/xhtml/css)
Regularly meeting with clients to discuss project ideas, etc.
Creating 3D animations (3D Studio Max, Photoshop & Premiere)

Nov 2003 to Dec 2004: Multimedia Developer, White Agency | www.white-agency.co.uk

Aiding in the production of interactive sales tool (Director & Flash MX / MX2004)
Attending meetings with clients to discuss their needs
Creating 3D animations (3D Studio Max, Photoshop & Premiere)

July 2002 to Nov 2003: Multimedia Designer, SRD | www.srduk.com

Production of all marketing materials for the company including CD-ROMS, Website, Brochures, Videos & Exhibition design
3D modelling for real-time visualisation software (3D Studio Max and Realimation)

2000 to 2001: Freelance: CDSM | www.cdsm.co.uk

Distanced learning package for the ECDL qualification
Produced instructional Flash animations


Sept 1997 to May 2001| Swansea Institute of H.E. | B.Sc. (Hons) 2.1 Multimedia
Sept 1989 to July 1996 | South Craven School, Cross Hills | ‘A’ Levels in Physics and Technology | GCSE’s including English, Maths, Physics, Design Technology


Photography – When not working as a web designer/developer I am also a semi-professional photographer.
Cycling – I’m a keen cyclist, both on and off road. I also regularly play hard-court bike polo
Gaming – A driving game fanatic, I’ve lost many hours to Gran Turismo. I also enjoy many other genres.
Reading – I’m an keen reader, particularly of modern fiction. My favourite authors are Douglas Coupland and Haruki Murakami


Available on request.

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