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Ivan Krause

Website Developer and Graphic Designer
  • Ideal project length 1-3/3-6 months
  • Location Remotely (meetings possible)
  • Available from 1st September

Highly creative and passionate front-end website developer and graphic designer with extensive experience in responsive website development using several programming languages, software, and operating systems. Translating the UI/UX Designs to actual code and working with the designer to produce the finished web application. I am highly adaptable and capable of working in a team environment. Eligible to work in The Republic of Ireland.

My management skills range from organising the teams, tasks, timelines, to communicating with clients and senior management. With my experience I have the understanding of what each team member needs to do to help speed up the production time by offering logical advice and methods to my fellow colleagues if needed.

My key strengths are attention to detail, understanding what the end result needs to be, organised and methodical processes, to work under pressure, and to work in a team. I am honest, hard working, and can easily learn and adapt my working environment.

Skills
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • LESS
  • SASS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
Work
Experience

Project Manager and Digital Media Manager

Marina Laskaris Photography – Johannesburg, South Africa · (December 2016 to Present)

I manage the office, website and digital marketing of the company, as well as being a second photographer on site during photoshoots throughout South Africa.

Key Achievements:

• Successful AdWords campaign which generated over R80 000 (€7500) on a R5000 (€400) budget in 2 months.

• Developing a cloud based ordering system for clients to select and purchase photographs or products. 

Senior Front-end Developer

FGX Studios – Johannesburg, South Africa · (July 2016 to November 2016)

My role was to assist the lead developer on the City Lodge Hotels and Lodges website (www.clhg.com) which included the online booking systems, payment, and feedback portals. My role was to attend weekly meetings at the clients head office to discuss upgrades, issues, and new features. I also reviewed the code for errors from previous developers to ensure no further issues.

Key Achievements:

• Resolved tension between client and vendor.

• Established efficient error reporting and resolution system.

• Reviewed and corrected problematic code from previous developers.

Lead Front-end Developer

Element Electronic Media – Johannesburg, South Africa · (Dec 2014 to April 2016)

As lead developer I reviewed issues that were causing loss of income from previous years and guided the development team on faster and more accurate development processes.

Key Achievements:

• Increased production by 40% from 2013.

• Produced quality work within every single deadline window.

• Produced over 100 online Integrated Annual Reports and Quarterly Results websites

Digital Production Manager

Studio5 Graphic Design – Johannesburg, South Africa · (June 2014 to November 2014)

As the first in-house developer I worked with the print department to establish a communication method and guideline for designing and producing content that needed to be published online.

Key Achievements:

• Established in-house development team and workflow.

• Developed the first in-house websites for Studio5.

• Reduced outsourced development fees by 50%.

Senior Project Manager and Front-end Developer

Carbonart Media Group – Johannesburg, South Africa · (April 2013 to June 2014)

As the senior project manager I oversaw the design, and development/manufacturing of websites and signage installations produced by Carbonart Media Group.

Key Achievements:

• Full Office Branding design and signage installation at Alexkor Ltd and Astute.

• Secure Online Corporate Intranet for Alexkor Ltd.

• Launching the Corporate Gifts and Clothing division of Carbonart Media Group. 

Front-end Developer

Element Electronic Media – Johannesburg, South Africa · (Jan 2009 to March 2013)

As senior developer and production manager we produced over 60 online Integrated Annual Reports and 50 quarterly financial results websites per year.

Key Achievements:

• First to develop an online annual report in PHP.

• Reduced production time by 60%.

• Produced over 60 online Integrated Annual Reports per year.

• Promoted to Front-end Production Manager.

Education

College of Digital Photography 2015

Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Videography

Webmasters course 2006-2007

Intoweb Training Modules

Matric Senior Certificate, 2003

Edenglen High School
Other
Software
• PHP Storm • Acrobat Pro • Dreamweaver • Indesign • Fireworks • Illustrator • Photoshop • Premiere • Encore • After Effects • CorelDRAW • Microsoft Office • Libre Office suite • Apple Office Suite
Platforms
• MAC OSX • Windows • Linux
Current Workflow
• Dreamweaver • Terminal Commands • Filezilla • Hetzner hosting • Google Analytics • Google Adwords • Wordpress • Git Repository

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