Kingsley Raspe

Kingsley Raspe

Full stack web developer / Director

With a career & academic focus on web development, Kingsley specialises in designing & developing powerful web applications. His efforts are hand-coded and conform to the latest web standards, with a focus on user-friendliness, simplicity and speed.

He currently serves as Director of Forwardslash Consulting Ltd., which provides consulting, design, development and implementation services to national and international clients.

Kingsley previously worked as an eLearning Consultant & Developer with Stoke-on-Trent, UK-based Phones4u, overseeing front- and back-end development for internal micro sites and web applications, as well as maintenance of existing e-learning material. His role also included reporting, content collaboration and creating fun, informative and engaging e-learning material for its 5,000+ retail estate clients.

Kingsley earned an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s (with) Honours degree in International Web Development and certification in HND Applied Information Technology from Staffordshire University, as well as a BTEC National Diploma in Applied Information Technology from Tamworth and Lichfield College. He speaks German and Dutch.

Available for:

  • Remote work
  • Contract work
  • Full time work
  • Part time work
  • I'm currently not available

Available from:

22/11/2019

In the following areas:

  • 50 miles from Birmingham, UK
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • North America
  • Worldwide

About Kingsley

  • Age: 26
  • Location: Birmingham, UK.
  • Language: British
  • Availability: Not Available

Kingsley's highlights

  • Fullstack Web Developer

    Forwardslash Consulting Limited

    2014 — Present

  • BSc (Hons) International Web Development 2:1

    Staffordshire University

    2010 — 2014

Work

  • Crestchic Loadbanks

    I redesigned and redeveloped crestchicloadbanks, bringing it to the 21st century.

  • Phones 4u - Eventurous

    Eventurous is an event booking web application I built whilst working at Phones 4u to manage their training course bookings. It was never finished, and never used. It seemed a shame for it to sit dormant, so I've uploaded it to GitHub so people can fork and use it as they please. Enjoy!

  • Kingsley Raspe

    Long overdue redesign of my personal website. Built using the latest web technologies. Built using gulp.js, SCSS, and webhooks for the perfect development workflow.

Skills

  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • CakePHP
  • SCSS
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • Vue JS
  • Photoshop
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Express JS
  • Angular JS
  • Node JS
  • Illustrator
  • SEO

Experience

Fullstack Web Developer

Forwardslash Consulting Limited UK

In July 2014 I founded Forwardslash Consulting Limited and now contract / consult / develop a range of projects and web applications for a variety of national and international clients, most notably in the United States of America, and United Arab Emirates (Dubai).

On a day-to-day basis you can find me writing clean, reusable HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript, using mobile first media-queries and grid system to create responsive websites, testing websites for cross-browser compatibility, using tools like SASS and Gulp to write more efficient code, utilising Git for version control and collaboration, maintaining website backups and updates, coding on a Vagrant Virtual Machine, deploying to a VPS.

eLearning Consultant / Developer

Phones 4u Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Responsible for the front and back end development of a variety of internal micro sites and web applications, and the maintenance of existing e-learning material. My role also includes reporting, content collaboration, and creating fun, informative, and engaging e-learning material for the entire 5000+ strong retail estate.

Web Developer

The Grossbauer Group Chicago, USA

Responsible for website front and back end development and maintenance for a variety of nationwide, high profile clients. Primarily using PHP and MySQL for backend development whilst using standards-compliant HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript for front-end development.

Education

BSc (Hons) International Web Development 2:1

Staffordshire University Stafford, UK

Graduated with Honours in International Web Development. Completed a 12-month overseas Internship at Chicago-based Integrated Marketing Agency, The Grossbauer Group, focusing on all areas of Web Development. Received a Bachelor of Science with Second Class 1st Division Honours

Dissertation titled "www.whynotemploy.me, a generic user-driven online resume and portfolio showcase with intelligent ranking of search results".

HND Applied Information Technology

Staffordshire University Lichfied, UK

BTEC Applied IT

Tamworth & Lichfield College Tamworth, UK