Kingsley Raspe - Web Developer

Kingsley Raspe

Full Stack Web Developer / Consultant / Entrepreneur

With a career & academic focus on web development, Kingsley Raspe 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.

Among his innovative accomplishments—while still a teen—Kingsley created and launched the website "whynotemploy.me", a portal where he first posted a one-page CV/Resume/Contact page about his own experience and education. After tweeting about it, the concept was embraced by Chicago-based integrated marketing agency The Grossbauer Group, which ultimately hired him for a 12-month internship whilst still at university. Kingsley continues to develop and expand on the concept of whynotemploy.me as a unified global platform for both job seekers and potential employers.

He currently serves as Director of Forwardslash Consulting Ltd., which provides consulting, design, development and implementation services to national and international clients. His specialties include: analysis, specification, design, development and implementation of database-driven web applications.

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 eLearning 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.

Education

2010 - 2013

BSc (Hons) International Web Development — Grade 2:1

Staffordshire University, Stafford

2008 - 2010

HND Applied Information Technology

Staffordshire University, Lichfield

2006 - 2008

BTEC National Diploma in Applied Information Technology

Tamworth and Lichfield College, Tamworth

2001 - 2006

GCSEs

Belgrave High School, Tamworth

Experience

Jul. 2014 - Current

Director

Forwardslash Consulting Ltd, Nuneaton
  • Provide consulting, design, development, and implementation services to a variety of national and international clients.
  • Specialities include analysis, specification, design, development, and implementation of database-driven web applications using the latest industry standards.

Jul. 2013 - Aug. 2014

eLearning Consultant / Web Developer

Phones 4u Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent
  • 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.
  • Content collaboration, and creating fun, informative, and engaging e-learning material for the entire 5000+ strong retail estate.

Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2012

Web Developer

The Grossbauer Group, Chicago, Illinois USA
  • Using the latest industry standards, responsible for the front and back end development, and maintenance for a variety of nationwide, high profile clients.

Skills

Languages

  • HTML5/CSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • SCSS / LESS

Frameworks

  • CakePHP
  • MODx
  • WordPress
  • Lavavel
  • AngularJS
  • Gulp
  • Grunt

Software

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Vagrant
  • Fireworks
  • Microsoft Office
  • Ubuntu

Portfolio

Crestchic Loadbanks - Crestchicloadbanks.com Redesign
Crestchic Loadbanks
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Crestchic loadbanks - Redesigned

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

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Phones 4u event booking system, Eventurous. Built using CakePHP, jQuery, Bootstrap, git
Phones 4u - Eventurous
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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!

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banner for whynotemploy.me - stand out from the crowd like never before. Developed using HTML5, AngularJS, Bootstrap.
whynotemploy.me
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whynotemploy.me - stand out from the crowd like never before.

Stand out from the crowd and advertise yourself like never before. Create a beautiful personal employment website in minutes - for Free. Coming Summer 2015.

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banner for redesigned version of my personal website, kingsleyraspe.co.uk. Developed using HTML5, Bootstrap, jQuery.
kingsleyraspe.co.uk
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redesigned version of my personal website, kingsleyraspe.co.uk

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.

See it on GitHub