PHP projects

DOT loves data

The design studio EightyOne came to me with the ambition to make an "award-winning" website for their client DOT.

The site would feature advanced interactive animations, page transitions and visual effects, while still being fully responsive and functional on mobile devices and older browsers.

Through the project, I was involved in the design process and made key contributions to the animation design, interactivity and usability.

Implementation was undertaken solely by me using a variety of web animation techniques and technologies including WebGL for 3D animation, CSS animation and Javascript-based SVG animation. The backend of the site is powered by Silverstripe CMS.

3 images


EightyOne is a design and production studio with which I have had a long working relationship.

Due to my expertise in web and UX, I was involved early in the process of creating a website to represent them.

With my design input, they created visual layouts which I was then responsible for turning into a living, fully responsive website.

The final site was built on Silverstripe CMS, using a lot of custom PHP and Javascript code to adapt it to different devices. And to give the site visual dynamism, I incorporated CSS animations to make elements slide or fade in as required.

In the Bag

In conjunction with and Buy NZ, the digital production studio Xequals wanted to build a Facebook game to promote New Zealand brands.

Xequals brought me on to be involved in all aspects of the design and development process.

In addition to contributing to the multiple aspects of the game and interaction design, I was one of the primary developers, using the web game development tool Construct, as well as plenty of custom javascript and PHP to build the game.

The final game forms the basis of an active marketing campaign aimed at driving brand recognition and engagement, with the support of numerous local brands who contributed prizes for top players.

4 images


The production studio Prod required a new website as a point of contact with clients and potential clients. I helped them design and was responsible for implementing this site.

Due to the nature of their working partnerships it is not always possible to publicly present work they have done. So they decided to use the site to convey a sense of taste and open possibilities through the showcasing of interesting imagery. The site also included a secure area for clients to log in and view the progress of jobs for which the studio was performing work. For this I was responsible for both the UI design and implementation.

For this I implemented and laid out the functionality for displaying a different image and text each day of the week. And through the use of dynamic CSS and SVG graphics, I provided the means to coordinate the colour scheme of the site with the imagery, right down to the colour of the company logo.

4 images

Team Sports Australasia

Team Sports Australasia is a Nike sportswear distributor for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

I was responsible for implementing a new website design for them, from provided visuals.

For this I designed and implemented advanced interactivity to enable the browsing of products, display store locations relative to the user's location, amongst other things. Most of this interactivity was built to adapt to a wide range of devices, from desktops to smartphones. All of this was built on the Silverstripe CMS, using much custom Javascript and PHP.

This website build was deployed to form both the Australian and New Zealand websites. The finished Australian site in particular was commended by Nike itself as a model distributor website.