Paul Maitland

Hello! My name is Paul Maitland and I am a UI/UX Designer in Atlanta, GA.

Originally from the United Kingdom, I am a self taught web/UI/UX designer with over 10 years experience. Fluent in HTML and CSS, knowledge of jQuery and Javascript. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and Illustrator. User flows, user interface, wireframing, mockups and more.

Summary

In 2000, I started learning web design to create a website to sell paintings and art services. It didn't take me long to catch the bug and I dedicated myself to learning as much about web design as possible. I started out with Dreamweaver and before long, I started coding in HTML and CSS.

In 2006, after working for various other web design companies, I started my own business as a freelance web designer. Working solo, I had to learn more and more to keep up with the ever changing requirements of the industry.

Static HTML and CSS web sites gave way to PHP content management systems, like Wordpress. New devices hitting the market meant designs had to be responsive and work across them all.

This has made me a designer who keeps up with modern design methods and technologies. I am always eager to keep up to date and learn more.

Since moving to the US in 2013, I have worked in the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget as their UI/UX Designer, working on state budget web applications.

Skills

Applications

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, MS Office, Wordpress, Visual Studio, Brackets, OpenCart and more...

Scripting and Frameworks

HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Javascript, PHP, LESS, Bootstrap, Mobile and Responsive Design

Other Skills

Search Engine Optimization, W3C Standards, Cross Browser Compatibility, User Flows, User Interaction, Logo Design, Print Design and more…

Operating Systems

OSX and Windows

Skills in Progress

ReactJS, AngularJS, SASS, Foundation, SQL.

Experience

Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
Atlanta, GA
Jan 2015 - Present
UI/UX Designer

  • Designing user interface / navigation models for new and existing web applications using screen flows and screen layouts.
  • Ensuring usability and consistency in the design of multiple web applications.
  • Developing and applying UI standards.
  • Working with back end developers to ensure design is understood and work as designed.
  • Testing UI/UX usability.
  • Applying frameworks to applications, troubleshooting errors that may occur.
  • Design mockups and wireframes, adjust as needed, conversion to prototypes and then final design.
  • Monitoring Google Analytics and using data to effect changes in design.

Bay12 Design, Inc.
Honiton, UK and Atlanta, GA
Dec 2006 - Present
Owner/Designer

  • Creation of HTML/CSS web designs, including responsive design.
  • Search engine optimization.
  • Cumstomization of PHP web based apps such as Wordpress, Joomla and OpenCart.
  • Template creation for Wordpress, Joomla and OpenCart.
  • Logo design.
  • Print design.
  • Competitor research.

East Devon IT
Sidmouth, UK
Oct 2012 - Feb 2013
Junior Web Designer

  • Creation of HTML/CSS web designs, including responsive design.
  • Search engine optimization.
  • Cumstomization of PHP web based apps such as Wordpress, Joomla and OpenCart.
  • Template creation for Wordpress, Joomla and OpenCart.
  • Logo design.

Park Labelling
Honiton, UK
Oct 2009 - Feb 2011
Prepress Artist/Plate Maker

  • Creation and modification of artwork for print process.
  • Creation and quality inspection of flexographic and letterpress plates.
  • Layout of designs for print process.
  • Maintenance and repair of machinery.
  • Software installation and computer repair.

Portfolio

Website and UI Design

FTT Online 2011

Blamphayne Sawmills 2012

Chattahoochee RiverWarden 2012


Print and Graphic Design

Jan Pease Marketing 2011

Optogait 2011

RiverWarden 2011

Various Flyers 2011


Logo Design

Anume Med Spa Logo

Anume Med Spa 2010

PMA Logo

PMA Physicians 2010

NYCBM Logo

NYCBM 2011

Kevin Holman Logo

Kevin Holman 2009

Testimonials

Paul is more than a vendor to me. He is a trusted partner. Paul has worked on a number of projects from webdesign and hosting to other marketing projects and he always delivers on time and on budget and exceeds my expectations. He has the uncanny ability to take just a few basic ideas and turn them into something amazing. I would gladly recommend Paul and Bay12 Design for any marketing design work.

Michael Sklower

Michael Sklower

Project Manager at Continuum Health Alliance

I first contacted Paul after the frustration of working with overseas ‘low cost’ website developers.  The services rendered by Paul have been highly professional and a fraction of the actual cost I was previously paying.

Paul has worked closely with me from start to finish in developing my website, and continues to provide pay-as-you-go support. Paul helped me focus on what was important to my professional specialty, giving me great general guidance on content and graphic ideas.  Paul patiently and promptly handled all my edits and graphics changes to the website content, so that now I have a functional and professional website that I am proud of.

I could not recommend Paul more highly particularly for small businesses looking to make a big impact online.

James Clifford Davies

Owner at FTT Training Ltd.

Education

North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI)
- Wrexham, North Wales, UK
Sept 1997 - May 2000

Studied Animation, also Conceptual Illustration and Photography.

Mayflower County High School
- Billericay, Essex, UK
Sept 1994 - June 1997

Various courses including Art and Design, Graphic Design and English Literature.