Portfolio

Below is just a brief glimpse of the work I have done with organisations around the West Midlands.


Mental Health Question Time

This Mental Health Awareness Week, 16-20 April 2018, we’re focusing on stress. Research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year, and stress is a key factor in this.

This video is the Mental Health Question Time show that was recorded on the 18th April.


Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Week, 16-20 April 2018, we’re focusing on stress. Research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year, and stress is a key factor in this.

This video was a preview for the Mental Health Question Time that was recorded on the 18th April and will be published on the 18th of May.


Exam Buff or Exam Bluff?

I need to help my students revise for their exams… How do I do this?! They need to revise how to code and revise the theory… Why make an app in the language they learn… They look at the source code and play the game.


Citation Needed

RefME got bought out my Cite This For Me and CTFM is terrible as it doesn’t have the BCU-customised Harvard Referencing System. Many of the other Referencing Managers aren’t that good either. We decided to fix this problem once and for all.


NewsPush

NewsPush is a concept service with the intent of sending news updates to people’s mobile phones by text. Major news stories from multiple news services would be gathered as they break and kept in a database. Registered users would get the headlines, via text, from this database. The users would be allowed to make a selection of who provides the stories that they are texted, whether it be from just one source or multiple.


The Computer’s Identity

Written for an art competition – BCU Christian Union’s Missions Week “Where is Identity Found?”.

I created a QR code that would take the user to a website which will offer a selection of the poem in multiple formats including a binary format. In the gallery, the piece was displayed in the binary format with the QR code at the bottom of the piece.


I Am Aware

I Am Aware is a campaign run by BCU Mental Health Awareness that looks into the resources available for those living with mental health issues. The campaign also looks into the lives of people affected by mental health issues such as depression, Schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and Bipolar.

 


Society+

Many students unions use a template for their websites which means that most of the time, these websites don’t work. Society+ allows not only students to sign up to societies, but also allows the society’s executive committee to manage membership, email and text society members and update information about the society.


Sort.AI

Sort.AI is an Windows service concept that sorts your files automatically using the Google Natural Language API. While doing coursework, I noticed that my file system could be abit more organised. Thats when my friend and I thought about using AI to organise our systems so we don’t have to. That’s where Sort.AI comes, inspired from the winner of BrumHack 5.0 who used the Google Natural Language API.


Task Master

  • Business focused task management program on Windows
  • Utilizes web application concept)
  • Use of a Login system
  • Possibility of a file upload area (use of next cloud if implemented?)
  • Use of a Database system (MySQL)

My Mind

Achieved a 2:1 Grade (66.5%)

My Mind is an app that allows you to connect to a mental health and wellbeing councillor, call emergency helplines and talk to people who also suffer from mental health issues using an online forum.

Getting assistance from the current BCU mental health and wellbeing service requires a lot of steps which can discourage students from requesting it.

My Mind simplifies this process and allows staff to easily manage their appointments and give the efficient support that both the university and students need.

The cuts from BCU towards the student affairs department will directly affect the current system and make it harder for students to get support.


Task Master iOS

The aim is to create a mobile version of Task Master, an online application that allowed businesses to create and manage projects and tasks. Task Master was originally created at BrumHack 5.0 and came 3rd in the competition. Users will be able to create, update and track tasks within a specified project. Users will also be able to delegate tasks to other users on the apps database.


Frizzle TV

When a new YouTube channel, called The New Way To Shop (now known as Frizzle.TV) launched, I was asked to create the first web show and promotional material for the channel.

I used Premiere Pro CC to produce and edit the majority of these videos with other Adobe tools such as After Effects and Photoshop to produce aspects and elements of these videos.

More of my work can be viewed within my Showreel.


Birmingham City University Mental Health Awareness

I was selected and asked to become the president of a new society at Birmingham City University. BCU Mental Health Awareness was officially formed with myself and 4 other members on the executive committee and one of my objectives was to update and maintain a website that was formed when the campaign team was originally formed.
Part of my time as president, I commissioned several pieces of work including a new logo and a 30 minute documentary discussing people living with and around mental health issues.


Birmingham City University Christian Union

I was approached by the Vice President for Birmingham City University’s Christian Union to design their new online presence.

The website utilises embeds from other services such as Vimeo, YouTube, ISSU, Google Services and Facebook. The website also has an events system which the exec can update themselves by logging onto the administration areas. The main framework is based on a modified installation of WordPress with a modified version of the Hemmingway Rewritten Theme.

The society were asked to shut down the website as the result of rules about society websites put into place by the Students’ Union


BCU Dis.Cover

Following the relaunch of the Birmingham City University Dis.Cover society, my first task as Marketing Director was to design a website using the logos and colour scheme provided.

The website utilises other services such as Google Maps and Facebook. The website also has an events system which the exec can update themselves by logging onto the administration areas. The main framework is based on a modified installation of WordPress with a modified version of the ColourSnap Theme.

The society were asked to shut down the website as the result of rules about society websites put into place by the Students’ Union. The website however is now available on my past projects site.


Peter Bell Music

A website designed for a Royal Birmingham Conservatoire composition student. The project is still ongoing however has started its final stages of quality control.

As always, I have used the WordPress publishing framework with a modified version of the Sanse Theme as the student wanted to add their own content as and when it became available. The website also utilises embeds from in-house multimedia platforms and Facebook.


The Parish of Keresley with Coundon Website

A redesign of the St Thomas’ Church Keresley website built on an easily updateable package.

The main website framework is the latest version of WordPress with a modified theme.

The next phase of this project includes an online upload of the parish archives dating back from the mid 1800s, utilising an in-house magazine reading platform for all of its publications.


Nature Findings

Achieved a D Grade (47%)

A local naturalist wishes to log nature sightings during walks. The original project looks at developing a Windows application that connects to an online database which will allow further development of the project to allow other users to be able to view other people’s sightings. A future project would create a mobile application version of the project which will utilise mobile data on devices.