Contact Details

Christine McKee
40 Edward Street
01228 595636/07753 744753

Personal Profile

Web Designer/Developer seeking to move my career forward.

Education and Training

Open University
Jan '00 - Dec '01
BA (Hons) Open Class: 2:1
Main Subjects:
  • Culture, Media and Identities, Post-Colonial Literature & Cinema and Society
Cumbria College of Art and Design
Nov '98 - Jul '01
BTEC Creative Computer Applications (Apple Mac)
  • Photoshop v. 5.5 & Illustrator v. 9
Grade: Merit
BTEC Desktop Publishing
  • QuarkXpress v. 4
Grade: Merit
RSA II Desktop Publishing
  • QuarkXpress v. 4
Grade: Pass
RSA I & II Word Processing Grade: Pass
University of Humberside
Sep '91 - July '95
DipHE in Combined Studies Grade: Pass
Bedlingtonshire Community High School
Sep '85 -July '90
  • 2 "A" levels in English Literature and History
  • 8 GCSE's (grade A-C) including Maths and English

Career History

Energy Efficiency Advice Centre, Carlisle City Council, Civic Centre
June '03 - Present
Providing Temporary Administrative Support
Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith
Nov '02 - 30 May '03
Web Publisher (Maternity Cover)
  • Redeveloping council website using ASP.NET and Dreamweaver MX
  • Preparing images and text to be published on the web
  • Writing procedural guides
DEFRA, Rosehill, Carlisle Oct '01- Nov '02

Administrative Officer

  • Analysing complex data as part of the Finance Review team linked to the F & M crisis
  • Training and guiding staff in the use of the invoice capture database
  • Finance invoice processing and checking
  • Shared responsibility for eight staff
Used this time to complete degree project work and develop two web sites. (6 weeks) Sep '01 - Oct '01
Cumbria College of Art and Design April '98 - Aug '01
Clerk/Typist/Relief Receptionist  
Benefits Agency, Incapacity Benefit/Job Seekers Allowance Aug '96 - April '98
Administrative Assistant/Benefits Processing Officer
Various Temporary Administrative Posts Oct '95 - Aug '96

  • Involved in the redevelopment of the intranet and internet using ASP.NET
  • Compliant with WAI accessibility standards
  • Over 4000 hits per month.
  • Has generated interest from as far afield as Sweden and Japan.
  • Developing the site to increase it's scope to include residential and holiday lets.
  • Close liaison with the client.
  • Regular maintenance requiring knowledge of Fetch FTP and Dreamweaver FTP.
  • Fully developed to allow for browsers that do not support framed content.
  • This site provides links to current and past projects and acts as a shop front for my freelance work.
  • Fun site using stills extracted from video footage.
  • Video edited in iMovie and converted into Quicktime* and .swf.
  • To be relaunched in the next couple of months with video footage reintegrated.
  • Provided training to the client so that he could manage the site himself.
  • Developed in HTML

IT skills

Good web design and design skills

  • Recently completed Developing ASP.NET applications in Dreamweaver MX
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver v.3, MX
  • Adobe Illustrator v.9, Adobe Photoshop v.5.5, v.6, v.7
  • Macromedia Freehand v.8, v. 10
  • Macromedia Fireworks v.3, MX
  • Macromedia Flash MX
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Developing skills in VBScript, ASP, SQL and PHP
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio v.6
  • Extensive experience of Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Access, Word and Photo Editor
  • Familiar with Mac OS 8x, 9x, X and Windows 98, 2000

Further Information

Full Clean Driving Licence
Available on request
I enjoy eating out, playing, writing and listening to music, independent film, reading modern fiction and good company.