About me

Hi, my name is Dave Rayner. I'm a creative guy who has been converting ideas, user and business needs into online 'reality' for over sixteen years.

A brief history

  • Studied at Enmore Design Centre - Diploma of Graphic Design (I ended up teaching web design there in my last year)
  • I worked as an all-round graphic designer for about a year
  • Started a web design / web development company with three other guys in late 2000
  • Gained six years of invaluable production and leadership experience as a web designer, writer, project manager, company (and eventually) managing director
  • Started my freelance web design & web development practice in late 2006 (to enjoy more time with our first child)
  • Built many long term client relationships over the years – including NRL and Telstra.
  • I continue to be a busy freelance designer and front end web developer (+ husband & father of two of course).

I'm good at:

  • Interface design and graphics
  • HTML and CSS - W3C compliant & WAI conscious
  • Usability principles
  • Writing for the web & organising content
  • Understanding your business, customers and how that can work online
  • Brand / logo design
  • Email newsletter campaigns
  • ExpressionEngine and Wordpress content management systems
  • Online store creation / eCommerce principles
  • Getting it done on time.

A selection of clients I work with directly:

NRL, Fox Symes, Telstra, Western Sydney Wanderers, Slader, Department of Education, and many others.

Quick facts

  • Freelance web designer based in the Blue Mountains (just outside Sydney)
  • Prefer to work from my office
  • Hour rate: $ contact me
  • Project rate: $ will quote
  • I'm passionate about quality
  • Married, with two great kids

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Skill & software overview

  • Trained graphic designer
  • 16+ yrs commercial experience
  • User-centred approach
  • Advanced Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Advanced HTML & CSS
  • W3C & WAI compliant
  • Responsive / Mobile friendly
  • WordPress customisation
  • ExpressionEngine customisation
  • Craft CMS customisation

I have a few PHP, Javascript and CMS experts that I work with when required – which is handy.

Right now I am...

  • Designing and front-end coding an online software service for the Australian real estate / strata industry. This electronic strata voting app allows lot owners and strata managers to setup & vote on strata agendas.
  • Working with Signet to lift their online presence. Interface design & code, EdMs and digital graphics are all part of the suite of changes underway.

Testimonials

This is great. Thanks Dave! Fantastic! WOOOHOOOO! Sara, NRL
David, we keep getting nothing but rave reviews and overly positive feedback on the website – people love it. Thanks so much for the fantastic work! Isaac H, Syncplicity.com
My Hero! What can I say. Finally a person who cares about all the details! Charlie, Charlie Chan Music
Thank you for your amazing work and website. Loving it! John Stewart, Tudor House
What an absolute superstar! Quite often we work with developers that are very slow on the uptake, thanks so much for completing these tasks so quickly. Eli, Castleford
Mate just wanted to thank you for all your help throughout the second half of 2010. You've been a great help to us and very responsive. I hope we get to continue to use your skills in 2011. Chris R, NRL
I just wanted to thank you for the work you've put in – you're a true professional and I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone (except our competition!) Al, Specialised Force
A1 Dave!", "Boom!!!!", "Yeah that’s the ticket! Ben, Cognify

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