I was primarily employed to work on the Shell account as their Creative Developer advising both the client and colleagues and developing applications and sites. In addition other clients i worked on whilst there included Heineken, MTV, the Metropolitan Police and Merrill Lynch.
Over time however, being the only ‘permanent developer’ in JWT I became more involved with JWT-specific work, driven by JWT’s Global Creative Director, Craig Davis. Other work included WordPress sites, evaluating various open source cms packages and giving lessons to JWT’s employees on all things Digital.
JWT :: Digital Seminars for JWT’s employees
I advocated and was encouraged to hold a series of seminars for JWT employees about the internet, interactive marketing, emerging-technologies, open source and web 2:0. Each was designed to give a simple, un-technical approach to educating ‘advertising people’ on all things digital.
JWT :: Desktop Apps for PC, Adobe Air & Mac
I was responsible for conceptualizing, writing the specifications and developing numerous JWT-based applications during my time there. The most significant was the ‘JWT Thing’ which was a windows (desktop application compiled via Zinc) and also a Mac dash board widget that enabled users to view, add and query a variety of relevant blogs (internal and external) that were deemed of interest to the agencies’ employees, Every employee within JWT London had this application on their computer. The backend consisted of modifying the open source software, WordPress to facilitate the advanced functionality that was required. Other projects I assisted with were the CultUrl application (viewing and submitting the companies’ favorite urls) and JWT Showcase, an interactive database-driven work portfolio.
JWT :: 3D Page Turning Photo Book for Office Party
Created a 3D Page Turning Photo Book in Flash to show all the photos taken from the JWT Christmas Party. The book was entitled, “You show me yours and I’ll show you mine” and enabled visitors to leave comments too.
I was assisted in the planning and implementation of a variety of Flash projects. My work included planning, solely-developing and supporting an award winning 3D-Flash recruitment site on shell.com, creating numerous rich-media banners for a variety of global campaigns, meeting with ad networks like Eye Blaster and Double Click and participating in both Media Buying and Planning meetings with MediaCom.
Heineken :: Pitch winning idea
Conceptualised and developed an idea for a campaign to launch a new keg based product in Greece. Idea was based on a virtual house party that you could invite your friends to whilst receiving a free drink from the keg on entry, The most visitors, hence the most beer, would then get their own real house party paid for by Heineken.
Merrill Lynch :: Flash Presentation Editing
Editing and script tweaking on a Flash-based presentation for this leading investment bank.
MTV :: 3 fake investment bank websites
These supported an anti slavery campaign for MTV. Also used detailed tracking via both Reinvigorate and Google Analytics and streamed video.
Metropolitan Police :: AS3 Website Bug Solving
Bug solving on a Flash 9, AS3 site built by a freelancer.