Ivelin Iliev – Ivo
London, United Kingdom
+44 7828 124 770
Yes, I am one of those nerdy guys with big glasses, but more importantly – I am an enthusiastic web developer lucky to live in an ever-growing city of opportunities! With a passion for coding from a very young age, a Computer Science degree and a desire to advance and prosper, I help people by designing and developing functional yet aesthetic websites! I do not simply create websites but rather add the missing pieces to the puzzle – the puzzle that brings desired results, serves and entertains the end users and last but not least, that makes me feel proud and accomplished! Helping others is part of my nature and I have found the way to do what I love by contributing to others’ success. This is why I accept every project personally and aim to make it best suit its purpose!
Have a read of my story so you can get to know me a lil bit better!
In 2019 I started working at Global. My day to day work includes maintenance and development of new features on the radio websites, on globalplayer.com and on multiple services used by the team, but I will save you the fluff and I will list the tech and tools I mostly use - React, NextJS, Webpack, React Testing Library, Jest, Docker, Django and many more.
Moving from Foundry Digital to Dusted, I continued with development of web products, most of which were websites on Wordpress and Drupal. The projects were much bigger in scale and the work was done for clients with a lot more traffic. I worked closely with the design team to make sure the final products meet the conditions of satisfaction. The tech stack was similar with the addition of tools such as Gulp, Grunt and a few different CSS frameworks.
In 2015 I joined the team at Foundry Digital as the main (and only) web developer. This is where I have been expanding and gaining the most know-how and skills working on big projects until recently, when I decided I am ready to progress further. At Foundry Digital I developed both front end and back end following a design created by the company’s graphic designer. I competently used HTML, CSS, Java Script, JQuery, PHP and MySQL on WordPress to create custom themes. I was also daily involved in the other aspects of building a website – meeting with clients and helping with graphic design. All that has helped me develop not only my expertise but also taught me to be patient and understanding in order to satisfy clients’ needs!
Started working part-time as a graphic designer whilst in college. My duties included transferring clothes patterns from paper to computer and then correcting and aligning all pieces together as a single graphic. This job has perfected my attention to detail as well as working under pressure in order to meet deadlines. This often required multitasking and being very creative. It also increased my interest in graphic design and I started exploring it further in my classes at college.
Web Developer Course – ONLINE Aug 2014 – Dec 2014 After graduating with a Computer Science degree, I decided to keep my habit of studing and do a course over Web development.I completed a short online course as a part of my continuing professional development which showed me how ro easily find new ways of achieving different web development tasks. I had the chance to watch profesionals execute different coding …….. and asked to build web pages by utilising the newly learned skills. I gained more creative skills using HTML and CSS with JQuery animation and effects.
Skill Boost and Leadership are two separate courses which were offered to me as one programme after I have graduated from university. The Skill Boost Programme aimed at teaching basic skills from finding a job to keeping it and I acquired certain useful competencies which benefited me a lot when I was looking to start my career. The Leadership Programme was more about getting involved in projects and becoming a team leader. It helped me develop a better understanding of management and emotional intelligence as well as how to employ different approaches when working with people.
During my degree I was instroduced to even more programmig languages including WordPress API, JQuery, PHP , My SQL, C++ and JAVA. I broadened my knowledge and horizons even more and after three years of dedication I was absolutely sure web development will become my future successful career! Modules Included: Database, Management Systems, Introduction to Operating Systems, Architecture and Networks, Discovering Interaction Design, Programming with Data Structures and Algorithms, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Professional Project Development and Management, Object Oriented Software Development, Introduction to Computer Graphics, Client/Server Web System Development, Distributed and Mobile Games, Software Development Project, Current Topics in Computer Science.
After discovering and practicing web development as a hobby, I continued my education in that area in college. I studied IT for two years and I managed to expand my knowledge and skills beyond basics. This experience consolidated my decision to continue pursuing it further. I gained a solid understanding of multiple subjects ranging from Cisco networking to HTML, CSS, Java Script and Adobe package (including Photoshop and Dreamweaver).