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 twenty-two 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, Craft & 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

Read more about me...

Skill & software overview

  • Trained graphic designer
  • 22+ 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
  • ZenDesk theme customisation

Right now I am...

  • Working with Australia's premier racing data provider 'Racing and Sports' on their new online presence.
  • Working with Signet to lift their online presence. Interface design & code, EdMs and digital graphics are all part of the suite of changes underway.
  • Working with the NRL on an updated event-map application and membership search web-app.

Testimonials

This is great. Thanks Dave! Fantastic! WOOOHOOOO! Sara, NRL
Thanks so much for your help with those changes, I really appreciate you turning that around for me on such a short deadline. You've been extremely accommodating and helpful in piecing the product together, and I know everyone over here will be thrilled with the final result. Gina, Manly Sea Eagles
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
Thank you mate and thanks for all the back and forth... you were really great in updating multiple times! Rees T, 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
I want to thank you for your ongoing efforts and support in helping us deliver the NRL Tickets website, it has been a very valuable asset to the NRL and has been a crucial operational extension of the NRL Network during our digital transformation. Phil V, NRL
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
Perfect... the sticky nav scroll etc looks great! Victor, Fox Symes & Associates

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