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

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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

Very impressive turn around! Thanks mate, I really appreciate it. In hindsight, this should have been done a long time ago. Looking forward to the next stage of development! Oskar B, Sino Resources Capital
A1 Dave!", "Boom!!!!", "Yeah that’s the ticket! Ben, Cognify
The NRL Rookie site is looking great! Legend! Fantastic... Really appreciate your efforts Dave! Sara, NRL
Ahh you are the greatest!! Thanks so so much. Cass W., NRL
This is great. Thanks Dave! Fantastic! WOOOHOOOO! Sara, NRL
I love it man - You never disappoint, I'll pass on to the guys and come back to you... they all love it. Richard M, Marketing Consultant
Dave you’re amazing. Thanks for updating so quickly. Chrissy, Duco Promotions Limited
I like the sizing and fonts, I think it's a clean design and the key points are emphasised well! Paul P, Dasck

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