I believe most people want a clear, easily navigated web experience. They want to find the information they are looking for, as quickly as possible and move on.

In order to facilitate this I like to work closely with clients to understand their requirements precisely in a friendly and focussed manner.

Thanks for visiting,

Robin Carter-Stuart.

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"I was delighted with the finished site from Robin, it being tailored to my needs and personality specifically. I have had an enormous amount of positive feedback, and indeed interest in my own work off the back of the site …

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Working through the process to completion was also a pleasure as he is a good communicator and its very easy to discuss ideas. Robin's attention to detail is second to none. I would thoroughly recommend him."

Sara Perks

"Within a few minutes of meeting Robin I could tell that he was the person for the job. He was friendly, easy to talk to about what I was looking for, and most of all he was a good listener who was able to translate my thoughts into workable options and ideas …

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Robin has gone out of his way to do the best job possible, looking after everything from taking photographs for the website, to designing my logo, business cards and flyers.

Robin clearly loves what he does and this was obvious with the amount of time and effort he put into it, going well above and beyond what I expected. The end result is a professional, friendly looking, easy to navigate website which I am delighted with."

Colette Curry – www.fitstatetraining.com

"I have worked closely with Robin over several versions of the Planted website. He continues to take on board my requirements and recently implemented an ecommerce solution …

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His advice and contributions are alway pertinent and welcome.

Robin has provided much of the photography for the site and design for promotional material.

Steve Lowndes

mobile: 021 1247350
email: robin@robincarter.com


Download CV as a pdf document: cv.pdf

Contact Details

Phone: (09) 3021 568
Email: robin@robincarter.com
Mobile: 021 1247350
Address: Flat 12C, 32 Eden Crescent, Auckland 1010

NZ Citizen
Portfolio: www.robincarter.com
Smarterer Profile: robincs
LinkedIn: robin-carter-stuart


I love both the technical and creative aspects of the web, employing my theatre design eye and creating code to facilitate an engaging user experience. I am keen to develop further my copywriting and interface design skills, my programming knowledge and how these can coordinate to exceed business requirements.

Summary of Skills and Experience

Front End & Web Development

  • Have used jQuery for the last 3 years, developing both internal and external websites.
  • Great knowledge of HTML & CSS including exposure to HTML5 and CSS3 (animations and transitions).
  • Worked in a .NET environment for 2.5 years, familiar with interacting with .NET controls and structure - this also involved using Visual Studio version control.
  • Worked with PHP for 1 year with respect to its usage with WordPress templates.
  • Working knowledge of Actionscript2.
  • Used to testing my code across all major browsers.

Design & Usability

  • Design of website layout according to client business requirements.
  • Familiar with Photoshop and Fireworks for image manipulation, button/banner/logo creation and file size manipulation for the web.
  • Extensive knowledge of accessibility and usability issues from working with CAPITA (Large UK Corporation) on e-learning modules.
  • From my previous career in set and lighting design I have developed a design aesthetic which I apply to my web work.

Internet & Digital Marketing

  • Understanding of the concepts of optimising websites from an SEO perspective, use of correct tagging and metadata.
  • On occasion been asked to write copy for commercial projects incorporating keywords and SEO techniques guiding the user to a positive result.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Happy in front of stakeholders, I formed a good relationship with CAPITA management, their learning designers and copy editors.
  • Great verbal/written communicator, am able to coordinate client queries.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team as well as autonomously, managing my time and making decisions based on realistic business requirements.
  • Professional and mature work ethic.


My training was an 18 month course run by UKIT Training graduating in March 2008.

  • CIW Web Design.
  • Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) certification (70-310 XML, 70-431 SQL Server 2005)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certification. (70-306 VB.NET, 70-300 Architecture Solutions)

Work History

May 2011 – Dec. 2011
Front End Web developer – Informa Telecoms & Media London – working on front end development for Informa's many event promotion sites.

  • Building promotional banners for marketers (Photoshop/Fireworks)
  • Updating copy content
  • Re-designing sites in keeping with print media design changes
  • Instructing clients and marketers on the use of software.

Worked with WordPress, Squiz (CMS), GIT (Version control), Magento, PHP.

Example of work: africa.mvnoindustrysummit.com

I left this position to move home to New Zealand.

Nov. 2008 – March 2011
Front End Web developer/designer – OBS-Group London – working on front end development on a variety of projects including e-learning, ecommerce and psychometric applications.

  • Worked within a .NET environment providing front end development using JQuery, HTML, CSS. Used jQuery to create slideshows, scrolling text, drag & drop objects, hide/show content, display XML content, validate quiz answers.
  • Worked with a team of backend developers (C#) using Visual Studio version control.
  • Required to develop sites to pixel perfect requirements across multiple browsers.

Much of my time was spent building e-learning projects for the learning and development branch of CAPITA. This involved meeting with their learning designers to build modules delivering training in a variety of fields.

The technicalities of these modules involved:

  • SCORM wrapped to be used in Moodle.
  • accessible to users of all abilities - motor, visual and aural impairments, thus providing meaningful tabbing, text-only versions and efficient layouts.
  • since no back end was involved, all functionality was built in jQuery and Flash with users being guided progressively through the content.

Responsibilities included:

  • designing graphical solutions to the presentation of content.
  • manipulate imagery in Photoshop/Fireworks.
  • often develop modules before content was complete thus
  • maintain an efficient approach to development and a flexibility for last minute changes.

Throughout this time, I developed a friendly client relationship with CAPITA, dealing with their learning designers, developers and copy editors with my opinion being a respected and valued input.

Projects included:

  • www.manototv.com a site for an Iranian Television Channel built in .NET. I was also required to design/develop a bespoke flash video player.
  • Design and build of training modules for UK2011 Census.

1986 – Nov. 2008
Theatrical Lighting & Set Designer – freelance in various professional theatres; sole responsibility for theatrical designs; responsible for managing and motivating existing teams and adhering to budgets. I originally trained at the Mercury Theatre in Auckland and have designed for high profile UK regional and West End theatres and venues across Europe.


Tim Wright - E-business Web Manager - Informa Telecoms & Media tim.wright@informa.com

Andrew Whiteley - Director - Online Business Solutions andrew@lincolnsbarn.co.uk

Wendy Mann - Project Manager - Capita Learning and Development wendy.mann@capita.co.uk