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I’m a frontend developer building high quality, accessible, intuitive, beautiful and performant web experiences. This website showcases a few of my recent projects.

I have a degree in product design and previously worked as a graphic designer before becoming a developer. I take a few photos too.

If you have a project you need help with, please get in touch via the contact form.

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Olie's Travels - Tour booking website

Olie’s Travels is an Auckland-based travel company offering short tours in and around Auckland. Their aim is to create a unique high-end experience that is unparalleled for visitors to Auckland, whether staying for the day or longer.

Built on the Shopify platform in 2019.

Tour bookings are managed using a third party Shopify app named BookThatApp.

Features

  • Browse individual tours or view all tours on a calendar
  • Orders are fulfilled through the Shopify eCommerce platform

Business Sorter - SaaS Web Application

Business Sorter focuses your attention on the things you need to work on now, by helping you identify your top priorities.

The web application uses a system of cards to make creating a business plan an easy proposition for businesses of any size.

I was responsible for designing the public-facing website pages and the user experience for the sorter tool itself. I also contributed to building the frontend parts of the application.

Features

  • Mobile first responsive design with tailored experiences for mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Drag and drop sorter tool
  • HTML5 Canvas objective selector

MyPIE - eCommerce Website

My good friends, artisan chefs Geoffrey & Ollie Chunn, have brought Auckland a number of successful eateries, and this site is the online arm of their newest enterprise. You can now order your pies on desktop or mobile and they will be delivered freshly baked to your door.

Features

  • WooCommerce shop
  • RSS feed surf report
  • Responsive design

Lovich Floors - Website

Beautifully simple website for my friends at Lovich Floors.

Designed by Kate Slavin.

Features

  • Responsive design

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park - eCommerce Website

I approached the park manager at Woodhill, Haydn Shore, with an offer to completely overhaul their existing site. I proposed that I review the navigation through the site, improve their maps and gallery sections, and integrate their social media channels including video content. Haydn’s main requirements for the new site were for their existing database to be maintained, the new newsletter to be compatible and an online shop added.

Features

  • Wordpress CMS
  • News section with homepage and Facebook updates
  • ‘Bikepark Latest’ twitter feed linked to Facebook and YouTube
  • Maps page with Google map, and trail listing with video links
  • Gallery with popup lightbox and YouTube video
  • Custom shop with Paypal payments
  • Newsletter with opt-in

What my client had to say

“Adam Wood has now supplied and/or performed the full and final consideration and obligations of the bikeparks.co.nz website… and it is wicked. You have been awesome to work with.”

Haydn Shore, Park Manager

Trial by Timeline - Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

2012 campaign application built for Colenso BBDO.

This application scans a person’s Facebook page and determines what crimes they might have committed in other countries simply through listing their occupation, gender, relationship status or liking posts that an oppressive regime may deem offensive. The application then lists what the punishment for that ‘crime’ is likely to be in particular countries.

The application is part of a new branding for the organisation, which has the tagline ‘Protect the Human’. The idea is to show New Zealand Facebook users what it’s like to live in countries where even joining the social media site is a crime.

Features

  • HTML5 video punishment animations created by Assembly
  • Scroll based animation of text and images
  • Summary section with world map and Facebook friend comparisons

Virtual Line - Samsung

Built for Colenso BBDO.

Samsung decided New Zealand would be the first country to get their new flagship model, the Galaxy S4.

As they didn’t have a store, we decided to create a virtual line for the phone. We set up a series of massive LED screens in Aotea Square to show this line in the real world, and got Samsung’s fans to promote the phone themselves.

The first 3 in the line at the end of the promotion would get their hands on the first GS4s in the world.

Features

  • Login with Facebook, connect with Twitter for sharing
  • Avatar selection for display in virtual line
  • New content loaded day by day, with facts and skill tests shareable via Facebook & Twitter for points

V Energy - Website & Facebook Apps for Frucor

Built for Colenso BBDO.

V decided to overhaul the V Republic and create the V Ecosystem – a new website to collect all their activities on one page.

Our solution: a scrolling site comprised of distinct sections each loading content in post format. The backgrounds of each section are animated as the page scrolls to add ‘V Energy’ to the experience. As new V projects arise they will be added into the Ecosytem.

We integrated the V CRM database with the site so that V members can login to comment on posts, update their preferences and enter competitions.

The site is also extended on Facebook via 3 page tab apps – ‘Latest posts’, ‘Competitiions’ and ‘Join Us’. ‘Like’ functionality is also provided throughout.

The site is Flash free and built in HTML5 to be optimized for mobile and search engines. I used the Twitter Bootstrap as a CSS base, employing their responsive framework to simplify the site on mobile devices.

All animation and content loading is handled by jQuery/Ajax and the Google Analytics javascript API is used to track page views and events within the single page site. Custom fonts are embedded with @font-face.

Design: Craig Thompson & Aaron Turk
Creative Director: Aaron Turk

Features

  • HTML5 single page parallax scrolling site
  • Responsive design
  • Wordpress CMS
  • 5 post display templates
  • Google Analytics
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Custom login and commenting using V CRM
  • Facebook integration

The Pretty Baker - eCommerce Website

Inspiring you to bake, create & celebrate.

The Pretty Baker started when Lisa and Jane decided to start up their own website dedicated to finding, sourcing, importing and selling some super pretty products.

Features

  • Worpdress CMS with WP eCommerce cart.
  • Paypal Standard payments
  • Over 300 products
  • Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and email sharing
  • Facebook fan page

Holiday Replay - Visa Australia

Built for Colenso BBDO.

The Visa Holiday Replay app gave the public a chance to win one of three $20,000 prizes so they could take that holiday again… minus the missing cash bit.

Users could share a story telling how they lost their cash while on holiday and how it affected them.

The process included choosing a location, uploading photos (via facebook or from their computer) and choosing a music track to accompany their tale.

The app would then compile everything into a video and play it back. Once a story was submitted other users could vote via a video gallery.

The gallery showed winning and top voted videos and also videos submitted by their facebook friends.

At the end of the 3 month competition period there were over 3000 entries!

Features

  • HTML5 audio and video scenery on homepage
  • Responsive design
  • Google Maps API location lookup
  • Facebook login
  • HTML5 canvas animation
  • Flash animation for older browsers