Chris Holbrook

Freelance Web Developer, Designer & Musician

Who am I?

I am a 37 year old freelance web developer, designer and music producer based in London. I have an Honours Degree in Philosophy and a Professional Diploma in Marketing.

Web Design & Development

All my work is hand-coded to current W3C standards using XHTML, CSS, AJAX and Flash (where appropriate!) and is fully accessible and search engine optimised. For my backend work I use PHP5 and MySQL.

I love the fast-paced development of web technologies and their corresponding standards as well as the seemingly endless resources and support available online. It baffles me why I stumble across web designers who are still churning out inaccessible, un-maintainable and search engine unfriendly sites.

Digirank Site Digirank are a Search Engine Optimisation provider based in Bristol. I designed both the logo...

Driving Risk Management Site Driving Risk Management provides driver safety courses to businesses. The brief was to design...

BBC Blogs Redesign This site was built in HTML, CSS, Javascript and integrated with MoveableType. A potential...

Wii iPlayer Channel I built aspects of the Wii iPlayer channel in Flash including the spinning logo loader and the...

Scaleform Refresh Scaleform required a new website to replace their existing table-based, Flash-dependent one. ...

Palace Chambers Web Site This is a simple HTML/CSS website with a front page and a 'find us' page that uses the Google...

Rosie & Wellington Rosie & Wellington wanted a simple and usable online shop-front. In order to reach a...

Do you do a Didgeridoo? An interactive CD-ROM to accompany the children's book. The CD-ROM reads along to the story...

Apprentice Facebook App With this app you can create your own business board and join your friends' boards to discuss...

RHS - MyGarden The RHS developed a social networking sites for gardeners which allowed them to blog, share...

VideoJug Brain-o-Meter Facebook App Get a bigger brain with the utterly fantastical ?VideoJug Brain-o-Meter?. Search and watch...

Sothebys Systems Integration Sothebys Institute of Art had a number of websites and databases holding student, staff, and...

Currys Flash Banners Flash banners for a Currys campaign leading up to Xmas.

Comic Relief Xmas Facebook App The Comic Relief Xmas Cracker was a project aimed at raising money for charity using the viral...

Sothebys Course Microsites This system enables Sothebys Institute to create a 'Microsite' for each of their courses. The...

goWander.com CSS goWander is a social networking site for travellers. I took the mockups from the designers and...

Complan Search Engine Optimisation Complan Foods required an over-haul of their 3 sites to optimise performance in search engine...

Sotheby's Career System The Sotheby's Institute Alumni site had plenty of useful information for students, alumni and...

Hayman's 1820 Table Flyer Hayman's 1820 needed a way of obtaining brand presence in high-end 'style' bars that usually...

HappeningUK Invoice System HappeningUK needed a centralised system for tracking and storing invoices. I built this as an...

Organic Spirits Radio Interview A 5 minute interview about the Organic Spirits on the Philippa Forrester Show

Organic Option Awareness Leaflet A folded A5 leaflet aimed at raising awareness amongst bars, hotels and restaurants of the...

Joel Summerfield's Portfolio Site A friend of mine was embarking on his first job hunt after graduating from University with a...

Xenia Empty Belly Poster Xenia is Switzerland's highest selling shot drink. They needed some posters designed for use...

River Cocktail Competition Flash Presentation I created this Flash presentation video to promote our efforts in organising the Hayman's 1820...

4Homes Magazine Cocktail Photograph 4Homes magazine published an article on the "Best-ever... Organic cocktail" in their September...

HappeningUK Database Admin System HappeningUK's administration tasks were taking up much of the management team's valuable time....

Music for Firefox Flick Robert Snow and Bruce Hwang Chen entered a video to the Firefox Flicks competition in April...

Ginny Jones Jewellery Logo Ginny Jones was starting up as a contemporary jewellery maker when she approached me and asked...

Toucano Concept Design I put this design together using Illustrator when we were pitching for work for Toucano...

Hayman's 1820 Presenter Design This is a design I put together when HappeningUK originally pitched for the Hayman's 1820...

Jagermeister Shooters Menu I designed this shooters menu for Junktion 7 (Nottingham). In return for the design work they...

Juniper Green Organic Gin Poster I designed this poster for Juniper Green Organic Gin for use at exhibitions. As well as...

HappeningUK Brochure Site HappeningUK needed a site for prospective staff and clients to find out more about what we do....

Utkins Fairtrade Organic White Rum Bottle Utkins were dissatisfied with teh labels that their label designers were producing so that...

Luxardo Sambuca Map Flyers HappeningUK made Luxardo the brand leading Sambuca in the UK. There were two objectives. ...

Nokia Phone Showcase Music Nokia had produced this 3.5 minute long presentation of their 2004 range of phones to loop in...