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Nick Spiel

Building device agnostic, future-friendly websites.

Recent Work

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Research & Development

This industry can change dramatically in just a matter of months (if not, weeks). In order to stay up to date with hip new web tech I am currently skilling up in the following.


I am always looking to stay up to date with the latest web technologies and trends through online training and daily participation in web forums and communities. I also frequent industry meet ups and functions, especially when free beer and nibbles are on offer.

Work History

I have over 8 years of experience in the web industry in a variety of roles. Below is a listing of my more recent work history.

  1. Digital360 - Web Developer

    Digital360 are a passionate bunch who focus all their energy into creating high-converting websites and applications. I was employed as a Front End Developer, working on intricate mobile-first web and application builds in a number of different frameworks.

    I was hired as a Front End Developer and while working closely on these sites with the backend developers I steadily built up my backend coding and server administration skills and am now working in a more general developer role This was an extremely rewarding scenario and I found myself becoming more and more confident with the Backend coding and server administration skills. MVC, OOP, MySQL, PHP are a couple of the acronyms that now adorn my CV as a results of this exposure. Working predominantly in SilverStripe, Magento and Laravel often as the sole end-to-end developer on a number of projects. I was able to work with a great deal of autonomy.

    I have always worked hard to keep our Front End Technology stack up to date with the latest frameworks and methodologies. We are currently working with Vue.js (ES6 transpiled with Babel), Webpack, CSS Modules and Flux style state management.

    The most refreshing aspect of working at Digital360 is the high level of quality and attention to detail every member of the team aim for. I am immensely proud of the work we produce. Every project we work on is polished to the point (in my opinion) of near perfection.

  2. DPI - Web Developer / Project Manager

    Working with both internal clients and external departments, my role was to provide guidance and build professional, usable and engaging web sites and applications.

    The efficiency and quality of work that we produced had our team in high demand from many Victorian government departments. This provided opportunities work interdepartmentally as a consultant on a couple of large projects.

    My experience with different areas of the industry saw me later move into the role of IT Project Manager. In this position I was required to write functional specifications and supporting project documentation, build and follow project plans and manage project teams. I learnt a great deal in this role and enjoyed building valuable leadership skills.

  3. Alkemi International - Web Designer / Developer

    Working in a small web agency I was required to facilitate both the design and development of medium sized websites. In the Web Developer role, Alkemi’s large and diverse client base enabled me to gain experience in many different Content Management Systems including WordPress, Business Catalyst, Joomla, Magento and Shopify.

    Alkemi is fast paced web agency where at times I was required to wireframe and produce multiple interfaces each week.

    These tight deadlines forced me to streamline my design process to ensure projects were delivered on time.

    The quality of these designs did not suffer under this restraint, and still managed to fetch high conversion rates. These rates we so high that Alkemi guaranteed they would convert at 4% (which is double the rate of the average website). Working with the persuasion architect we met this guarantee with strict user experience methodology and proven SEO techniques.

    As Alkemi grew, my workload could no longer be sustained and I took on the role of Web Consultant, overseeing many out sourced projects and assisting with development when required.


Some kind words from those I have worked with recently.