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Hi, I'm Mark Jackson


I started out studying Classics at the University of Cambridge. In 2013 I moved to the Netherlands to study for a Master’s at Leiden University. In my spare time I volunteered at the Expatriate Archive Centre in the Hague. They needed someone to make them a new website, so I decided to learn HTML and CSS.

Building this website was so fun that I started to look around for new languages to learn. Since then I've added JavaScript to my repertoire and I'm currently dabbling in Ruby and node.js. At the moment, I'm completing the Free Code Camp course. I love the analytical nature of coding. Just like translating ancient Greek or Latin, you are solving a puzzle while working with established syntactical rules. It is something I would love to make a career out of.

So, are you looking for a hard worker who is keen to learn? Do you have a challenging and supportive environment to offer? If so, let's get in touch!

What I Can Do



HTML5
Advanced

CSS3
Advanced

JavaScript
Advanced

JQuery
Intermediate

Photoshop
Intermediate

Illustrator
Intermediate

node.js
Beginner

Ruby
Beginner
Mark has been a wonderful addition to the PR team at the Expatriate Archive Centre and was instrumental in developing the new EAC website. He is a quick learner and a good team player. I wish him all the success in his future endeavours.
Kristine Racina — Director, Expatriate Archive Centre

What I've Done


The Expatriate Archive Centre
THE EXPATRIATE ARCHIVE CENTRE

I was asked to create a simple website with a blog for the Expatriate Archive Centre, an organisation that collects historical documents and allows researchers access to them.

I implemented the designs using HTML and CSS. Additional functionality was added using basic JavaScript, PHP and Wordpress. I worked closely together with other volunteers, especially with a designer. I reported to the director and PR manager of the organisation and adjusted the website to their needs.

This project was my first opportunity to work with code within an organisation. There are some things I would do differently now, such as considering the implications for responsive design before implementing a website aimed at desktop users and writing neater CSS to make the code more readable for myself and others. While working on my personal website I have paid closer attention to both of these issues.

HTML5
CSS3
JavaScript
PHP
Wordpress
Photoshop
Illustrator

Like What You See?


If you would like to know more about my other skills and experiences, have a look at my resume. For any questions or if you just want to say hi, feel free to use the contact form below or e-mail me directly.

Thanks for getting in touch :)