Darren Toner - a man in a poncho standing on top of a beautiful mountain overviewing a valley
Specialising in
  • ACF Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress

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Hello👋
I'm Darren Toner

About Me

Let’s think of your website as your digital storefront.

25+

Sites designed & developed

3

Years of experience

15+

Custom Plugins

Hello, I'm Darren Toner, a WordPress Developer and Graphic Designer based in Belfast. I started my journey in graphic design, where I discovered a passion for creating visually appealing and functional designs.

This love for design naturally extended into web development, allowing me to turn creative ideas into fully-fledged websites.

Location Belfast

With experience in both design and development

I strive to create websites that are not only beautiful but also user-friendly and efficient. Using tools like HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Bootstrap, and Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), I deliver tailored solutions that meet your unique needs.

Frontend
Development

UI/UX Design Responsive Design

I create visually appealing and functional websites using Bootstrap, PHP loops, and custom SCSS. My process involves designing for at least three screen sizes to ensure a responsive experience. I prefer using CSS as much as possible before resorting to JavaScript.

WordPress
Development

Custom Themes Minimal Plugin Use

I develop WordPress sites with minimal plugin reliance for better security and performance. ACF allows clients to easily update content without affecting the website's structure. I manage all aspects of deployment, including AWS setup, SMTP and SSL configuration, and domain mapping, with ongoing maintenance and daily backups.

Back-End
Development

ACF Integration AWS Deployment

I use ACF for custom content types and deploy websites on AWS Lightsail. My setup includes SSL via Let's Encrypt and SMTP through Outlook or the client's preferred service, ensuring secure and efficient operations.

Teaching and
Mentoring

One-on-One Guidance Skill Development

I offer one-on-one mentoring to improve skills in web development and design, ensuring full understanding of processes and technologies.

Print
Specialisations

Large Format Printing Colour Management

I have extensive experience with large-format printers and colour management, ensuring high-quality outputs for both print and web designs.

Resume

Work Experience

2021 - Present
WordPress Developer

at Four Gears

I develop responsive WordPress sites, focusing on custom WooCommerce functionalities, and utilise HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Bootstrap, and ACF. I manage AWS setup, domain mapping, SMTP configuration, and SSL security for streamlined deployment.

2021
Large Format Operator

at Northside Graphics

I ran various wide-format printers to complete printed orders within deadlines, ensuring high-quality standards and efficient production.

2019 - 2021
Junior Test Engineer

at CodeAim Limited

I assisted in ensuring software quality through functional and regression testing, and helped document and report test results.

2016 - 2021
Graphic Designer & Print Associate

at Kolormaster

I managed personalised design projects using Adobe Creative Suite, ensuring efficiency in order completion and maintaining high standards in printing operations.

My Education

2005 - 2011
St Marys CBGS

GCSE
Science: A
Financial Services: B
Art: B
Music: B
Math: C
English Literature: C

AS Levels
Financial Services: C
ICT: E

2011 - 2014
Belfast Met

Level 2 in Communication Skills
Level 2 Award in Reflective Practice
Level 3 BTEC Diploma in ICT Software Development
Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary in Creative Media Production

Other Achievements
Achievements

2012 / Class Mentor - Adobe Dreamweaver
2012 / Class Mentor - Adobe Photoshop
2012 / Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel
2014 / Performed on BBC's Spotlight
Forklift Licence
Full UK Driving Licence

Contact

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Location

Belfast