Web Designer / Developer Extraordinaire

I'm an experienced web designer and developer hybrid from Perth, WA. I like yellow, lions and tech.

What is Lyton Darque?

“Lyton Darque” is a play on words. It’s a pretty obvious one – “Light and Dark”. At first, I simply came up with “LytonD” – inspired by friends’ crazy usernames and video game characters. Then I decided I needed a cool faux last name which sounded ever-so-slightly French and mysterious. Though slightly cliche, I chose Darque. Lyton Darque. At your service.

My real name’s James Norris. Does that have an interesting back-story too? Nah. People do seem to think I can round-house kick for some reason though.

Delve into the past and learn my personal history...

Think back to the 90’s. Rockin’ music, internet technology in its younger years and fashion sense at an all time low. One struggling old Pentium 2 PC gave me a chance to use Microsoft Paint for the first time when I wasn’t in school. Many images of cartoon cats were printed, many printer ink cartridges were depleted. Sometimes there was a bit of SimCity 2000 thrown in for good measure (and some space relation skills).

It wasn’t until I got hold of a terrible old laptop – the Sony VAIO VGN-B55G – that I learned to use Corel Draw with a touchpad. Eventually, I progressed to Photoshop CS1 and created many pieces of art, signatures and digital constructs through my various adventures on the net. From webcomics, pixel art, sprites for games, photo-manipulations, 3D creations, video productions and bouts of creative writing, I felt unstoppable.

It was later after graduating High School and entered University that I learned to script for virtual worlds like Second Life and Furcadia, and even dabbled in the production of web games with HTML canvas. This lead to an appreciation for more technical web code like javascript, jQuery and PHP. I learned to combine my visual and technical skills into a series of solid work-pieces and continue to do so to this day.

Experience

Head of Systems & Design
Dilate Digital

Head of Web Development
Dilate Digital

Founder
LytonDarque Design

Web Designer & Developer
Business Armadale

Data Entrist & Web Designer
Lasico PTY LTD

HRS Assessor
Lionbridge Technologies

Graphic & Web Designer
SEE Forge PTY LTD

Education

Bachelor of Science
Interactive Digital Design /
Games Software Design & Production

Murdoch University

Skills

Creative
Web Design
Interface Design
Style & Branding
Adobe Creative Suite
HTML5 & GIF Animations
Web Standards & Accessibility
Content Creation & Editing

Technical
HTML5 & Canvas, XHTML,
CSS 2.0 & 3.0, Bootstrap,
Javascript, jQuery, PHP,
Wordpress, Shopify, Drupal,
Joomla, PHP-Fusion, Litmus,
Responsive Websites,
Responsive HTML Email

Project, Software & Server Management
Windows XP; 7; 8; 8.1; 10, Android Expertise
Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint
Dropbox for Business
Google Suites: Adwords; Analytics; Apps for Business; Tag Manager; Web Designer; Webmaster
Support & Ticketing Systems
Direct Tech Support
Task Management Systems
WHM & cPanel
FTP & Email Setup
Remote Access Software