About. Who is Kyle?

Hey, I’m Kyle McHatton, a digital developer from Fife in Scotland currently working for ICAS in Edinburgh. I am a graduate from the University of Abertay, Dundee where I completed my Bsc(Hons) in Multimedia Development. I live, breathe and absolutely love digital design.  Nothing makes me happier than building digital content, cultivating it, and watching it come to fruition.

Although passion lies with the web in all its mediums, my true talent is being a master of all trades and a sponge for information. Through my studies I have also become quite handy at some other digital creative fields, such as animation and interactive experiences using Flash and being able to create digital art using Photoshop. I have used this insight to polish, cultivate and adapt my skills, in my never-ending mission to learn so that I can continue to be at the cutting-edge of digital development.

When I’m not engulfed in computers, I tend to be out socialising or hurling my significant bulk around the ice rink playing for my local ice hockey team.

Having me on your side, you can rest assured you will get the best of the best. Because for me second best will never be enough.

What’s in my skill set

In my skill set I have a little bit of everything. The foundation of skills you’re looking for, the fresh face, mind and perspective you need. I have the technical skills necessary and more importantly, the drive and ambition required to make every project a success.

Here are some of my key skills:

  • 5+ Years Industry Experience
  • Thorough understanding of design principles
  • Excellent knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • High level skills in the Adobe® Creative Suite
  • Project management experience
  • In-depth knowledge of WordPress and Joomla
  • Experience with numerous frameworks, such as jQuery
  • Able to manage multiple projects
  • Self-Starter & responsible
  • A meticulous need for perfection.

What is this website?

This website has become my online secret hobbit-hut. Since it’s inception I used it for a variety of uses, but primarily this is where I house my blog & portfolio.

I tend to write about a number of topics, ranging from design ideas and tools, usability theories and things that have caught my interest. With my career as a digital developer morphing between designer and programmer and over the last few years, my portfolio shows a varied style of projects I have worked on and I describe my exact role within each project.

This version of the website has been a long time coming, and it’s probably my favourite design so far or at least until I have that next great idea to try.

Why you should hire me

I’m ready. Are you? I’m dying to get to know you. And I have a feeling you want to get to know me. So just do it already. Let’s have a talk and find out how we can get started on changing the world together. You can send me a message via my contact page.

You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn.