Valentin Arkhipov


I make web applications that power business.

My services cover the 'full stack' of web applications: from the initial idea through to design, development and finally deployment and maintenance. I have over 12 years of experience with all manner of clients and projects.

I solve problems with a focus on simplicity and product quality, making innovative systems which keep my clients and their customers happy. My aim is always to create a technically, aesthetically and functionally pleasing product.


Recent projects


Boxhug

Boxhug

Valentin is a hard working and driven individual, his passion to always over-deliver ensures he builds first class web and mobile applications. As a "full stack" developer he is extremely capable of achieving excellent results thanks to his creative ideas and hands on approach to web development.

- Igor Rubets, Founder

An innovative storage company. Working closely with the founder, I have taken this project from an unfinished state to a clean and fully functional operation. It has since won Virgin's 2014 Pitch2Rich startup award from Richard Branson and a panel of judges.

Visit boxhug.com

Virgin's press release

MixBolt

MixBolt

Open source DJ app built using the latest HTML5 tech, primarily WebAudio API, Canvas and Local Storage. Lets people skillfully mix music with just their browser.

This project is completely mine, with no outside developers, designers or investors.

Visit mixbolt.com

View project on github

Gilder Group

Gilder Group

Gilder group are the oldest Volkswagen dealer in the UK, up until recently they had Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Honda brands under their belt. The system manages a lot of content and used car data for a range of dealerships. Probably the best dealer website in the UK, very easy to navigate and manage. A great deal of automation, data processing, stats gathering, customer survey and reporting, financial and stock systems integration...the list is endless!

Visit gildergroup.co.uk

Invent Clothing

Invent Clothing

One of the top systems in the booming print-on-demand industry. Invent's great service allows their clients to grow and scale with ease, which means we are currently working on an even more awesome system to meet the demand.

Visit inventclothing.com

Avidimages

Avidimages

An automated Saas photolibrary software I have built and run with my partner, it's proving popular with news outlets in Australia.

Visit avidimages.com

Daver Steels

Daver Steels

Engineering company in Sheffield, continuing the local tradition of steel manufacturing and craftsmanship.

Visit daversteels.co.uk

Hallam Medical

Hallam Medical

One of the top medical staffing agencies in the UK, they keep the very busy health sector ticking along with an easy to manage site.

Visit hallammedical.com


CV


Valentin Arkhipov on Linkedin


Development

Extensive Linux experience.

Test Driven Development (TDD), Git, SVN.

General programming

C/C++, C#, Java, Python, Node.js, Ruby and some Assembly

Web

HTML5, XML, CSS (+Sass/Stylus etc), SVG, Canvas, WebAudio, etc

Server side

Ruby, Python, Node.js, PHP, ASP (+.NET), Shell, Perl, Java Servlets / JSP

Client side

JavaScript (+ CoffeeScript), jQuery

Data

PostgreSQL, MySQL, Firebird, SQL Server, MongoDB, Redis

Queues

RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ


Design

Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop (+ digital painting), Illustrator, InDesign, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, Painter, 3D Studio Max, VRay Rendering System, Rhino 3D


Career summary

I have undertaken various freelance and non-commercial projects throughout my working life, please get in touch for more info.

Developer

Boxhug Ltd, UK (2014)

  • System re-build and public launch
  • UI and UX overhaul, mobile
  • Marketing (PPC, analytics feedback, landing and conversion optimization, etc)

Developer

AtticTV Pte Ltd, Taiwan/Singapore (2013-2014)

  • Back-end systems for a mobile app outfit
  • Content discovery and acquisition
  • Ruby and Node.js

Developer

Kdan mobile, Taiwan (2013)

  • Mail system design and implementation
  • Consulation on test driven development

Developer / Partner

QR8 Design Ltd. (2006 - 2013)

  • System architecture design, development and deployment
  • API design and integration, automated systems
  • Server administration, scripting and automation
  • 3D & 2D graphics, motion graphics
  • Research and consultation, business planning, co-founded offshoot startups

Web developer

Webtechnik Ltd. (2005 - 2006)

  • Web site design and development, research and consultation
  • Graphic design - layout graphics, image manipulation, content illustration
  • CMS systems (Novelty at the time)
  • E-commerce systems
  • Server setup and maintenance

Designer / Tech

Need-A-Sign (2005)

  • Large media print design and setup
  • Vector design and plotter setup
  • Software/Hardware setup and maintenance

Technical co-founder

Prometheus UK Ltd (2004 - 2005)

  • Bespoke desktop/back office system development
  • Integration with Microsoft Office
  • Cryptography and networking
  • Concurrent operations and multi-threading
  • Multiple database integration (SQL Server, Jet, Firebird)
  • RDBMS development, database design, stored procedures
  • GUI design, icons, GUI graphics, promotional literature
  • Company web site design and development
  • Direct mass marketing and marketing data acquisition

Designer / Developer / Print technician

DS Print & Design (2003 - 2004)

  • Web design, accessibility and standards coding
  • Web development using PHP and ASP
  • Bespoke content management systems (dawn of such systems!)
  • Book publishing, graphic design
  • Customer service, answering customer queries (over phone/email or in person)
  • Digital print, binding, cutting and folding machinery setup and operation