Richard Basgallop CV

Personal Details

Educational Games Developer/ E-learning Programmer in Sussex, UK.

105 Chapel Street
Newhaven, UK, BN9 9QD

For over ten years I have enjoyed working as a web developer. The job has both the intellectual stimulation of learning new skills and the chance to work on complex projects with a variety of people: clients, designers and project managers.

Skill Set

Web Developer with broad experience of OO Javascript/Canvas Games, Vue.js, HTML, CMS and Flash based sites

  • Object Oriented JavaScript
  • Vue.js
  • CSS3
  • EaselJS
  • Canvas
  • jQuery/Backbone/Require
  • Action Script 3.0/Flash
  • WordPress/Drupal
  • Google Maps API

Front End Developer, E-learning Saba/Lumesse

April 2019 –
Front End developer role, delivering e-learning courses, primarily for HSBC.

  • Vue.js
  • CSS3
  • Cadence: in house dev framework
  • Courses include: Jade Academy, Personal Conduct Cases, Anti Bribery and Corruption etc
  • Extensive Accessibility requirements
  • Working closely with Project Manager, Learning Designer, Graphic Designer

Educational Games Developer for Purple Mash, 2Simple

Oct 2014 – March 2019
Programmer on a wide range of complex, interesting and creative educational games.

  • 2Logo/2Logo Challenges, 2Create a Story, 2Connect
  • 2Question, 2Investigate, 2Diy, 2Drag, 2Quiz (templates)
  • Projects in EaselJS and HTML5
  • Web based cross browser, multi platform solution (PC, iPad, Android)
  • High level of autonomy and responsibility
  • Working from home, frequently the sole/lead Programmer liaising with Project Manager and Art Director

New Era Education Services

Feb 2013 – Sept 2014
Lead programmer for the Maths and Computing projects, developing content, based on the National Curriculum, used extensively throughout primary schools, for the Learning Library on the DB Primary Platform.
I particularly enjoyed the Computing Project. A complex, innovative, imaginative solution. As a programmer, it is fascinating to create a tool to teach pupils core coding principles.

  • Object Oriented Javascript/Canvas, jQuery
  • Conceived, designed, then developed the ideas, authored the code, implemented the art direction
  • Developed Teaching Tools, Pupil Activities delivering hundreds of hours of educational content
  • Integrated the applications with the DB Primary LMS

New Era Education Services


Freelance Web Programmer

Projects combined actionscript 3.0 with various api’s (googlemaps, facebook, wordnik dictionary api)

Also building and hosting WordPress sites.

Senior Developer Epic Group plc

May 2000 – Dec 2007
Epic is a Brighton based e-learning company.
As Senior Developer I was responsible for the technical lead on a wide range of projects, working closely with project managers and designers, writing documentation, task lists, and organizing the work of junior developers.

  • Worked on numerous projects for major clients: Barclays, Virgin, Video Arts, Lloyds TSB, Inland Revenue…
  • Javascript, XML, XSLT Templates, VB Macros, Scorm Integration
  • Expert in Accessibility issues

Epic Group Plc

ASP Developer for NetDecisions, Hammersmith

July 99- May 00
I worked on ‘The First Resort’ a travel site, with on line booking for holidays.

  • Front End ASP Programmer/ Designer with direct responsibility for the Holiday Finder Search Process
  • Worked as member of a large team, liaised with the project manager, systems architect, back end developers, database developers, graphics designers.
  • Scripted ASP, JavaScript and SQL queries

Web Programmer for Mediaworks Interactive, Covent Garden

Dec 97- July 99
A small advertising/new media web company.

  • Liaised with clients, designing, developing, managing and updating a wide range of corporate web sites
  • Developed database / page template driven sites, supporting them by building on line editors and search tools.


1983-1986 University of Exeter Bsc(hons) Chemistry

1981-1983 Esher Sixth Form College 3 A levels; Maths (B), Physics (A), Chemistry (B)

1979-1981 Wayneflete School 8 O levels, inc; Computer Science, Maths, English

English Teacher, Prague, Czech Republic
Traveled extensively: India, Australia, Spain, America. Supported myself financially through a wide range of jobs, from painting and decorating to life modeling and juggling

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