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Connor Banks

BSc (Hons) Web Design and Development

Graduated 2017

Connor Banks

I’m the Managing Director of CrankTech Digital Marketing, a business that specialises in website design and development, search engine optimisation, content creation, social media management and marketing strategy.

I started my business in my first year of university, which allowed me to apply the skills I learned on real world situations. I continued with the business and created a full time job out of it, which gave me the freedom of working for myself.

Creating and building a business is something I always had on my list of things I wanted to do, and it seemed right to give this a go while studying. After a lot of hard work and long hours, it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made.

I loved the atmosphere of university: the welcoming feeling, freedom to use facilities, and access to all the resources I needed.

Solent prepared me for my career by teaching me the skills I needed to be independent, goal drive, and gave me an understanding that the learning process is never over. 

My biggest piece of advice for those interested in studying web design and development would be to ensure you’re doing something you love, and then practice as much as you can. The best you can do is always better than someone who isn’t doing anything.

Adam Elsbury
Final year BSc (Hons) Web Design and Development student Adam Elsbury completed the Extreme Blue global internship programme with IBM.
Dry January app
Designing apps
Two students had the fantastic opportunity to support the development of the Dry January app for Alcohol Change UK.
Anushka Monteiro
First year BSc (Hons) Web Design and Development student Anushka Monteiro was recently selected to take part in a three day creative data academy.
Pawtastic - student wins Adobe challenge
Adobe held a live challenge aimed at UI/UX designers, MSc Digital Design student Natasha Deacon won! Entrants were tasked with designing a 3+ screen web experience for pet socials and playdates using Adobe XD and the Pawtastic UI kit that was provided.
Usability lab
Usability lab
The UX lab usability testing facility is based at our city centre campus and is available for commercial and academic projects and provides services such as usability testing, observation, and evaluation. With the use of the world’s top eye tracking device, Tobii.