Paul Harrison

Learn a little more about me and my history in website design.

Esports web designer and front end developer Paul Harrison

TLDR

  • I have a 1st Class BA Honours Degree in Business Studies
  • I am currently the Website Lead for Method
  • I’m mostly focused on design and front-end development
  • I launched my first website in 2009
  • I play World of Warcraft and Counter Strike: Global Offensive

The Beginning

I first started to find my passion for website design when a group of friends I played counter strike: source with wanted to make a website for their team (called UCAP Gaming). Although, at the time, I had only looked at a few tutorials for a school project, I volunteered to give it go. Of course, being my first real website, it was rather terrible, but it was the start of something.

From this point onwards I frequently made improvements to that website, pushing myself to learn more and I started to develop skillsets and experiences that I still use to this day.

After a couple of years working and learning from my own personal projects, during my first year studying for my Business Studies University degree, I decided to take a leap and accepted a paid project for Reason Gaming. It was whilst working on this project that I could see myself continuing to pursue a career in website design, and more specifically within esports. I was able to apply theory from my degree to my business and my practical experience from my business to my studies.

I continued to take on new projects and launched a number of different websites over the course of the next 2 - 3 years, mostly for esports teams, world of warcraft guilds and small business websites. It was during this time that my own confidence and ability to launch designs and websites that I was proud of grew enough that I could reach out to a larger client than I had worked with before.

Method

www.method.gg

My journey with Method first started when I pitched an idea for a new website in early 2016. I was excited and grateful that they accepted my offer, and I start work straight away. After the design and development was complete, we launched the first version of the Method website that I had produced, design elements of which we continued to carry through to the website you can visit today.

original Method website preview

Over the next couple years, I worked very closely with Method and fellow members of staff to launch several new additions to the website. Some of the most popular being Raid Progress Coverage, Raid History and Guides.

Ever since that first version of the website, I have been working with them ever since, with my work over the last 2 years seeing me work in a much more engaged and inhouse capacity. I knew I had found somewhere I could be both challenged and make an impact, and I still feel that way after over 3 years of being involved.