michelle-louise janion 2019 age 35

Who I am

Hello, my name is Michelle-Louise and welcome to my blog and portfolio.

Born in Lancashire but brought up in Norfolk, I am forever conflicted with how to pronounce words such as bath, grass and glass. I am a firm believer that scone rhymes with gone, though.

My university years were spent in Liverpool, where I discovered my love of Warhammer. And although my degree didn’t send me towards the career in web design I was after, it did lead me to the games industry where I made some amazing friends.

I currently live in Norfolk with my partner and two cats.

a man's hand holding a green pen writes on a clipboard

What I do

I am a skilled and experienced content creator with over ten years’ experience creating multimedia documents for audiences of all skill levels.

I am experienced in writing copy for and designing the layout of documents that meet a wide variety of goals. Whether these items are for online or offline purposes, my work is firmly aimed at informing and guiding users no matter their level of experience.

I specialise in training documents, how-to guides and tutorials, particularly in the software and gaming space. From social media to news posts; emails to product pages; tutorials and how-to guides to press releases – I have created instructional content for a multitude of purposes and platforms.

A sample of my work is available in my written work showcase.

screenshot of an interactive map set in the warhammer 40,000 universe

What I’m working on

Currently I am working on an interactive map set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

This is an ongoing project of mine to create a map showing the movements of various factions and characters during the Horus Heresy (750.M30 to 014.M31).

The map is created with the Leaflet.js library and its progress is documented within my blog.

front view of michelle modelling the galaxy dress with her hands in the pockets

What I dabble in

When I’m not working, or expanding my map project, you’ll often find me doing something creative, climbing or playing video games.

My Blog

When the mood strikes, perhaps as I’m trying my hand at coding, creating my own clothes, or learning another new skill, I’ll make a post on my blog.

My Gallery

I also play around in Photoshop, making websites and forum templates. You can find some of my favourites in the gallery.

Latest blog posts

  • Final version of the 40k map
    There’s a new version of the 40k map up. This version includes changes to the interface, and a few more […]
  • Safran trousers
    I’ve not long since finished working on a pair of skinny jeans using the Deer and Doe Safran pattern. I […]
  • Over 6500 locations
    I’ve just uploaded a new version of the 40k map with around 800 more locations, taking the total to over […]
  • Small Map Update
    I’ve just published a small change to the Warhammer map project. Performance These changes should hopefully improve its performance slightly. […]
  • Christmas Crafts – Snoody Buffs
    For Christmas presents this year I decided to make everyone some scarves. Well, I said the word scarf when I […]
  • Warhammer Map Update – Timeline
    I’ve updated my Warhammer 40k map to finally fulfil the purpose I created it for: to display a timeline of […]