Freelance Front-end / WordPress developer

I'm a freelance front-end web developer working in the industry since the turn of the millenium. I also build WordPress sites and have some experience with Drupal.

After working as a Lead Front-end Developer for several years at a Midlands-based Web Agency I relocated to the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire between Sheffield and Manchester and for a decade now I have been surrounded by beautiful scenery and many glorious gritstone edges. During this time I've continued working in web development as a freelancer providing services, mostly remotely, to both web agencies and individual businesses in UK, Europe and USA.

Previous work includes web projects for companies such as:

  • UNHCR
  • Vodafone
  • TNT
  • IKEA
  • Healthy Back Bag
  • Red Square Pictures
  • Virgin Active
  • Musto

Recent projects include:

  • WordPress site for a major London casting agency
  • Front-end for UNHCR Intranet
  • Front-end for a leading UK electrical spare parts retailer

With regards to approaches and tools etc. all my work has been fully responsive for many years and standards compliant where possible. For larger projects now I'll often utilise part or all of a front-end framework such as Bootstrap to customise and build on top of.

Whilst I'm very familiar with frameworks such as Bootstrap this doesn't mean I can't work without them - having worked in front-end development since before any frameworks were around I'm quite capable of coding things from scratch or using a client's alternative preferred solution also if required.

I prefer to use Sass for css pre-processing along with build tools such as gulp but am open to other options also. And for source control Git and SVN are the systems I'm most familiar with.