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I am a freelance web developer currently based in Bristol UK (previously having spent 5 years in Berlin, Germany). I have over 12 years of experience in full-stack web application development. I offer my services as a coder for hire to work with businesses of all sizes including start-ups, creative agencies, designers and other freelancers.

Case Studies

BHA - Data Map

BHA - Data Map

A custom WordPress plugin that displays a choropleth map of UK Local Authority Districts and data pertaining to the economic contribution of the Hospitality Industry, plugin produced in association with London based creative agency Surgery Creations using Mapbox and Leaflet.js
relevantive

relevantive

A new WordPress theme for Berlin based UX consultants relevantive GmbH.
DtGV

DtGV

A custom WordPress theme built for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verbraucherstudien DtGV a consumer study awards website for the German market. The theme is white-labeled and installed on a WordPress multi-network with WPML for translations in other markets in Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Poland
Muvon - Calculator

Muvon - Calculator

An interactive front-end tool for a Dusseldorf based E-Mobility startup muvon.de conceptualised by Berlin based creative agencyBattalion. The tool is primarily an interactive front end installed via a WordPress plugin that interacts with a custom Python Web Service.
Ansana

Ansana

A rapidly prototyped MVP (Minimum Viable Product) for ansana.de to help gain backing and financing for a German health startup. Using Laravel as the back-end PHP framework and LESS and Bootstrap for rapid front-end prototyping.
Gofossilfree.org Pension Divestment Map

Gofossilfree.org Pension Divestment Map

A custom WordPress plugin built for campaign group 350.org for their UK fossil fuel divestment campaign at gofossilfree.org. Featured in the Guardian and trending on Twitter in the UK under #DivestPensions. The plugin features a custom .csv to WordPress data import tool, to handle the large amounts of data collected. The front-end displays a Choropleth Map built using leaflet-JS, chroma-js, and Mapbox it incorporates AJAX datatables to display information easily in tabular form.
Opel Corsa OH! Microsite

Opel Corsa OH! Microsite

Working with the team at Stink Digital in Berlin, I coded the Caligraphy microsite for the new Opel Corsa “OH!” campaign using interactive HTML5 video elements for an innovative “drive your own name” marketing campaign. See the video here
enpact

enpact

A custom WordPress theme for a Berlin based non-profit organisation working in the international development startup sector. The theme is white-labeled and installed on a WordPress multi-network with other sites in the company’s repertoire: enpact.org, startup-meter.org, and startup-connect.org
Bike Configurator

Bike Configurator

A product configurator plugin, which has evolved over the last few years into a fully integrated plugin for WordPress sites using Woocommerce composite products.The plugin allows complex composite product types (such as a custom bicycle) to have an interactive image map to allow customers to easily select and visually configure their product components.
User-Research-Lab Media Diary

User-Research-Lab Media Diary

As part of the Innovation Incubator at Leuphana University of Lüneburg the User-Research-Lab project was conducted in association with the BBC as an ethnographic study into the way we use media to consume news material in the digital age. The site works as an intranet allowing a network of users from around the world to report news stories that interested them to moderators from the research group.
Manchester University - MyThesis Microsite

Manchester University - MyThesis Microsite

A web portal for Manchester University thesis binding, built in VB.NET.
Screenpitch - Social Networking  for Screenwriters

Screenpitch - Social Networking for Screenwriters

Screen-pitch is an online film “pitching” portal, a social media site connecting screenwriters and producers through an online video pitching system. Designed by depage.net, I worked with the team primarily on the backend development working in PHP and MySQL and contributed to the depage open source framework with some new jQuery plugins.
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Services

Frontend Web Development

A frontend web developer is concerned with the practise of developing the aspect of website code that is delivered to, and runs on the “client-side” (i.e. in the user’s web browser).

As an experienced frontend web developer I am well versed in all the modern technologies that form an integral part of responsive web design, and am skilled in producing the HTML, CSS and JavaScript for a website that a user can see and interact with directly. My toolset includes: HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, JavaScript, AJAX, SEO, Bootstrap, Structured Data, W3C Standards, Grunt, Minification tools.

Backend Web Development

My backend skills are primarily as a PHP / MySQL developer, though I have worked extensively with Microsoft .NET languages (C# and VB.NET) and SQL Server in the past, and I’ve also developed applications in Ruby on Rails and other database platforms (PostgreSQL).

I studied software engineering as part of my Masters degree in Electronic Engineering at York University, and am familiar with modern software design methodologies including Object Oriented (OO) programming, MVC, Agile, and Test Driven Development TDD.