About Me

So, about me…

I’m a freelance web designer and developer living in Warrington with my beautiful wife Claire, our daughters Sophie and Georgia, and dog Yogi. I’ve been involved in the online media industry for 12 years, working as a freelance web developer since 2011.

Prior to gaining my experience in the commercial world I spent four years at the University of Surrey where I worked my way through a degree in Maths and Computing Science, where I developed a passion for web development, soaking up as much knowledge of both server side and client side technologies as I could!

University was then followed by working for online marketing agency Just Search (now Digital Next), where I worked with small and medium sized businesses to build websites that maximised conversion rates and improved visibility in search engines. These sites ranged from simple brochure sites to complex ecommerce systems requiring custom integration with 3rd party logistics and accounting systems.

After 5 years I decided to make the leap to freelancing, specialising in Magento website development and maintenance, and obtaining Magento Developer and Frontend certification in the process. This freelance environment has then allowed me to develop stronger direct relationships with clients and get to know the way they operate, gaining insight that leads to the development of bespoke features and solutions to improve their business operations.

My technical skillset

  • Programming
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • (x)HTML & CSS
    • JavaScript (jQuery, Vue.js, Prototype)
  • Platforms
    • Magento
    • Laravel
    • WordPress
    • Zend Framework