What I’m looking for
I'm looking for a design and / or front-end development role. I'd love to work in a product team that has a focus on user experience and accessibility.
Ideally, the product team would work on something that makes a genuinely positive impact on the people that use it and the team don’t use manipulation tactics to increase engagement.
I’d love to work in a design and UX focused role, rather than a technical role. I love working with prototypes and small, light concepts, so anything orientated towards that would be great.
I'm really up for working with you if:
- You have a diverse team with diverse leadership
- You are profitable and not reliant on funding
- You pay well and provide generous holiday and sickness allowances
- You cover health insurance for me and my family
- You offer a remote role and have established remote procedures and workflows
- You support a flexible work day. 9-5 is not ideal for me
- You encourage work on personal side-projects, articles and talks by providing on-the-clock time to do them
- You provide a training and / or a conference budget
- You provide a generous tech budget for workstation and related accessory costs
- You pay your staff fairly with no wage discrimination
- Your interview process involves no whiteboards or Fizz Buzz
Where I’d like to work
Ideally, I'd like to work remotely, exclusively at this time. I'm cool with infrequent travel to HQ and team meet ups though. I'm currently based in the U.K. and I'm happy to work for a company in any country.
If your role is only or partly in-house, I'd be willing to consider a truly exceptional package and / or a truly exceptional product or cause.
I started designing and building websites as a hobby in 2006 with a trusty copy of ‘Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction’. My interest levels really peaked when I discovered that you could modify the look and feel of your MySpace page and build free GeoCities sites.
In my years of working in this industry I have been lucky enough to work with great brands such as Harley-Davidson®, Sky, British Cycling, the NHS and Oracle. Working with these organisations has allowed me to work on exciting and challenging projects at scale.
I love to focus my time on building lightweight, progressively enhanced user-first products. I try hard to make sure that everything I build is accessible and user-friendly. I'm not fussed about "hot new tech" unless it proves itself to be useful in delivering a quality experience to a user.
You can see what I'm currently doing on my now page.
I have worked as a professional designer and developer on the web since 2009. During this time I've worked in a variety of companies which include agencies and product teams.
Notable projects I was involved with
- A dealer platform that initially rolled out as 120 sites in over 20 languages for Harley-Davidson®. This ended up being the basis for a now very successful, global dealer platform product.
- A cycling social network for Sky and British Cycling which had hundreds of thousands of active members.
- A practice management app that powered thousands of private practices along with many NHS practices. It serviced thousands of active users and patients per day and the design system that I created for them continues to power a desktop app, a web-based online booking system and a native iOS and Android app.
- A complete redesign and rebuild of the largest online bass guitar learning platform, Scott’s Bass Lessons. We made it easier for thousands of active users to discover, consume and track learning material. We also helped to make their famous and incredibly busy forum integrate seamlessly with the brand new platform.
Notable open source and side projects
- Boilerform is a CSS and HTML form base-point that helps take the headache of working with forms away
- My Browser is a small, Node-powered progressive web app that gives support and QA folks detailed information about a user's browser in a friendly, shareable way
- Dev Pal is a small website where a beginner developer can come along and ask me a question
- TypeMate is a little script that removes orphans from your content
Notable articles that I've written recently
- The power of progressive enhancement - Medium
- A series that I co-authored with Lara Schenck on Learning Gutenberg - CSS-Tricks
- Using Sass to control scope with BEM naming - CSS-Tricks
- Small tweaks that can make a huge impact on your website’s accessibility - CSS-Tricks
You can view a select archive of my writing here.
Get in touch
I'd love to talk to you if you think we could make awesome stuff together. The best way to contact me is via email: email@example.com.