At the heart of what I do, I am a creative problem-solver; I use my expertise and experience to champion change and improve the web for my clients and their customers. I'm a tech-lead who uses React, JavaScript, CSS and HTML to develop innovative and strategic solutions to online problems and design and implement beautiful, accessible websites.

When left to my own devices, my preferred tech stack is React, with Typescript(or vanilla JavaScript), SCSS, on top of Webpack, and GraphQL, with Gatsbyor NextJS. This is then fed into an automated CI pipeline on AWSor Netlifyvia Gitand tested with Jest.

However, as a contractor, I have been afforded the opportunity to be involved in a wide selection of exciting and varied projectsusing any number of different approaches and technologies.

My experience includes years of development within React, Angular, Polymerand Clojureecosystems, integrating with JAVA, .NET, Python, and more traditional PHPand e-commerce with Episerverand AEM. As a result, I am adaptable and confident, able to pick up new SPAframeworks, and integrate quickly into different working environments, including customer-facing big-name household brands and enterprise-level software development, right the way down to much smaller greenfield projects and local businesses.

As an accomplished lead developer, I am confident in management-focused roles, adept in meeting clients or stakeholders, and a level-headed team mentor. As web development is an ever-evolving field, I work hard to keep abreast of emerging technologies, and I'm always happy to share that knowledge with others.

Outside work, I watch disaster movies and read sci-fi. I was once part of a relatively successful band, touring alongside the sorts of names you might recognise. I once stared very briefly in a popular music video. I'm a published author and a retired public speaker. I appreciate good-quality whisky and dark rums but then ruin them with cheap coke or bitters. I'm a genuinely qualified rally driver and an everyday petrolhead with a penchant for Italian metal, although you will more likely find me driving a Volvo or a Volkswagen now. I enjoy the occasional meal out and have been known to turn my hand to cooking, although that can result in us getting a takeaway after I've burnt the dinner...

Above all, I am a husband and father; since the arrival of my daughter four years ago, you will most likely find me rounding off the day exhausted and covered in glitter.