My work is experienced by millions of users worldwide every year and ranges from modest responsive HTML emails and one-page websites right the way up to some of the most-visited websites in the UK.
Often working with UX teams or designers (occasionally from flat designs - PSD or Sketch - or wireframes), I ensure that my projects are pixel-perfect, optimised, responsive, cross-browser compatible, and accessible for you, your customers, and search engines. My work performs regardless of whether it is accessed using my Grandmother's twenty-three year-old Pentium II PC, or the latest touch-screen mobile device.
I thrive in busy environments and on interesting projects: I work with a meticulous eye for detail, and I'm just as happy working from my own little web-studio (PixelCounter) as I am in your office, and with your team. As an accomplished lead-developer I am also competent in team or project management roles, confident in both meetings with clients or stakeholders, and in mentoring junior members of the team. As front-end web development is an ever-evolving field, I work hard to keep abreast of emerging technologies and I'm always happy to impart that knowledge to others.
I graduated from the University of Surrey with a first-class degree in Computing & IT, and with a focus on Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence, but my career started years earlier. At that time IE6 was king and front-end development was in a phase of transformation from archaic table-based layouts and in-line styles to the HTML5 and CSS3 standards enjoyed today. I saw this conflict of standards and emerging techniques as a challenge and have spent the past seventeen years learning, developing, testing, cursing at IE, and contributing back to the community.
Outside of my professional career I'm a qualified rally driver and an every-day petrolhead with a penchant for Italian metal. I listen to a lot of music and often enjoy it quite loud (or even better: live). I watch disaster movies and American TV shows; occasionally I turn my hand to cooking, usually resulting in ordering takeaway... I play guitar and sing badly, but I play Mario Kart and Goldeneye extremely well. I'm a published author and occasional speaker, I appreciate good-quality whiskeys and dark rums before ruining them with cheap coke, ginger beer, or bitters, and I love to travel when time allows.
Clients I've been involved with include:
- Go Compare
- British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
- Shell UK
- Marks & Spencer
- Blackthorn Cider