My Experience

July 2009 – present – Freelance Web Developer

Functioning as a sole trader, available for all types of web development work.
Clients include: News UK, Hey Moscow, Coreware, Liveline, Mike Leach Creative, and Digital Nation.

Some of my recent work:


Working with News UK on a variety of projects.

Continued work on Care for the Family website with Mike Leach Creative.

Working with Digital Academic Ltd


Working with a major international news organisation – building websites in Laravel, WordPress, and Angular.js.

Also 2014-2015 I worked with Bonapeti – led the development team building a responsive WordPress / WooCommerce solution for a food-delivery startup.

Education software supplier – I have developed an Node.js / Sails.JS based server API for their mobile app, and continue to consult on their PhoneGap-based mobile app.


Care for the Family – working with Mike Leach Creative, led the development of a large Christian charity site, integrating with a CRM, donations integration with SagePay, events booking, ensuring it is a mobile-responsive and accessible site.

FussFreePhones – developed a WordPress site for a mobile phone service for the elderly.


Foundee – launched a startup and as technical director, led the development of the Foundee system in Laravel.


Harrington Porter – managing and implementing update of existing website, bringing entire website under WordPress.

Geo-sight – mobile application for mobile data capture for civil engineering company. Implemented cross-platform solution in PhoneGap + jQuery Mobile + Backbone.js for iPhone and Android devices. Technologies include: location aware, camera capture, secure web service planning and integration, Google maps API.

Mobile app project – lead developer from April 2012 to Sept 2012 developing iPhone app in PhoneGap + Backbone + Zepto + iScroll, with GPS, integration with web service, server-side admin tool.

Worksnug – blog – implemented location aware WordPress theme with Google Maps API integration.

Circulation Foundation – implemented charity website in WordPress, including connection to JustGiving donation service.

Social mobile app – implemented PhoneGap app (iPhone), based upon integration with Facebook API, using Backbone + PhoneGap Facebook plugin.

Media share – media sharing site for employees of large mobile company – WordPress site – implemented updates to functionality, added widgets and video upload functionality (integration with

Swansea Community Church site update – gave the WordPress site’s design a facelift, added membership functionality, audio podcasts, integration with Amazon S3, private sections to website for church members. – Welsh common language Bible site (based on Drupal) – styled site, and added Javascript to smooth site functionality.

Addstow – working for Liveline, developed refresh to static HTML site.

Acquisitions Daily – updated site functionality, refreshed responsive graphic HTML email.

Acquisitions Daily – put together team that designed, specified, and developed a WordPress-based paid membership-based news site, with custom elements such as creating custom magazine PDF per user, daily customised news emails, and drag+drop sortable news stories in admin, plus developed mobile theme.

Ambassador Theatre Group – worked as part of small team developing the ATG tickets site. Key elements I worked on include two custom carousel sliders (containing video, overlays, custom animations, etc), and general UI enhancements.

Gentleman and a Van – working for Liveline, I made a WordPress (CMS) version of a static website, also adding in a blog.

Liveminds – working for Liveline, I created this WordPress site (including custom widgets), implementing Liveline’s design.

Epilepsy Action Children’s site – working for Hey Moscow, I created two WordPress network sites giving epilepsy information to children and young people, based on a Hey Moscow design. Includes a gallery allowing submission of images (with confirmation email to parents), tagged question and answer system, videos, events, news, and custom widgets.

Logan Tod – developed WordPress-based corporate website, with multiple custom templates, and custom client and partner post types. Later, added database registration to events calendar.

London Apprenticeships Company – working for Hey Moscow, I created WordPress Multisite system for college apprenticeships, with apprenticeships displayed on dynamic Google maps, multiple taxonomy autocomplete searching, online application system with backend application management system.

Rowan Chocolatier – designed & developed WordPress-based site, including online chocolate shop (WP-Ecommerce) system, plus wholesaler’s site.

Dreamfit Joinery – customised and set up site based on a template for a joinery/kitchen fitting business.

Ffald-y-Brenin – designed and built Joomla based site for Christian retreat centre, incorporating VirtueMart shop, and using components such as ChronoForms component, events system (JEvents), newsletter functionality (AcaJoom).

Barking and Dagenham College – developed WordPress-based site, dynamically integrated with electronic course data, with elements such as autocomplete course search, online application, and custom post types for elements such as events, news, and careers. lead developer of Reference Tree application platform (Jan 2010 – Sep 2010). Working on the CodeIgniter application framework and Doctrine ORM. – developed media rich focus topic site for Thomson Reuters, based on WordPress, with extensive plugin and widget development. – developed news and web community site for Thomson Reuters, based on WordPress MU.

Swansea Community Church – designed and developed site

Other work:

Feba map – implemented map and voting system based on design from Mike Leach Creative, with database and link to Constant Contact. Also implemented mobile registration site.

The Hubble – implemented site modifications to prepare site for launch.

Love to Move – developed custom form component for Joomla site.

CCC – added in custom Glossary component for Joomla site. – WordPress site. Added slider, and modified various pages. – WordPress site. Site modifications and updates in line with client requirements.

2009 – added WordPress-based blog element to site, integrated with site look and feel.

Other sites:

Choice Friends – to be published, awaiting content. Significant WordPress development, custom database, shop, custom events plugin, category-based menus. – (replaced due to Energy UK organisational issues) developed Joomla-based site for energy organisation. Theme and components developed / customised.

2009 – (now inactive) created interim corporate website in WordPress, based on supplied graphic design, incorporating video playback and a custom jquery video selector. – site modifications (added data collection form, automatic file listing and download functionality, drop down menus, additional static pages).

Sept 2007 – July 2009 – Student at Bible College of Wales, Swansea

Took a two year career break to study for a Diploma in Theology with Ministry Studies.

July 2005 – Aug 2009 – Applications/UI Team, Motorola

Managed the Messaging application components for the Motorola Z8 handset from conception to launch, managing third party companies, and developing related components in Symbian / UIQ.

Sept 2003 – July 2005 – UI/Application team – Feature Phones, Sendo

Handled development of UI widget integration layer for Teleca Mobile Suite 2 (MS2) – for MMS, WAP browser, and Content Management System on embedded GSM mobile handsets. Also travelled to Singapore (May 2005) to train colleagues in MS2 and system

March 2001 – August 2003 – Games team, Sendo

Development of games for embedded GSM mobile handset, including 2-player SMS games – from conception through development to customisation for mobile operators.

October 1999 – March 2001 – Software Developer – Communications, DERA

Worked on Corporate Research Project investigating intelligent adhoc network algorithms, developed test application in MFC (Visual C++) to enable and development analysis of algorithms.

Jun 1999 – Sept 1999, Jan 1999, Jun 1998 – Sept 1998 – Intern Web Developer, Reuters

Student internship. With small team I developed the Reuters Graduate Recruitment website, which won the Times Best Graduate Recruitment Website Award.

My Education

  • 2007 – 2009 – Diploma in Theology with Ministry Studies, Bible College of Wales
  • 1996 – 1999 – 2:1 BSc (Hons) Computer Science / Software Engineering, University of Birmingham

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