My biggest professional motivation is to help small businesses grow, which lets them take on more staff and makes everyone better off. I offer value in both my technical knowledge and my experience working in a range of industries. My aim with all clients is to become a collaborative partner rather than just a service provider (but I promise not to sulk too much if you ignore my advice).
Building websites since 1997
(and good ones since about 2008)
I built my first website in 1997, on the topic of the multiplayer shooter Quake II, which my dad allowed me to play for one hour of dial-up internet a night (so exactly when I found time to publish a website I don’t know).
Two years later, while in sixth form, I launched Lost That Loving Feeling, a satirical Nottingham Forest fan site that endures/is endured to this day.
As my writing career progressed, I continued to create sites and worked for an online wholesaler for a while, but it wasn’t until the late 2000s that I started using the WordPress CMS to publish my work and learned PHP so I could customise my templates.
After building up a portfolio in my spare time, I started freelancing as a developer in 2011, soon progressing from simple websites to complex online business systems.
I landed my first agency job in 2015 and won a few awards the following year, dontcha know. I then moved to another of the East Midlands’ best-ranked digital agencies before stepping back into freelance work.
You can read my full employment history in my CV.