I currently live and work in Huddersfield as Creative Director at Offroadcode where I am primarily responsible for the front end design and development of all our projects with significant expertise and experience in travel and ecommerce. My freelance background includes experience working for a range of direct and agency clients since 2006, including leading design and development projects for Jet2Holidays, Lyle & Scott and Olympic Holidays.
I’ve worked on a wide range of projects in the past but felt that my current portfolio of work was no longer an accurate reflection of my current skills and ability, it may be more enlightening for you to check out what I’m up to these days at Offroadcode or get some snapshots of my works in progress at Dribbble.
Download a copy of my CV/resume (3.8mb pdf)
Published articles and features
- Retiring the portfolio screenshot – November 2012
- Is there ever a justification for “responsive text”? – February 2012
- Design is about solving problems – August 2011
- The top responsive web design problems and how to avoid them – August 2012
- Online booking systems build off (5mb pdf) - March 2009
- What stops you buying high value goods online? (September 2013)
I’ve got a BSc Business Economics degree and an MSc in Creative Technology and prior to my career in design, worked in corporate account management for 4 years at O2 managing £2m worth of key mobile phone accounts for their corporate clients. I have a passion for providing great customer service and solving problems.
I’m a keen runner having “discovered” a love for it at the start of 2012 while helping my wife train for the 2012 Manchester Marathon which we both completed in the worst weather anyone would want to run in! I’ve since completed a number of fell and ultra races and am an active supporter of our local parkrun (my parkrun profile).
Some technical notes about the site
The site theme is built using my custom WordPress developer theme Barebones which you can download from Github and use yourself if you wish. The site of course runs on WordPress with a couple of plugins to fill some functionality gaps. The flexible layout is built using a “mobile first” approach which means you should in theory be able to read the site on your phone while in the loo or on a big monitor, I very much believe in the power of responsive design and actively experiment with new techniques here.