I’m a freelance designer and the Creative Director at Offroadcode where I am responsible for the front end design and development of all our client projects.
Speaking at Dot York Conference – May 2014
My primary areas of expertise are in travel and ecommerce design along with WordPress and Umbraco development.
I’m also a freelance designer with experience including a range of direct and agency design and development projects for brands including Jet2Holidays, Lyle & Scott, Virgin Holidays, Olympic Holidays and many more. 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). Join me on Strava and check out my running blog too.
About this 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. I very much believe in the power of responsive design and actively experiment with new techniques here.