Phil Thompson is an experienced freelance web designer / web developer; currently splitting his time between a number of different web agencies and clients across Manchester.
Phil specialises in Front-end web code and WordPress. For those of you who don’t speak geek, this means he converts web designs (usually from Photoshop) into fully-functioning websites built upon the incredibly easy-to-use WordPress platform. He can also design websites and build them using PHP (coupled with MySQL). He also knows a fair bit about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and getting websites noticed.
His professional experience has enabled Phil to gain a very good understanding of how websites work, from how they initially attract people to how they convince those same people to purchase/read/subscribe and subsequently return. Phil has a proven record of improving the fortunes of websites, whether that means increasing profits or increasing their findability in search engines.
Examples & work history
Through his work with digital agencies, Phil has worked with some large global and national brands including Playstation, The Rolling Stones, Boots, EA Games. This work is usually as part of a team.
For those interested in some of the projects Phil has been involved in, there is an online portfolio and for those interested in reading about what Phil has done in his career so far/his skills, there is an online CV. You can also see Phil’s Linkedin profile to see more about him work-wise.
Phil is available for freelance/contract work. Why not get in touch to see what Phil can offer.
Phil has lived in Manchester for over 10 years and currently resides in the Whalley Range area of Manchester with his two housemates with whom he likes to watch (terrible, but at the same time awesome) Jason Statham films.
He cycles to work which keeps him fit and allows him to feel like an environmentally-aware superhero; on rainy days (of which there are many in Manchester) he wears some rather fetching waterproof cycling trousers – so don’t worry about him.
Phil tries to attend Northern Digitals and BLAB nights as and when possible.
Currently Phil’s chosen charities are:
- The Christie, a Manchester-based Cancer centre that treats over 40,000 patients a year. Phil currently donates £600 a year.
- Wood Street Mission, a Manchester-based charity providing practical help to children and their families. Phil currently donates £180 a year.
- Shelter, a national UK charity working with homeless people. Phil currently donates £180 a year.
Phil also makes one-off donations as and when friends ask (if they are running/cycling an event for a charity). Stand-out events like Comic Relief, Sport Relief, Children in Need, etc always seem to tug at the heart strings so they usually get a donation too.
What’s with the yellow?
The short answer is because Phil
likes loves it; the longer answer is that it makes the website stand-out. It allows for a very simplistic, some may say, minimalist design that maintains some character.
Some people like the yellow and some don’t.