Category archives: Career

New office in Hackney

This week I have moved into a new office in Hackney. I have become part of the WeWork network and have taken on a dedicated desk in their new offices in London Fields, Hackney.

Continue reading New office in Hackney>

My experience of becoming a Lead Front-end Developer for the first time

In my most recent position, a month after starting, I was promoted into the role of Lead Developer, in charge of 3, and at times, 4 other developers in the dev team. This was the first time I’d been the Lead Developer on a project (where I was not the sole developer). The project ran

Continue reading My experience of becoming a Lead Front-end Developer for the first time>

On job interviews and job descriptions

Two recent articles have really resonated with me: Front-end Design by Brad Frost and Startup Interviewing is F**ked by Zach Holman.

Continue reading On job interviews and job descriptions>

First impressions of being a freelance web developer in London

Having lived in London for few months now, I now feel I’ve experienced enough to form a decent first impression freelance web development in London.

Continue reading First impressions of being a freelance web developer in London>

Relocation to London

A year ago along with my partner, I relocated from Manchester to Cheltenham and sought freelance work on-site at agencies in the South West and West Midlands. This plan went very well (if I do say so myself) and I ended up meeting some amazing people and working at some great agencies like CX Partners

Continue reading Relocation to London>

How to get that first web development job

You’ve just graduated from university, or college and you want to get a job as a web developer / web designer, but it turns out it’s much harder than you realised. So how do you get that first job as a web developer? This post was first published 1st January 2009 but has been updated

Continue reading How to get that first web development job>

Relocation to the South-West (Part 3)

Exactly five months ago, I moved to the South West of England after over a decade in Manchester and 31 years in the North West of England. I wrote two posts about this move. Part one explained I was doing it and outlined my rough plans. Part two covered how I was going to achieve those

Continue reading Relocation to the South-West (Part 3)>

Relocation to the South-West (Part 2)

A couple of months ago I wrote about how I will be moving to the South West in August; it’s now getting closer and closer to that date and things have started to get real.

Continue reading Relocation to the South-West (Part 2)>

Relocation to the South-West (Part 1)

This August, after 13 years living in Manchester, I’ll be moving to the South-West.

Continue reading Relocation to the South-West (Part 1)>

The joys of freelance

In the past few weeks, I’ve been offered a few different full-time jobs, all of which I’ve turned down… the reason being, that right now, I am enjoying freelance life too much.

Continue reading The joys of freelance>

So… how’s your JavaScript?

The number one question recruiters seem to be asking me these days is ‘How’s your JavaScript?‘ A question for which, I have less and less of an idea upon how to respond.

Continue reading So… how’s your JavaScript?>

Focussing on one service aka goodbye WordPress

Following on from last week’s post about working on-site more, another conscious decision I’ve made this year is to focus on front-end work and to do less WordPress jobs.

Continue reading Focussing on one service aka goodbye WordPress>

Working on-site again

Recently, I’ve just completed a seven week-long project on-site at a Manchester agency; it’s the first time I’ve worked on-site in a significant amount of time.

Continue reading Working on-site again>

Big Chip Awards 2012 Shortlisting

I am delighted to announce that I have been shortlisted for a Big Chip award in the Best Established Freelancer / Micro Enterprise category.

Continue reading Big Chip Awards 2012 Shortlisting>

New Office

Two weeks ago, myself and my office mates moved into our new office at 23 New Mount Street (View Google Map).

Continue reading New Office>