In a nutshell

I'm a freelance front end developer & WordPress developer based in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

Tom Hirst and the Fear and Loathing Clothing team
On shoot with F&L Co.

I’ve grown up with the web. Working for myself and running my own businesses has always been my goal.

I have a degree in multimedia and communication design and over a decade’s worth of experience building commercial websites.

I’m a football fan, dog lover, poker player, gym trier, and bassist. I also run my own clothing line.

My expertise lies with WordPress, front-end development and reliability. Coding is my passion.

Tom is highly proficient in WordPress development, and general front-end/presentation tier code as well as responsive development. I have no hesitation in recommending Tom.

Nick Wale - Digital Platform Manager at EBS

My skills

Building custom responsive WordPress websites, working with a designer (I have one if required!), is what I do best. This would typically cover both front-end (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) and back-end (WordPress as the CMS) responsibilities.

My technical skills:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Sass
  • Git (Version control)
  • Grunt (Task runner)
  • Responsive web design
  • Front-end performance
  • Semantic markup
  • Cross browser friendly code
  • Shopify theme development
  • WordPress theme development
  • WordPress ecommerce (WooCommerce)
  • WordPress consultancy
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

I maintain solid, ongoing client relationships. From project start to project finish, I will keep you in the loop with regular updates. I like to add value to my client’s projects by being honest, pro-active and reliable.

Who I work with

My client list extends from Stockholm to Sydney and beyond.

I mostly work with design and development agencies that need an extra pair of hands. A typical agency project would involve converting designs into a fully functioning responsive WordPress website.

I prefer to work with a designer during the early stages of a project so I can advise on the possibilities of WordPress. I believe giving the best possible advice, from a developer’s point of view, at the planning phase is key.

I also work with businesses, from small to large, that require WordPress guidance and freelance designers who’d like to partner up with a coder.

If any of the above sounds like you, get in touch! I’ll be happy to help.

My services

WordPress website development

There aren't many types of website I haven’t built using WordPress as a content management system.

I usually work from my own "starter" theme, but I’m familiar with building child themes on top of popular frameworks, if required.

WordPress consultancy

Are you thinking about using WordPress for your company website? I can help you plan it.

Do you need to know the best plugins to use for specific features? Using my experience I can point you in the right direction.

Do you need regular support from someone who can answer your WordPress questions? I can be your business' go-to person.

Front-end development

If you don't need WordPress for your project, prefer to use another CMS or just want a static site – no problem, I can build the HTML, CSS and JavaScript for that.

Ordinarily I code mobile first, responsive front-ends, but if you have any specific requirements we can discuss them. I'm flexible.

Shopify theme development

I can develop a custom look for your Shopify ecommerce website.

Website design

If you require design services, I work closely with Jordan Gilroy on a regular basis and we are always happy to provide full service website design and development together.

Get in touch if this is something you're after!

How I work

I work (mostly) remotely from my home office in Yorkshire, UK for local clients in Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester alongside global clients in Barcelona, Cleveland, Ohio and beyond. My usual working hours are between 9AM and 5PM (GMT), Monday to Friday.

Ideally, I like to book project time by the day with work spanning at least 4 to 5 days - but if you need a fixed cost for a project, we can work something out. In terms of availability, I'm usually booking projects around 1-2 weeks in advance. You can read more about my service rates and current availability here.

I’m not one for masses of legal documentation, but I do have a set of general project terms that I use to make sure we’re on the same page. If you have a general working contract, I'll be happy to sign it.

My aim is to keep my clients. I want to produce high quality work, offer the best advice and be dependable throughout.