Hi,
I'm Jake

I Build modern sites and apps with

HTML. CSS. JavaScript.

What to expect:

Semantic HTML

Custom CSS or Modern CSS Framework such as TailwindCSS

Mobile first, responsive design

Accessible to all devices and abilities

Vanilla JavaScript for most small projects

Modern JavaScript Framework for larger projects (React / Next.js or Vue)

Structured, well-organized and reusable code, making use of build tools, css pre-processors and re-usable components

Cross-browser testing to ensure maximum compatability

What I Offer:

Design → Code

I translate your brand or design from Sketch, Figma, PSD or even brand guidelines document to a usable website or app

UX Consultation

I want to ensure that your design translates well to the browser and that it's intentions are fulfilled: Improve Cart Conversion, Add Subscriptions, modernise design etc.

Website Audit

Support

What People Say

You've been an absolute pleasure to work with and are a seriously talented developer.

Head of Front-End DevelopmentAventri 2020

Jake is wonderful to work with and has an exceptional design flair.

Head of TrainingAventri 2020

You bring an array of technical knowledge, strong development skills and impressive problem solving abilities which allow you to deliver a very high standard of work.

Team ManagerCRMT 2015

You have done an amazing job and made my job easy these last couple of weeks. Much appreciated.

Project ManagerAventri 2019

Excellent work on providing a fantastic branded demo of all the user journey touch points.

Project ManagerAventri 2019

You are such a great mentor and helped me get started at Aventri and for that I'm very very thankful.

Customer Success ManagerAventri 2019

About

Most recently I've worked in the Professional Services of an Event Management Software SaaS company where I applied client’s branding to EMS to ensure consistency across all emails, surveys, websites, and calendars while allowing ease-of use while editing.

An avid Notion user for organising my projects, I’m passionate about writing semantic HTML and using functional CSS. I use tabs not spaces, and write comical yet informative commit messages in git. I’m reliable and technical as well as client-friendly. I can work through a problem logically, but also creatively if needed, to find not only the most obvious solution but the most useful.

I have worked on projects ranging from small landing page designs, email marketing rebrands, to whole website creation and complex event packages. From discovery, to concept and prototype through to build and UAT processes, I have worked to bring brand experiences to life whatever platform they sit atop.

When I’m not building lego with my kids, you can find me on codepen building things for myself.

Work

Front-End Web Developer

FreelanceCurrent

Front-End Web Developer

AventriApril 2016 - July 2020

Digital Marketing Specialist

CRMTMarch 2014 - April 2016

Digital Campaign Assistant

Palgrave MacmillanOctober 2012 - March 2014

Web Content Editor

Knowledge PeersFebruary 2012 - October 2012

Tools

MacOS / Windows
VS Code
Notion
CodeKit
Git
Transmit
Sketch
Figma
Adobe XD