Having tried, and failed, for many years to maintain a personal site I decided mid way through 2014 that the benefits of regular blogging and sharing outweigh the cons of actually finding the time to do it. Consequently I redid the theme to allow quick posting and sharing of links and have set myself the target of producing one blog post per week.
I have many interests and you’ll find me talking about most of them here from time to time. However there will always be a focus on ecommerce, the web industry, podcasting, and travel. The header on the home page includes culture which is a roundabout way of including my passion for good coffee and cocktails.
It’s also my aim to start a weekly newsletter rounding up links and post as well as offering insight from almost 15 years in the industry towards the end of the year.
Today I work at Shopify having joined in 2012 as their Designer Advocate. It’s a great company and I feel very privileged to be part of it. More details about my role and related Shopify projects can be found on my work and projects page.
In January Kieran Masterton and I launched a new podcast called The Back to Front Show. Every two weeks we try to get behind the mic and discuss topical news and an in-depth subject. It’s fun and people seem to enjoy it.
In 2011 Elliot Jay Stocks and I co-founded Viewport Industries as an umbrella for our joint side projects. Due to other work commitments the company is no longer active. However I remain immensely proud of our output including:
Prior to moving to the West Country from London in 2008 I worked at a small web development agency with a focus on large scale data driven web applications as well as undertaking a variety of freelance projects. Before moving into web development full time I held a number of mostly web related positions in the NHS (National Health Service) in East London, UK.
Before the internet was even a thing I worked at the Royal Albert Hall in the box office. I have many funny tales from this era, feel free to quiz me if we meet.