I've written this bit numerous times now. All I am trying to say is that I've been building websites for over 15 years. I work bloody hard, live in North Wales and have worked on some amazing projects for some amazing companies. If you want to, read some of my blog posts.
Skills and tools
I tend to build Magento or WordPress websites using HTML, jQuery, CSS (Sass or occasionally Less). I know my way around Photoshop pretty well, use Gulp and Git.
I'd be lying if I said I knew reactJS, Vue, Angular, Knockout but one day who knows. I'm also learning French
Stuff I've done
I've worked on some interesting projects both large and small over the years for various brands and organisations. Here's some to name a few. Like most people, a lot of the stuff I've done has changed beyond recongition since it was taken over.
- Virgin Money @ realbuzz.com Branded emails and blog templates for London Marathon
- London Marathon @ realbuzz.com Official LM website and running partner websites
- adidas @ realbuzz.com Online clothing range for Marathon
- Lucozade @ realbuzz.com London Marathon microsite
- Waitrose @ Freelance Branded email campaigns
- John Lewis @ Freelance Branded email campaigns
- Aldi Recruitment @ McCann Manchester Recruitment Website
- Holiday Inn @ McCann Manchester Various online campaigns
- We Are Macmillan @ realbuzz.com Charity Microsites
- The co-operative @ Freelance Valentines campaign and UK Farmers campaign
- Breakthrough Breast Cancer @ realbuzz.com Charity Microsites
- Cystic Fibrosis Trust @ realbuzz.com Charity Microsites
I work for Space48 in Manchester as a Frontend Developer / Programme Lead
I used to work for these guys too
What people say about me
Dan wants to do what’s right - always. He doesn’t bullshit. He absolutely hates trains.
Dan presents the image of a grumpy old man but under that exterior and sarcastic humour is a heart of gold that would do anything for his friends and family and someone who is extremely passionate about his work and helping others learn
Dan is ok to work with apparently. He’s probably more bearable than your current colleagues tbh.
Away from the daily grind
It's not all work work work. I'm a dad to 2 kids and an uncle to 3 more. I like to do other things aside from Web Design. If I'm not putting pixels in their place, I'm either watching football or cricket, listening to music or watching a film. I also attempt some graphic design.
People say I'm not a social person and they'd be right to be fair. I am a bit of a grump but I'm nearly 40 so I think I've earnt the right to a moan.
Stuff I adore
- Aston Martin – Car
- Liverpool – Football teams
- Alan Partridge – Character
- Luther / Game Of Thrones – TV shows
- James Bond / Star Wars – Films
- Muse / ABBA / Goldfrapp – Musical artists
- Tuna & Pasta – Food
- Cornwall – Holiday
- Ricky Gervais – Comedian