Hi I’m Jason. I help startups design, prototype, and build websites and apps.
I’ve worked with the BBC, Firstminute Capital, MrSite, William Hill Online, and others.
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To scratch an itch, I created a prototype web app that searches London agents for niche Live/Work style properties (a growing sector) and shows the results on a map for easy comparison.
This was a solo project, so I was responsible for everything from design to prototype to launch. For tech I used NodeJS with Postgres for the API, React for the frontend, and Phantom for the data collection bot.
I teamed up with Code at Uni and the UK government for this project. I was responsible for the design and a lot of the engineering.
Design – created wireframes and mockups, then validated them with potential users.
Engineering – shared the load with Francesco. We used React with Styled Components and GraphQl on the frontend, and Node deployed on AWS lambda on the back.
Ripcast is an idea I worked on for around a month to make it easier to listen to YouTube content while on the move.
To solve the problem, I designed and built a simple web application for curating podcasts. The frontend runs on React. The processing system uses NodeJS with Redis to stream videos through FFMPEG before they get saved to S3 for listening.
I specialise in not having a specialty. I've never formally followed just one aspect of technology. Instead, I see making great software as a craft.
My goal is to make great software that people actually want to use.
It's because of this approach that startups usually hire me instead of a team to help them get a product off the ground, or to quickly prototype an idea that they want to validate.
I subscribe to the philosophy of working lean. I like to test ideas when possible, iterate based on first principles, and move as quickly as possible to cover more ground. Read about my process.
I design with pen and paper when trying quick ideas. Then I use Sketch to refine them and create prototypes. I like to code with React, GraphQL, NodeJS, Python, and Go.
Most projecets I work on are remote, but I'm happy to join you at your office when necessary.
My day rate is £450, and I offer a project rate if you hire me for more than two consecutive weeks (ten work days).
My schedule is currently open.