I'm a multi-disciplinary designer and maker of software with > 14 years of experience.
Right now I'm helping startups make measurable software, fast.
I was brought up in a small town in the centre of England called Rugeley. When I was 16, after finishing high school, I was bored over the summer so I decided to teach myself PHP. I wanted to make a forum for my friends and I to chat on. Afterwards, I realised that the product I'd been inspired by (PHPBB) was open source, so I didn't have to make my own version. But I learned a lot from it.
I'm a big proponent of self-education – or learning how to learn – and have embodied the philosophy throughout my life and career. I'm self taught in design, programming, infrastructure and business, and I continue to immerse myself in challenging projects and situations to improve. I learn as I make. I believe this is the best way to get better.
Over the years I've developed a "T" shaped skillset that brings all that's needed to make web software. Being able to make software solo comes with a bonus: speed. One person can work more efficiently than a team of two or three.
Right now I'm helping startups and small teams with short deadlines to deliver measurable products on time. I also help them iterate and improve the product based on metrics.