“Fred is a talented engineer with a strong product focus; a pleasure to work with.”Dr. Philip Jones (Author, A Blueprint for Production-Ready Web Applications)
“I first met Fred when I hired him as a front-end developer for TPO. It was one of the best recruiting decisions I've ever made. I valued Fred's contributions so highly, that I subsequently hired him to work with me at two other companies. He has a very good eye for design and amazing attention to detail. He has a strong product mindset, and having taken a number of his own products to market, has a deep understanding of the full product lifecycle. He is always thinking about what the customer wants and how to deliver the best value. Fred is strong technically and always seems to be on the cutting edge of front-end development tools and techniques. He has also been able to pick up unfamiliar technologies extremely quickly. For example, on the first project we worked on together, he had never worked with Ruby on Rails, but was able to quickly learn enough to collaborate with the backend developers, and even write some backend Ruby code himself. Fred has strong collaboration skills and is a fantastic team player. He always seems to get on with everyone on the team and is happy to work with people across all functions and levels.”Andrew McDonough (CTO, CaptionHub)
“This is the second time I have worked with Fred and I'm hoping there will be a third, and a fourth… As the front-end developer for our prototype application Fred produced a very clean and functional UI that integrated very smoothly with the REST API that I was developing. The end result went beyond our end client's expectations, providing a useful business function as well as being a platform for eliciting the ‘real’ user requirements, and it was put together in only 6 weeks using React and NextJS in TypeScript. Fred works well remotely and independently as well as in-office, and maintained forward momentum throughout the project. I seriously doubt our project would have been so successful without his work.”Tony Walmsley (Experienced Software Engineer)
“I love working with Fred - he's a definite go to any time I have a front end contract that needs a safe, grown up pair of hands to really get in and deliver, he's the guy. I know I can match him to any client and they will be grateful having had him on their project. I would recommend him for any gig, but especially those where you just need a really nice personable human to come in, get stuff done, and be really cool to work with. If you manage to get him count yourself lucky, he's often busy due to his excellent reputation. A++ strong recommend from me!”Thayer Prime (Founder & CEO, Team Prime)
Senior Product-focussed Front-end Engineer.
Passionate about building sane, maintainable systems with a keen eye for design. Fascinated by the challenge of making something great that improves users lives. Able to lead across a wide spectrum or narrowly focus on code alone.
Current go-to toolkit includes React, Vue, React Native, TypeScript, Jest, Styled Components & Tailwind.
Launched many side projects, wrote a short book about it & accidentally won April Fools Day 2017 (beating Google in the process).
Available for contract opportunities (from Q3 2023)
🇬🇧 London / 🌍 Remote
December 2023 – current • 6 mos
Developing the front-end for a new internal web app in the AI Labs team.
Critical Insight Security Ltd
August 2022 – September 2022 • 2 mos
Short-term contract tasked with delivering the front-end for a new client application.
Sep 2019 — July 2022 • 2 yrs 11 mos
Heading up the product process across half a dozen projects, from designing the UX flow alongside the CEO and architecting technical solutions with the Lead Back-end Engineer, all the way to designing the aesthetic details of the UI and being the sole front-end engineer implementing it all in Vue.
Blocks iOS app (Homepage / App Store)
Feb 2020 — current • 2 yrs 5 mos
During lockdown I used my newfound spare time to build an iOS app. I designed the minimalist UI/UX and implemented it all in React Native using Expo.
Octopus Wealth (Homepage)
Feb 2019 — Aug 2019 • 7 mos
Senior Software Engineer and Lead Front-end Dev, training up junior developers, working with React, Redux and TypeScript.
Made redundant when company pivoted and laid off entire tech team.
Founders Factory (Homepage)
Jun 2018 — Jan 2019 • 8 mos
Tech lead and co-founder of The Dot, a mobile news app that aimed to build a habit loop by enabling users to predict the news, working with The Guardian as part of the Venture Studio at Founders Factory.
The People's Operator (Wikipedia)
Feb 2018 — May 2018 • 4 mos
Responsible for implementing the foundations of a new Vue powered Single Page Application that will be rolled out to replace the existing website.
Nov 2017 — Apr 2018 • 6 mos
Part-time contract with Tabl, responsible for refactoring the CSS into a sane, manageable system that can be built on moving forwards.
May 2017 — Jan 2018 • 9 mos
Part-time contract with Buildupp focussed on leading UI development.
Spoke Law (Lawyers On Demand) (Press)
Aug 2016 — May 2017 • 10 mos
Implementing the front-end alongside a strong product focussed team of three (Product Manager, Product Designer, Back-end Engineer).
The People's Operator (Wikipedia)
Mar 2015 — Aug 2016 • 1 yr 6 mos
Leading the front-end development of our US e-commerce store and community sites, managing two developers, one per project.
Side projects are how I got into tech in the first place, hacking away in my spare time. Here's a selection of some of the projects I've launched:
👋🏼 Have an interesting opportunity? Reach out and say hi.