“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 & VP Technology, Curaleaf International)
“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)
“We hired Fred roughly nine months ago to develop the frontend component of a larger application that we are developing for an internal client. During this time, I can say that Fred has exceeded all of our expectations.Ralph Benarrosh (Director, BlackRock Lab for Artificial Intelligence)
This being one of our team’s first projects that contained a major frontend component, Fred helped us establish the standard frontend stack and toolchain for our team, which we still rely upon heavily and are looking to use for other projects. He then built out the entire vision for the product on a very short timeline.
His work was done quickly but was very high quality and required minimal oversight in terms of code reviews, which helped us reduce the overall management overhead for the entire effort. In terms of project management, Fred integrated naturally into our team’s agile process and was very meticulous in tracking the work and keeping the tools up to date.
Fred has been a pleasure to work with and has worked extremely well with the entire rest of our team. Fred exemplified all of the values that we look for on our team, including competence, meticulousness, humility, and a desire to do things correctly. I would love to work with Fred again, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced frontend developer.”
“I first met Fred when I hired him as a frontend engineer 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 frontend 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 engineers, 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 frontend engineer 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)
Senior Product-focussed Frontend Engineer.
Passionate about building 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, React Native, Vue, TypeScript, Jest, styled-components & Tailwind.
Available for contract opportunities
🇬🇧 London / 🌍 Remote
BlackRock (AI Labs) (AI Labs homepage)
December 2023 – current • 14 mos
Sole frontend engineer in the BlackRock AI Labs team, responsible for taking wireframes, adding custom UI polish and building out a new internal web app in Next.js & TypeScript with 100% Jest test coverage.
Critical Insight Security Ltd
August 2022 – September 2022 • 2 mos
Short-term contract tasked with delivering the frontend for a new client application. Completed build from start to finish in 6 weeks.
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 Backend Engineer, all the way to designing the aesthetic details of the UI and being the sole frontend engineer implementing it all in Vue.
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 Frontend 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 frontend alongside a strong product focussed team of three (Product Manager, Product Designer, Backend Engineer).
The People's Operator (Wikipedia)
Mar 2015 — Aug 2016 • 1 yr 6 mos
Leading the frontend development of our US e-commerce store and community sites, managing two engineers, 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:
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