My digital journey began in 1997 when I created a website for my commercial photography business. The site was a success and in order to build upon that I joined Concise, a London events company, to head up their newly founded multimedia department. We produced websites and CD-Roms to support live events.
In 2004 I set up my own digital agency, pixel1024, specialising in B2B websites and interactive media press packs. Close collaboration with two other agencies led to the formation of FP Creative in 2010, where I was co-owner and Digital Director. I led a team of UX and UI Designers, Developers and content specialists as we continued to grow the business, delivering a suite of digital products including mobile apps and websites. FP Creative is now Foxtrot Papa.
In 2015 I moved from London to Bristol and worked as Technical Director at Modular Digital. I also joined the board of Trustees at Frank Water, an international development charity and social enterprise. Here I was instrumental in the setup of the new Frank Water website by establishing a collective of digital professionals who volunteered their time and creativity - see blog for more.
Having somewhat moved away from hands-on programming and into agency and product management, I made the decision to switch back. To facilitate this I enrolled at Treehouse on a Python Web Development Techdegree course at the start of 2019.
Once I graduated, I was able to move directly into commercial development work. Since then, I have been building a comparison engine and API for startup Avoir Fashion, working with the team at Illustrate Digital. In addition, I've built an accommodation booking site for Castle Chase Cottages in Rutland and delivered project work for openDemocracy, supporting their Wagtail website.
Finally, a mention for chrisguy.photo, my personal photography website and blog, originally a WordPress site but now rebuilt in Wagtail.
A few of the projects that I've worked on recently.
Working alongside Illustrate Digital I built the product comparison engine that powers this e-commerce high-end fashion website. The project is built in Python on the Django web framework. Visit website.
A project for SMC creative, this site for Castle Chase Cottages launched at the end of 2022. Built using Wagtail CMS it integrates with the SuperControl booking system. Visit website.
Having begun working with Wagtail it felt natural to migrate my old WordPress blog onto a new Wagtail site. Worth it for the improvements in the admin area alone! Visit website.
If you have a project you would like to discuss, please get in touch.
Location: Bristol, UK / Remote