Tom Staveley

Contract Full-Stack Web Developer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

With over 11 years in the web development industry, I am a hardworking and self-motivated computer scientist with the desire and enthusiasm to work for competitive technological companies, aiming to achieve industry best practice in support of company goals. Whilst working for both digital agencies as well as arguably the country's top newspaper publisher, I have delivered projects for brands of all sizes. Along the way, I have gained valuable experience by adopting new technologies and following trends, increasing individual potential as an asset to the company.

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Skills

  • Wordpress Development
  • Frontend Development
  • Backend Development
  • Web Development
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • Web Programming

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Clinic

    Clinic

    • Design
  • F

    Freelance

    • Firebox.com

      Firebox.com

      • Retail
    • UX Academy

      UX Academy

      • Design

    Work history

    Currently

    Founder and Director

    The Pixel Generation

    Mar 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Limited company formed to offer contract services as a full-stack web developer. • Goals: Continue expanding into the React and Redux space whilst picking up relevant frameworks, libraries and services such as GraphQL, Next.js, and Storybook; gain further experience with Laravel and AWS.

    2020

    Technical Project Manager + Front-End Developer

    Undisclosed start-up

    Jan 2020 - May 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • ▪ Greenfield development of an e-commerce website working alongside a back-end contract developer. Responsible for the front-end, built using React whilst leveraging a JSON API from the Laravel-powered back-end. Utilised Material-UI as a base for the component design and Next.js as a wrapper to make the application production-ready. ▪ Other duties involve technical management over the project, liaising with back-end developer and designer remotely. ▪ Tech: HTML5, JavaScript, React, React Hooks, Redux, Next.js, Material-UI, CSS-in-JS, Bash; Git, Slack, Jira; Adobe XD; Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, Android.

    2019

    Front-End Developer

    Direct Ferries Ltd

    Aug 2019 - Dec 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • ▪ Price comparison and booking engine for ferry journeys worldwide. ▪ Initially drafted in to support an existing team in delivering the new My Account service for customers, with occasional trips to the Brighton office to help aid communication and delivery. ▪ Shortly after release, I was reassigned to develop a new centralised component library service to integrate with all other existing services, to help strive for consistency across their brand. Built in React, I worked closely with the lead CX product designer to ensure all requirements were met and every little detail of design was 100% correct. Unfortunately, the project was much larger than my contract resulting in a handover of the project to a member of the team. ▪ Achievements: Leading the implementation process for the component library to be consumed by all other services. Greenfield project utilising industry best practices and design patterns. ▪ Projects: ‘My Account’: website reskin; ‘Component Library’: centralised component library. ▪ Tech: HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, React, Webpack, jQuery, .NET Core, Bash; Git, Slack, Jira; InVision; Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, Android.

    2019

    Lead Front-End Developer

    Emma.dk

    Mar 2019 - Aug 2019
    • Richmond, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Danish e-commerce company looking to expand into the UK and Swedish markets. • Working within the London team alongside a remote development team based in Romania. • Responsible for spearheading front-end development of an outdated, bespoke system that required some TLC and modernisation. Delivered large scale projects within tight time frames in order to balance quality with company objectives, whilst also providing ongoing maintenance. • Achievements: Responsible for refacing the entire website with a fresh, more contemporary look and feel, just in time for the summer season. • Projects: ‘Emma Reborn’: website reskin; ‘EmmaBox’: box model offering; ‘Emma Blog’: used for populating with brand influencer-based content. • Tech: HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Bash, Git, Slack; Zeplin; Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, Android.

    2019

    Full-Stack Web Developer

    Freelance

    Oct 2018 - Mar 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Specialising in back-end tech such as WordPress, as well as front-end development. • Goals: Currently learning React; gaining further experience with Laravel and AWS. • Projects: ADM Glass Ltd, Blink: Semi-Permanent Makeup. • Tech: HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, AWS, Bash, Git; Adobe XD, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator; Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, Android.

    2018

    Head of Digital Development, Bridge Studio

    News UK

    Jul 2017 - Oct 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Member of the Bridge Studio team within the Commercial department responsible for delivering bespoke and templated digital web projects for clients co-branded with News UK’s title brands. As the sole developer within the team, was tasked with gradually managing 10+ contract developers and designers, as well as external agencies to assist with builds. • Worked closely with the Technology department, as well as the digital advertising operations team, to help drive project development of existing infrastructure to remain competitive. • Exciting to work with so many high-profile clients across a wide industry spectrum as part of big budget campaigns including Santander, Vodafone, Kia, Dove, Boots and Michael Kors. • Achievements: Technically lead a small team for the redevelopment of the Sunday Times’ Driving website and proud to have delivered the initial launch within a 3-week turnaround. • Projects: The Times – Raconteur, Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards, Santander – SME Challengers, Vodafone – Ready Business Britain, Kia – The Power to Surprise. • Tech: HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, Laravel, Amazon Web Services, Google DFP, Akamai cache, Bash, Git, Slack; InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Balsamiq, InVision; Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, Android.

    2017

    Head of Digital, Bridge Studio

    News UK

    May 2017 - Jul 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2017

    Head of Digital, Method

    News UK

    May 2016 - May 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2016

    Digital Developer, Method

    News UK

    Mar 2015 - Apr 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2015

    Creative Developer

    Clinic

    Mar 2013 - Mar 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Progression into front-end lead role, managing projects and contract developers. • Vast exposure to working with high-end clients such as Barclays, McLaren F1, Arsenal F.C., Network Rail, Konami, Everton F.C., The F.A., Save the Children, and more. • Achievements: Delivering a brand awareness project for Barclays using experimental technology (at the time) in Node.js, by building a game that was installed inside The O2, Greenwich whereby members of the public could interact using their smartphones; Built a comprehensive content management tool for Save the Children that enabled them to produce bespoke embeddable maps for their website, and also create virtual visits of crisis areas around the world that are then shared with their own clients. • Projects: Barclays Pingit Pong game, McLaren Partnership Hub, Arsenal FC – Always Ahead of The Game, Network Rail, Save the Children, The Beautiful 92. • Tech: HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, Redis, PHP, MySQL, CodeIgniter, Bash, Git; Photoshop, Illustrator; Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, Android.

    2013

    Web Developer

    Firebox.com

    Jul 2012 - Mar 2013
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Member of the ‘Tech Corner’, responsible for site maintenance and new features, email newsletters, as well as creating new digital products to sell on the company website. • Achievements: Produced a live feed featuring real-time product activity such as purchases and Facebook likes; developed an interactive, customisable digital crossword product. • Tech: PHP, MySQL, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bash, Git; Photoshop; Mac OS X.

    2012

    Web Developer

    MOOT design

    Feb 2012 - Jul 2012
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Working in an agency amongst a small team delivering heavily tailored CMS solutions. • Achievements: Built a feed-driven back-end for a luxury property management company Henry & James, as well as a mixture of front-end development. • Tech: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL; Illustrator, Photoshop; Windows.

    2011

    Web Developer

    FusePump

    Dec 2010 - Nov 2011
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Working amongst the product delivery team, developing product marketing data for eCommerce clients, using existing tools and deploying to tools such as Google Shopping. • Tech: XHTML, JavaScript, XPath, PHP, MySQL, ActionScript, SVN; Windows.

    2010

    Mobile Application Developer

    Grapple Mobile

    Oct 2010 - Nov 2010
    • Great Marlborough St, Soho, London, UK
    • Full Time
    • • Production of cross-platform mobile applications built with a web-shell front-end and an in-house compiler converting to each mobile operating system’s native code. • Projects: Premier Inn mobile app. • Tech: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX; Photoshop; Windows, Mac OS X.

    2010

    Web Developer

    Brightsite

    Jul 2008 - Sep 2010
    • Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Main role in developing backend solutions for websites, usually incorporating content managed systems and administrative areas. • Achievements: Seagulls Direct showed 160% increase in web sales after site renovation. • Projects: La Fourchette, Bar Risa, Priors, Promotion Hire, Seagulls Direct, Metal Mule. • Tech: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL; Photoshop; Windows, Mac OS X.

    Education

    2011

    Sep 2007 - Jul 2011
    • London, United Kingdom

    2007

    Sep 2005 - Jul 2007
    • Brighton, United Kingdom