Why hire a
Times are hard, but it's still important that your online presence and applications are the highest quality. By hiring a freelancer you still receive the priceless advice and skills of an experienced web professional without the costs of a corporate agency.
I'm a fast, hard-working and self-motivated individual with a proven track record of delivering high quality websites and applications on time whilst striving to exceed expectations.
I'm all grown-up.
This is no teenage bedroom-office operation. I am a 25 year old computer science graduate and I have been working in the industry since leaving 'high school' at sixteen.
All of my services are provided under my VAT registered limited company, Specific Gravity Ltd (6972853) which is fully insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
What have I worked on?
Here you'll find a sample of some of my previous work. I've worked on a wide variety of design and development projects from magazine adverts for a corporate IT provider to a complex team time management web application for a regional social care company. I'm unable to show all my work here due to comprehensive white-label agreements with my clients. If you'd like to see more please get in touch.
Skilled in Design...
- Front-end Web & Interaction Design
- Branding & Identity
- Adverts for Print Publications
- Page Layout and Publication Covers
- Adobe Creative Suite 6
- Software Engineering (CBSE, OOSE, Agile)
- WordPress Themes & Plugins
- Web, Smartphone and Tablet Apps
- PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails
- C#, C++, Java, XNA
Plenty of Experience
- Five+ years at a professional web agency
- Four+ years freelance
- Over a decades personal experience
Backed by Qualifications & Awards
- First class BSc (hons) Degree in Computer Science
- Longhurst Prize Winner
- Media and Visual Communications Diploma
What my clients think...
"Sam was an excellent person to work with. His work is of a high quality and he demonstrates a deep understanding of IT and Design. Very personable and reliable, I would have no hesitation in recommending Sam."
Jon Hudson, Midlands Social Care
"Sam is a great web developer with a good knowledge of coding languages. He worked quickly and was very responsive and helpful. Highly recommended"
Andrew Cazalet, Lido Tax
"I found Sam a very enthusiastic designer and developer. He came out with a large number of ‘wow!’ designs quickly and efficiently, showed a high level of technical knowledge and also got on extremely well with other members of the team and company."
Richard Chiswell, Bairwell
"Thank you so much for all that you've done for me and my clients. I've loved working with you."
Mark Crosby, Blue Cherry
"Samuel is one of the most creative and dependable designers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His creative vision and personal integrity ensure the highest quality of work every time and for very competitive rates. I can heartily recommend Sam for any design work, but don’t steal all of his free time as we need him for overflow work!"
Katy Bairstow, Pixel Punk
"Sam is one of the most competent web specialists I have ever met, if I could I would have taken him with me to all of my subsequent roles, as I have yet to find anyone else who is able to work across such a variety of disciplines. Sam has expertise not only in the technical aspects of the web, but he also understands all of the qualitative areas too, developing sites that are great to look at and great to use. He is always friendly and courteous, and a pleasure to work with and around. I can’t praise his skills highly enough!"
Sarah Carling, Obsidian Edge
"Sam has been a delight to work with. He has delivered everything we have asked of him and more. There is always an element of apprehension when you first work with someone new but Sam has proved to be extremely knowledgable in his field of expertise and has made the whole experience a thoroughly pleasant one!"
Bruce Thomas,, Yam Yam Lifestyle
"Working with Sam is like a breath of fresh
air. We've worked with countless web
developers over the years and all too often
the process is unnecessarily laborious and
fraught with problems in communication,
missed deadlines and outcomes that don't
match up to expectations. Working with Sam
is the precise opposite. His ability to connect
with us and understand our project from the
outset meant we got exactly what we had in
mind, and then more. The solutions he came
up with for our precise needs were so ideal
he may as well have been reading our
thoughts - and then improving on them. Not
only is he highly skilled and great at what he
does, he is also a consummate professional
who obviously cares about doing a good job
for his clients. I would wholeheartedly
recommend him to anyone."
Matthew Barker, Hit Riddle
Rates & Availability
My standard daily rate is £280+VAT or £35+VAT an hour. I provide discounted rates for organisations who are able to agree to a monthly or weekly retainer.
I currently have immediate availability for small projects. I will require one to two months notice for larger projects.
How and where I work
I work at home from my basement office in Lincoln, LN1. I work flexible hours five days a week, unfortunately I can't offer set hours due to commitments with other clients.
My main communication method is via e-mail however I am available for scheduled telephone meetings and I am also willing to travel for meetings within the East Midlands (expenses paid).
Get in touch
If you would like to get in touch with me just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll try to respond as soon as possible. Also if you are requesting a quote for a project please provide as much detail as possible. I look forward to hearing from you!
You can also read my views and ideas at my blog.