I'm Sam Jon Smith
Full Stack Freelance Web Developer

Technical lead and full stack freelance developer with vast experience in the industry.

19 Years

...but who's counting?

  • Full Stack Technical Lead
  • A Decade of Agency Experience
  • Lead Developer on Award Winning Projects
  • First-class BSc Computer Science
  • Longhurst Prize Winner
Me and my dog



I work on all aspects of a web development project - front to back. This is my core stack, and I'm always trying out new stuff to keep fresh and learn new skills.

  • PHP (OO, MVC), Laravel
  • JAMstack, NodeJS, ES6 JavaScript
  • Vue.js, React, Angular, jQuery
  • HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, Bootstrap
  • NPM/Yarn, Webpack, Gulp
  • SOAP + REST API Integrations
  • React Native, Apache Cordova


I've worked with WordPress for over a decade and it now powers over 31% of the web - from blogs to e-commerce sites turning over millions.

  • Theme Development
  • Plugin Development
  • WooCommerce Integration & Extension
  • Headless CMS and Bespoke Setups
  • API Integrations
  • Deployment, Optimisation, Backups
  • Maintenance & Security Updates


Throughout my career I've been more involved in WebOps than most developers. Including managing servers with thousands of visitors per second (pizza in hand).

  • Ubuntu, CentOs, CloudLinux, cPanel/WHM
  • LEMP, LAMP, NodeJS, PM2, Redis
  • Deployment, Ansible, CI/CD, Version Control (GIT)
  • Monitoring, Optimisation & Maintenance
  • Digital Ocean, AWS (EC2, S3, CloudFront, RDS)
  • Backups, Restores & Audits
  • Specification Consultation

Ready? Let's get started

Sorry I'm not currently taking on new work.