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


HTML5/CSS3, WordPress,
WooCommerce & API Integrations

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I just wanted to say a super big thank you for all your hard work and expertise in getting the new website launched. I don't think the complexity of this beast could ever be overestimated! It was a great team effort with a fantastic end result.


I'm Sam, a thirty something full stack freelance web developer, working from my home studio in Leicester. When I'm not coding I'm usually either walking the dog with my husband, or looking after my many fish.

I've worked in the industry for almost two decades, starting my first position at an SEO agency after leaving school at sixteen. In my late teens I returned to education (whilst freelancing) and graduated with a 1st class degree in computer science from the University of Lincoln. After university I went back to full time employment which led me to become head of development at a leading agency in Leicester. In 2018 the freelance itch started again, and after a great few years I'm now transitioning my successful freelance business to a micro agency.

Whether you're a marketing team missing someone techy, a digital agency in need of extra capacity, a creative studio looking to add digital to your capabilities, a fellow freelancer or a budding start-up - I'd love to work with you on your project.



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


WordPress, VueJS, HTML5/CSS3

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I just wanted to drop you a separate note to say a huge thank from all of us for all of your support with the website and helping us achieve our deadline - Can’t tell you how pleased we are with the site, we’re super chuffed – it’s everything we hoped for and more 😊

Ready? Let's get started

Fill in my quick enquiry form, send any questions to hello@samjonsmith.com or call 0116 218 2099.