I'm Sam Jon Smith
Full Stack Freelance Developer

Technical lead and full stack freelance developer with vast experience in the industry, including Head of Development for an award winning agency. Past work includes high profile projects for trusted brands such as Red Tractor, Goodyear & The Old Vic.

15 Years
‘In the biz’

...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

Your probably here because you're looking for a developer. You've found a keeper; a full stack senior developer with fifteen years experience in the industry.

I've headed up a development team for an award winning digital agency, I've worked hand in hand with marketing teams and industry leaders - now I'm fortunate enough to freelance for great people just like you.

Whether your a digital agency in need of extra capacity, a marketing department with a hot project, a creative team looking for dev support, a fellow freelancer or a tech-savvy entrepreneur. Pheww. I'll fit straight into your team (large or small) on a collaborative or white label basis.

I'll bring it all to exceed expectations, sky-rocket your KPIs, and deliver amazing - original - digital experiences.



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.

  • PHP (OO, MVC), Laravel
  • NodeJS, ES6 JavaScript
  • Vue.js, React, Angular, jQuery
  • HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, Bootstrap
  • NPM/Yarn, Webpack, Gulp
  • SOAP + REST API Integrations
  • Phonegap, 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, Bespoke Use-cases
  • 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.

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


It's white label

Over the last 15 years I've worked on a diverse range of projects including high profile projects for trusted brands such as Red Tractor, Goodyear and The Old Vic. Most of my recent work is white label or performed under my recent role as Head of Development at effect, so it can't be shown publicly. I keep private archives of selected work I have produced and many clients and previous employers are happy for me to show work on a one-to-one basis.

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Ready? Let's get started

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