Simon Bowler | Front End Developer

London | UK

Previously worked for

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About

Hi. I'm Simon, a London based Front End Web Developer available for contract work.

I have over nine years experience in Front End Development. My in-house and agency experience has enabled me to work on a large varierty of platforms, in many different industries.

I have passion for JavaScript, I am currently moving my skill set towards becoming a full-stack Javascript developer. I have recently completed the Mongo course for Node.js, M101JS.

I enjoy creating good UX using wireframing and prototyping, to produce the best websites for the business and end users.

Technical

I like to use Bootstrap, SASS, NPM and Node.js to craft my websites. I am currently enjoying using Angular 2 on the MEAN stack.

In the past I have used Foundation, LESS, Gulp/Grunt and Bower. I have used templating engines including Pug(Jade) for JavaScript and Twig for PHP applications.

Portfolio

Quidco

May 2016 - May 2017

Front End Developer (contract) tasked with implementing a complete site redesign on top of the existing legacy codebase.

The project involved two stages. #1 creating a prototype from the designs built on Boostrap/Jade.js for stakeholder sign off. #2 Integrating the prototype into the existing codebase.

Other projects included, building an Angular.js application to integrate a third party Hotel Search.

Redbox Digital

June 2015 - April 2016

Front End Developer (contract) for an E-Commerce agency in Shoreditch, London.

Working primarily on the Magento Enterprise platform.

Clients included, international stationary store, Paperchase. Organic fruit and veg boxes, Riverford Farms, and a large shoe retailer based in the Dubai Level Shoes.

LogicSpot

March 2014 - June 2015

Lead Front End Developer for an E-Commerce agency in Richmond, South West London.

I worked on a variety of E-Commerce websites, my primary role involved creating mobile first, responsive Magento websites.

Clients included high-end fashion brand, MIH jeans and world renowned nail products brand OPI.

Mr & Mrs Smith

March 2013 - April 2014

Front End Developer for a boutique hotel company, Mr & Mrs Smith.

I developed a modular Sass architecture that allows code sharing and theming across the three main websites and various third parties including British Airways, Conde Nast & American Express.

Guinness World Records

June 2011 - February 2013

Front End Developer for an global world record authority, Guinness World records.

Working as the sole Front End Developer on the main website, www.guinnessworldrecords.com. The main site ran on .Net (Umbraco). Other responsibilities included working on a social video sharing platform using Ruby on Rails.

I also met the world tallest man, Sultan Kosen.

Platforms and environments

I am currently focusing on using JavaScript, I have previously worked on a wide range of platforms including:

  • Angular 2
  • Magento
  • Wordpress
  • Symfony
  • Umbraco
  • Custom PHP solutions
  • Industries

    During my career I have worked as an in-house developer and at agencies. I also have experience working as a perm and contractor.

    Industries worked in:

    Get in touch

    Please get in get in touch if you have questions regarding my services simon@simonbowler.co.uk.

    Currently available - Hire me