London Web Developer – Tom Gurney
Welcome to TomGurney.co.uk. This website outlines my skills and experiences as a London-based Front-End Web Developer and also offers myself an opportunity to experiment with the latest technologies in which i am involved.
Having served as a Web Designer for many years i decided to move across to Front-End Web Development several years ago. I still retain a good knowledge of many design packages & markup languages such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash along with earlier versions of HTML/XHTML and CSS 1/2.
My grounding in design has greatly benefitted my User Interface (UI) & User Experience (UX) skills, and i have now completed various prototypes for the purposes of User Testing at very early stages of several projects. I have been involved in wireframing for mobile apps and desktop websites and enjoy this alternative to traditional coding and more detailed visual design.
Corporate & Agency Experience
Corporate & agency roles bring different requirements for designers and developers and having worked for long periods in both i am very comfortable with most types of workplaces. My corporate work has included a 3-year stint at the BUPA Headquarters in central London whilst my agency work covers several small to medium sized businesses specialising in all types of print and web design across the UK.
Recent roles have involved the use of Agile & Kanban amongst our web development teams and these Scrum-based systems are excellent for producing efficient, motivated staff members who take responsibility for, and pride in, their work. You can learn more about my working methodologies here.
Available for Contract Work in London, UK
My career has taken me to various cities, with Shanghai, China being amongst the most exciting. I am now happily settled in London and will certainly be here in the time being. I am based in Greenwich, South East London and will happily commute to most parts of the city for the right contract role. If you would like to discuss any opportunities with me in further detail, please visit my contact page.
I decided to become a Front-End Contractor / Freelancer after spending many years as a fulltime employee and finding myself too comfortable for my own good. Contracting as a freelancer offers me a chance to keep as up-to-date as possible with the latest changes in the web development industry by experiencing many different workplaces and also to keep my skills and passion as fresh as possible by constantly seeking new and different challenges. London provides a perfect location for this, too.