Daniel Govan

Front End developer

A 10-year agency veteran of making it work, I've got a passion for UX and device-agnostic web design and I've always been happiest between design and development, bridging that gap between form and function.

London, GB

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • Less
  • Responsive
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

Work History


7/2014 - Now


5/2014 - Now

Maynard Malone

2/2014 - 4/2014


11/2012 - 2/2014

MRM Meteorite

4/2006 - 11/2012


Dan is an excellent developer, with a great attitude and approach to work. He has worked on some high pressure highly complex builds for us, and always delivers. A creative thinker, dedicated to good solutions.

Laurence Gillian

Technical Director, Certified Umbraco Developer

I worked with Dan for a number of years at MRM. He is a focussed, smart and knowledgeable developer. He’s astute too - he knows what he wants and understands that maintaining a professional interest in those around him in the SDLC will help him deliver a better result. And to top it all, he’s a nice guy. Bottom line: recommended!

Martin Cunnington

QA Director at spriteCloud

I've worked with Daniel on several projects spanning brands such as Vauxhall, Intel, J&J and Microsoft. As an interaction designer I found him to be a great interface developer to collaborate with as he possesses the relevant skills, an eye for details, lots of ideas as well as enthusiasm for the job and creating a quality product.

Martyn Stivala

Interaction Design Director at MRM Meteorite

I worked with Dan for over 10 months on various projects at VML. I quickly found out that his skills were valuable for the projects I was contributing to, and he quickly became a valuable member of the team. Dan was always there to offer advice and opinions and never too busy for catching up and talking code. A keen eye for design and future of responsiveness of the web, Dan is passionate in keeping up to date and often attends conferences and writes articles (for work and for his own blog) which is good for keeping up with the fast growth of technology.

Jamie Collins

Front End Developer at MiClub

Dan is a great developer and over the years that we've worked together he has delivered outstanding work time and time again. He is passionate about web development, web design and technology in general. He's a pleasure to work with - you'll have laughs, learn things and be better off for the experience. Dan's favourite dinosaur is an ankylosaurus.

Gavin Hardman

Chief Technology Officer at MRM Meteorite

I was working with Dan on a tough project where we were building a highly interactive and very responsive website. I was impressed by his broad technical knowledge, specially his deep understanding of CSS and all browser quirks. He was very organised and diligent. He is very detail oriented and his approach on solving layout and design problems was always on point - simple and effective. He was also the go-to guy at VML and he was always very approachable and kind. Always helpful.

Damir Sečki

Senior/Lead Front End Developer at Euromoney Institutional Investor

Dan is a great member of tech team who keeps on top of new development trends and always looks for the best way to deliver. He works with creativity and gusto and enjoys what he does which makes it really easy to work with him.

Victoria Spivak

Senior Project Manager at MRM London

Dan did an excellent job for us on several projects with pressing timescales, showing his ability to learn quickly on the job when needed. He demonstrated a good understanding of responsive and the issues building for mobile, and was able to quickly appraise a piece of work and come up with the correct solution. He is friendly and sociable and fit smoothly into the agency. I would definitely work with him again in the future should the chance present itself.

Paul Stanyer

Technical Director at Okono Ltd

Dan is an experienced developer with a keen eye for detail. He intelligently anticipates problems upfront, clarifying project briefs to minimise hassle, time and expense later. He works equally effectively by himself or as part of a team to deliver high-quality products on time, budget and spec.

Phil Rigg

Editorial Director at MRM Worldwide

Dan has an enviable passion - and hence knowledge - for everything front end related, from responsive layout to CSS organization, from the design process to browser quirks. He acted as the bridge between design and development team, explaining, demonstrating and prototyping what was required and possible in a given project, on any given platform. Dan always made sure the end result was working as intended and actually looked *nice* on all devices (quite a few!). His exceptional understanding of responsive design, mobile browser issues and cross platform front end development is an invaluable asset. He keeps his knowledge in good shape by regularly attending to meet-ups and conferences, in addition to keeping an eye on the best web content daily. Luckily for us at VML, he is always willing to share his knowledge and gives valuable insight even on the most difficult topics (for example, his off-hand summary on responsive image solutions saved us some serious headaches - thanks!)

Károly (Charles) Szilágyi

Senior JavaScript developer at Macmillan Education