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Rob Watson

WordPress / Front-end developer

I’m a London based front-end developer who loves WordPress. I’m currently looking for freelance contracts in and around London. I’ve a keen eye for detail and enjoy working closely with designers and UX to create the best experience for the end user.

I’m a passionate believer that the web should be for all, no matter what your circumstances are. As a result of this I don’t just consider accessibility as a concern for people with disabilities. A site with poor performance on a 3G connection is just as frustrating as a site that doesn’t work with screen readers. I therefore consider performance and security just as important as the content when building sites.

London, GB

  • WordPress
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • WAI-ARIA
  • RWD
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Web Performance
  • Task Runners

I build responsive WordPress themes from scratch with accessibility, SEO, performance and security in mind. I'm a strong believer that the web is for all. I strive to deliver the best possible result for whoever is using the site in question.

Member since 13 Jul 2015
2 Recommendations

Work History

Big Rock

Freelance WordPress Developer
August – 3 Days

Suburb

Freelance WordPress Developer
July 2016 – 2 Weeks

Pebblestudios.co.uk (XPONO)

Apr-2016
"Rob was a fantastic, would definitely hire him again. In fact I am already. " – Charlie Bevan

POSSIBLE

User Interface Developer
March, 2016 – 3 weeks

Pebblestudios.co.uk (XPONO)

Feb-2016 - Mar-2016
"Rob was great, professional quick and keen to over deliver. " – Charlie Bevan

Pixeled Eggs

WordPress Developer
October, 2015 – 16 weeks

POSSIBLE

User Interface Developer
July 2015 – 9 weeks

Mind Failure Ltd

Owner & Sole Developer
April 2015 - Now – 1 year

Etecture@Ogilvy

Technical Lead
Oct 2014 - March 2015

OgilvyOne

Technical Lead
June 2012 - Sept 2015

Dare

Technical Account Lead
July 2010 - May 2015

Dare

Senior Developer
Feb 2009 - June 2010

Dare

Developer
Feb 2008 - Feb 2009

Dare

Junior Developer
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Blu Hipp

Owner & Sole Developer
Oct 2004 - Mar 2015

Recommendations

I worked with Rob for 5 years at Dare where he was a valuable and reliable member of the Tech Team. As well as being a very capable developer he regularly took a tech lead role on projects, helping define them with the UX and Design teams, and working closely with clients to ensure their expectations were met. He had several stints working onsite with clients, for which he received glowing feedback. He could always be relied upon to represent the agency with little supervision while helping our clients deliver.

Jake Morris

Delivery Partner at Dare

Rob worked for me when I was Technical Director at Dare. He is a solid, hard working front end developer who can be relied upon to deliver. I made him a "technical account lead" which meant that he oversaw the technical development on a number of clients - going deep into client operations and infrastructure and using this knowledge to inform each project. This also involved overseeing other developers as they worked on these project which he did very well. In short, I'd highly recommend him,

Alex Matthews

Head of Creative Technology / Partner at BBH London