Dan Addison

Web Developer

I'm a web developer from Folkestone with a background in art and music. I create bespoke WordPress websites with design agency Nebulo, and have been increasingly exploring static site generators built on React and Vue.

In 2016 I shifted my career path towards web development to better satisfy some of my key drives: for learning, for analytical thinking, for creating compelling things, and for sharing with others.


Portfolio

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jm-woodcraft.com

Bespoke WordPress site for a carpenter.

Tech stack: WordPress, Sass, jQuery, Gulp

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johnhosking.com

A portfolio website for an artist.

Tech stack: Sass, Nunjucks, jQuery, Gulp

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dan4ruby.com

Wedding event information website.

Tech stack: Sass, Nunjucks, jQuery, Gulp

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ellisbolton.com

A portfolio website for an illustrator.

Tech stack: Gatsby, React, Rebass, Styled Components

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pen-and-plant.com

An online portfolio and shop for an illustrator.

Tech stack: WordPress, WooCommerce, Sass, Gulp

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lyrics-archive.com

A documentation website for a songwriter.

Tech stack: Markdown, Javascript, Docsify


Experience

Web Developer

Nebulo

June 2018 - present

Building bespoke WordPress websites within a small design agency, I am responsible for developing both front and back end. I work closely with two designers, and with our clients who are primarily in the arts, education, and charity sectors. Recent projects I have delivered include an events site for Canterbury Festival, an 'alumni hub' site for Canterbury Christ Church University, and a WP Multisite network for California based incentive travel programmers True North.

Freelance Web Developer

Self Employed

September 2017 - present

I have designed, developed and launched a number of client websites to date, from simple portfolio sites built on Vue.js to e-commerce sites built on WordPress. I pride myself on delivering end-to-end solutions for creative individuals and businesses who need an approachable, dependable developer who will take care of the entire website project while they get on and work.

Triennial Host

Creative Folkestone

2014 and 2017

Assisting in two consecutive major public art exhibitions. Leveraging my arts education, my local knowledge, and my extensive customer service experience to help visitors engage fully with the exhibition. Most notably, I took it upon myself to produce a YouTube video review of the exhibition which Creative Folkestone ultimately presented to many of the country's top art execs and curators.

Control Centre Operator

Folkestone & Hythe District Council

January 2015 - June 2018

Handling emergency Lifeline calls from elderly and vulnerable clients. Also handling emergency Out of Hours calls for Shepway Council and Thanet Council. The role demanded efficient prioritising and rigorous attention to detail while under pressure, a level-headed approach to problem solving, and a passion for helping people and protecting their dignity.


Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Accessibility and UX principles
  • Content Management solutions
  • Clean, semantic, maintainable code

Interests

I love low-angle sunshine, family and friends, indie cinema, languid bike rides, calisthenics, literary fiction, summer sea swimming, Shane Carruth, Alex Honnold, Rose Namajunas, Kendrick Lamar and Alan Partridge.

I also make music, and sometimes videos, and occasionally I make artistic contributions to Strange Cargo Arts. Here's an example of all three in one: a video I made of a Strange Cargo event that features my music!


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