Hi, I'm Sam Wood. Freelance web developer based in Leeds.

About me

I've worked in digital agencies over the past 10 years, and have decided to take the leap into freelance front-end development, after working my way up to Team Leader in my previous role.

In my spare time I love gaming, playing piano, and watching and playing sport: football, rugby league, tennis to name a few. I have an affinity for music; I play the keyboard and have attained a merit at Grade 8. I also enjoy long walks with the dog, and spending time with family and friends!

My skills
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JS
  • Git
  • Gulp
  • Webpack
  • VueJS
  • Umbraco
  • Wordpress
  • Photoshop
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Consulting

I am an experienced web development Team Lead - primarily in front-end - with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in HTM5, CSS, JS, WordPress, Umbraco, and VueJS. Strong information technology professional with a Diploma focused in Computer Science from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Portfolio

I've worked on websites and digital projects across numerous industry sectors over the last 10 years.

Here's just a few of the sectors I've created websites for:

Sports:
This website formed the digital arm of this educational organisations recent rebrand. The brief tasked us with translating the new brand to web whilst also keeping page load times low - a task we hit by matching or besting the most fierce of competitors.
Education:
During my time as a web developer, I've worked on many college and university websites. With each having their own feel and identity, I've had to approach each of these builds differently - and all have provided new front-end challenges.
Retail:
As part of a long term contract with a UK convenience store; I was part of many projects tasked with improving franchise footfall and user engagement. Over this time I was part of the build of two iterations of their customer facing website - the second of which to showcase their new branding; an intranet for franchise owners which allowed them to manage and track their stock and purchases; and a POS Editor system, giving franchise owners freedom to produce their own POS relevant to their individual stores.
Financial:
I have built the front-end for several websites within the financial sector. These have been targeted at brokers so as to provide them with as much information as possible, to help their customers find the right product. These have included displaying FAQs, help guides, videos, criteria; as well as tools such as: location based searches, and calculators.

*For further information on the projects I've worked on, please contact me directly.

Dark mode?

It's always good to have a dark mode; toggle it on and off by pressing the "Toggle dark mode" button.

Dark mode is enabled by using CSS variables. These are set against :root and then overridden by a class of -dark-mode.

:root {
  --main-bg-colour: #{$white};
  --base-font-colour: #{$black};
  --title-square: rgba(0,0,0,0.1);
}
Get in touch

If you'd like discuss your next web project, please get in touch.