Mr Les

Front-end developer with over a decade of experience delivering beautifully crafted products for web and mobile.


A selection of projects that I can share with you.

Responsive, React, Redux, Webpack, Websockets

mTag is a new social network that allows people and publishers to share their best content from across the web and social media, all in one place. And it’s also shoppable!

3 month contract | Full front end build

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React, React Native, Redux, Firebase, Webpack

Customer facing mobile application for the construction industry. Enables customers to view, manage, download and pay invoices from a variety of suppliers.

3 month contract | Full app build

Newhey Carpets
Responsive, WordPress, Bootstrap, Gravity Forms

Newhey Carpets are an inspirational, specialist British designer and manufacturer of stunning wool-rich carpets for the biggest names in the hospitality, leisure and entertainment sectors.

Project | Full website build

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UK Bank
Dart, Flutter, Bloc, Melos

Mobile banking app that allows customers to log in to their account to view, manage and make payments on their credit cards and loans. A core requirement for the app was that it needed to be fully accessible through voiceover.

3 month contract | Two man team on full app build

SEEN Group
Responsive, WordPress, Webpack

SEEN Group are an industry-leading collective of beauty experts encompassing strategy, creative, communications and beyond.

Project | Full website build

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User Interfaces
Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap 4, Foundation 6, SCSS, CSS3, HTML5

A significant portion of the work I do is done under an NDA and as such cannot be shared. This is mainly within the finance sector and includes user interfaces and prototypes for client servicing, loan origination and self-servicing. Clients include UK high street banks, telecoms companies, credit/loan providers and Government.
Responsive, Headless WordPress, Next.js, React, Redux

Whilst it’s only a single page it’s still pretty special. Built using WordPress as a headless CMS for the backend and React/Next.js for the front-end. Oh, and designed by me too.

What I do

The kind of work I am typically doing and where I can add the most value.

About me

Sooo, in case it wasn’t obvious, I’m Les!

I’ve been writing code professionally for over a decade, in that time I’ve had the chance to work on some exciting projects with some wonderful clients.

2018 - now : Mr Les

After five years running an agency I came to realise that it wasn’t quite what I imagined it would be! My enthusiasm for development, learning and exploring new technologies far exceeded that of running a business and all that comes with it. So it was time for a new adventure, I am now contracting and freelancing as a Digital Nomad.

2013 - 2018 : OBL/QUE

In 2013 I met Neil and after working on several projects together Oblique Studio was born. Oblique was a brand and digital design agency based in Leeds and specialising in the finance and architecture sectors.

As co-founder and technical partner my responsibilities were understandably pretty broad. This included steering the direction of our company, ensuring the quality of the work met our high standards and pitching for new clients. It also included managing, motivating and developing our team of six full time staff. And of course building products for our clients!

Some of the key lessons I learned in this time were commercial awareness, explaining technical concepts to people with varying degrees of expertise, standardisation and automation of development processes as well as the importance of good project management and communication.

2010 - 2013 : Freelance

I began my career as a developer working from 3 Mills Studios on projects for musicians, TV personalities and charities. Starting out as a self-taught developer with no formal training or agency exposure was definitely a baptism by fire.

I took on any and every project I could get my hands on and when I wasn’t working I was studying as much material on front-end development as possible. Constant learning was the hallmark of my first few years.


Want some of this nerdy goodness on your next project?

If you’ve seen enough and feel like I might be the right fit for your next project, then get in touch and tell me more!

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +44 (0)7771 404 480