On a daily basis I work with PHP and doing quite a bit of sysops, but mainly developing extensions for Magento. In my spare time I experiment with games development in unreal engine 4 and work on PlasmaPHP.

Open Source Projects

My open source projects are usually developed using symfony components and other modern development practises. I have a number of repositories on github in various programming languages. Check out my github profile to see what im currently working on.

The Fun Stuff

Im quite a creative person and enjoy creating fun lego creations, modelling and playing games. Keep up to date with what im up to by following my blog.

Skills & Tool sets

My development skills gained over the years

  • PHP 7/5
  • MySQL
  • HTML 5
  • Twig
  • CSS 3
  • SASS
  • Bash
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • NodeJS
  • Linux (Debian, CentOS) / OSX / Windows
  • PHP Storm / Vim
  • GiT Version Control
  • Vagrant / Packer
  • Apache / Nginx / lighttpd
  • Composer
  • Behat / PHP Unit
  • Gulp
  • Ansible
  • Elastic Search
  • Jenkins
  • Symfony / Laravel / FuelPHP / SlimPHP
  • E-Commerce
  • Paypal / Stripe / Adyen / Sage Pay
  • BigCommerce API
  • Volo API
  • Object Oriented Development
  • Agile Development Process
  • Behaviour Driven Design
  • Test Driven Development
  • Continuous Integration
  • Magento 1.9
  • Magento 2
  • Magento Extension Development
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • 3D Modelling
  • C
  • C#.NET
  • C++
  • Python

Industry Experience

My experience working in the development industry

Pantherella IGL

I made the decision to join a continually expanding e-commerce team at a manufacturer of luxury brand socks. As the Lead Developer it was my responsibility to manage the project moving the companies current magento websites away from an outside agency and in house. This allowed me to setup a solid and secure infrastructure designed for both website and team growth. Moving forwards the company continues to grow in the field of e-commerce and it is my responsibility to manage the technical aspects of this as seamlessly as possible.

Lead PHP Developer
2018 - Present

Presto Classical

I joined the small in-house team at Presto Classical to work on an exciting oppertunity to rebuild their entire website from the ground up. Using symfony components and the more modern PHP 7, including an agile approach to the project, meant this was the obvious choice to continue my career. Since working here I have gained plenty of experience in both the music industry and modern development technologies.

Senior PHP Developer
2017 - 2018
PHP Developer
2016 - 2017

Propeller Communications

Working at a large agency I gained experience working in large teams of people on big e-commerce projects. I earned respect as the go to developer for certain larger hospitality clients. While there, I amassed a large amount of knowledge and experience in various PHP frameworks and the PHP development industry.

PHP Developer
2014 - 2016

Zukeo (Simarc Trading, Milloutlets)

Working full stack for a successfull online retailer specialising in textiles, I developed a bespoke system designed to maintain continuous integration with the companies warehouse management software (Volo) and the e-commerce platform used to run their website (BigCommerce). The system still operates without issues today. Here I gained a large understanding of the e-commerce needs of small to medium businesses.

Full Stack Website Developer
2012 - 2013

Latest from the blog

Checkout the latest articles from the blog


I have been developing an innovative piece of finance management software for some time now and I think its ready to be released to the public. Have a read about its purpose and if it can help you with your budgeting needs.

Portfolio Overhaul

So my site has been sitting around unchanged for a few years now and I decided a change was in order, read about the decisions I took to get this developed and up and running in 1 day.

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