Steven Hall

Frontend Development

Since 2000, I’ve worked on a huge variety of projects for a diverse range of clients, from the smallest startups to the largest multinationals. My recent work for Google is some of the best in my career, yet I’m always keen to improve and take on new challenges.

Google

Google Screenshot

Built in around six weeks, Local Opportunity from Google is a rich, immersive experience to inform US business owners the importance of being listed on Google Maps – hooking into some seriously big data from Google to show search data and insights in their local area.

Google Local Opportunity

A master craftsman of clean, maintainable code

Like any craftsman I take huge pride in my work, using the right tools for the job and working quickly and pragmatically while maintaining the highest possible standards. The result is an easy to follow, well documented, adaptable and maintainable codebase.

Facebook

Facebook Screenshot

A whole suite of sites developed for Facebook within a seemingly impossible timeframe, the largest of which was a pair of sites to teach digital skills to startups and individuals in India. All multilingual and CMS-based, with many more markets being rolled out soon.

A keen eye for design with a clear understanding of UX

I started my career as a designer, so I understand the basics of design and bring layouts to life with the care and attention they deserve. I can fill in gaps and add small details which really improve the finesse and quality of the overall product and user experience.

HBO

Pipey Screenshot

From the hit TV series Silicon Valley, Pipey is the digital assistant nobody wants or needs. Brought to life as a Chrome Extension, Pipey sits in your browser communicating with a chatbot engine to make hilarious yet unhelpful remarks about the websites you visit.

Get the Pipey Chrome Extension

An expert problem solver and avid brainstormer

The most successful projects I've worked on have taken a team-wide collaborative approach to fleshing out new product features. A willing and valued contributor to any design workshop, brainstorm or client meeting, I often hit on elegant solutions which others might miss.

Beano

Beano Screenshot

As the classic kids' cartoon struggled to maintain relevance in this digital age, a drastic solution was needed. The result is a BuzzFeed style safe haven for kids to safely enjoy the best the Internet has to offer, alongside original content featuring Beano characters.

Beano Website

Self-motivated with superb time management

I like to keep busy, constantly pushing a project forwards. With one eye always on delivery requirements – I won't obsess or get bogged down – instead taking a common sense, iterative approach to ensure features remain shippable within an agreed timeframe.

Google

Google Screenshot

Google Consumer Barometer is a tool to help understand how people use the Internet around the world. A real 'big data' project, the UI does a great job of hiding the almost endless complexity of the underlying data, particularly within the graph builder section.

Google Consumer Barometer

A real team-player and all-round nice guy ;-)

Whatever your way of working, I'm flexible enough to fit right in. I'll offer helpful suggestions where appropriate, but I'm not overbearing with my opinions. Happy to help in any situation, I'm also just a great guy to have around the office. Why not see for yourself?

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