About David Bushell

Based in the UK, somewhere near Manchester, I design, build, and consult upon all things web for small businesses, start-ups, individuals, and fellow web agencies — all over the world. It’s quite a fun job if I’m honest.

David Bushell

While I specialise in front-end development, my experience and knowledge covers the whole process. So if anyone asks, tell them I make websites.

My Philosophy

I create things online with longevity in mind. Designing for the future is profitable and leaves a lasting impression. Coding for performance leads to meaningful experiences and delighted users.

I pride myself in a collaborative and considered process. A process that is agile and evolving. Iterative and effective. I like to give ideas an opportunity to develop. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution but the answer is waiting to be discovered.

My Experience

I have over a decade of professional experience. It started, well, over a decade ago. The web and my work has changed a lot in that time.

Prior to my life as a freelancer, and following graduation, I worked in London’s East End for five years at two digital agencies. I moved into a senior client-facing role taking on responsibility for most design and front-end development.

During this time I worked with just about every type of client imaginable. From public sector departments, to small local businesses, and those in-between like charities and enthusiastic entrepreneurs. I found that a personable and attentive approach instilled confidence. Rather than trying to ‘sell’ a website I’d involve clients in the process to design it alongside us.

In early 2013 I moved back up North to venture out as a freelancer. I kicked things off by speaking at the Responsive Day Out conference in Brighton, UK. Since then I’ve continue to provide my skills to many web agencies and clients.

On the web, I consider myself self-taught. Programming has fascinated me since the days of dial-up modems and floppy disks. My formal education is firmly rooted in the finer arts. I graduated with 1st class honours in Graphic Design at Cumbria University, UK.

My Work Online

I write about what I do on my blog and shares ideas, inspiration, and nonsense @dbushell on Twitter. I’ve written articles for industry leader Smashing Magazine. I host several popular open-source projects on GitHub. You can find me on CodePen where I play around with code.

Any questions? Contact me.


On March 1st 2013 I spoke at the Responsive Day Out conference in Brighton, UK. My profile photo was taken by Marc Thiele during my talk.

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