Freelance UX Engineer

helloEverything is the home of freelance UX Engineer and front-end developer David Wheatley. For over 10 years I've worked with brands and agencies to create web experiences that look and function beautifully. I am based in central London.

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As a UX Engineer and front-end developer I am passionate about the look and feel of the project I'm involved with and work to ensure the UX and aesthetics are polished and accessible for all users on any device. I work on a variety of platforms and front-end frameworks including Magento, React Frameworks and Wordpress delivering the design system and/or front-end theme and sometimes being the project owner. I love a rock solid accessible design system and I'm a big advocate of designing in code and building UX prototypes in the browser, working closely with UX and visual designers. I've been a FE dev for over a decade and more recently moved towards a UX Engineering role to concentrate on design systems, accessibility, progressive enhancement and building UI components using tools such as Storybook and Figma.

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I studied for a degree in interactive design/development and enjoy working on UX and design driven projects. I have worked for a wide variety of web agencies being the lead FE dev on enterprise projects for well known brands. Like most folks nowadays I've been working on design systems for headless projects (using React) and working on the UI side building front-end components. I thrive in a friendly and understanding team who help each other improve and deliver the best results.

Latest Projects

  • My 1st Years - Front-end development. Custom theme based on the Magento blank theme. Magento Commerce project for Magento agency objectsource.
  • Goat Fashion - Project lead, Front-end development. Custom theme based on the Magento blank theme. Magento cloud project for Magento agency objectsource.
  • Other Criteria - Damien Hirst online shop. Lead Front-end development. Custom theme based on the Magento blank theme. Magento Open Source project.

Currently Reading

  • Atomic Design by Brad Frost Link
  • The New CSS Layout by Rachel Andrew Link
  • Design for Real Life by Eric Meyer & Sara Wachter-Boettcher Link

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