Hello, world!

I'm Alex, a freelance full-stack web developer in Bristol, UK. I make prototypes, pattern libraries, websites, and webapps that run fast, work well, and solve real user problems.

I'm available for remote and Bristol/Bath/Cardiff-based contracts from 19th June.

I'm infinitely curious about every aspect of the technologies that power the modern web. These days I mostly write full-stack JavaScript, but can comfortably wrangle PHP, Ruby, and MySQL/PostgreSQL/MongoDB into submission in a more front-end focused role.

That being said, I firmly believe we make better things by focusing on design and people over tech for tech's sake; especially as building software requires you to make hundreds of micro-decisions about the user experience in any given day. While I don't consider myself a designer, I'm pretty good at these decisions, having worked with fantastic designers in order to hoover up their knowledge. I can take an existing design direction and work with it without butchering it or having to bother actual designers every five seconds for feedback. I think that's worth something.

Most importantly, I have a relentless drive to make things better. If you do, too, let's talk!

alex@jegtnes.com

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