I am a professional freelance web designer, UI designer and web developer from Birmingham, UK. I have over 8 years of experience in developing for a wide range of clients and businesses.
My ability as a frontend and backend developer allows me to create everything from small business websites, to live bidding platforms, to eCommerce stores, to blogs, to booking systems, to business portals, to online business systems, to eLearning platforms, to user interfaces, and even fully functional custom social networks.
Despite being Birmingham based, I work with clients all over the world - with a lot of clients also from London and the US. Furthermore, I also offer long-term support, hosting/domain advice, and more.
Your website is designed to fulfill your expectations, and your customers/clients expectations. It's important that your website looks great to engage your visitors, allowing your website to become successful and meet the goals you are striving for.
I custom develop websites, allowing them to remain unique, scalable and to function as required. Your website will perform better, be more efficient, and overall it will provide a better experience for you and your users. Whatever your idea, I can turn it in to a reality.
When creating websites, I keep search engine optimisation (SEO) in mind. I carry out standard on-page SEO practices on every page of every website I create, allowing your site to rank higher in search engine results - potentially driving more traffic to your site.
Almost half of all internet traffic is now from a mobile audience. With such a huge mobile audience, it's important that your website is compatible with all screen sizes in this modern age. I ensure that your website is responsive, meaning it is compatible with any screen size on any device
It's important that you are able to manage your website yourself, from anywhere at any time. I develop content management systems which allow you to view your websites data and edit important content on your website, allowing you to keep it updated and current.
With years of experience in eCommerce, I can develop an eCommerce solution tailored to the needs of yourself, your business, and your customers. I develop effective, efficient and well-designed eCommerce solutions to match your exact requirements.
I provide many other services, web hosting, long-term support, advice, and much more.
"James goes above and beyond to deliver clean design, clean code, on time and on budget. He was able to take my vague requests and churn out a beautiful and functional site. I look forward to working with James for our future projects. Don't hire him, because I want him all to myself."
"James has been excellent to work with, very understanding and clear with the development of our website. We will definitely be using him again for any work in the future."
"It has been a real pleasure to work with James. He is passionate about his work, responsive, creative and incredibly fast."
"After having a very unprofessional web design service with a previous company, I searched around for the best person to rebuild our website and take it to the next level. After coming across James I can honestly say he has been fantastic. Everything from communication to his input on what would make the site more appealing for our visitors. The passion and professionalism really shows in his work and I couldn't recommended him more highly."
"Having a background in QA, I have worked with many developers over the years. However, working with James has been the best! He is very knowledgeable and writes very clean and concise code. Whenever an issue arose he would discuss with me about the best possible solutions. It is truly amazing how James managed to build a platform completely bug-free and on time too. I would recommend James’ services in a heartbeat to anyone looking to build anything from a simple website all the way through to a very complex platform. In fact, when my business starts its second iteration, James will 100% be our go-to guy."
"James Dowen was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and delivered the custom service that I'd requested in a timely fashion. I'd definitely recommend him to others!"
"James is very professional and knows what he's doing, a great standard of work. All work has been on time with no complaints and he is always available to chat to. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend James to anyone!"
"Apple and Jonny Ive would be proud of you."
"James is an amazing programmer. He is very patient, and always solved any issues along the way very quickly. I am very happy to have worked with him. Great job! "
"Thank you for all your hard work in designing our website, everybody is very happy with the outcome."