My name is Ben Lattimore and I am a freelance WordPress and front-end developer, based out of London, UK, with a penchant to travelling around Europe and beyond for interesting work.
I am a self-taught developer (major props to Codecademy and later Treehouse) who has worked with over 30 clients in recent years. These have included third sector organisations (with a number of charities, and including the trade union UNISON), individuals and small businesses (including yoga studios in the UK and Haiti, photographers, videographers and more) and start-ups (including sugru and JumpInStudent).
I have my own clients but I also love collaborating with great design and branding agencies on a freelance basis. I’ve worked with the amazing guys at BTL Brands a lot recently and I’m always up for meeting people for coffee and chats.
In a past life, I worked in digital communications, mainly in the third sector. I led blogger engagement and social media campaigns for a range of charities including Scope, City Bridge Trust and more. This experience has proved to be a real asset - I may not be the best developer walking the earth, but my value comes in seeing websites within the context of a wider campaign, and offering advice and thoughts from that understanding.
Some fun facts about me:
- At 22 and my first year at university, I led a small team that organised a 15-person, 4-vehicle overland adventure all the way from London to Timbuktu, Mali in West Africa
- I graduated with a 2:1 in Persian from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
- I go full hipster for coffee (Japanese hand grinder and AeroPress, natch)