The guy whose work clients are always eager to see. The middle man between design & functionality. The guy who brings life & understanding to flat designs.

Who am I?

I’m Ryan Downes, a freelance front end web developer born, bred, residing and working with clients and agencies in Manchester. I have 9 years of web experience including a degree in web development gained from Manchester Metropolitan University. Generally, I’m a normal everyday guy: I enjoy a few beers at a good bar in good company, the football at weekend with a few cheeky bets, a good movie, Netflix, box sets and so on. I enjoy traveling and going to new places, meeting new people, doing new things and stepping out of my comfort zone. I train at the gym every evening and music every day is a must.

I’m currently available for hire. Please feel free to get in touch at any time. I’m always happy to discuss new contracts and/or projects or development needs.

How can I help you?

The web is primarily about information, and this information is in abundance – but this data-driven trend can just drown people with a flood of disconnect. As a front end web developer, I aim to bridge the gap between man and machine by merging the aesthetics of design with the functional (technological) structure. I understand the complexity involved in implementing designs with the limitations of the technologies in use. My goal is to come up with acceptable methods to ensure both work hand-in-hand, whilst ensuring neither are at the detriment of the best possible solution along the way.

I make use of the latest web technologies with the ultimate aim of creating clear, easy, accessible and fast interfaces that help people understand and care about the information and data put in front of them. I do this by putting the information in context, exposing its legitimacy and ultimately revealing an interconnection.

Why can you trust me?

I’ve developed for various clients over the years, such as easyJet; Yodel; Nissan; The Manchester Museum; Manchester Building Society; the Northern Quarter’s Band On The Wall concert venue; The Co-operative Bank and Thomas Cook to name a few.

For a more in depth run-down of the technologies I use to build, take a look at my LinkedIn profile.