Andy in Howth, Ireland

My name is Andy, and I’m a web developer living in the steel city of Sheffield in the North of England. I currently work as a Technical Team Lead at Evoluted New Media.

I generally develop in PHP and JavaScript as well as producing semantic and valid HTML and CSS. I work with both Laravel and CakePHP. As well as being a developer, I have an eye for design and an interest in creating great user-interfaces and accessible websites.

I write about web development on my blog and speak at various local user-groups. Details of upcoming and past talks can be found on the Talks page of this website.

Before working full-time in the web industry I worked in Quantum Optics research as a theoretical Physicist. I graduated from the University of York with a PhD on the subject of “twisted light” and worked for a while at the University of Sheffield on the subject of polaritons.

Outside of web development I enjoy seeking out street art; I maintain both the Street Art Sheffield and Street Art NQ websites. I also enjoy walking in the Peak District, reading and cooking. My claim to fame is that I’ve appeared in an episode of Family Guy.

Employment History

Evoluted New Media

Technical Team Lead; Senior Developer; Web Developer
(2012 – present)


Web Developer
(2010 – 2012)