About Mark Skeet – Freelance WordPress Developer

About Mark Skeet - Freelance WordPress Developer 1Hi I’m Mark and I’m a dev team manager and WordPress developer that focuses on optimised, custom WordPress and PHP website development.

I’m hard-working and have been around a bit so I know a thing or two about all aspects of delivering web solutions. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some great organisations and with some amazing people over the past two decades.

I have a diverse, technical skillset. I’ve worked with PHP and WordPress for over a decade now. I tend to specialise in customisation and optimisation of WordPress installs. If you’d like to get a flavour for what I can do, please check out my skillset and CV. The short version though, is that I have a wide range of development and delivery skills that, design aside, make me useful at most stages of a project.

I’ve worked with all sizes of website, from SME/lifestyle business brochure sites through to international, fully transactional, high-availability offerings. I also have a good amount of experience working within Government teams.

I’ve held managerial/owner positions for most of the last decade. Therefore, I know about being self-motivated and taking responsibility. I think of myself as a self-starter and have always been keen to enable others to progress. A key personal driver for me is to help those that I work with to improve and develop their mindsets and skillsets a notch or three. It’s why I got involved with organising LeedsJS (formerly NodeUpNorth), a few years back, helping to grow the group to over 100 members.

I also spent a couple of years working with an international recruiter, Aquent, as part of their technical interviewer team. This entailed speaking to candidates across the globe, assessing their front end and WordPress skills, providing them with advice and then producing reports for Aquent’s talent agents.

Current role

I currently work at Bewonder*, where I’m an Associate Director, heading up the digital team.

I essentially fulfil a team and product delivery management role running a multi-talented, agile delivery team. We provide technical solutions to meet the needs of the business and our clients. We cover design, web, apps and email marketing specialisms.

Away from the day job

I’m a Formula 1 fan and an avid reader of sci-fi and modern crime fiction. I love live music so get to as many gigs as I can. Twice a year, my wife and I disappear into the wilderness that is Wester Ross in the Highlands of Scotland. I’m also a sometime photographer covering a range of styles from headshots, commercial (stock, PR, and editorial), creative fashion and fine art through to landscapes.

Current Availability

I am taking on new projects and will be free for new contract opportunities from December 7th 2021.

Image courtesy of Jonathan Wootton.