Hi, I’m Freelance Digital Designer and Front End Developer Ben Leahan experienced Kent based senior designer and developer offering freelance digital design, UX design, and front end development services either on location or from home between Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone in Kent.

I have led digital design and front end development teams before growing my own freelance digital design and front end development practice. I have had a broad background working on a great mix of digital marketing, ecommerce and SaaS UX and UI solutions for clients as diverse as tech start-ups, HE institutions, SMEs and high street brands. My professional experience coupled with a first class honours degree in visual communication design from the University of the Creative Arts, gives me the overall creative, technical and strategic ability to deliver effective user-centric solutions both on time and on budget.

Outside of work…

Outside of the digital design world, I am proud father to three beautiful children — Rhys, Imogen and Esther; and husband to my amazing and long suffering “design widow” wife, Hazel. While they keep me pretty busy, I find just enough time for a love of cooking; a pretentious yet ill-informed appreciation of fine dining, great cheese and red wine; as well as a guilty passion for gardening and Radio 4.

    Technical Overview

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • LESS & Sass
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • RequireJS
  • PHP (inc. CakePHP, Zend)
  • GruntJS Tasks
  • Git

    Platforms & Patterns

  • Magento
  • Wordpress
  • Jekyll
  • Middle-Man
  • Bootstrap
  • Foundation

    Software Overview

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • FontLab (Font Authoring)
  • Axure (Rapid Prototyping)

    Method Overview

  • Agile
  • Lean
  • Scrum
  • Kanban