Dan Govan

Veteran front end developer with a passion for UI/UX, looking for a React / Typescript role in a collaborative, forward-thinking team.

Front End Contractor since 2014

Apr 2021 to Jul 2021:Festicket

Working in small teams building out a succession of new components & portals in a large mostly React / Redux codebase using TypeScript, Redux Toolkit, React Testing Library, React-i18next etc.

Feb 2021:BDH

Networked Interactive Presentation app, with React / Redux & express / sockets.io, building upon a MVP after a round of user testing.

Sept 2020 to Mar 2021:Jollywise

Converting a React / Redux site to a new design, and new api & with new components. Returned to style a christmas quiz, then to solo dev a React app with JS minigames.

Feb - Mar 2020:EDD London

Built React UI for an e-commerce site, then lead on upgrading from desktop-only to device agnostic.

Oct 2019 - Feb 2020:Rehab Agency

Built 8 localisations of 6 iterations of an educational tool. Used React, hooks, CSS modules, JSON, SCORM & Sketch. Advised on bringing parallel projects up to speed.

May-Aug 2019:YunoJuno

Using React, modular scss & Storybook to implement a new registration & onboarding system.

May & Sept-Oct 2018:22 design

Projects included a banner for the front page of Talk Talk in HTML 5, prototyping a JS 360 spinner, updating an Opencart website & building a interactive quiz module.

May to Sept 2018:KoffeeCup

Tackled a legacy Angular / Cordova app for onsite tablet & kiosk; reworking content, assets & structure.

Jul 2015 to Dec 2017: Front end ContractorYunoJuno

Building an evolving UX & Front End, taming sprawling legacy CSS & maintaining an extensive design system using practical BEM, Stylus/SASS, Django templating & later React. A highlight was a complete sitewide redesign using only a CSS retheme.

Jul 2014 to Jun 2015: Creative Technologist (part time)MetaBroadcast

Building UIs consuming a back end team's prototype metadata APIs.

Feb 2014 to Jun 2015: Front end ContractorVooDooBytes

Worked on agreatplacetobe with Mixture, Liquid, Sass & jQ for integration to Umbraco. Later projects included Cameraworks, Heineken, & Blossom Hill.

Feb to Apr 2014Maynard Malone

Quickly picking up unfamiliar Drupal, I used PHP, CSS & jQ to implement new sections of the Organix site.

Permanent roles: 2006 to 2014

2012-2014: Senior Interactive Web DeveloperVML London

Responsive builds from microsites to enterprise-level CQ builds, for Colgate, Premier Inn & Premier League including a fluid mobile site that got 500k uniques a day & 3mil in revenue a week.
I also organised knowledge-sharing workshops, and was in-house portraits & events photographer.

2011-2012: Interface DeveloperMRM Meteorite

Microsites for Vauxhall & Nationwide, an Intel facebook campaign, iPad site for Regus, a Phonegapped iphone app for The Mall & championed responsive & parallax design.

2006-2011: Front end developerMRM London

I worked in HTML, CSS & later jQ, reconciling the work of copywriters, designers & back-end devs to produce sites, localisations & HTML emails for clients like Intel, Vauxhall, Sky Movies, MSN & MasterCard.
Away from the keyboard I led initiatives in improving communication between the tech & creative departments, and presented on company values & best practice.


2020 covid downtime

Designed & built a Gatsby (React, GraphQL, Jamstack) photography website. Took courses in JavaScript Algorithms, Data Structures, React Native, Redux & Node.js.


JavaScript: ES6 & beyond, React.js focus, dabbled in Node.js & React Native, express, sockets.io etc. Previously worked with Angular 2, PHP & a variety of back ends.


Semantic HTML with a mind to accessibility, SEO, scalability & localisation. The practical challenges of performant device-agnostic websites, as well as mobile & tablet-specific solutions.


CSS3 (Sass, LESS, Stylus), BEM / SMACSS-based architecture, then js-wrapped modules, styled components, styled System, etc.


Talking to creatives on their own terms, adding interstitial layouts & interactions that creative comps don't cover, identifying UX breakdowns early.


VS Code, Webpack, Yarn / NPM, Git, CI with github & Jenkins, Jira, Trello, Netlify etc