Ben Spencer

Hi, I'm Ben.

I am an experienced front-end web developer and UI / UX designer, and I've been designing and developing innovative, engaging, web-standards compliant websites for nearly 20 years.

I am passionate about everything front-end including current and future best practices, clean code, performance and accessibility. I love to produce great designs that are clean, readable and friendly, and are backed up by data and user research.

Skills and interests

  • Front-end development

    HTML5, CSS3, mobile-first RWD, Sass, Grunt, JavaScript (primarily jQuery)

  • Performance

    Fast loading pages with optimised imagery and clean, efficient code

  • Accessibility

    Ensuring that websites are accessible to all users and devices

  • UI / UX design

    Data / research driven designs that look great and are easy to use and read

  • Communication

    Strong written and verbal communication skills, always friendly

  • Content management

    Experienced with a wide range of content management sytems

Featured work

  • Loughborough University London website screenshot

    Loughborough University London

    User research, wireframes, design, front-end development, CMS integration

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  • Loughborough University Media Centre screenshot

    Loughborough University Media Centre / news and events

    Wireframes, design, front-end development, CMS integration

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  • Loughborough University 2015 Annual Review screenshot

    Loughborough University 2014/2015 Annual Review

    Design, front-end development

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  • Spacecraft website concept

    Spacecraft

    Visual design concept for Spacecraft's new website

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  • Watford Borough Council website screenshot

    Watford Borough Council

    User research, art direction, front-end development, CMS integration

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  • Longbridge Birmingham website screenshot

    Longbridge Birmingham

    Visual design, front-end development, CMS integration

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More about me

Design without content or research data is just decoration and I am passionate about designing and developing websites that are not only great to look at, but also relevant and helpful to the user, ensuring they are able to achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.

I have worked in-house at large companies and also in higher education. I have also worked in design and digital agencies with a wide range of clients including small start-ups, local government and large commercial companies. This unique mix has enabled me to see things from all sides.

I have a 2:1 BSc degree in Media Technology and in addition to the web, I am interested in a number of digital areas including technology, photography and film. Outside of work I’m a husband, father, drummer and runner. I love watching films and playing video games.