Hello, my name is Toby and I like making websites. I’ve been doing it for years and years, both for fun and for work, and just can’t seem to give it up! If you want to get in touch, but don’t already have my email address, feel free to contact me.
After a decade or more as a print designer, and later a print design manager, I built my first website in 1999. A very simple meta search engine back then, I moved abroad and spent a year in a little Internet Cafe in the East of the Czech Republic turning it into a fully fledged meta search engine under my own company in 2001/2. It was voted third best UK search engine in the 2003 Future Publishing Internet Awards (knocking Yahoo! UK into 4th place!).
I managed everything for many years, whether it was the development and design of new features or the monitoring of analytics to constantly improve traffic and revenue, and because of this my skills extend over a number of traditional roles in today’s top flight design and development teams.
I’ve been fortunate to have worked with a few and for the last seven years worked for Travel Republic, coding new sites for Travel Republic, Dnata Travel and Emirates Holidays. I have a passion for designing and improving the UI and UX of websites and Apps borne from a desire to eliminate the many frustrations I personally encounter every day as a user of my phone, tablet or my laptop.