Michael Pumo

Obsessively thorough mobile responsive web development, with HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and WordPress.

Skills & expertise

I've been developing my skill–set to focus on what’s most suited to getting the job done quickly and effectively.

Frontend development

Whether you need a new website, updates to an existing application or a bespoke email marketing shot; if it involves the web, I can certainly help.

I write code that conforms to the W3C's web standards and semantic best–practices. I use technologies like HTML5, CSS3 (SCSS) and jQuery, to transform static artwork into pixel-prefect, interactive and fully functional interfaces; exactly the way your designers intended them to be.

WordPress development

I can help you leverage one of the world's most popular and powerful content management systems; tailoring it specifically to your needs.

WordPress has become the simplest and quickest way for me to develop new, fully content managed websites. Sell your products online or set up a blog, either way, you'll have the ability to manage your content just the way you want to.

Responsive web development

The web is no longer just in the hands of the desktop computer. Today we have smartphones, tablets and in the near future; smart watches.

How will we ensure your website looks great on multiple devices; including those that haven't even been invented yet? I build using a responsive grid system. I have experience with frontend frameworks such as Foundation, Bootstrap and Bourbon Neat to ensure that layouts are now quicker, smarter, standardised and more future-proof.

Selected projects

I've had the pleasure of working with some of London’s most brilliant creative and digital agencies.

Open Website

NotOnSunday
WordPress, Mobile responsive

Open Website

Billy Lumby
WordPress & BEM CSS, Mobile responsive

Open Website

De Beers
WordPress & Magento, Mobile responsive

Open Website

Bankside
WordPress, Mobile responsive

Open Website

Native
WordPress, Mobile responsive

Open Website

Adelphi
WordPress, Mobile responsive

Open Website

Brett Taylor Golf
WordPress, Mobile responsive

Open Website

Smith Stone Walters
WordPress, Mobile responsive

Open Website

Wayne Trevor Townsend
WordPress, Mobile responsive

Open Website

Tokheim
WordPress

Open Website

Beggars Run
WordPress

Open Website

Gigwise
Front-end for bespoke CMS

Open Website

Onside
WordPress

Open Website

Branch
WordPress

Open Website

Garcia Lau
WordPress, Mobile responsive

Open Website

The Graphical Tree
WordPress

Open Website

Meet the Joneses
WordPress

Development Process

The web development process can be broken down into a timescale consisting of three general areas.

Planning

Meetings, specifications and research.

Production

Coding your web application.

Delivery

Testing and deploying your website.

Working with Michael has been a total pleasure; he is quick to get on to the tasks at hand and always showed a positive attitude towards new and challenging problems. We'll definitely be working with him for the foreseeable future

Paul Ellerker
Managing Director at Parallel.

Professional Timeline

I have over 7+ years of professional industry and agency experience, working with a range of clients from start ups to larger corporations.

  • Web Developer

    Contractor

    Contracting for agencies around London, including Native, Karmarama, Somo, Spark44, Egelnick and Webb and Parallel.

  • Head of Digital

    Parallel

    This short term contract for Parallel, required me to manage legacy projects, as well as build a range of new digital offerings; from holding pages, to responsive content managed websites and HTML5 emailers.

  • Head of Digital

    Branch

    I joined Branch as their first in house web developer. I worked closely with the design team to explore new avenues into the web and exploit this growing arm of the business.

  • Web Developer

    Freelance

    After a few short-term contracts, I decided to explore the world of freelance. I had a mixture of agency work and a set of clients sourced by myself.

  • Web Designer & Developer

    Structure

    Structure were mainly a print-based design studio prior to my arrival. Over this short term contract (as their first in house developer) I helped push and transition their digital services to be more responsive and robust. Development time was vastly improved over what could be delivered via outsourcing to overseas developers.

  • Web Developer / SEO Consultant

    Blue Claw

    A short term contract role at Blue Claw. I was required to enact and develop SEO strategies on behalf of their clients, via on-site HTML5 and CSS3 changes; improving search engine visibility in addition to PPC and link building.

  • Junior Web Designer

    Chapter Eight

    I started my web career at Chapter Eight; learning the craft of web design / UX, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. As well as exploring the technical challenges of the frontend, we also designed the websites we built and lead the project management too; dealing with clients directly both over the phone and in regular project meetings.

  • Student

    University of Leeds

    I graduated with upper second class honors (BA) in Communications & New Media. The course was multidisciplinary in nature; combining both academic and hands-on study of the digital and print industries.