About Me

I'm Paul, a freelance PHP Developer from Bristol, UK.

Twitter // Github // Email

code = coffee + developer

What I do?

I'm a Full Stack Developer, working with PHP, VueJS and React.

I have over 15 years experience building websites and have worked with some of the biggest companies in the country.

Skills include:

  • PHP development - Laravel, Symfony
  • WordPress development - Specialise in plugin development
  • RESTful APIs
  • Frontend - HTML5, SASS, PostCSS, Webpack, NPM
  • JavaScript - ES6, VueJS + Vuex, jQuery
  • Database - MySQL, PostgreSQL ElasticSearch, Redis
  • GIT
  • Workflow - Test-driven development (PHP unit), Agile, Scrum
  • VM - Vagrant, Docker
  • Continuous Integration - Bamboo, Jenkins

Previous work


Converting Toolstation.com to Laravel

Internal translations application

Internal sales statistics application

Promotions management API


June 2016 - September 2016

Migrating existing Zend API to a Laravel based API


August 2014 - March 2016

Monmouthshire County Council in WordPress

Form builder built in Symfony2

Social media management application built in Symfony2

Marketing dashboard application built in Symfony2

User management application with single login api for internal applications

GDS International

October 2012 - August 2014

Client portal built in Zend

Maintaining existing MeetTheBoos.tv website built in drupal

Convert old drupal MeetTheBoss.tv website to WordPress

Built gdsinternational.com in Zend

Travis Perkins

November 2009 - October 2012

Custom PHP catalogue generator

Travisperkins.co.uk created in sitecore

Personal projects

When I'm not freelancing, I like to work on the following

Paulund started as a place to collect all the resources and code snippets. Collecting all these code snippets in one place meant I could easily get at them quickly in the future.

While finding more advantaged snippets quickly turned into writing tutorials about how to use this code.

Writing tutorials really helped me understand exactly how it worked and better yet it helped others learn how it worked too.

Paulund now has over 800 tutorials and code snippets and continuous to grow. I recently offered a Paulund membership which allows me to spend more time creating plugins, packages and tutorials.