My profile

Joe Stickings, web designer and front end developer

I am a Software Engineering Manager specialising in Front End/Mobile Development and Web/User Interface Design with over 14 years industry experience. I have worked mostly with large global brands and organisations with permanent positions at Europes leading photo printing service, a leading shopping comparison site and the world’s largest online travel company.

I have always had a passion for all things creative and technical. With every project the aim is to produce stunning and eye catching designs with user experience as the main focus, as well as a front end solution of the highest standard.

I started my career as a freelance graphic and web designer working for a number of local businesses before joining a small concert package company as Lead Web and Graphic designer in January 2003. I learnt and huge amount and grew my knowledge of the design and development industry over the next two years when an opportunity arose at the worlds largest online travel company, Expedia.

Through the years I have progressed through a number of roles at various organisations. Currently I am managing the mobile engineering team at Fourth, the world’s leading provider of cloud-based cost control software to the hospitality industry.

Socially I am a dedicated football player and have previously represented Crystal Palace Football Club and the London Borough of Bromley. I am a competitive tennis player having played in the Kent League and won local tournaments. My passion is aviation and I am a qualified pilot. In my spare time you’ll find me at Biggin Hill Airport in Kent flying light aircraft.

What I do

Areas of expertise

  • Development Management
  • Front End Development
  • Responsive and adaptive design/development
  • Web Standards
  • Accessibility
  • Test Driven Development
  • Project Management
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Agile: Scrum, Kanban
  • User Experience
  • User Interface Design
  • Wireframe Creation
  • Prototyping
  • Usability Testing


  • Atom
  • Sublime Text
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Eclipse
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Adobe CC Suite

Key techincal skills

  • HTML 5
  • OO JavaScript
  • jQuery, YUI
  • Grunt, RequireJS, Node.js, PhantomJS
  • CasperJS, qUnit, Blanket.js, Selenium, Cucumber
  • Java, PHP, .net C#
  • FreeMarker, Handlebars, Moustache, TAL
  • Jenkins
  • Maven
  • GIT, SVN
  • Bash (Unix shell)
  • Wordpress, Drupal, Magnolia
  • Jira, Rally

Personal details

  • Full Name: Joe Matthew Stickings
  • Nationality: British
  • Driving licence: Full UK

If you are interested in any of my design, web development or photography work or would like a copy of my CV you can contact me by either completing the online enquiry form or by emailing