Hello. My name is Ryan Taylor and I'm a freelance web designer, front-end
developer and writer living near Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK with my beautiful wife Michelle and son Jack.
Prior to going full time freelance I worked for the highly respected agency Headscape, firstly as a product evangelist and designer for their web app Get Signoff* and then as a designer on their design team.
My relationship with the company grew from my time spent as the producer of Boagworld, the award winning web design podcast where I not only had the pleasure of occasionally hosting the show but also attending numerous conferences and interviewing industry professionals.
I took these interviews further with my own podcast, Please start from the beginning... where we take a step back in time to discuss their career paths, experiences and the choices that lead them to doing what they currently do.
I'm a regular contributor to .net magazine writing their monthly CMS gallery column as well as several
tutorials and features.
I've also had the honour of being a judge for their annual .net Awards since 2010.
In another life I was an IT Technician (back when fixing computers meant warming up a soldering iron) and worked in both the private sector and education (including Wakefield College and the University of Leeds) for about 7 years.
I'd always had a creative itch that never quite got scratched prior to building my first website in 2004.
I'd spent a lot of time trying to find the right outlet, dabbling in 3D animation, music and creative writing but none gave me the same buzz as immersing myself in the endless possibilities of the web and I have as much enthusiasm for it now as I ever had.