About me

I’m Simon, father of two endlessly energetic young boys, lover of most forms of modern culture, avid traveller exploring new cultures and interesting places, and pretty damned obsessive about good cheese.

Oh, and I’ve been creating websites as the founder / managing director / tech lead of digital agency Studio 24 for the past 17 years. I also organise two local community groups, Refresh Cambridge and PHP Cambridge. I regularly attend industry conferences such as dConstruct, Brooklyn Beta and PHP North West, and have been very happy to contribute to community projects such as the Web Standards Project and Zend Framework.

At Studio 24 my day-to-day work is heavily involved with the promotion of my agency, managing the direction of Studio 24, supporting my team, consulting on technical projects, advising clients on digital strategy and experimenting with new technology. I’m kept pretty busy.

Web-wise I’m interested in UX, web standards, accessibility, good application development (PHP, JavaScript and HTML5), CMSs and the challenges of content strategy, and making great websites that create success for my clients (and their users).

I’m also a school governor at my local primary school and trustee of the Cambridge Film Trust, that runs the wonderful local Cambridge Film Festival, where I’ve been lucky enough to meet interesting folk such as Terry Jones, Gary Oldman and Stephen Hawkings, and be exposed to the cinematic delights of Project Trident. My agency, Studio 24, also sponsors the festival and runs the website.

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You can also get in touch with me via  email  at simon@studio24.net