I offer a close designer-client relationship and an understanding service for individuals, small-to-medium sized businesses and start-ups.
Freelance Web Designer & Developer
I have been designing websites since I was 14 years old, but as a professional freelance web designer for over 11 years.
I donate my services to local charities and non-profit organisations in and around the Midlands. I do this one day every month. Get in contact, if you feel you could benefit from this service. I also donate food and supplies to the local Animal Rescue Centres as well as equipment to the local Scout group.
I have a simplified design style, I believe design should work with content, not dominate it. The same can be said for how I build websites. I like to keep my website markup clean and optimised for search engines. I believe usability is an integral part of the design and development process and something I’m constantly striving to improve.
Just so you know a little bit about me, my name is Timothy Oxendale (Tim), I am 31 years old and I was born and raised in Blackburn (Lancashire). I moved from Blackburn down to Birmingham over 12 years ago to go to university and I am now living around the corner in Bilston (Wolverhampton) with my wife, daughter, two dogs and cats.
I believe freelancing is more of a lifestyle than a job and I’m in it for the long run. I do try to stick to my office hours 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, however I am flexible, you’ll find that if you email me Friday afternoon with a list of amendments, chances are they will be done and ready for your return to work on Monday morning.
I have a quicker start and fast turn-around time, as I usually only work on a couple of projects at any one time. This means you will be a priority, whatever your website size or complexity.
Any enquiries, questions and uncertainties you may have are all answered by me, not a salesperson or account manager. However if I am with another client, I do have a lovely person who answers my phone to take a message. These get sent directly to me, straight away, wherever I am. A close designer-client relationship means that I have a much better understanding of your goals and requirements, producing fewer errors and invariably a better end result.
I have experience with lots of different kinds of business and knowledge spanning a wide variety of industries. Whether you are a blogger, an airline, or in a field I am yet to come across, I am able to use my experience, learning from you, to achieve the best outcome for you.
I work hard, have lower running costs and overheads than an agency, this gets passed on, you receive much better value for money.
I listen to your requirements, so I can deliver what’s is right for you. I like to work one on one and collaborate during every stage, using open communication and feedback, to build your perfect website.
I have been a freelance web designer & developer for the majority of my working life, I quickly learned that the phrase ‘time is money’ is often true. I work quickly and efficiently, managing my time effectively to ensure that I can produce the best work for you, within your timescale.
One of my clients wrote a review that summed all of this perfectly
"Everyone needs a Tim!"
Tim was quick to respond, fixed my website problem and was just great to work with. Next time I need website help, he'll be the first person I call! Thank you.
3 months ago on
Very happy with my site update and fixes. Tim is the most professional developer I have worked with in a long time and he knew how to quickly fix things on my blog that other developers failed to do.
3 months ago on
I donate my services to local charities and non-profit organisations, I do this one day every month.
If you feel you could benefit from this or know someone that would please get in contact.
I'm currently looking to fill the spaces from August 2021 onwards.
* Estimated, 7 hours a month with my standard hourly rate
I have just recently become a volunteer director at Gatis Community Space in Wolverhampton (Acts of random caring community interest company).
Where our aim is to provide a safe and inclusive centre that puts community at the heart of its diverse projects.
Empowering people to be better versions of themselves.
Enabling change to a sustainable future.
I carefully calculate the carbon emissions produced as a result of my servers, computers, transport and a few other bits. I then offset these emissions by planting trees in the West Midlands. As the trees I plant are young, and will absorb much more carbon as they grow, I ensure the long term goal of being carbon positive.
My home/office is using 100% renewable electricity and green gas.
All my paper and media come from well managed sustainable forests with FSC or PEFC certifications.
Me and my family have taken on an allotment with the aim to becoming more self-sufficient by growing more of our own fruit and veg. All our green and organic waste is now being composted and reused, and we are repurposing more items to use on the allotment while teaching my daughter about the importance and effort needed to produce food.
Enjoying her first fresh picked peas