nathan.simmonds's picture
United Kingdom
Current Role(s): 
Drupal Specialist
Nathan Simmonds Digital Limited

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Precedent

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
English
Bio: 

I'm Nathan Simmonds, a web developer and Drupal specialist based in Brighton, UK.

I worked for over seven years at Precedent, a Top 20 UK digital agency. While there I collaborated on many interesting and varied projects, such as The Wildlife Trusts, Anthony Nolan, Parkinson's UK and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Since then I have worked directly with a number of clients to help them deliver great results on their Drupal projects:

* Completed the re-build of the TotalWar.com website for British video game developer Creative Assemby (a subsidiary of Sega).
* Applied my expertise to optimising the editorial experience of Wallpaper* and NME for international publisher Time Inc.
* Aided in the development and integration of the Civil Service Learning portal for digital agency Leo Learning.
* Most recently I worked with Brighton-based start-up Cohesion to create a revolutionary site building platform based on Drupal 8.

My skills & knowledge:
* Drupal site building, theme and module development
* Most popular modules and features such as views, panels, display suite, context, rules, i18n & translation, organic groups, ubercart / commerce
* Industry-standard development workflows using Git/gitflow, features, Drush, Composer, Vagrant
* Ground-up build of custom themes based on common base such as Bootstrap, Omega, Mothership and Zen
* Drupal performance optimisation, scaling, and code refactoring
* Highly-available hosting architecture including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Acquia and Pantheon
* Caching technologies such as Varnish, Memcache, Redis, Cloudfr

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need Drupal expertise for your project.

History

On Drupal.org for 6 years 5 months