Hi, I'm Alex! I design & build websites.

Yes, I'm available for hire!

Hi, I'm Alex! I design & build websites.

Who am I?

My name is Alexander Jack Hughes. But you can call me Alex. I am a startup founder, web designer, and coder.

To give you a quick history lesson: I’ve just completed an MSc in Computer Science, and before that, I spent five years building and running startups. In between, I spent my time travelling around Europe whilst building beautiful websites.

But enough about me, how have you been?

Startup mentality

I love startups. I’ve joined them, run them, and built them. If you think I’d be right for yours, you should get in touch.

UI/UX

I sketch and wireframe interfaces for websites and web apps. Biggest claim to fame? I designed the UI/UX for UpdraftPlus, one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins in the world.

Coding

With my graduation cap officially tossed in the air, I’m a newly minted Master of Computer Science and know all about those juicy coding things like Java and JavaScript – front-end and back-End.

Web Design

I’ve built everything from massive e-commerce monsters, to teeny-tiny websites for freelancers.
Want to see more examples? Email me.

Jacquie Gee

Web design

As a freelancer herself, Jacquie wanted a gorgeous website that would work as well on mobile as it did on a laptop. Jacquie had a lot of photos, and she needed someone who was able to take her ideas and present something entirely unique but at a price that a one-man-band can afford.

I built her a mobile-optimized website that would stand the test of time and helped her understand how her website made updating a breeze.

I am absolutely in love with my new website! Thank you, Alex, for your patience and attention to detail. I could not be more thrilled!

Jacquie Gee

Owner, Jacquie Gee

Chukka Tray

Web design

As one of the biggest luxury designers in London, Melanie needed a beautiful e-commerce website that looks as professional and established as her exclusive client list. Not only did I deliver, but since then Melanie has become one of my biggest advocates.

One of my biggest advantages is that as a freelancer, you deal directly with me here in the UK- no more being put to the back of the queue by agencies around the world.

Excellent! I’ve worked with Alex on a number of websites, and he brought his passion and design skills to each of them. I can highly recommend him!

Melanie Watts

Owner, Chukka Tray

Web Design

I’ve built everything from massive e-commerce monsters, to teeny-tiny websites for freelancers.
Want to see more examples? Email me.

Jacquie Gee

Web design

As a freelancer herself, Jacquie wanted a gorgeous website that would work as well on mobile as it did on a laptop. Jacquie had a lot of photos, and she needed someone who was able to take her ideas and present something entirely unique but at a price that a one-man-band can afford.

I built her a mobile-optimized website that would stand the test of time and helped her understand how her website made updating a breeze.

I am absolutely in love with my new website! Thank you, Alex, for your patience and attention to detail. I could not be more thrilled!

Jacquie Gee

Owner, Jacquie Gee

Chukka Tray

Web design

As one of the biggest luxury designers in London, Melanie needed a beautiful e-commerce website that looks as professional and established as her exclusive client list. Not only did I deliver, but since then Melanie has become one of my biggest advocates.

One of my biggest advantages is that as a freelancer, you deal directly with me here in the UK- no more being put to the back of the queue by agencies around the world.

Excellent! I’ve worked with Alex on a number of websites, and he brought his passion and design skills to each of them. I can highly recommend him!

Melanie Watts

Owner, Chukka Tray

Top 1% of freelancers

Currently, I’m ranked in the top 1% of freelancers on PeoplePerHour.com in the world.

2000th may not sound great, but when you’re competing against 1.5 million freelancers all around the world, it’s not too shabby.

Coding & UI/UX

I’ve wireframed web applications that have received over 1 million + downloads, and still found the time to build my own full-stack web applications.
Want to see more examples? Check out my GitHub.

UpdraftPlus

UI/UX, web design

I designed the site for UpdraftPlus, and helped lead the marketing strategy team that helped grow their brand from 300,000+ to over 2 million downloads.

I was also instrumental in developing their brand, working closely with the graphic designer and marketing manager to ensure we were creating the right “look” for UpdraftPlus.

I also designed the UI/UX for a number of UpdraftPlus’ main plugins, and have been working closely with the team for a number of years.

Alex is an exceptionally creative and innovative member of the team. The innovation in these ideas goes well beyond what I’d normally expect from someone on the team as Alex is passionate about creating and building things from scratch he can be proud of.

Joe Miles

Co-Owner, UpdraftPlus

Coding & UI/UX

I’ve wireframed web applications that have received over 1 million + downloads, and still found the time to build my own full-stack web applications.
Want to see more examples? Check out my GitHub.

UpdraftPlus

UI/UX, web design

I designed the site for UpdraftPlus, and helped lead the marketing strategy team that helped grow their brand from 300,000+ to over 2 million downloads.

I was also instrumental in developing their brand, working closely with the graphic designer and marketing manager to ensure we were creating the right “look” for UpdraftPlus.

I also designed the UI/UX for a number of UpdraftPlus’ main plugins, and have been working closely with the team for a number of years.

Alex is an exceptionally creative and innovative member of the team. The innovation in these ideas goes well beyond what I’d normally expect from someone on the team as Alex is passionate about creating and building things from scratch he can be proud of.

Joe Miles

Co-Owner, UpdraftPlus

Other projects

When I’m not freelancing, I’m working on building web apps.

Nexus Fitness

Nexus Fitness is a content marketing agency, providing high quality, bespoke content for health and fitness professionals and businesses.

Meteor Core

I’m a big fan of Meteor – that’s why I created a “core” application that includes all the grunt work you need to start building a web application. Forget about routing, user creation & management, database integration. With Meteor Core, all of that comes in the tin.

Darya Haitoglou

Darya needed an e-commerce powerhouse that could scale with the demands of her relationship coaching business, and integrate with all her existing landing pages.

Want to work together?

I’m currently accepting new projects and would love to hear about yours. Please take a few minutes to tell me about it.

Designed by me, Alex © 2017.

Designed by me, Alex © 2017.

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