John Robert Pett
Verified Expert in Engineering
John is an award-winning UI developer with 10 years of experience and a keen eye for design, animation details, and code quality. His recent projects include work for Adidas, HMRC, Channel 4, Le Col Cycling, Resident Advisor, and Robinsons Soft Drinks. John has a bachelor's degree in visual communication from Leeds University and brings a wealth of interface development knowledge to independent and enterprise businesses alike.
The most amazing...
...thing I've done was shaping Adidas retail in Beijing with RFID-integrated touchscreens, giving users a rich media experience.
- Implemented the UI for Unmade, using the browser to assist in designing and manufacturing knitwear. This won a D&AD award for the agency and made Unmade the most innovative textile startup in the industry, setting a standard for fashion tech.
- Worked for Harbour Space University as a lecturer of creative coding and a developer on the team building its main website. The project helped launch Harbour Space as a leading institution in technology education.
- Created the online presence of musician and performer David August. The site received critical acclaim from industry peers for style and typography.
- Led the redesign and development of the East Street Arts charity. Created a full-stack solution with generative design patterns to reduce employees' work when creating assets for the website.
- Served as a senior website developer for The Seasons, part of the Maybourne Hotel Group. Created an events and activities portal, which generated a community of repeat visitors to the local area and hotel.
Senior UI Developer
- Developed software to integrate Le Col cycling's website and marketing into Strava to create activity-based competitions and reward schemes. This created a unique online experience for users to engage with the brand via daily activities.
- Created multiple competition applications for Robinsons Soft Drinks, including interactive games. My work included HTML5 canvas game development and animation work, and audience capture scaled beyond anything previously achieved within the brand.
- Built multiple applications to assist Adidas Sportswear's internal communications department in streamlining its online marketing, including campaigns, audience capture, and user management.
Senior UI Developer
- Created a component library to rebrand Channel 4 television's online presence, allowing consistent design across all applications. My work was recognized as a benchmark for Accenture technology standards.
- Developed software applications to assist His Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in managing COVID-19. The project received direct praise in the press from Rishi Sunak, and all developers were awarded a badge for societal contribution.
- Designed a component library to align design styles across all HMRC software and online applications. With great attention to accessibility, this became a world-renowned example of design for disability.
- Worked on GeoVegas for the Las Vegas tourist board, utilizing 360-degree panoramas in collaboration with Google. This work positively impacted tourism in Las Vegas and the surrounding area and businesses.
- Developed an eCommerce and multimedia app for a new season campaign for Balmain and H&M. The app featured extensive browser animations and high-quality asset rendering, and all clothing sold out within 24 hours of site deployment.
- Worked on Zalando's Share Your Sexy Campaign, using images from Instagram and third-party APIs to create user-generated content. This work contributed to increased sales for Zalando in Spain.
- Contributed to Zalando's Ivy Park collaboration, using high-quality image assets and video in a brochure-style eCommerce platform. Clothing sales increased instantly upon project completion, launching Ivy Park in Europe.
- Created online cartography products for Heathrow Airport using LeafletJS. These products simplified the airport experience and reduced airport transport times as customers could more easily move through the airport.
- Designed and developed the agency's website (using WordPress and Saas), featuring a unique grid system to display its work and gain a strong web presence among its peers.
- Created an interactive touchscreen for Transport for London (TfL), a government agency, using the TfL data API. This work received a Queen's Contribution to Design Award as a first-in-kind use of technology in the cartography space.
- Researched and developed mobile mapping in Heathrow Airport using HTML5 APIs and used it to develop navigation tools for airport users.
- Led the UX design for print and digital applications across the company.
Adidas Home Court Arenahttps://startdesign.com/case/redefining-the-retail-experience/
HMRC Government Portalhttps://www.gov.uk/
Le Col Cycling Clubhttps://lecol.cc
Electric Lime Filmshttps://electriclimefilms.com/
East Street Artshttps://www.eaststreetarts.org.uk/
Transport for Londonhttp://appliedwayfinding.com/projects/real-time-digital-information-mapping/
Balmain x H&Mhttps://projects.balmain.com/gb/balmain/projects/balmain-x-hm
Haseltine Lake Kempnerhttps://www.hlk-ip.com/
Leeds Alumni Digital Magazinehttps://magazine.alumni.leeds.ac.uk/
React, jQuery, HTML5 APIs, Google Maps API, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, GSAP, SoundCloud API, Leaflet, Tumblr API, Spotify API, Moment.js, Shopify API, HTML5 Canvas, Vimeo API
UI Design, Web Performance Optimization (WPO), UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD)
WordPress, GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), Shopify, Craft CMS, Webflow, Contentful
Typography, UI Development, CSS3 Animation, SEO Tools, Scroll Animations, Landing Pages, HTML5 Video, Caching, WordPress Themes, Design, UI Animation, APIs, Cartography, Interaction Design (IxD), SVG, Interactive UI, HTML Email, HTML Templates, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), User Interface Engineering (UIE), Responsive UI, Responsive UX Design, Web Project Management, Animated Interactions, API Integration, Mobile UI, Accessibility, Web Accessibility, Google Structured Data, Storybook, Information Design, Processing.js, 2D, 3D, Strava API, iPad, SVG Animation, Gatsby, Touch Interactions, Vimeo, Vercel, Radix
Video.js, Vanilla JS, Tailwind CSS, Jest, MUI (Material UI), Django, Angular, Next.js
Git, Webpack, Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Mailchimp, Adobe CC, Photoshop CC, GitHub
WP Engine, Google Cloud
Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication
Leeds University - Leeds, United Kingdom