About

This is the website of Dan Urbanowicz, a front-end web developer focused on static site generators and all things Jamstack.

What I Do #

I'm a front-end web developer and designer from London, UK. I run a small, customer-focused web design and development studio in Barcelona, Spain. I work remotely with clients from all over Europe and North America.

I specialise in building fast and scalable, API-driven websites and Headless e-commerce applications using Jamstack or microservices-style architecture. I help clients to optimise their website and product performance, remove redundancy, streamline processes, and basically to boost their bottom line.

Core Skills #

I am highly adaptable to any project and a fast learner, but my core competences are as follows:-

  • Concept & Consulting
  • Product UI/UX Design
  • Web Application Development
  • Jamstack / Headless / Composable
  • CMS (Content Management Systems)
  • Serverless & Edge Computing
  • API Design & Development
  • CI/CD Workflows
  • E-Commerce & Payments
  • Wireframing & Prototyping
  • Accessibility
  • Performance Optimisation

Technology & Tools #

I use a pretty extensive set of technologies and tools in my day-to-day work. Here is pretty much what I currently use:-

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript, TypeScript
  • NodeJS, Express, Deno
  • AWS Lambda, AWS Edge, Netlify Edge
  • SanityIO, Netlify CMS
  • PostgreSQL/CockroachDB, MongoDB
  • Algolia, Elasticsearch
  • VS Code, Git, GitHub Actions
  • Figma, Pixelmator, Affinity Designer
  • AWS, Netlify, Vercel
  • Pa11y CLI, WAVE
  • SwaggerIO, Postman
  • Lighthouse CLI, PageSpeed Insights
  • Circle CI, Travis CI, Jenkins

Experience #

I have nearly two decades of experience building for the web, working with clients large and small from a wide range of industries. I contribute to several open source projects related to the Jamstack and I am the maintainer of a number of popular starter projects for use with Eleventy and Jekyll static site generators.

Feel free to take a look at my GitHub profile.

Education & Background #

My academic and professional background is in photography and digital imaging. I studied at University of the Arts London (London College of Communication) and went on to work in editorial photography in London for several years, primarily as a first assistant and then as a photographer in my own right.

Later, after years of learning and building websites in my spare time, I started my first web development agency and never looked back.

I'm a dual British/Polish citizen living and working these days between Barcelona, Spain and the French Pyrenees, where I do a lot of cycling, bikepacking, and running. More about that another time...

As well as being a native English speaker, I speak Catalan, Spanish, and a bit of French.

About This Site #

This site was built using Eleventy v2.0.0 and is deployed to Netlify using a GitHub CI/CD workflow.

You can take a look at this site's humans.txt file for a list of the resources and inspiration that went into making this site.

The last production build was on: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:26:30 GMT