jonshutt web developer


I'm Jon. I build websites (and apps!).

I've worked for global charities, branding agencies and government departments. I've built websites big and small. I studied multimedia design at the University of Sunderland when Flash was a new thing. I ran my own web design / development company in New Zealand for a few years. I am now back in Edinburgh, currently contracting to VisitScotland.


When the senior front end developer took three months off, VisitScotland contracted me to cover the position. After three months their developer came back, but they wanted to keep me on for a further four months to help with new website project.

Smith Brands

Arriving back in the UK after five years on the other side of the globe, I joined Smith Brands for a four month project.

I built a handful of small websites, but the main project was developing a bespoke system (UX, front end and back end) for managing share certificates and transactions.

The Open Polytechnic (NZ)

The Open Polytechnic were looking for experts in SilverStripe CMS, so offered me a six month contract. After helping upgrade the core CMS, and rebuilding the front end templates to be responsive, they offered me a further six months to help build their interactive 'Qualification Planner'. 

I was also a member of a successful petanque team, and got to take my colleague's dog Tui for runs.


When I moved to Scotland in 2004, I started climbing the Munros. I soon lost track of the ones I'd climbed, and started a simple spreadsheet. This simple list quickly grew into, a website with nearly 5000 users. I recently published a mobile app too.


I ran a web design business in Wellington, New Zealand called Future Web. This involved meeting clients, discussing, scoping, and building websites. I also worked with a couple of design agencies, taking their designs and crafting high quality websites. Eventually though, I wanted to work on bigger projects, so decided that contracting was the way forward.