About Human Made
We do enterprise grade WordPress development & consultancy for high-profile clients across the globe but we’re still the kind of people you’d like to go for a coffee with!
Human Made was started in July 2010 by experienced WordPress freelance developers Tom and Joe and has since had amazing success in winning work for clients such as News Corp, Sony, PayPal, Skype, Airbnb, Fusion and many more. We’ve grown quickly; Noel joined as a partner in 2013 and we now have 20 full time humans as well as our part-timers and interns. We’re a global team, servicing global clients with full coverage across UK, Europe, Australia & the east coast of the USA. The secret of our success is our combination of expertise, imagination and approachability – and of course, we love what we do.
We specialise in high-end WordPress development & consultancy for Enterprise & Big Media. Typically involving a high degree of custom development with a focus on performance & security at scale. Each project provides a different challenge. A WordPress.com VIP partner since 2012, we’ve a proven track record in dealing with big clients.
We are leaders within the WordPress community both as a company and through the individual efforts of our team members. Human Made has organised, spoken at, sponsored & attended countless WordCamps across the world and our team members regular organise and speak at several WordPress Meetups. Take a look at our Community and Contributions pages for more information. You can be sure that we’ll be among the first to know about the latest WordPress developments and changes.
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Prior to co-founding Human Made Tom worked as a WordPress consultant for 6 years with companies such as Namemedia, Aardman & The Guardian. His responsibilities at Human Made include overall company direction, project management and client relationships. When not coding for clients he likes to contribute back to the Open Source community.
Joe is a dedicated WordPress developer and code experimentalist who has had a lifetime interest in coding and web development. He worked as a WordPress consultant before co-founding Human Made in 2010. Joe now leads the Human Made development team and handles overall technical direction. Despite these distractions, he still tries to get his 7 hours coding in each day.
Noel runs product at Human Made. He manages Happytables, WP Remote, etc., spending most of his time between product design, project management and some development. Noel has been creating websites since 1995, online communities since 2001 and also helps with non-profits where can. He enjoys speaking at WordCamps as well as being a WordCamp Switzerland and WordCamp Europe Organiser. He has most recently been featured in Forbes.
Ana joined Human Made in August 2015 to expand product marketing. She works across the Products and Events team on digital and content marketing strategies, and is a co-organiser of WordCamp London.
She's also a loyal lover of history and reading poetry in coffee shop corners.
Ant leads the Business Development effort at Human Made, which he has joined after a similar position at Clearleft (the award winning design agency). Prior to that Ant worked in technology transfer at BBC Research & Development, a surprisingly broad role, and somehow ended up with him being the BBC drone guy. The robot helicopter kind. Ant lives in Eastbourne on the South Coast of England, where he can be found encouraging his kids and others to try robotics, rocketry and other various flavours of hackery.
Bronson started with Human Made in January 2015. Bronson has worked in several different organisations in varied roles on projects that have included web development, web design, custom programming and search engine optimisation. He has also spent some time working as a freelance developer but he prefers a team environment and he thrives on large projects that require lateral thinking and planning.
Before joining the team at Human Made, Chris has been a Developer Lead for WebDevStudios, an author of online training videos for Pluralsight, a developer, project manager and support technician at Event Espresso, a freelancer, and a Specialty Team member at Whole Foods. Though vegan, he can still be snobby about cheese and chocolate.
Dan joined the Human Made team in December 2015, after working as a freelance WordPress developer for a number of years. Can normally be found at his local WordPress meetup.
Daphnée has been supporting several distributed businesses as a freelancer in management & marketing for the past four years and the remote working movement is a true passion for her. She is a well-known figure in the Digital Nomad community and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to the challenges and opportunities in this fast growing space.
Dasha joined the team in October 2014 after successfully finishing a paid, full-time, three month internship. She is an experienced WordPress developer and worked as a freelancer for five years prior to joining HM. She takes pride in her work and keeps her code clean, logical and compliant with coding standards and best practises. She also co-organises WordUp - a Brighton based WordPress monthly meetup.
Dee has been a WordPress web developer since 2009, and is community organiser, trainer, blogger and all round WordPress enthusiast.
She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters Degree in Digital Communication and Culture and since moving more into Project Management has also done her Certified Scrum Master qualification.
She's passionate about WordPress, its surrounding community and making beautiful things happen with Open Source.
Fränk joined Human Made in December 2015. He's an experienced web engineer, and previously worked at WordPress.com VIP.
Franz joined Human Made in the second half of 2013. He works on the marketing & bizdev side of the agency, and he’s passionate about WordPress, open source, social media and online products. When he's not in front of his laptop, he's either playing one of his bass guitars or hitting the gym.
Japh joined Human Made in mid-2014, and works as the Director of Hosting Operations. Based in Hobart, Australia he has a passion for technology and problem solving.
Japh enjoys teaching people about WordPress, and is a collector of hobbies.
Jenny joined the team in June 2014. Her love for development goes beyond the screen & is an advocate of both the PHP and WordPress communities.
As a conference speaker, community conference organiser and PHP Women evangelist, she loudly cheers people on to share knowledge & contribute back to both communities.
John joined Human Made in March 2015 after spending several years working as a freelance developer, working at another agency, and working at WordPress.com VIP. John is one of the core developers of WordPress and has been using the platform for around nine years. He helps run contributor days and often speaks at WordCamps.
Kat's a wife, mom and geek of all trades. Kat brings a wealth of experience in front-line support, marketing, design and development and will be working with the BackUpWordPress team.
Lachlan co-founded a WordPress agency in 2010, he then joined Human Made in 2015 where he is the Senior Project Manger for the Australia office.
Libby joined Human Made as a Project Manager in April 2016. Prior to her introduction to the WordPress community, Libby worked primarily in film and television, most notably with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Food Network. In 2014 she and her husband moved from New York City to Vermont where she enjoys hiking, great local food and being involved in the local tech community.
Matt joined Human Made in April 2011 after working as a freelance WordPress developer. He has a passion for design that he brings into his development work.
Mike joined Human Made in June, 2016. Mike is a WordPress and full-stack developer who loves to tinker and create new tools. He loves fast sites, interesting problems, and testing. Before Human Made he was an agency developer specializing in frontend performance and efficiency workflows.
Worn a number of hats over the last several years. From Jr WordPress Engineer and Support Engineer, until settling focus on Amazon Web Services. Techie, slackliner, climber, and traveller.
Paul Gibbs joined Human Made in May 2015.
Brought up on a diet of digestive biscuits, crumpets, and tea, Paul likes spending his spare time building WordPress plugins, including BuddyPress (on which he is a lead developer). Away from the screen, he enjoys reading, photography, and loves travel.
You can always find him in the #BuddyPress channel on wordpress.slack.com, where he's always happy to talk BuddyPress and help get new contributors involved!
Our first remote staff member, working from sunny Warrington, UK. Paul joined us in April 2013 after honing his skills as a freelancer. Enjoys turning his (and his family's) life upside down by packing everything and moving to the other side of the planet from time to time just to keep things interesting.
Peter joined Human Made in January, 2016.
Peter has worked in client services for most of the last 15 years. A front-end developer with a love of CSS, Peter has made sites for some of Australia's largest listed companies and highest profile performers.
Peter helps run the WordPress Melbourne meetup and is a regular contributor to WordPress core.
Petya joined Human Made in February 2015 to help larger projects across big publishers and enterprise succeed.
When she's not chasing her favourite bands around the globe, she's either hanging out with great WordPress people at the nearest WordCamp, or at home in Sofia.
You can always find her in the #Polyglots channel on Slack or on Make.WordPress.org/polyglots where she helps everyone who wishes to translate WordPress get started or keep going.
Rian is a WordPress engineer and joined Human Made in September 2016. She has been developing for the web since 1998 and focusses on web accessibility and usability. Rian leads the WordPress Accessibility Team to improve WordPress core.
Ryan McCue joined Human Made in January 2014. He’s an experienced web developer who has been involved with WordPress for over 8 years and is a regular WP core contributor; in charge of the SimplePie library included with WordPress and current work in progress on the WP API project . Ryan is based in Brisbane, Australia, adding another location to the HM global team.
Rob has been building websites for over 9 years on projects for international publishing clients. He loves typography and photography as evidenced by his own design work which was once used as an example in the ITC magazine. When not working on new WordPress plugins he contributes to various side projects including Mysterabbit and Screening Film.
Sam joined the Human Made team in November 2015. She has been making things for the web since 2004, and has been building WordPress websites since 2008. Sam also helps to run WordPress Leeds, her local WordPress meetup.
Siobhan leads Events at Human Made, coming up with ever-new ways to get people together. Prior to working at Human Made she worked at Audrey Capital, where she wrote a book about the history of WordPress, organised WordCamps, and contributed to WordPress core and documentation. You'll often find her at events as a speaker, an organiser, or an attendee. Her book on remote work will be published by Repeater Books in 2017.
Joining fellow Humans Lachlan and Bronson in January 2015, Tarei is a WordPress engineer living in Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa. He's enjoyed being a part of the WordPress community abroad and hopes to share this excitement with fellow Kiwi's.
Theo joined Human Made straight from graduation in July 2011. He is passionate about advanced PHP programming and works on our more complex PHP projects.
Yuliana joined the team in June 2016. She has over ten years experience in IT project management, four of them running a web agency. Survivor. Strawberry addict. Really loves music and kids. Based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Zoe handles the bookkeeping, company administration, events and travel and generally keeps everyone in line.