About Me

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Hello, my name is Justin Norton; I am a freelance website developer and designer based in Bristol.

I provide professional website design and development services to start-ups, national charities, and international businesses of various sizes in Bristol, Bath, London, China and North America.

I have broad commercial experience gained through a variety of professional design and development roles, a Bachelors Degree (BSc) in Multimedia and a Masters Degree (MA) in Interactive Multimedia. Visit my resume page for more information about my skills and experience.

If you are interested in how I can help your business grow then feel free to contact me via email or connect with me on LinkedIn.


We employed Justin's highly accomplished Drupal skills for a few initiatives during 2014 and 2015. He is highly-professional at handling issues and developing sites in tandem with our in-house design and development teams. What really stood out was his conscientiousness and eye for detail, I can strongly recommend him.

– Ian Howlett | Head of Digital at Conran Design Group

There are few better web developers or IT problem solvers than Justin, he is also a skilled creative designer. He took a failing project over and turned it into a successful one within three months. The previous developers had taken six months to create a poorly developed mess. Justin had to unravel it all and find fixes for so many things.  He has good knowledge of business and will provide you with a solution that fits your needs. Once he knows where you want to go and what you want to achieve he will find you the best path forward.

– Robin Chater | Secretary-General at The Federation of International Employers (FedEE)

Justin is a diligent, creative and professional digital designer and programmer who can quickly master any technology or platform. He has particular strengths in PHP, WordPress, Drupal and complex ecommerce platforms such as Magento Commerce. In short, Justin is very good at understanding the commercial implications of design and translating that into distinctive and effective solutions.

– David Ralston | Head of Online Marketing and European Operations at Champs-Elysées Audio Magazines

Justin Norton made an important contribution to Space Signpost, a science communication project I developed in collaboration with Futurelab. He created a sophisticated interface that incorporated all the learning from user research we had conducted. The project was under time pressure when Justin came onboard and Justin's role carried a lot of responsibility, but this did not prevent him approaching the job creatively. He worked well with the whole team and was an asset to the project as much for his imagination as for his technical skills.

– Adam Nieman | Creative Director at GovEd Communications

Having worked with Justin on a number of projects his work has always been of the highest standard. His skills are versatile and flexible, and his consistent understanding of the details as well as the bigger picture really makes him a valuable addition to the team. From a technical and creative perspective I would gladly recommend him to anyone.

– Jake Manion | Creative Producer at Aardman Animations

Justin worked on the development of Future Publishing's internal training site during 2011. During the process Justin was instrumental in making the site work, designing the key stages and layout, and ensuring that when delivered to me, the customer, that it functioned properly and was easy to update. Justin has been the most brilliant support to me during the time he has been working on the site and I am extremely grateful. Justin made something very complicated seem easy. He is a true asset and I have no hesitation in recommending Justin.

– Simon Hares | Head of Training at Future Publishing

Justin led Fast Car Magazine's move and tricky migration from a complicated bespoke website to our current WordPress website / CMS. We found him articulate, highly-skilled and a great communicator. He delivered the project on time and fully fulfilled our expectations and more.

– Glenn Rowsell | Fast Car Online Editor at Future Publishing

The quality of Justin's work has always been exceptional, exceeding every brief given to him. His knowledge of a wide variety of platforms and programming languages makes him one of the most versatile web designer/developers I know and an incredible asset to any organisation.

– James Morell | Head of Search at Future Publishing


I am a freelance website designer and creative digital designer with over 10 years experience of commercial multi-media design and development. I have a particular interest in user interface design and conversion rate optimisation using a methodical and analytical approach to user experience design. I strive to make my clients happy by going beyond the remit of a simple web design or development agency. My advanced knowledge of web technologies, user behaviour, and online marketing allow me to provide bespoke solutions that are tailored to my clients needs.


I am an experienced freelance web programmer providing advanced web development services using PHP and MySQL for WordPress, Drupal and custom web applications. I am also an expert front-end web developer providing high-level user interface engineering skills to my clients using Twitter Bootstrap and custom JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5 and responsive CSS3. Take a look at a selection of web development projects I have launched and get in touch if you would like to work with me on your next project.