Cross Stroke

I build user interfaces, and help designers translate their ideas into something amazing.

Selected Work

You're here to scope me out, so let me indulge you. Here is a selection of client work and fun projects.


… or services — whatever floats your boat.


I build user interfaces for web apps, brochure sites, blogs, and everything in-between. I’m usually given designs and build that into something that works beautifully. I am design-aware, so things like typographic details aren’t lost.

Every site I’ve worked on in recent years has been fully responsive, forward thinking with an eye on the past, and sensibly written.


I have several years WordPress experience, both in theming and plugin development. I also have strong knowledge of Ghost, Jekyll, and have even written my own micro-CMS where no others fulfilled the requirements.

Getting the content into the right places (and in the right format) is crucial and not always as easy is it looks — I’ve done that in spades.


There are plenty of tools I have used over the years, including: Git, NPM, Bower, Ruby Gems, Grunt, Sass, Less, jQuery, Jekyll, WordPress, Ghost, Handlebars, Liquid, ERB, Markdown, and of course the usual suspects of HTML, CSS, PHP and (raw) JavaScript.


I like to keep things simple, that goes for the class names & selectors I choose, file & folder structure, build tools, steering clear of things that annoy users, and so on. Using the most modern tools and features I can usually helps, but looking backwards helps too.

About Paul Davis

You should know a little more about me, right?
Here, I talk about myself, beer, coffee, and a little more about myself.

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I'm Paul Davis, a designer & developer based in Rochester, a small city in the United Kingdom. I'm about an hour from London, and the 3 major airports in the UK.

In previous years, I was awarded Young developer of the Year by .net magazine in 2011. I also served as Front-end Architect for the Ghost Foundation for a year. My work there has been downloaded over 600,000 times! I freelanced for two years prior and worked for a number of agencies in the three years before that.

During the week, I get my kicks out of turning someone else's design into something the whole world can interact with, and collaborating with clients to get the very best out their site. I do this after making great coffee in a cheap Hario V60, and before opening a bottle of craft beer that I've never heard of.

On the weekends, I like to experiment with web stuff, wash my car, and then drive it. I also enjoy playing the drums, guitar, and tapping on any surface, much to everyones annoyance.


Some people have said some really nice things about me! I'm a modest man, but modesty can take a back seat for a moment.

  • Paul is a fantastic, dedicated front-end developer without whom we would not have been able to build some of the most fundamental foundations of Ghost. It was always a great pleasure working with him. A+++ would CSS again.

    John O'NolanGhost Foundation
  • We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Paul on a variety of projects over the past 3 years. His attention to detail in UI and UX are exactly what we look for from a developer. He consistently brings a fresh approach to builds; always pushing what is technically possible.

    Ben VincentTeam Karoshi


Awesome! You've got this far — coffee?
I've never been a fan of large forms when all I want to do is brain dump into a text box I recognise.

My email address is — You can also chirp at me on Twitter @pauladamdavis if that's your jam :)

I try my best to get back to emails as soon as I can, ideally the same day, or early the next if you're a night owl. I look forward to hearing from you!

The boxes right there show when I'm available. The green means I have plenty of time for projects, and the orange means I have some work booked in but not a solid month.

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