About Me


I'm Dan

I've been working in the industry for more than a decade, including stints at agencies and small startups.

I pride myself on being able to walk the line between design, idea development, and coding.

Above all, I enjoy turning ideas into well-designed products and websites that are focused on being secure, fast, and easy to use.

Photo Credit: Chelsea Cannar / Cannar Creative

Featured Project

Customer feedback tools for everything.

Endear provides simple customer feedback tools for everybody - from online retailers, shops, and professional services.

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Laravel Cashier - SCA Ready!

August 13th, 2019

Laravel Cashier has released today with support for SCA in Stripe, and removing support for Braintree. This is a huge...

Endear update - 16th May.

May 16th, 2019

I thought it was high time to hold myself accountable for finally launching Endear - while previewing some of the...

Saying "Hello World" to Statamic

May 3rd, 2019

Everyone is well aware that I predominantly run on Laravel here at Black Lab Software - and it's fantastic for custom...


Laravel & VueJS Development

Laravel is an enterprise-ready PHP framework designed to be productive - it lets me get things done quickly without sacrificing performance or security.

VueJS is a blazingly fast Javascript framework I use to build responsive, interactive interfaces.

Bespoke Business Software

Web-based software designed for your specific business purposes can help streamline your workflow and save you money.


Every business needs a reliable, discoverable and good looking website.

I can get you off the ground with a site you can update and run yourself easily.

Advice & Consultancy

Need to know the best way to tackle an idea or project? Or wondering if an idea is even possible? Get in touch to chat.

Product Development

The web is opening new opportunities for everyone - and I love bringing ideas and products to life. Got an idea? Get in touch and let's talk.

Technical Subcontracting

I've worked with many design agencies, ad agencies and marketing companies as a technical contractor to bring a project to life.

I can flexibly fit in with your existing technical or non-technical team to help start projects, or get them to the finish line.

The Full Stack

I work on the complete stack - from spinning up servers, to server-side business logic, to theming and design - i can help with every step.

Where are you based?

Black Lab is based in The Guild, an awesome co-working space in the heart of Carlisle.

We're 20 minutes from the Lake District and 5 minutes from the border with bonnie scotland.

Go to The Guild Website →