Bespoke web development, websites, and trusted development subcontracting.

Who are you?

I'm Dan. A web developer from Cumbria.

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, marketing and development.

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



Bespoke Business Software

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

Work smarter, not harder!

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


Working with Dan is the best experience I have ever had working with a developer, you don't have to tell him exactly what to do, he gets what you mean and understands your needs which makes my job much easier.

Yasmine Akermark

Founder of Sharehive
Genuinely appreciate the speed and quality of Dan's work.