Ross Mackay


I’m a London based developer, specialising in front-end, with full-stack, product and hardware experience. I’ve got a keen interest in UX, rapid prototyping and creative uses of technology.

I work mostly with startups and agencies and produce my best work when collaborating closely with designers and back-end developers, ideally with some input in product design/direction.

My preferred technologies are React, Node and sass, but I’ve got experience integrating with Django/Rails apps and prototyping in Swift, Arduino and Python. Recently I’ve been aiming to improve my functional programming skills and trying to practice component/style-guide driven design and development.



github: mcky
twitter: @r_mcky

Contracts only - preferrably React, no Angular or Wordpress.


Contracting (07/2015 - Present)

Shipped a host of websites, campaigns and prototypes as well as maintaining and updating legacy sites.

Clients: StinkDigital, 2PAx, Instinctif Partners, Unmade, The Rumpus Room, The Telegraph, Alan Yau, Bradley Wiggins.

Skills: React, Node, Django, Wordpress

WhatLeadsTo (03 - 06/2015)

Built the early stages of a platform to help charities and business better measure and report their social impact. Worked closely with designers and stakeholders to rapidly prototype and test features.

Skills: React, Node, MongoDB, Product design

Kota Creative (03 - 09/2014)

Led development on a host of websites for clients in the hospitality sector.

Skills: Front-end, Wordpress

FuelStory / Converge Collective (03 - 09/2013)

Worked on the rebranding and strategy for a rapidly growing London coworking space and prototyped a number of small apps and websites, handling everything from design to competitor research and market analysis.

Skills: Prototyping, Front-end, Design, Research


BA Digital Media Design (2012 - 2015)

London College of Communication

Skills: Creative coding, hardware, motion graphics, 3D, video editing

Interactive Media (2010 - 2012)

South Nottingham College

Skills: Web development & design, animation, video production


Ross is a tremendously talented, young web designer. His depth of knowledge in all things web belies his age and is testimony to an incredible mind. His enthusiasm to get involved and learn new things in invaluable. Working with Ross is always a hugely rewarding experience.

– William Buckley

Ross is the sort of young designer that exemplifies the new generation of marketers and communicators. He is personable, friendly and an easy fit for the team and any future teams would be lucky to have him.

– Peter Thomson

Ross has proved himself as a key player in our team, whether in his ability to approach challenges and deliver a product, or as a friendly and responsive communicator. In his time with us, he has helped us not only transform and revive a 60-year-old brand, but also helped us transition to a digital-forward approach in our collective practice.

– Ed Ive

Ross has impressed me with his knowledge of design, typography and web development. He has a great attitude, he gets stuck into any project and fully owns the task with clear communication on estimates, plan of attack and deliverables. I highly recommend working with Ross and I look forward to continuing to work with Ross and seeing his career and ambitions develop.

– Klaus Bravenboer