Things you might like to know

Picking your web buddy can be a daunting task. Let me tell you a little more about myself.
Why I became a web designer

I’m Fran. I grew up in northern Italy somewhere between a lake and a mountain. Brighton has been my home for 10 years and I’m completely besotted with it.

I’ve been working as a freelance web designer for over a decade. In the beginning, I coded everything by hand but I’ve since moved to building sites using WordPress; it’s a lot quicker and cost-effective for my clients.

When I’m not in front of my laptop, you’ll most often find me playing ukulele, boxing, planning my next surf trip, or reading something by David Mitchell (not the Peep Show guy, the other one). Unless it’s a weekend, in which case I’ll probably be hanging out with my buddies or going on a mini-adventure.


Projects I’m involved with

South Downs Eco is a housing cooperative just outside Brighton. It currently consists of three hectares of downland, an old farmhouse, plenty of deer and at least five humans. We affectionately call it ‘The Sheds’ (disclaimer: no one lives in sheds, but there’s a shedload of them on the site).

We have lots of exciting plans for the future. They include building some super sustainable and affordable live/work spaces, growing lots of lovely food using permaculture principles, increasing biodiversity in our corner of land, and exploring new ways of living in a 21st century countryside.

To find out more, check out our videos – they give a pretty good overview of our project (and you get to see our goofy faces – bonus).