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Hello. My name is Michiel van Harten and I build web stuff

Lots of stuff. Big stuff, small stuff, during the past 25 years of working as a freelance web developer I have done it all…

literally

And I'd love to build more. For you or for your clients

Have a look at my work below and get in touch!

The Consultancy Growth Company

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Screenshot of the Consultancy Growth Company website

A 2022 refresh for a this consultant to consultants. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation on Roots Sage 9 with Tailwind CSS. This project included a membership only area set up as a separate site. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG.

Waverly Group

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Screenshot of the Waverly Group website

A 2022 rebuild of a site also built by me. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation on Roots Sage 10 with Tailwind CSS. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG. I also built sites for their other projects like
waverly-staging.com & waverlycarbon.com

Wise & Co

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Screenshot of the Wise & Co website

A website for a this team of chartered accountants and business advisers. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG. No longer maintained by us.

Incentro

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Screenshot of the Incentro website

Proud to have been part of a talented in-house team that designed and built the new Incentro website. With members in the Netherlands and Kenya we created this multi-language site based on Gatsby using GraphQL and Contentful. This version has since been replaced with a newer one.

Pottermore Publishing

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Screenshot of the Pottermore Publishing website

A new business to business website for Pottermore Publishing, showcasing their ebook and audiobook offerings in multiple languages. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation. Automated XML imports. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG.

Ivy House

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Screenshot of the Ivy House website

New website for coaching company Ivy House. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation. This project included a membership only area on a subdomain, set up as a separate site using Roots Sage 9. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG.

Les kan doorgaan

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Screenshot of the Les kan doorgaan website

A website for Media Federatie, an organisation of publishers in the Netherlands. This site provides students with links to use study materials when the actual books are not available. Built using React. Produced for Incentro. Designed by Media Federatie. Site no longer available

Four Points Consulting

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Screenshot of the Four Points Consulting website

A new website for Four Points Consulting, a change strategy and management company. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation. Included additional marketing materials and emails. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG.

Arborisk

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Screenshot of the Arborisk website

A new website for the arboricultural insurance experts. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG.

MPR

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Screenshot of the MPR website

Website for this new insurance underwriting company. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG.

Riskspace

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Screenshot of the Riskspace website

New website for Riskspace. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG.

TheNub

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Screenshot of the TheNub website

A small, smart site for new consultancy TheNub. Customised, hand-coded WordPress installation. Produced for FPDG. Designed by FPDG.

Hinwick House

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Screenshot of the Hinwick House website

A new site for this listed country house. Visualising the beautiful building, rooms and country side. Hand-coded, based on the Foundation framework. Produced for and designed by FPDG.

Susan Moore

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Screenshot of the Goodbody & Co London website

A new site for author Susan Moore, showcasing her books. Hand-coded, based on the Foundation framework. Produced for and designed by FPDG

Volant Charitable Trust

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Screenshot of the HBAL executive search website

New site for this Charity Fund. Information on the Trust, its origins and how to apply. Customised Wordpress install using Foundation. Produced for and designed by FPDG.

RBS Business Connections

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Screenshot of the RBS Business Connections website

Microsite for RBS. Lean & responsive. Heavily customised WordPress installation using the Pods Framework. Produced for TCA. Designed by FPDG.
As of the end of 2016 it is no longer online.

Eyeflyer

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Screenshot of the Eyeflyer website

Clear, informative design that takes you through the product's features and benefits. Featuring HTML/Javascript animations that work on all modern devices including mobile. Designed by and produced for FPDG.

And many, many more

The total amount of web projects I produced runs well over 150 projects for clients that include American Express, Metlife, Genworth, LV=, Jordans, The Balvenie and even MTN Uganda (Saatchi, 2002). As with so much else in the digital realm a lot of these projects have come and gone, and the majority are no longer online. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about specific examples.

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Various other stuff

Apart from websites I created many HTML emails and hundreds of Flash banners for clients such as RBS/NatWest, The Economist, American Express and The Balvenie.

In this industry things move forward fast and I keep learning, every day.

I ventured into iOS app development in 2014 and have completed two major apps so far.

EatOut: Find the best restaurants in Africa

iPhone app

Screenshot of the EatOut iPhone app

An iPhone app companion to the EatOut web site: eatout.co.ke. The first "iPhone-first" app on the Kenyan market. Built in Swift. It was discontinued in 2019.

Anza: Find property in Kenya

iPhone app

Screenshot of the Anza iPhone app

An iPhone app to find residential & commercial property using data of Kenya's leading property site: www.anza.co.ke. First version built using Objective C, later converted to Swift. It was discontinued in early 2021.

About Me

I am a freelance full stack developer, producing high quality digital projects since 1997. I started out in "traditional" design and print work in 1994 and have a very good understanding of both the design and technical side of web projects. For most projects I work with my colleagues at Fogarty+Patchett, for which I built a wide variety of projects. Most of these were produced for various UK ad agencies.

This webpage is a fairly experimental work in progress. :-)