My name is Paul Maloney and I’m a freelance web designer, front end developer and WordPress developer from Liverpool, UK.
I started my journey in design by learning my trade at a company that primarily produced magazines, I was there for 4 years and worked in the typesetting/advertising section where I was responsible for laying out the magazine and designing advertisements for clients, around this time I started to gain an interest in web design, I went to college and gained relevant qualifications in web design and started building my own sites, eventually making sites on a freelance basis.
I left the company to pursue my career in web design and development and I started my own agency in 2006. The agency began life providing bespoke design services and it was during this time that I created a schools project which was adopted across the UK by over 460 schools and rising.
I still maintain and develop the schools project but after working in a more corporate environment I missed the day to day relationships with clients and of course designing custom work, so I decided to once again freelance and work on new exciting projects with new exciting people!
I have a great interest in typography and user interface design and I love working with WordPress and have a considerable amount of experience with the platform, from designing themes to writing custom plugins.
Another of my interests is contributing to the design/development community and I blog about design, coding and WordPress on sites such as Onextrapixel, Smashing Share, Nenuno, Design Juices, Little Box of Ideas and .NET Magazine.
Why hire me?
I live and breathe design and my passion is present within my work, I have a diverse experience within the design industry and have worked on projects of all sizes and in many design styles for web and print.
Mentions, Interviews & Articles
These are a few of my more recent mentions, articles and interviews.
dan-davies.co.uk: It’s a matter of workflow
Web Design For Dummies : Technical Editor
.Net Magazine : Amber Weinberg and Paul Maloney on Hired.im
.Net Magazine : Get to grips with shortcodes in WordPress
.Net Magazine : Implement Google Custom Search into WordPress
.Net Magazine : Protect your WordPress site with .htaccess
onextrapixel : WordPress Cheatsheet: What You Need To Know In One Sheet