Nick Dunn

Symphony CMS and frontend developer in London.

About Nick Dunn

Greets, I'm Nick. I'm a frontend developer by day, user experience designer by night, and backend monkey at dawn and dusk. I making things on the interwebs for pleasure, beer and money. Catch me on Twitter, Github, Lanyrd or

Currently Frontend Magician at We Are Friday where I perform frontend magic, and solo Symphony CMS Developer where I perform content management magic.

Formerly Head of User Experience at Airlock where I experienced users' heads.


  1. HTML5
  2. CSS3
  3. IA/UX
  4. PHP
  5. JavaScript
  6. MySQL
  7. Symphony CMS
  9. jQuery
  10. Git
  11. Accessibility
  12. SEO
  13. Wireframes
  14. Zend MVC
  16. SVN
  17. ASP.NET
  18. Wordpress
  19. Tea/Cake


  • British Airways
  • Bauer Media
  • BBC
  • BT
  • Channel 4
  • Electronic Arts
  • Channel Five
  • Genes Reunited
  • Havering Council
  • Heineken
  • Ikea
  • ITV
  • Ladbrokes
  • MTV
  • NBC
  • Nokia
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Save The Children
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Tesco
  • Universal Music
  • Westminster City Council

Recent projects

Tesco Demos

Tesco Sampling and Demonstrations is a small brochureware site describing ways for product and brand managers to run in-store demonstrations at Tescos.


Technical lead: wireframes of generic components; HTML5/CSS3; forms and validation (JavaScript/XSLT); integration with Symphony CMS.


Airlock, 2011

The Connection

The Connection is a brand awareness and staff training site for Nokia. Phone salespeople are encouraged to complete e-learning games and quizzes, and are awarded points in return. Points can be redeemed to win big prizes.


UX lead: full wireframes and stakeholder presentation.

Technical lead: integrating third party HTML/CSS with Symphony CMS (XSLT); tamper-proof points allocation system and competition winners mechanic (PHP/MySQL).


Airlock, 2011

Vampire Victim

NBC commissioned an indie vampire movie, and wanted to cast a member of the public as the vampire's first victim. The site experience oozes atmospheric parallax goodness, and resulted in a delightful 20% conversion rate.


Technical lead: template build (HTML5); parallax effect (CSS3 keyframe animations and object-oriented JS); data capture to Symphony CMS; dynamic composite image generation (PHP/GD library); Facebook integration


Airlock, 2011

Havering Council

Airlock helped Havering Council develop a new web strategy, from digital branding to information architecture, cross-channel thinking and content strategy.


UX lead: requirements gathering; detailed wireframes and design specification; Sharepoint integration support.

Technical lead: accessibility audit of third party HTML/CSS; production of responsive (media queries) stylesheets for mobile; separate mobile web app for discovering local services (HTML5 geolocation)


Airlock, 2010

Other projects

Hammersmith & Fulham Rugby Club

Sweaty blokes cuddling in a field? Not for me — I'll just do yer website.

I developed the full site (Symphony CMS) that also runs the club's membership system.

World on the Move (BBC)

Radio 4's landmark series following great animal migrations.

I created HTML/CSS templates adhering to strict BBC guidelines, plus draggable-timeline-plotting-routes-on-Google-Maps magic.

Battlefront (Channel 4)

Telling the story of young campaigners doing The Right Thing, driving engagement and support.

I was lead UX, responsible for developing and presenting page concepts to C4. We totally did gamification.