Paul Blackburn

Paul Blackburn

Software Developer


Front-end Development

Front-end Development

HTML5CSS3JS (ES6)ReactGSAPGitYarnJestStyled ComponentsStyled JSXRESTful APIReduxCI/CDAgile
Games Development

Games Development

Adobe Creative CloudFigmaBlenderUnityGitVisual Studio Code

Employment history


Flash Animator

Oxford Aviation Academy

Oxford, UK

My first full-time position in the field of Motion Design was for OAA, where I designed and produced a high volume of animated training content aimed at student airline pilots, using Adobe Flash.

2009 - 2010

Media Developer

Enigma Marketing Services

Maidenhead, UK

At EMS I began as a Flash Animator, building display banners and interactive training modules for Sharp. Subsequently, I developed a wide range of new and improved skills and abilities, working with clients such as Trend Micro, Symantec and Worldpay, for whom I had to constantly grow and adapt to exciting creative challenges.

2010 - 2014

Digital Developer & Motion Designer


Australia, New Zealand & UK

As a casual HTML Banner Developer, I have worked remotely with a Sydney-based agency on various campaigns for brands such as Disney, Mitsubishi, Lindt and more, all whilst I was travelling in New Zealand.

2014 - 2018

Front-end Developer

NOW Advertising

London, UK

Responsibilities here as a Front-end Developer included primarily the design and builds of HTML5 banners using JavaScript, as well as maintenance of the company website, and bespoke web experiences such as games built with Javascript and/or Unity.

2018 - 2020

React Developer

Kuula TV

London / Remote

Kuula is a platform for yoga and fitness professionals to stream their content online. Backed by European's top VCs, with a team of 8 people. Here, the front-end is my area of expertise. Using a combination of React, Next JS, and CSS-in-JS, our focus is on developing a premium-feel product. Working closely with the back-end team, I create beautiful and performant pages and components with data pulled from our API.

2020 - Present

Client experience


Paul is a problem solver, efficient, reliable and extremely communicative. He never fails to deliver top quality work, often with tight deadlines.
Jennifer ChanDigital Specialist, Richards Rose
Paul is a wonderful freelancer. He has excellent communication skills, [and is] proactive and reactive to our client requirements.
Louise LawtonDigital Consultant, The Creative Store
Paul showed an excellent aptitude for his work ... took it upon himself to learn new technologies and was always trying to up-skill.
Richard ChapmanSenior Developer, Enigma Marketing
Paul was the consummate professional delivering a high standard of work even when confronted with difficult deadlines.
Jeremy ClarkDigital Creative Director, Federation
Paul is funny, charismatic and energetic, always willing to extend the scope of his own capabilities, and consistently hungry to learn and grow.
Joffrey LyonCreative Technology Lead, NineMSN
Paul's tireless dedication to his work has taken him above and beyond, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Danielle KartikaSr. Digital Producer, BMF Media

So, what now?

If you're interested in my work, or you would like to discuss a role I could be interested in, I'd love to hear from you!