Joe Reed

Front-End Web Developer


A design-minded developer who puts the user first. Confidently constructs mobile-first layouts and stylings with SASS and tasteful functionality with JavaScript. Hungry for increasing skills in UI/UX and making his code ever more bulletproof.

Work Experience

  • BBC

    Software Engineer|Sep, 2016Current

    A member of the News Visual Journalism team, creating bespoke interactive content (maps, calculators, visual storytelling formats) with a focus on accessible, progressively enhanced code with wide browser-support.


    • Thinkful

      Web Development|Apr, 2016Current

      To capitalise on my existing design and development skills, I took the leap to study with Thinkful. Working through projects in HTML, JS and Node I solidified my knowledge of production ready code, testing and version control.

    • Goldsmiths

      BMus Popular Music|Sep, 2010Jan, 2014

      Graduating with a 2:1 , this degree was assessed through essays, presentations, performance and recorded materials. I performed best in Sonic Art and Improvisation modules.


    • Who are Britain's Jihadists?

      Developer|Jan, 2017Mar, 2017

      A spreadsheet-driven, updatable, searchable database with filters and highlighted entries. Built with React and ported to Preact for production. The main challenge was reiterating on the filtering behaviour, to ensure a smooth UX.

    • PISA test results

      Developer|Oct, 2016Dec, 2016

      A map with overlay displaying countries results made using the Google Maps API and a "card" style interface for displaying more detailed rankings and score breakdowns. This was my first project at BBC leading the development, and helped refine my skills in collaborating with another developer on a project.


      • JavaScript
      • React
      • HTML5
      • CSS3
      • SASS
      • Jest
      • Git
      • Sketch
      • Node.js
      • Express
      • MongoDB
      • Mongoose
      • MHFA trained