I like to call myself a Websitemaker. It gets straight to the point. While I specialise in design and front-end development, my experience and knowledge covers a whole lot more. So if anyone asks, tell them I make websites.

Photo of David Bushell taken by Marc Thiele at Responsive Day Out, Brighton, UK


I create things for the web with longevity in mind. Why? Because designing for the future is profitable and leaves a lasting experience. While I’m not modest about my design and coding skills, what I pride myself in the most is the collaborative and thoughtful process I bring to my clients. This is the most enjoyable part of my job.


Starting 2013 I’ve set up shop independently. For the last five years I’ve been working professionally at digital agencies across London. On the Web, I consider myself self-taught. Hacking websites has fascinated me since the days of dial-up modems and floppy disks (this domain is almost a decade old). My formal education on the other hand is firmly rooted in the finer arts. I graduated with 1st class honours in Graphic Design at Cumbria University.

I write for Smashing Magazine. I have several popular projects on GitHub. I blog about web design here at dbushell.com and shares ideas, inspiration, and nonsense @dbushell and Google+.

Public Speaking

On March 1st, 2013, I spoke at the Responsive Day Out conference in Brighton, UK. My profile photo was taken by Marc Thiele during my talk.