Gary Lake

Frontend engineer and product designer

My name is Gary. I'm a former agency technology-lead getting back to my roots and doing what I love and do best: designing and building great apps, interfaces and experiences.

I help tech companies and startups prototype, visualise and build new products and services at pace.

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I have over 18 years expereince designing and building for the web. In that time I have supported prestigious brands such Dyson, Mercedes Benz, Red Bull, BT, BBC and British Cycling.

My broad capability includes the ability to visualise products and services, design them and then build/execute from a frontend/UI perspective. I'm the perfect individual to help you get new digital products off the ground.

I am interested in helping funded, early-stage startups realise and execute their App or SaaS proof-of-concepts, MVPs and launch products.

  • I can support you with:
  • Product refinement, scope and definition
  • UI design and look-feel
  • Engineering prototypes, proofs-of-concept and helping launch MVPs
  • Joining/leading/setting up development teams

My Skillset


I can adapt to your existing tech stack but I primarily prefer to work with VueJS for application frontends and 11ty for static website generation.

I'm happy working with vanilla CSS and Javascript where needed, but primarily work with Sass or Tailwind css.


I prioritise delivering prototypes, MVPs and launch products at pace, so I will primarily still sketch designs when needed (Affinity Designer) before moving to a 'designing in the browser' approach. If you're looking for a Figma/InVision designer, this probably isn't the project for me.

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