Rob Gilbert

Front End Developer

I pride myself on communicating and collaborating effectively with design teams and other Devs as well as writing cutting edge javascript and css.

Outside of work I have 5 children, all boys, so obviously have no spare time or hobbies any more. However quiz me about film and TV and I have usually got a thing or two to say.

London, GB


React, ES6/7 JavaScript, Node, Angular, CSS/Sass, Rails, Redux, Pattern Libraries, Mocha/Chai

What singles me out over and above your average developer is that I am great at communicating ideas between development and design/UX teams, and even better at faithfully communicating designs into cutting edge sites, apps and design systems.

Work History

Radical Company

October 2017 – April 2018

Big Sofa Technologies

August 2016 – May 2017

Shelter UK

Senior developer
January 2015 – July 2016
“Exceptional developer who helped me develop, design and implement new processes, as well as managing two junior developers.” Mark Bridheman

Twist interactive design

December 2014 – December 2015
“Rob is a talented designer and developer and we were lucky to have him work with us on a variety of projects.

He always found a creative way to complete a brief with our clients incredibly happy with the results.

The finished product is always pixel perfect and we hope and plan to work again with Rob in the future.”
James Cottis


I worked with Rob at Shelter for around a year; he was a top-shelf javascript and front-end developer, and helped refine our processes, while introducing new ones across the board (both development and QA side). Any team with Rob on board would be strengthened. Highly recommend him.

Mark Bridgeman, Lead Developer, Shelter

I had the pleasure of working with Rob for 2 years when I headed up the digital team at Shelter, the national housing and homelessness charity. Rob is one of the rare breed of developers who is equally comfortable explaining tech to senior management as with writing code. His work was superb, with a flair for finding new and innovative solutions and a true design sensibility. He's also a brilliant mentor to junior devs and an all round thoroughly bearded chap.

Bob Barbour, Digital Director