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A Bit About Me

I’m Jack McConnell and I run Made with Fuel Ltd. – a one-man WordPress web design and development agency based out of a lovely coworking space in the center of Bath, England.

I started my business in 2011 but have been building websites since 2000. I class myself as a ‘Web Designer & Front-end Developer’ which means I do both design and development in equal measures and work on the entire process of making a website, end-to-end, from the moment you fill out a project questionnaire, to creating a mock-up of the site, to building it so that it’s ready for you to use.

I love web design, technology, transparency, exercise, and exploring new places. I live just outside of Bath with my wife and two children.

On the Side

When I’m not building websites (or working on my house), I can be found making short movies or actively developing my WordPress plugin, Better Notifications for WP.

I co-host a bi-monthly WordPress-centric podcast called Pressing Matters and I’ve appeared on various other WordPress podcasts. In 2017, I was a speaker at WordCamp Bristol.

Although I’m no longer directly involved, in 2014 I co-founded an award-winning open data group in Bath called Bath: Hacked.

How I Work

I believe in maintaining a good balance between my work and my life outside of work and being clear and upfront on how I go about this. This can be summed up by the following:

  • I’m a very hard worker and I love my job and my clients.
  • I work 5-days a week from Monday – Friday.
  • I price my work fairly based on my experience and industry.
  • I normally work from my garden office Monday to Thursday and from the coworking space, mentioned above, on Fridays. Hours that I work can be found on my website, here.
  • I schedule all phone calls in advance and am available for meetings in Bath, England on Fridays only.
  • I don’t check my email or listen to voicemails outside of my working hours or while I’m on lunch.
  • I love my family and enjoy spending lots of time with them.
  • I take at least 8-weeks of holiday a year, usually fitting around the UK School Holidays. Dates where I’m unavailable can be found on my website, here.

The photos below mostly show what I get up to when I’m with my family and friends.

Blue sky and plants in a stone garden room
A beautiful morning walk along the canal path@themidnightofficial
Sometimes, we need a walk
Fresh coffee (and travel information) at @theguildhub
Morning walk.

Images are automatically updated from my Instagram account