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

I started my business in 2011 but have been building websites since 2000. My official role is ‘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. I’ve appeared on various WordPress podcasts and been a speaker at WordCamp Bristol 2017.

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

I love web design, technology, transparency, running, cycling, and exploring.
I live just outside of Bath with my wife and daughter.

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 WordPress.

How I Work

I believe in having a good work/life balance and about being clear and upfront on how I go about this. This can be summed up by the following:

  • I’m a hard worker and love my job.
  • I love my family and home, and enjoy spending lots of time with them.
  • I work 7-hours a day.
  • I work 5-days a week from Monday – Friday.
  • I normally work from my home office Monday – Thursday and from the coworking space, mentioned above, on Fridays.
  • I am available for phone/Skype calls at most times during my working hours.
  • I 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 take at least 8-weeks of holiday a year. 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 not working.

An owl appeared outside @theguildhub todayToday was Father’s Day. We spent it at the zoo and saw a tiger, orangutans, red pandas, and the “biggest tortoise ever ever”. It was the best
Today, we built sandcastles
First day was awesome. Walks along the beach and ice cream in the wall-to-wall sunshine. Bliss
First holiday for two years and it’s already giving me view goals

Images are automatically updated from my Instagram account