Luke Stevens

Professional Freelance Craft CMS & Front-End Developer.

Hello! I'm Luke. I freelance full-time for digital agencies and clients, usually on Craft CMS and front-end development projects. I turn your designs into finished, client-ready products.

I have more than 15 years experience, and I've been full time freelance for over a decade. Fun facts: I wrote a book on HTML5 a few years ago, and jumped on ExpressionEngine 1.0 way back in 2004 (yikes!). Oh, and I really love Craft.

If you need a safe pair of hands for important client work, I'm your guy. You can trust me to deliver on time, on budget, and to your brief.

Slammed with work?

Need help with upcoming projects?

Let's chat.

—Luke Stevens  (@lukestevens)

Here's a bit more about me.
I'd love to know more about you.

  • I love Craft CMS builds. I love building highly custom, responsive web sites with the wonderful, powerful Craft CMS. I got my start in design, so I sweat the details and work hard to achieve your vision across all devices.
  • I write quality, pragmatic markup & CSS. I even wrote a book on HTML5 a few years back (The Truth About HTML5, Apress). I'm happy writing BEM, functional, or whatever flavor of CSS you prefer.
  • I love a challenge. I've built sites for publishers, media organizations, non-profits, heads of government, IT companies, and plenty more.
  • I'm very experienced. And I've got the scars to prove it. (Ask me about the Instagram API... shudder.) Maybe there's a hidden roadblock? Experience can save a project before it gets underway.
  • I'm happy talking client-friendly SEO and CRO as well as code. Does your client rely on SEO? Not sure how to help them, and don't want to get ripped off by shady SEO agencies? We should really talk. I have hands on SEO experience with a very large site and I know my way around Search Console, Ahrefs & other SEO tools. I've also seen how the SEO sausage is made. (It ain't pretty.)
  • You can depend on me. I love partnering with agencies (and occasionally clients), I'm an excellent communicator, and I'm really easy to work with. Let's knock out some great projects together.
Let's discuss working together

Let's jump on Skype and see if we're a good fit. We can discuss rates, timelines, and requirements.

Testimonials

Kind words from past clients.

Luke played an integral part in getting Swift Communication up and running. He was always on hand to offer advice and recommendations where needed, and went above and beyond to get everything completed within the set (and often quite tight) deadlines.

I would highly recommend him.

—Jonathan Mack, M.D. Swift Communications

We've been working with Luke since 2009, and he's been an asset to our business since day one.

He has provided valuable expertise in a number of areas, and despite being geographically located at the other end of the world, Luke has always been available at short notice to deal with any urgent issues that have arisen.

—Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog

From our first meeting, it quickly became obvious to me that Luke Stevens was a genuine expert in web analytics. Luke is always kind, intelligent, professional and a real pleasure to work with.

More importantly, he also demonstrates a keen sense of business—a factor that makes him an ideal choice for what he does.

—Dr Mike Sagman, Dogfoodadvisor.com

What are my values?

I believe in mutual respect and collaboration.

I'm big on values, and I love to work with like-minded souls who share and appreciate my values.

To that end, here's what I try hard to live up to:


They're my values. On the same page? I'd love to hear from you.

What can you expect working with Luke?

I'm your reliable Craft CMS and front-end development partner.

You're in
safe hands

15+ years of experience

Performance-driven
from the start

I measure what matters

Responsive web
development

Look great on any device

Delivered on time
and budget

A partner you can count on

Let's discuss working together

I'll be in touch in two business days.

Prefer email? Get in touch: luke@itstoku.com

Some details about me...

  • I'm 100% remote, based in Melbourne, Australia. I've worked with clients in the US, UK, Japan, Australia, and beyond.
  • I love long term partnerships. (My longest client relationship to date is a decade long.)
  • I'm flexible. If you need a particular job done, I'll let you know whether I'm a good fit, and if not I may be able to point you to someone who is.
  • Availability can be limited. If you're reading this because you've seen a link I've posted, you should really get in touch :)

Recently I've worked on...

  • Craft & front-end: Building sophisticated, responsive product filtering in Craft.
  • Craft: Migrating a complex, 30,000 entry site to Craft.
  • Front-end: Interactive social wall with multiple social media feeds & CMS integration.
  • Design & digital marketing: Site design and marketing automation with Adwords, Drip, Chargebee, & Facebook retargeting.
  • SEO analysis & reporting: Custom dashboards including Craft RSS + Search Console + Google Analytics mashups.

Need help with your next project?

Get in touch


Let's chat! I'd love to hear more about your agency.
I'm keen to discuss projects, time frame, and whether we're a good fit.