Robert Starbuck

Web Developer

Born 1983

Frontend focussed developer and designer. With a background in design, I have a good eye for what works. Expansive experience of libs and frameworks including Lit, React and Angular with Typescript, CSS et al. along with UX Development and Graphics Suites. I'm a firm believer in "using the platform".


Rippl - Incentives Platform

Frontend Developer

July 2022 - Februrary 2024, Remote

UI development with web-components built in Building a bespoke component library and implementing those components accross Rippl sites and with the help of a brilliant team. Later joining a separate team working on modernising an AngularJS project.

Polecat - Reputation Management

Frontend Developer

April 2017 - December 2021, Bristol

UI development with React in Typescript, incorporating functional programming with RamdaJS, occasionally contributing as a graphic designer. My contributions were various, and included visualisations with D3 and helping to refactor our sites to use React. The team was very gifted and I learnt a great deal. We strived to a fault for best practices and would always make time for stand-ups, retros and hackathons.

Buddi - GPS Solutions

UI Developer

Oct 2015 - Aug 2016, London

Full stack role building UIs and a new company website with Angular, Shopify and a Sagepay. The site was originally written in Jekyll and later rewritten in Hugo. - Personal Start-up

Founder / Fullstack

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015, London

Unsuccessful start-up venture with a team of one. I built the front­end of with AngularJS with the hope of partnering with a backend engineer. Working by myself was good for discipline, though I certainly lacked the feedback I needed to either move the project forward or understand when to stop.

Merchant Cantos - Marketing Agency

Fullstack Developer

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014, London

Contract work as a front-end dev. Clients included several big names from ebay to facebook. Deadlines were tight and I was hard­worked but fully enjoyed my time with the team.

Y.CO - The Yacht Company


Nov 2010 - Aug 2013, Monaco

In-house developer for a yacht company based in Monaco. My role within the company was diverse. I mostly worked autonomously, managing projects and building tools for charter destinations and another for charter yacht selections. Whilst at the company I learnt to speak French. Voilà.

Acquire Services - Procurement

UI Developer

Aug 2007 - Oct 2010, Skipton

Sky Sports

ActionScript Developer

June 2006 - Aug 2007, Harrogate


BA in Electronic Media Design

2001 - 2004, University of Sunderland

BTEC Design & A level Photography

1999 - 2001, Harrogate Art College

9 GCSEs (Maths,English)

1994 - 1999, Harrogate Grammar School

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