Lauri Liimatta

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No ninjas or rockstars here but a web designer, a front-end guy and a Meteor developer. Those are some of the things people tend to call me. Basically I'm a designer who thinks and executes in code.

I help companies, startups and individuals to make the internet better, not just prettier. To make the internet better, I believe it's important to focus on content, accessibility and speed. I'm not big on parallax effects, animations and things of that nature. Instead I prefer to present the information as clearly and directly as possible.

Thus my clients know me as someone who works fast, loves simplicity and doesn't compromise for short-term hacks.

To clarify here are some of the services that I'm typically hired for:

  • Web / user interface design
  • Responsive design
  • Front-end development
  • Prototype / MVP development
  • Meteor development
  • Kirby and WordPress development

If you have something else in mind just send me an email.

Here's what my customers say about working with me:


"Lauri Liimatta is a consummate professional. His deeply aesthetic sense of design, attention to detail, and informed understanding of the back-end issues of website design and maintenance made him a pleasure to work with."

nora-sweeny-b853632c245edc5e25269b6e14339fff Nora Sweeny, Outreach Strategist, Stanford Product Realization Lab, USA

"We are very happy to work with Lauri Liimatta as the developer of our website since early 2014. He communicates seamlessly together with the designer and the responsible manager for the website and he is fully embedded in our company workflows and tools like Git and Jira. The results from Lauri are always on time and come in a very high quality. I would hire Lauri as an employee right away."

frank-blome-0e397b2a55f6b2cec5026ce0a6c04dc1 Frank Blome, CEO ProjectWizards GmbH, Germany

"Lauri has an excellent eye for design and on top of that is a very good front end developer. When working with Gekko he developed large parts of the online user interface and was the main architect of our easy to use design. He was a hard working and quick developer that got the job done. We use Django, Django REST and Angular as frameworks and Lauri understood and integrated his work very well with our way of working. Based on our experience, I would recommend Lauri for any design/front-end developer role."

joris-docter-332bc037cbfd91345757cadf47736e17 Joris Docter, CEO Gekko B.V, The Netherlands

"Lauri has a great feel for what the client wants. He knows which styles are appropriate for a project, and is very creative using them. He delivers complete layouts very quickly, and has a keen eye for perfection."

marten-sytema-3544d9ae9c7eb3e30f05256772340aa9 Marten Sytema, Founder Sytematic Software, The Netherlands

"Lauri is a true WordPress professional. I have never seen anyone so dedicated to mastering WordPress and web design. I can always rely on his skills whether the project requires wild modifications or building with standard parts. I don’t have to tell him twice how things should be done, as he always chooses the best way. Lauri doesn’t settle for compromise, he always finds the long-term solution instead of hasty fixes. He’s always striving to get better at what he does, though he’s already hard to beat."

joona-nuutinen-ae6a8053345d37be93a403ce9c034ff9 Joona Nuutinen, Internet marketer, Netura, Finland

"Working with Lauri has been a breeze. It's easy to be a satisfied customer, when everything is delivered as ordered and on time. This is how things should go with everyone else too!"

jussi-junikka-d7df783fdabe41ba649d165909238211 Jussi Junikka, Coaching Consult, Clients’ Finland Oy, Finland

Featured projects


Basement

https://getbasement.com

Basement is a personal project that I both designed and developed by myself. It's a simple and clutter-free note taking web app. I used Meteor framework for creating Basement so the list of tech that was used reads roughly like this: Meteor (Node.js, MongoDB), LESS, HTML5, Git, Heroku and a few third party API integrations (webhooks).

Gekko website

https://getgekko.com

Gekko is a web application for freelancers to send and manage their invoices and costs. This project was about redesigning their marketing website and giving it more human feel, emphasize their mobile apps and showcase their product in a straightforward way. I was responsible for the design and the frontend code work.

Gekko App

http://getgekko.com

Gekko is a web application for freelancers to send and manage their invoices and costs. In this project my main tasks were restyling the app and its new features like time tracking and subscription billing. I also switched the whole app from Boostrap v2 to v3.

Nicehand

http://www.nicehand.org

Nicehand is an online poker hand history site that I co-founded with two of my friends. I was responsible doing all the front-end work and design of the site, including the HTML5 hand history replayer. The site was designed to have as little barrier to entry as possible. Anyone with hand history files on their computer can try the service without registration.

Select Voyages

http://select-voyages.nl

A project I did while working for Studio KK. In this project I was responsible of the design, doing the front-end code and setting the site up on WordPress. The cruise detail pages include over 15 additional fields on the backend to easily manage every little piece of the site.

Catering Software

http://cateringsoftware.nl

Catering Software is a new startup in The Netherlands that provides a web app for catering companies to better manage their daily operations. The main goal of the project was to design a website that clearly describes what the product is about and highlight its core features.

Van Beek Autobedrijven

http://citroenvanbeek.nl

Van Beek Autobedrijven is a Citroën dealer in The Netherlands.

I was responsible for the responsive design and coding the html, css and WordPress bits of the website. The project was done in collaboration with Marten Sytema of Sytematic Software.

Lijkt me duidelijk

http://lijktmeduidelijk.nl

A side project by myself and Marten Sytema. The idea of LMD is to sell WordPress sites powered with premium themes and plugins to small businesses. I designed the landing page and its main goal was to answer all the basic questions like "What do I get? How much does it cost? How to order?" by quick glance.

Wedding Bells

https://github.com/lauriiii/weddingbells

Wedding Bells was originally a free WordPress theme that I released in 2010. It was downloaded over 75,000 times from the official WordPress theme repository. It's no longer available for WordPress but I recently converted into a Kirby CMS theme and it's freely available on Github.

Drop me a message.