James Shedden

I’m a software engineer, designer, illustrator and musician based in London. I love building user experiences, adding impact to products & teams and learning new things. Get in touch at hi@james.sh or @jamesshedden.

GoCardless

GoCardless in the summer of 2014

I’ve worked at GoCardless for over five years and have enjoyed designing & building impactful features, helping to define & improve the working processes of the teams I’ve been on and learning a massive amount along the way.

I’ve worked in both generalist & specialist roles doing web & product design and front & back end software engineering.

Frets

Frets showing the C Major notes on a fretboard

Frets is a minimal, responsive web app I designed & built with React for quickly displaying the locations of all the notes or intervals of a given scale on a guitar fretboard. Visit frets.fyi

Spheres

A composition created in Spheres

Spheres is an experimental web app I designed & built with React for creating colourful compositions using spheres. My aim was to make something both playful and meditative. Visit spheres.cool

Chooseday

Some screens from Chooseday

Chooseday is a simple mobile app that I designed and built with React Native and released on the iOS App Store for choosing one item from a group of things, e.g. lunch options. View Chooseday on the App Store

Dots Bot

A few images created by Dots Bot

Dots Bot is a Twitter bot that creates randomly generated collections of multicoloured shapes and tweets them out at regular intervals. View Dots Bot on Twitter

Illustration

One of my recent illustrations

I studied Illustration at university and although I chose a different career I still love making images. My work uses a combination of modelmaking, drawing, painting & photography. You can see more of my illustrations at Flickr and Instagram.

Music

I write, record & produce songs under the name Donald Patrick. Have a listen to my music at SoundCloud.

Writing

You can read a few things I've written over at Medium.

GoCardless in the summer of 2014
Frets showing the C Major notes on a fretboard
A composition created in Spheres
Some screens from Chooseday
A few images created by Dots Bot
One of my recent illustrations