Latest Projects


It is a universal iOS app I built around my love of cars and the first of its kind, plently of websites around but was not an app so I built one!

Parking Rota

At work we have issues allocating the 2 spaces we have so I'm currently developing an app to manage allocated spaces and swaps so that everyone is aware of who has the spaces.

UK Wall Murals

The owner, Jen, came to me with issues of a previous developers bad coding abilities and required a complete rebuild along with hosting and domain management, I was happy to help and currently in the middle of sorting everything out for her.

About Me

My name is Alex Smithson, I am a Software Developer and I work Full Time at hedgehog lab. I first started coding when I was 13 with html websites, I soon progressed with php and stayed at this platform for some years. I ended up from 2006-2012 doing 3 design courses:

  • GCSE - Graphics Art
  • BTEC - Interactive Media
  • Foundation Degree - Web Design

Even though all my learning has been geared towards Design I ended up taking up Development as a profession, because of this it has its benefits. The main benefit is that I am able to communicate with designers and also hop into Photoshop if required.

Within 4months of starting my Degree I got a placement at hedgehog lab, due to my self taught skills. After a few months of proving myself, and picking up new languages fast, I became an employee and have been there for over 2years.

App Skills

  • Objective-C
  • Cocos 2D
  • Box 2D
  • Django
  • Social Intergration

Web Skills

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • CSS

Design Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Contact Me

If you'd like to contact me, I'm available by email, or tweet me @smiths0n