Jeremy Keith

Founder & Web Stuff Do-er

Jeremy made his first website for a band he was playing with in 1997. He founded Clearleft with Andy Budd and Richard Rutter in 2005, and now guides the company’s technical direction.

Before Clearleft Jeremy was a freelancer front-end developer, working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Jeremy acts as the Research and Development wing of Clearleft: investigating new technologies, trying out new techniques, and keeping abreast of the ever-changing world of web development. He also curated our annual conference Responsive Day Out.

At Clearleft, Jeremy has worked on projects for Nuts.com, Razoo and Rate My Area, and Matter, an exciting Kickstarter-funded online journalism project.

International recognition

Jeremy is respected voice within the industry, having spoken at notable conferences such as An Event Apart, Mobilism, Web Directions, SXSW, DIBI and Build. He has also written articles for A List Apart, 24 ways, and written three books on Javascript and HTML5.

Away from the office

Jeremy plays bouzouki in the band Salter Cane, and also runs thesession.org, an Irish traditional music community. He also organised the world’s first Science Hack Day in London in 2010 and BrightonSF, an evening of chat and readings with leading sci-fi authors during the Brighton Digital Festival in 2012.


Latest thinking

  • On the side 27th Jun 2016

    My role at Clearleft is something along the lines of being a technical director. I’m not entirely sure what that means, but it seems to be a way of being involved in front-end development, without necessarily writing much actual code. That’s probably for the best. My colleagues Mark, Graham, and Charlotte are far more efficient at doing that. In return, I do my best to support them and make sure that they’ve got whatever they need (in terms of resources, time, and space) to get on with their work.

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