Hey, I'm Jacob Herper

A senior Front-End Engineer from London, UK

As a passionate front-end developer, I create amazing websites and web apps to make the internet a better place. I am an advocate for web performance and accessibility as well as a JAMstack enthusiast with experience in serverless technologies.

I am 29 years old and have been a web developer for as long as I can think. The technologies I work with are JavaScript, HTML and CSS with a focus on the frameworks React.js, Gatsby, Next.js, Node and Express. I use code not only to do my day-to-day job, but also to solve everyday problems I come across.

When I am not writing code I love to spend time with my wife and 2 year old daughter at home in London or travelling around the world. We are quite a multi-cultural family with me having grown up in Germany 🇩🇪 and my wife being from Mexico 🇲🇽, which is why we raise our daughter trilingual. I myself speak five languages (some better than others). Furthermore I enjoy cooking fresh food when I come home after a long day at the office.


HTML5CSSSassJavaScriptTypeScriptGraphQLES6PHPReactVue.jsGatsbyNext.jsSvelteMySQLMongoDBFirebaseWordPressDrupalContentfulSanity.ioSEOScrumJiraAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAdobe PhotoshopSketchZeplinFigma

Soft skills

Strong communicationLeadershipProblem solvingCreative thinkingFlexible and adaptiveTeam playerAlways on time

Work Experience

Senior Front-End Engineer

Dennis Publishing (in London, UK)

  • Joined the team at Dennis to help develop their internal web platform, built on React and Express
10/2019 to present

Front-End Developer

Raconteur Media (in London, UK)

  • Built and maintained internal websites using React (Next.js and Gatsby) with GraphQL and WordPress as a data source
  • Extended internal front-end component library in React with Styled Components
  • Built animated chart library for a large B2B client using ZingCharts, JavaScript and Gulp as a build tool
01/2019 to 10/2019

Recruiters, you can find my up-to-date CV as a PDF download by clicking the button below.

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