About me

Hi there. I'm Derek Ahmedzai, a freelance web developer based in Bristol, UK.

I specialise in websites and web apps built using a mix of front end and back end technologies.

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Astro
  • Gatsby
  • Snapchat lenses
  • Facebook camera effects
  • Twitter bots
  • Messenger bots
  • Chat bots
  • Machine learning
  • AI
  • … and lots more!

I'm really interested in creative technology, including bots, digital art and creative uses of AI.

A bit of history

I started working on the web in 1999 at digital agencies in London. I did that for about 5 years.

Then I moved to Bristol and worked in agencies for another 5 years.

I went freelance full-time in 2009, to be able to work with a greater variety of clients and projects.

I love working with businesses and organisations directly, as well as collaborating with designers and agencies.

I'm especially interested in projects that do social good, especially projects that promote accessibility, diversity and inclusion.


I'm also cofounder at the digital agency THE PEEPS.

We help you wow your audience with new creative technologies, including generative and creative AI, AR and immersive content, and web3.

We've done projects for Durex, Papa Johns, Deloitte, Cheltenham Science Festival, the BBC, Royal Academy Of Engineering, Bower Collective, and lots more.

We are residents at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol.


I'm also the cofounder of the crowdfunding and investment company Fundsurfer.

We help people raise funds using crowdfunding to achieve their creative and business goals - like putting on events, making films, recording albums, opening cafes, or even flying a Darth Vader hot air balloon!

We also help larger businesses grow with equity investment and debt finance.

Get in touch if you would like to find out more.

Tiny Giant

I was the technical director at the marketing startup Tiny Giant.

We did AI before it was cool.

We built exciting products and experiences using bots, voice, creative AI, augmented reality, neural networks, for people like the BBC, Deloitte, Cheltenham Science Festival and more.

And won a lot of awards for it too!

Find out more

Get in touch using the form below to find out my day rate and availability. I'd love to work with you.