thinkdaveHi, I’m Dave Wilkinson, or Thinkdave as I’m known around the web.

As you can see from the picture, I do not look good in snowmobile gear. Or a speedo.

I’ve been ‘into making websites’ since 2000, when a friend forced me, against my will, to install pirated copies of Photoshop and Dreamweaver* on my computer and build my brother-in-law a website.

That website was terrible but I stuck at it. Somewhere around 2005-2007 I discovered WordPress, and 10 years later I’m something of a veteran WordPress developer.

* If you work for Adobe’s legal team, I now own a legitimate copy of Photoshop and no longer use Dreamweaver.

WordPress Services

If you run a web design agency or you’re a freelance web designer looking for a WordPress development partner, please get in touch.

I build WordPress themes (and complete WordPress sites) from your designs. I usually work from Photoshop but if you use other design software I should be able to help.

Every WordPress theme I build is responsive and built to WordPress’ development standards. It’s easy to use too, because nobody likes a dirty backend (pun intended).

You can also hire me to put your new theme online, add content, write theme documentation to use for customer training or for ongoing maintenance & support.

My company

In 2014 I got all formal and registered a company called Growpress, but it’s still just me doing all the theme development work. Note that I do occassionally outsource WordPress plugin development so if you have a problem with that, please let me know before you hire me.

After hours


Outside of work I’m an aspiring furniture-maker, and spend my free time tinkering with hand tools in my small workshop.

I live in the market town of Thirsk, North Yorkshire with my wife Karin, my sons Connor and Matthew, a dog, a cat and far too many hand planes.

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow @davewilkinson, or you can say Hi here.