I'm Alan Shortis—a front end developer based in London Nottingham, currently working for Monzo.

I like building scalable, accessible, and performant design systems and websites; the combination of code, design, and empathy for end users is what makes me want to do my best work.

Right now I primarily work on internal tooling that helps keep Monzo secure. Outside of work I like design, photography, music, and cycling, with my enthusiasum far outweighing my ability.


  • Listening to Pink Floyd, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Low
  • Reading The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin
  • Watching Succession and Ted Lasso
  • Still playing Red Dead Redemption II
  • Editing film scans with Negative Lab Pro
  • This is a work in progress. I am working on a photo section and eventually I’d like to figure out what a homepage is for