I make websites

cha·ris [ka·ris] (f; Hong Kong)

  1. freelance front-end webdeveloper.
  2. communicative human with broad knowledge about web design and user experience.


About Charis Rooda


My background is Computer Science, with a passion for design. I have been working freelance for more than 7 years for a big variety of clients and agencies.

Who you will be working with

I can communicate well with (product/project) managers as well as with other designers and developers. I can easily work by myself, but also love to cooperate with others (internal or external) to get the job done. I keep my knowledge up to date by visiting conferences and by keeping in close touch with colleagues.

You can hire me on a project basis, but I am also available for a long term cooperation. I can work at my own space, as well as on your location. I do a lot of remote work which works very well for me.

Besides freelance work I am also organising Webconf.asia, a conference for anyone who builds websites.

Please check out the kind of projects I have done and what I can do for you.

Feel free to reach out to me so we can discuss how I can help you with the design and/or development of your online needs.

Most recent work

Take a look at my most recent work

CTCN - Connecting countries through climate technology solution


2015 - current

I am part of a large project team where I am responsible to implement the base design onto the Drupal CMS - using CSS. We are deploying the (complicated) site in multiple phases.

Commissioned by DataScape
Curalat Enterprise Heathcare Mobility



I redesigned the visual style for a set of Apps they use in the health industry. I have developed a ‘style guide’ for the use and implementation of these apps on the jQuery/Ionic framework.




In a larger team we did a full service project (User research, interaction design, visual design, content and front end). I was mainly responsible to implement the design direction onto the responsive site.

Commissioned by eBrella & User Intelligence
Nederlandse Taalunie

De Nederlandse Taalunie

2010 - current

De Nederlandse Taalunie (the Dutch Language Union) is an international institution that governs issues regarding the Dutch language. I did and do various projects - design as well as realization - such as the website of de Nederlandse taalunie, Literaire Tijdschriften, Woordenlijst and Taaladvies, especially on the basis of the Drupal CMS.



2012 - 2014

Nuon is one of the leading utility companies that provides electricity, gas and heat in the Netherlands. Eend made the design, where after I developed the templates that were further implemented by a technical party. In 2013 I was also responsible for the front-end of the Nuon website.

Commissioned by Eend


mid 2012 - early 2013

Karwei is one of the leading Dutch hardware store chains. The websites of Karwei and Gamma have been built on the same HTML. While Fabrique was responsible for the interaction design and visual design of the Karwei website, I mainly took care of the HTML and CSS.

Commissioned by Fabrique


What can I do for you?

Front-end development

I often work in larger teams - where I have the role of front-end specialist. I can help translate identities and designs into good, responsive, stable and fast HTML and CSS.

If you need a front-end expert to implement a site (re)design onto HTML/CSS, I can translate existing identities, provide advice from a technical perspective and transform a design into valid (responsive) HTML and CSS.

Design and development

I have broad experience with (responsive) website and app design. For ‘smaller’ corporate or project sites I take care of the implementation, preferable in WordPress. Alternatively, after the design and development phase, I can also deliver the templates to a back-end party.

What I don’t do

I don’t do JavaScript frameworks or build/implement large back-end systems. I am not available for a full time job - and I don’t work for equity.

Feel free to reach out to me so we can discuss how I can help you with the design and/or development of your online needs.


Call, email or connect

Charis Rooda / +852 9620 3801
12P Smithfield Road, Cheung Hing Industrial Building 10F,
Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Feel free to email me at charis@imakewebsites.hk.

I post a lot of webdevelopment resources my Twitter account @charis. If you want to work with me or want to add me to your network add me on Linkedin.