Max Schmitt

I develop webapps that your users love. On time and on budget.

15 years
React & Node.js
Core Tech Stack
English & German

Recent work

Landlord Dashboard

Apartment & booking management platform for landlords renting out on Wunderflats.

Built with React & Next.js.

GRAFT Architects

Modern website for award-winning architecture firm GRAFT.

Built with Next.js &

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Hi, I'm Max!

I'm a freelance web developer from Germany. I've been building for the web for over 15 years and I've done it all:

Content websites, full stack web applications, realtime collaborative apps, web-based games, Electron apps.

For the past 10 years, my focus has been on creating modern experiences using React & Node.js. I have a passion for design & UX and I love keeping my code clean underneath the hood.

If you're looking for help on your web-based project, keep on reading to find out more about my services and how to get in touch with me!

Your project is in good hands

I've worked on web development projects for amazing companies:

Engel & Völkers, Kuka, Sound Alerts, Elvstrøm Sailwear, J Craft Boats, Wunderflats
I've worked with Max for many years, both as a full time employee and a freelancer. As a Product Manager I've always appreciated that he delivers quality software on time. However, his biggest strength is his user centric mindset and proactively finding solutions to problems that we as a Product- and Design team did not even see before.
Picture of Matthias SchubertMatthias Schubert
Product Management Consultant

Here's what I can help you with:

Webapps & SaaS

Fast, scalable & secure web applications with robust architecture.

Website Development

Impressively fast websites with great SEO that make your content shine.

React Development

UI development, architecture, testing, build systems, a11y, Next.js.

Node.js Development

Web services, APIs, command line applications, testing, devops.

New! MVP Development:

Get your project shipped in 1 month for 10,000€.

Want to do a project together?

Hire me today
It is extremely difficult to find developers like Max who are this competent, reliable, fast and fair in terms of pricing. Together with Rosy DX we have already realized two websites and I hope there will be many more projects to follow.
Picture of Alain BieberAlain Bieber
Rosy DX

I assist you from idea to launch.
Here's how:


Tell me about your project

Tell me about your project on a free 30-minute consultation call.

Proposal: Costs and launch date

Within 5 working days you will receive a fixed-price offer and a launch date for your project from me.

Development begins

I begin working on the project and provide you with regular updates about the progress.

Feedback & corrections

When development is completed, I will handover the project to you and make adjustments according to your feedback.


When everything is to your liking, your project will launch!

I Keep Making Your Project Successful

Once your project is launched, I'll be there to help with further development, bug fixes and maintenance.

In just a few short months, Max has become an indispensable part of our small software development team.

While Max is a brilliant engineer (his performant code and fearlessness in tackling any engineering problem speak for themselves), what has made Max so valuable to our lean dev team is his self-directed nature, “can do” problem solving attitude, his wealth of experience in software development management, and a willingness to fill in the gaps in our team.

Max's strengths come to life when he effortlessly translates business requirements into executable engineering tasks which he then quickly turns into well-documented software with real business value.

Picture of Kyle LeeKyle Lee
57st. Design

Tell me about your project

Send me a message about your project and I'll get back to you within 48 hours:

Or contact me directly:

Email: max@maxschmitt.mePhone: +49 160 92 94 2751

Max helped me relaunch my portfolio website in a very short amount of time.

What impressed me the most was his understanding of design as well as his suggestions that ended up making the site even more dynamic. I also always felt comfortable with him in technical processes unknown to me, as Max took his time to explain everything to me and also guided me through the Content Management System in detail.

Because Max quickly accommodated my requests for changes, I was able to launch the website even before the deadline.

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Creative Director

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! I love doing UI design and I occasionally help clients with design tasks.

Let me know what you need and I can either help you myself or get a designer from my network to collaborate with us on your project.

You'll be disappointed to hear this, but: it depends! The best way to find out, is to contact me, tell me more about your project and get a free proposal from me.

I really enjoy using for its great built-in components and data types. I love that it's headless, schema-based and super extensible.

My go-to frameworks these days are React, Next.js and Node.js.

Of course not every project requires a framework and some projects might call for other frameworks than the ones I mentioned.

Like most other technical decisions, a framework choice comes with pros and cons that must be evaluated against what your project's goals are.

I prefer working on a fixed-price basis. This way, you know exactly what you're getting, how much it's gonna cost you and when it will be delivered.

It also incentivizes me to work quickly and deliver your project as fast as possible.

Yes, I build most projects (except super simple ones) in TypeScript.

I'm also very comfortable with plain old JavaScript and you can go a long way with good tests, development practices and linting setups.