Upon completing my first web development course, I was captivated by the prospect of pursuing this field. The blend of engaging with clients and collaborating with team members, alongside the solitary satisfaction of solving intricate coding puzzles, drew me in. The diversity of tasks and the creative freedom inherent in web development are both uniquely gratifying. I find joy in acquiring new skills, undertaking exciting projects, and embracing fresh challenges in this dynamic and evolving field.
Beyond my professional endeavors, I lead a fulfilling and diverse lifestyle as a digital nomad. I am from Michigan originally, but I am currently residing in Croatia with my wife and German Shepherd dog, Otto. Apart from my dedication to web development, I'm an also an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and consumer of all things coffee and ramen. I share my travel adventures through a travel blog I manage called The Meandering Michiganders.
Proficient in crafting exceptional front-end experiences through custom WordPress theme development, utilizing Bootstrap for responsive design, leveraging Advanced Custom Fields for enhanced functionality, and seamlessly working within custom plugins to ensure optimal website performance.
Demonstrated versatility in efficiently managing projects independently and collaborating with a team, showcasing a strong portfolio that reflects a balance of clean coding practices, user experience, and design detail. I am familiar with project management software like Asana and Notion, adept at coordinating tasks, timelines, and resources to ensure the successful execution of projects.
I possess a diverse set of technical proficiencies and skills that enable me to navigate the intricacies of web development seamlessly. From expertise in HTML, CSS, PHP, and WordPress, allowing me to craft dynamic and visually appealing websites, to a keen understanding of customer service and basic SEO best practices, my capabilities extend beyond coding.
CSS: Skilled in styling and enhancing the visual presentation of websites.
PHP: Experienced in server-side scripting to create dynamic web pages.
WordPress: Specialized in developing and managing WordPress websites, including theme customization.
Team Collaboration: Experienced working seamlessly as a team member in a fast-paced agency environment.
Adobe Photoshop: Proficient in image editing and design tasks.
Basic SEO Best Practices: Familiar with fundamental search engine optimization techniques for improved website visibility.
Continuous Learner: Proactively engage in ongoing learning to stay updated with industry trends and emerging technologies.
Hardworking: Demonstrated commitment to putting in diligent effort and achieving results.