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Jonathan Barker

Motivated mid-level front end developer and designer with problem solving experience

Portfolio Work

A Small Sampling of the work I've done over the years. 

Skills

HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript

I've been working with HTML and CSS since 2004 in various front-end development positions. I've worked in PHP and ASP.Net environments.

UI Design

UI is not UX and UX is not UI. I love working with data toiterate a better site that converts for the company and streamlines tasks for users.

Bootstrap

Nearly every site I've worked on since ~2012 has been mobile-first responsive while implementing graceful degradation strategies.

eCommerce Setup and Marketing

I ran my own eCommerce shop from 2007 to 2014 selling wrestling shoes to high school students.

Mockups

I utilize OmniGraffle, sketches and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite to mock up web sites, pages and web apps to present to clients and project owners. Iterations are my friend at this point in the process.

Bilingual - Spanish

I lived in northern Argentina for two years. I interacted and spoke with almost exclusively with non-English speakers, which polished my Spanish speaking skills to near-native fluency. 

Work History

September 2016July 2017

eCommerce Manager

Aliquantum International

Started the eCommerce division, developing their B2C eCommerce shop based in WooCommerce/WordPress utilizing a custom-made Divi child theme. Utilized HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP and MySQL to develop site customizations. Established connection between all different selling channels and marketplaces including (but not limited to) Target, Walmart, Amazon, QuickBooks and Toys R Us, syncing inventory across all channels. Working towards letting eCommerce division process all orders in one area as opposed to upwards of 6 sites. Established SOPs that set foundation for continued growth of the department and the company in general. Developed marketing plan including use of SEM/SEO, PPC, banner ads, social media channels and paid listings within the different maretplaces.

September 2015August 2016

HTML/CSS Author

Dreambox Creations

I worked with top tier restaurant brands such as Fox Restaurant Concepts, Grimaldi's Pizza, Panda Inn and Habit Burger to develop their websites with end goals of reaching more users, interacting more with current customers, offering deals and in general getting more people in the door. Gained experience in Fishbowl email development, OpenTable reservations system, NCR's Aloha Online Ordering system and more. Utilized HTML and CSS with some JavaScript to develop custom Wordpress themes. 

Jan 2013July 2015

UI Designer

Lifetime Produts

Started the position while company was in the middle of a complete brand overhaul. Helping to re brand and redesign the main site, along with their store and another brand that they own. I create all sketches, wireframes and PSDs for the new UI, working closely with the programmers and developers to realize the full functionality of the design.

Nov 2011Nov 2012

Front End Designer

FPS GOLD

Designed and developed bank websites for small banks located throughout the country. I consulted with bank employees on design needs, requirements and restraints and implemented my designs using HTML, CSS and JavaScript on an ASP.NET environment. I advised management on best practices for usability and design of mobile banking app and designed the UI elements such as buttons and icons.

August 2007June 2012

CEO/Owner/Operator

WrestleFattie

In 2009, I tripled the revenue of 2008 by implementing A/B testing of the UI, switching payment processors and submitting site to directories resulting in increased conversion rate, more savings and increased traffic, respectively. Implemented strategies that successfully targeted high school wrestling teams, coaches and parents. I maintained the site and processed orders; implemented SEO strategy and social media strategy. Utilized social media and contacts to start sponsoring high school wrestling teams. Site was based in custom content management system to begin with; transitioned to Magento with a blog based in WordPress at a later date to gain more support and functionality.

Sep 2009Mar 2011

Front End Developer

Fortune Learning Systems

Helped clients set up their own online business by contacting them by phone at least weekly and throughout the week by email. On the phone, I would walk the clients through the process of setting up a legal business entity, how to make design changes to their site to increase conversion, and any other random questions they might have. Also up-sold products that the company promoted to help the client expand their reach.

Sep 2007Sep 2009

Tech Support

Prosper
  • Taught clients with little/no computer experience to design/market/maintain eCommerce site
  • Developed a custom SMO/SEO for each client
  • Developed custom HTML/CSS widgets for individual customers
  • De-bugged and reported problems of a custom built CMS to back end developers

Education

20102012

Bachelor's Science Digital Media

Utah Valley University

Emphasis in Digital Media. 

20082010

Associates General Studies

Utah Valley University

Interests & Activities

Boy Scouts of America Volunteer Work - I work with the Boy Scouts of America to mentor a group of 10 year old boys ranging from 2-13 in number (depending on birthdays) and teach them how to live the scout law and oath.

I'm a devoted husband and doting father. On days off, you can find me fly fishing in the mornings and hiking with my family in the late afternoon. In my down time, I build WordPress websites, manage a blog, play with my daughter and watch baseball (not in that order).