Verified Expert in Engineering
Brian loves solving problems with WordPress. In his previous career, he was a high school and college English teacher, which is where his love for relationships, personal growth, and strong communication skill originated. His professional passions include non-profits and educational organizations.
Adobe CC, Brackets, Sass, Gulp, Git, Node.js, OS X
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on was an iOS/Android app using the WP REST API to run from a WordPress back-end. The app is for neurologists and a rare disease community.
New Media Manager
The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation
- Created and managed a WordPress-based website with 2k+ daily visitors.
- Manage a Google Analytics profile for website conversion rate optimization.
- Integrated custom post type and meta architecture with WP REST API to power a mobile application.
- Managed Google AdGrants Pro with monthly budget of $40,000.
- Manage all aspects of graphic design for print materials and online promotions.
- Integrated interactive Vue.js-based components.
Senior Web Developer (Freelance)
- Designed, built, and managed websites for large business and local government and civil groups.
- Completed the transition to responsive design for multiple WordPress and Magento websites.
- Monitored monthly SEO strategies for multiple clients.
Fresno City College
- Taught a full course-load of writing and literature courses for college freshman.
- Wrote college-level curriculum.
Director of Media and Website
Rocky Hill Community Church
- Built marketing and media teams from the ground up, including both paid employees and volunteers.
- Designed, built, and managed a WordPress website with eCommerce capabilities.
- Oversaw graphic design for web and print materials, from Facebook ad campaigns to highway billboards.
- Oversaw stage design and A/V management for services, musical productions, and special events.
Talk in Arabic Custom Developmenthttps://www.talkinarabic.com
CB Custom Modules
Free suite of custom modules for Beaver Builder that highlight photography with smooth animations, interactions, and hover effects.
Community All Stars Site Design/Developmenthttps://communityallstars.com
NMO Resources Mobile Apphttps://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1032001786?pt=117931778&mt=8
The app is available for iOS and Android. By leveraging the Ionic Framework and Cordova plugin system, I was able to build the app using emerging web technologies but still wrap it up and deliver it as a native app. The app is managed through a WordPress back-end, syncing data through the WP REST API.
Some of the more exciting features of NMO Resources include a video library, access to in-depth FAQs and research publications, and a special ‘Notes’ section for storing information. Some of the most exciting features center around accessibility. Because a high percentage of the users would have impaired vision, it was important to include settings that would allow them to increase font size and font thickness as well as remove any image backgrounds that would get in the way of legibility.
Self Help Enterprises Site Design/Developmenthttp://www.selfhelpenterprises.org/
Demographic research suggested that access to home internet was limited, but mobile views were prevalent, so the site was built from the ground up to be responsive and mobile-friendly. In addition, I rounded it out with custom graphic elements, smooth scrolling effects, and even a custom icon font that could be easily used throughout the site.
The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundationhttps://guthyjacksonfoundation.org/
There are multiple surprises along the way, including a full user account interface for comments and communities, event postings that integrate with Google Maps API, and Vue.js-powered sections that increase engagement through interactivity and speed.
eBook: I Built a Website and Now I Want to Be a Web Designer
WordCamp Presentation: WordPress for Nonprofitshttps://wordpress.tv/2017/07/20/brian-coords-wordpress-for-non-profits/
WordPress API, jQuery, Vue, Node.js
Gulp, Adobe CC, Git, Brackets
WordPress, OS X, Magento, Blackboard
Amazon S3 (AWS S3)
Teacher's Credential in Education
Cal State Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in English Education
Cal Poly Pomona - Pomona, CA