Chet Hardin, Software Developer in St. Louis, MO, United States
Chet Hardin

Software Developer in St. Louis, MO, United States

Member since August 9, 2017
As a developer, Chet brings more than his 10+ years of experience with CSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and WordPress. He is a team­ player. Chet believes that clear communication is key to success, and to that end, he is receptive, collaborative, and deadline-driven. Chet has extensive experience working within the WordPress CMS and adheres to strict best practices. He delivers well­-documented code on-­time and pixel­ perfect.
Chet is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

St. Louis, MO, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac, Sublime, Git, WordPress

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a proprietary website builder that allowed for the rapid development of custom websites: total time from setup to launch was 4 hours.

Employment

  • Lead Developer

    2016 - 2019
    Abstrakt Marketing Group
    • Established and led the company’s first in-house web development team for a large advertising agency.
    • Oversaw a team of three developers specializing on PHP, JavaScript, NPM, Grunt, and Git.
    • Collaborated closely with agency leadership in the formulation of web development strategy and implementation.
    • Provided ongoing guidance to content writers, project and account managers, and designers to streamline internal web development processes.
    • Spearheaded the creation of a custom framework and series of plugins to expedite the development of fast, lightweight and SEO-rich WordPress sites in a high-volume environment.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML, CSS, SASS, Git, Grunt, NPM, WordPress
  • Web Developer

    2014 - 2016
    Frequent Flyer Services
    • Maintained dozens of websites for this international blogging network.
    • Built numerous custom WordPress themes.
    • Built custom WordPress plugins.
    Technologies: PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress, MySQL
  • Web Developer

    2013 - 2016
    Chet Hardin Communications
    • Developed, managed and maintained dozens of WordPress websites.
    • Worked closely with small to medium-sized businesses from the initial planning phase of their web projects, through design, build, and launch.
    • Served as a valuable resource for clients when dealing with crisis situations, such as hacks, broken plugins, and expedited updates.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, jQuery

Experience

  • Ginseng Creative (Development)
    http://ginsengcreative.com/

    Ginseng Creative, a boutique design studio based in Colorado Springs, delivers "original design, advertising and visual identities for clients of all sizes." I worked with Ginseng's owner, Tanya Shaw, to build this stunning, elegant and intuitive site. She supplied the design, and I supplied the code.

  • Atomic Kiki (Development)
    https://atomickiki.com

    AtomicKiki was "was born out of an enduring love of great mid-century design." Started in 2016 as an Etsy shop, owners Kiki Wright and Marc Finley will be opening the doors to the first brick-and-mortar location this year.

    In preparation, their site (which I built on WordPress) is going through a complete overhaul. We will be building the new site with Laravel and will be integrating the Etsy API. It's an exciting project that we hope to have completed for their grand opening.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, Sass, CSS, HTML, JavaScript
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, WooCommerce API, REST APIs, Custom APIs, Google API
  • Tools

    Git, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Adobe, NPM, Grunt
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce
  • Other

    Communication, Front-End Developer, APIs, RESTful Services, RESTful APIs, Accessibility, Blade
  • Storage

    MySQL
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Guzzle

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