Dewayne Johnson, RESTful APIs Developer in Williamstown, KY, United States
Dewayne Johnson

RESTful APIs Developer in Williamstown, KY, United States

Member since June 20, 2020
Dewayne is a professional PHP and JavaScript developer with 20 years of IT experience specializing in WordPress, Laravel, Shopify, Node.js, React as well as custom web application development. He's able to provide a flawless freelance experience, combining excellent understanding, great communication, and speedy delivery.
Dewayne is now available for hire




Williamstown, KY, United States



Preferred Environment

Chrome, Windows, MacOS, Asana, Slack

The most amazing...

...thing I have developed is an eCommerce platform called Save This Life which has 30 million registrations and makes over $3,000 in sales per day.


  • CTO

    2020 - PRESENT
    DecoratorsBest, LLC
    • Developed retailer product management portal with Django framework.
    • Managed and handled daily and weekly backlogs in the supplier management system.
    • Upgraded the Shopify front-end from 1.0 to 2.0. Rebranded the front end.
    Technologies: Python, Django, Shopify, RESTful APIs, AWS, MySQL, PHP
  • Senior Front End Developer

    2021 - 2022
    • Tracked and fixed website front-end backlogs in Jira.
    • Implemented storybook, unit testing, lint and prettier, and automated workflows on the Next.js app.
    • Refactored tens of components, page elements, and test suites.
    Technologies: Next.js, Tailwind CSS, React, Jest
  • Head IT Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Save This Life
    • Built and maintained the company's customer service portal, which is used by more than 60 customer service representatives to create, modify, and manage customer accounts.
    • Built the system that is used to track and manage the company's various pet microchip products and membership subscriptions.
    • Completely restructured the company's online sales structures and built the new system on Shopify to increase click-through rates and completed sales.
    Technologies: APIs, WordPress, Shopify, MongoDB, Redux, React, Node.js
  • Senior Web and eCommerce Developer

    2018 - 2019
    Panda Mony Toy Brands, LLC
    • Collaborated with the president, CTO, and designers to build and maintain a successful eCommerce site.
    • Upgraded the site's brands and optimized the conversion rates to a record high level by focusing on WordPress and Shopify.
    • Automated the third-party platform integrations, customer relationship management, and user referral program by Aweber database and APIs.
    Technologies: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Optimization, APIs, XML, JavaScript, Liquid, PHP, WordPress, Shopify
  • Senior Web Developer

    2018 - 2019
    • Worked with the CEO and CTO of NuZest USA to optimize the conversion rates of the Shopify website.
    • Managed updates, troubleshooting, and made improvements as needed.
    • Customized the theme and third-party integration, and built a variety of front-end pages.
    • Implemented a customer referral program and expanded the sale volume.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Liquid, Shopify, Web Development, Web UX Design, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics
  • Senior Software Engineer | System Administrator

    2017 - 2018
    • Worked with the institute's president to build an educational eCommerce website used by clinical professionals.
    • Implemented the system where the clinical professionals can purchase various educational materials and login to the site to earn CE/CME credits.
    • Worked on search engine optimization and doubled the site traffic.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), JavaScript, PHP, Nginx, Apache, Linux
  • Senior JavaScript Application Developer

    2015 - 2018
    • Worked with the CTO and business manager to build an online, interactive membership and seminar platform.
    • Implemented multiple paid membership levels allowing access to a variety of products, information, and features according to subscription level.
    • Added one of the highlights of the site. Made it possible to have real-time online seminars, allowing multiple presenters to present to hundreds of attendees.
    • Built out an interactive chat box that allows attendees and presenters to discuss and share during the presentations.
    Technologies: JavaScript, WordPress, REST APIs
  • Front-end Developer

    2015 - 2016
    • Worked directly with the CTO and marketing director to upgrade the UI/UX of the website.
    • Mapped out the desired “click flow” and sales process to create a very efficient, effective, and engaging site.
    • Doubled the download rate of their business application.
    • Continuously maintained and upgraded the front-end aesthetics and implemented the UI/UX best practices.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WordPress


  • Next.js Development

    A Next.js web application. A passionate community of life-changing educators. Integrates with Shopify/Snipcart eCommerce system. Used Contentful CMS for a content management system. Used TailwindCSS for a CSS library.

  • Shopify Website for a Protein Company

    A Shopify-based eCommerce website for a clean lean protein company.
    I provided full-stack development for eight months. My role was to optimize the conversion rates of the site, manage updates, troubleshoot when issues occur, and make improvements where needed.

  • Custom PHP Applications for a Toy Brands Company

    As a part-time contractor for Panda Mony Toy Brands, LLC., I was responsible for the company's website development and other IT management roles. Also, I have created several PHP quizzes, PHP-based interactive landing pages, and a referral program integrated with the AWeber API.

  • Pet Microchip and Recovery System

    A Shopify-based eCommerce website for a pet microchip and recovery system. As the IT head manager and full-stack web developer, I have built and maintained the site to optimize the conversion rate and expand the sales volume to a higher level.

  • The #1 YouTube Optimization and Brand Suitability Platform

    The #1 Youtube optimization and brand suitability platform. Period.
    I was a UI designer and developer. Working directly with the president, I have created and re-designed great UI components as well as optimized the UX and site speed.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, CSS, HTML, Python, C++, Perl, Java, XML
  • Frameworks

    Django, Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Bootstrap, Angular, Laravel, Chrome, Redux, Jest
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, REST APIs, jQuery, Node.js, React Redux, Vue, Liquid, Shopify API
  • Platforms

    Shopify, WordPress, MacOS, Windows, Linux
  • Other

    UI Development, Material Design, PSD to HTML, User Interface (UI), Google SEO, Shell Scripting, APIs, Optimization, Web Development, Google Tag Manager, RESTful APIs, AWS, Storybook, ESLint, Prettier, Ajax
  • Tools

    AWeber, Shopify Plus, Zapier, Slack, Asana, Apache, Nginx, Google Analytics
  • Paradigms

    UI Design, UX Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web UX Design
  • Storage

    MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    1987 - 1991
    Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, Kentucky
  • Master's Degree in Information Technology
    1985 - 1987
    Lexington Community College - Lexington, Kentucky

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