Jacob Abshire, Front-end Development Developer in Houston, TX, United States
Jacob Abshire

Front-end Development Developer in Houston, TX, United States

Member since December 17, 2019
Hired during his second year in college to work for a large marketing production firm, Jacob embarked on his career in design and development. Since then, he has helped launch startup companies, including DigitalChalk, and served in creative for organizations like Google, Insperity, and UnitedHealthcare. He enjoys creating interface designs and working to resolve WordPress challenges.
Jacob is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • DigitalChalk
    WordPress, MySQL, jQuery, Bootstrap, Angular, Less, Sass, JavaScript, PHP...
  • Insperity
    CSS, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Access, MySQL, PHP...

Experience

Location

Houston, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

jQuery, WordPress, PHP, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on was developing a user interface and marketing platform for a top ten online learning company used world-wide.

Employment

  • Senior Graphic Designer | UI Developer

    2008 - PRESENT
    DigitalChalk
    • Designed and developed software user interfaces.
    • Designed and developed marketing sites, brand identities, and developer support sites.
    • Oversaw all marketing materials for brand consistency.
    Technologies: WordPress, MySQL, jQuery, Bootstrap, Angular, Less, Sass, JavaScript, PHP, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
  • Webmaster | Graphic Designer

    2002 - 2008
    Insperity
    • Singled-handedly developed the company-wide intranet.
    • Designed marketing materials for PGA tournament branch hosted in Houston, TX.
    • Developed processes for department production services and software to handle projects and dispatches.
    • Developed all marketing sites for corporate as well as customers.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Access, MySQL, PHP, .NET, ASP

Experience

  • Learning Management Software (Development)
    http://www.digitalchalk.com

    I served as the lead UI/UX designer and developer for the online application—working with a team of back-end developers to build the user interface and marketing deliveries. We extended the Bootstrap framework as well as Sass, and JavaScript. The vanity sites had custom built themes and plugins for WordPress.

  • Garage Door Storefront (Development)
    http://www.doorson-line.com

    I worked with a team of developers to produce a website where customers could build custom premium garage doors for purchase. The interface involved complex conditions for parts and styles respectively, as well as a complex cost builder. The site was built in Laravel.

  • Flooring Solution Formulator (Development)
    https://aquaflexinc.com

    This project involved a WordPress marketing site for multiple patented products of flooring solutions. I took over the website, rebuilt a custom theme to work with Gutenberg blocks, added custom blocks, added interactive functionalities with Google Maps, integrated the Bootstrap framework, and standardized the styles.

  • Hebrew College (Development)
    https://www.hebraiccollege.org

    This project involved a college marketing and information site and I was the single designer and developer. I designed the site from scratch based on customer needs and built the site in WordPress with a custom theme, custom blocks, custom post types, custom plugins, and integrated WooCommerce with custom functionalities to allow student enrollment and payment.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, HTML, PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, Sass, Less
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, PHP MVC, ASP, .NET, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery
  • Tools

    Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Access
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce
  • Other

    Page Template Design, WordPress Design, Front-end, Front-end Development, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, UI, UX
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies
    2018 - 2020
    Moody Bible Institute - Chicago, IL, USA
  • Associate's degree in Design
    1996 - 1998
    College of the Mainland - Texas City, TX, USA

Certifications

  • Human Computer Interaction
    MARCH 2020 - PRESENT
    Interaction Design Foundation

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