Jacob Abshire, Software Developer in Houston, TX, United States
Jacob Abshire

Software 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


  • DigitalChalk
    Photoshop, Illustrator, PHP, JavaScript, Sass, Less, Angular, Bootstrap...
  • Insperity
    ASP, .NET, PHP, MySQL, Access, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS



Houston, TX, United States



Preferred Environment

Photoshop, Illustrator, PHP, WordPress, jQuery

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.


  • Senior Graphic Designer | UI Developer

    2008 - PRESENT
    • 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: Photoshop, Illustrator, PHP, JavaScript, Sass, Less, Angular, Bootstrap, jQuery, MySQL, WordPress
  • Webmaster | Graphic Designer

    2002 - 2008
    • 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: ASP, .NET, PHP, MySQL, Access, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS


  • Learning Management Software (Development)

    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)

    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.


  • Languages

    PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, Sass
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, PHP MVC, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

  • Tools

    Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
  • Platforms

  • Other

    Front-End Developer, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes
  • Storage



  • 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

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