Jon Bolden, Developer in Portland, OR, United States
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Jon Bolden

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Design Developer

Portland, OR, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 14, 2014

Jon is a freelance web developer and designer specializing in framework and HTML/CSS/JavaScript programming. His background is heavy in user interface development and in customizing websites to be easy to update and use, all while adhering to strong design practices. Jon's design background and passion for furthering his development skills makes him the ideal liaison between designers and back-end developers.


HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Zendesk, Zendesk API
Jon Bolden Design & Photography
MySQL, PHP, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, JavaScript, WordPress, jQuery...




Preferred Environment

OS X, Bitbucket, Git, GitHub

The most amazing...

...project I've developed on is designing and programming an advanced financial budgeting system for a college organization web app.

Work Experience

Senior Developer

2016 - PRESENT
  • Developed and maintained hundreds of custom help centers hosted on Zendesk's guide platform.
  • Built custom themes using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, working from unique designs.
  • Created internal and front-facing apps that utilize Zendesk's REST API.
Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Zendesk, Zendesk API

Owner, Web Developer, Graphic Designer

2011 - PRESENT
Jon Bolden Design & Photography
  • Developed custom websites for dozens of small and medium sized businesses.
  • Provided training for custom features & support.
  • Customized CMS systems, shopping cart software to fit exact needs.
  • Utilized design skills to adapt customizations to current designs while improving UI/UX.
  • Always fulfilled deadlines and established flexible development and communications.
Technologies: MySQL, PHP, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, JavaScript, WordPress, jQuery, CSS, HTML5

Creative Director, UI Developer

2008 - 2011
  • Overhauled the visual design for an existing Rails application, developing custom helpers for UI/UX components.
  • Designed and implemented a UI/UX for an advanced and customized budgeting system for college financial departments.
  • Created a mobile application for the iOS and Android system.
  • Developed a custom calendar events system with more advanced recurring events than iCalendar or any other competing applications at the time.
  • Programmed customized TinyMCE functions for a client's WYSIWYG system.
Technologies: CSS

Lead Designer

2006 - 2008
Volusion, Inc.
  • Programmed hundreds of customer and custom designs for eCommerce interfaces.
  • Developed new UI/UX designs for internal company applications.
  • Worked side-by-side with an ASP development team to create new features.
  • Designed and programmed new eCommerce templates.
  • Consulted new front-end web designs and maintained company branding.
Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, CSS

Top Trainer
Fully customized eCommerce experience built on WordPress and WooCommerce. Features highly functioning automations for product pages, wholesale accounts, custom fields, and custom user types.

Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas
I programmed this custom WordPress site from design mockups and wireframes. It includes highly customizable WYSIWYG extensions for easy client updating. I also developed an advanced mobile menu and event calendar responsive code.
Handled custom WordPress template programming for the popular artist blog, My contributions to this site include customizing typefaces, advanced mobile menu functionality, and writing a custom search display.

ClearAccess IP

I converted the design and UI/UX experience of a Ruby on Rails application using Bootstrap 3, HTML, Sass, and jQuery.


I implemented UI/UX design and improvements using AngularJS, CSS, HTML5, and especially CSS3 animations.
2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

Marietta College - Marietta, OH


Zendesk API, jQuery, Volusion, React


Sublime Text 3, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Figma, Bitbucket, GitHub, Mailchimp


Bootstrap 3


CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, Sass, PHP, CSS3


WordPress, OS X, Shopify, Zendesk




Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Mobile Design


Design, User Interface (UI), Transmit, Accessibility, Software Development

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