Jonathan Harte, WordPress Developer in London, United Kingdom
Jonathan Harte

WordPress Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since October 31, 2018
Jonathan is an experienced web developer and since 2015, he's been building primarily WordPress themes and some smaller React-based sites. Jonathan joined Toptal to look for new work challenges and to upskill as much as possible using the latest web technologies and frameworks.
Jonathan is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

FileZilla, GitHub, Atom, PhpStorm, MAMP, MacOS

The most amazing...

...website I've built was for Preto Brazilian Steakhouse. It was visually stunning and needed a lot of WordPress customization for the admin and animations.

Employment

  • Web Developer

    2015 - 2018
    Kota
    • Planned new projects consisting primarily of custom WordPress themes.
    • Built new sites from scratch.
    • Managed, fixed, maintained, and updated client sites once they were live.
    • Supported clients.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Campaign Manager

    2013 - 2015
    Profusion
    • Built HTML emails.
    • Set up and deployed email marketing campaigns.
    • Managed client mailing lists and data.
    • Supported clients.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML

Experience

  • Preto Brazilian Steakhouse
    https://www.preto.co.uk/

    Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant chain primarily based in London.

    Tasks Accomplished:
    • Developed a Roots/Sage custom WordPress theme.
    • Implemented Advanced Custom Fields to build WordPress administration.
    • Integrated Mailchimp for newsletter sign-ups.
    • Facilitated page loading via Ajax for animated page transitions.
    • Implemented custom hover, scroll and page transition animation using GreenSock.

  • The Language of Flowers
    https://lof.kotacreative.co.uk/

    A Valentine’s Day marketing campaign to promote a new range of fragrances. The custom app allowed users to create a virtual bouquet to be forwarded to a chosen recipient and be revealed on a separate area of the site. This culminated in the company capturing thousands of email sign-ups, in what proved to be in their most successful online initiatives.

    Build and send a virtual bouquet of flowers to your valentine. This custom app allowed users to select three flowers—each with their own meaning to create a virtual bouquet. This would then be emailed to the recipient and revealed on a separate area of the site. This app was part of the most successful Valentine campaign that our client has ever had—capturing thousands of new marketing sign-ups.

    Tasks Accomplished:
    • Developed a 100% custom app using React.
    • Implemented all animations with GreenSock.
    • Integrated the Mailchimp API for data capturing and email delivery.

  • The Female Lead
    https://www.thefemalelead.com/

    The Female Lead is a digital platform and accompanying book that inspires and educates young women across the world by documenting successful females in business. My previous company was commissioned to create a platform that not only showcased the ever-growing collection of interviews but also promoted the Female Lead book, which could be ordered as an educational tool to schools across the UK and USA for free.

    I was responsible for building the entire site and also maintaining it for 18 months after it was launched.

  • The Transmission
    https://thetransmission.com/

    A blog for the automotive enthusiast. It's used to showcase cars and events that Mecum Auctions is involved in and to build a community of car enthusiasts around the brand.

    Tasks Accomplished:
    • Developed a custom Roots/Sage and Bootstrap WordPress theme.
    • Implemented Advanced Custom Fields to build WordPress admin and events.
    • Loaded more content via Ajax instead of standard pagination.
    • Integrated advanced searches and filtering.
    • Embedded the latest Facebook and Instagram posts into the homepage.

  • Mecum Monthly

    Mecum Monthly is the online version of Mecum's monthly magazine. It's used to showcase and promote articles from the magazine.

    Tasks Accomplished:
    • Developed a Roots/Sage and Bootstrap custom WordPress theme.
    • Implemented Advanced Custom Fields to build WordPress admin and events.
    • Loaded more content via Ajax instead of standard pagination.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, Sass, GraphQL, ECMAScript (ES6), SQL
  • Tools

    IntelliJ IDEA, GitHub, Mailchimp, GreenSock, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), PhpMyAdmin, MAMP, Git, Gutenberg Editor, Yoast, PhpStorm, Atom, FileZilla, Adobe Photoshop
  • Platforms

    WordPress, MacOS
  • Other

    WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, Mailchimp API, SVG, Gravity Forms, Yoast SEO, Sage 9, Ajax, SEO, Styled-components, ESLint
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Redux
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, React, Google Maps, Barba.js, Google Places API, GatsbyJS, Node.js
  • Storage

    JSON, MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2010
    Kingston University - London, UK

Certifications

  • Headless WordPress with Gatsby
    MARCH 2020 - PRESENT
    JavaScript for WordPress
  • Learn Redux
    JULY 2018 - PRESENT
    Wes Bos
  • ES6 for Everyone
    MARCH 2017 - PRESENT
    Wes Bos
  • React For Beginners
    NOVEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    Wes Bos
  • Responsive Web Design
    APRIL 2014 - PRESENT
    The Gymnasium

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