Kendall Guillemette, Developer in Portland, OR, United States
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Kendall Guillemette

Verified Expert  in Engineering

User Experience (UX) Developer

Location
Portland, OR, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 15, 2019

Kendall is an experienced WordPress developer with a background in design, development, and strategy with the ability to see projects from all angles. Kendall has experience with WordPress, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), custom themes, and plugins. He provides technical, creative, and business insights to all projects he works on.

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Atom, MacOS, Git

The most amazing...

...project I have worked on is migrating 20 years of articles into a WordPress multisite environment with zero data loss or downtime.

Work Experience

Director of Product Development

2014 - PRESENT
Baseball Prospectus
  • Managed subscription WordPress publishing website. Integrated with the MailChimp API to capture and update user information in real-time.
  • Created a custom theme utilizing Advanced Custom Fields, Yoast SEO, and WooCommerce to accomplish business objectives.
  • Developed REST API of baseball statistics and created WordPress widgets to access and display data from the API.
  • Coded a React front end to access statistics.
Technologies: PHP, React, WordPress

WordPress Technical Lead

2016 - 2018
Kanopi Studios
  • Led a team of WordPress developers for a technology agency.
  • Evaluated new technologies and implemented processes to ensure consistent quality of deliverables.
  • Coordinated technology decisions with key stakeholders on the client site.
  • Created and maintained custom plugins that added and extended functionality, and connected to 3rd party APIs for client sites.
  • Coordinated remote team of designers and developers to provide distribution of work to the proper resource to get the job done right.
  • Developed custom themes using Advanced Custom Fields, WooCommerce, and other leading plugins.
Technologies: Git, PHP, WordPress

Developer

2006 - 2017
Vigilanteweb
  • Built a boutique freelance practice that provided clients with personal service for their technology needs.
  • Partnered with a client to build their email list to 12 times the size when we started.
  • Built custom Ruby on Rails application for a restaurant to track tips for its waitstaff.
  • Provided WordPress support for WordPress VIP clients.
  • Developed website and supported the application of a company that ultimately was acquired by Facebook.
Technologies: Email Marketing, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, PHP, WordPress

Baseball Prospectus

https://baseballprospectus.com
I migrated all of the articles of this baseball publishing company into a WordPress multisite installation. The site is a subscription-based site and utilizes WooCommerce as its shopping cart. The site has a custom theme, and many custom plugins to extend the site's functionality.

Heather Christo

https://heatherchristo.com/
Heather is a blogger whose website needed to be revamped. When I first met with Heather, her website didn't at all reflect the positive energy she exuded in person and what came out in her blog posts. We iterated over the site 2 times before arriving at a site that captures her enthusiasm for health, wellness, and cooking.

We also worked together to establish her email list. We implemented a few small things that helped people know that they could get updates from Heather via email and we grew her list to over 12 times the size as when we started.
1995 - 1998

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and Design

Alma College - Alma, MI

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, TensorFlow, React

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Git, Atom, Adobe Audition, UXPin, Balsamiq Mockups

Platforms

WordPress, MacOS

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL

Paradigms

Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)

Frameworks

CodeIgniter 3, Ruby on Rails (RoR)

Storage

MySQL, PostgreSQL

Other

WordPress Plugins, PSD to WordPress, Web Development, User Experience (UX), APIs, Email Marketing

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