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Ryan Burney

Ryan Burney

Denver, CO, United States
Member since January 10, 2018
Ryan is a self-taught website programmer with over two decades of experience, specializing in CSS and custom WordPress development. He coded his first website in 1996, then spent eight years as co-founder of a small digital agency, where he worked on over 50 websites which were primarily built on the WordPress platform. He is an excellent and timely communicator who enjoys learning, problem solving, and delivering a delightful user experience.
Ryan is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • HTML, 20 years
  • CSS, 11 years
  • WordPress Themes, 11 years
  • WordPress, 11 years
  • PHP, 11 years
  • PSD to WordPress, 10 years
  • HTML to WordPress, 10 years
  • jQuery, 7 years
Denver, CO, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
macOS, PhpStorm, GitHub, CodeKit, Sequel Pro
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on is a quotation-sharing application built on a highly customized WordPress instance.
Employment
  • Lead Engineer
    2015 - PRESENT
    GoSpotCheck
    • Designed and coded updates to primary, customer-facing website at GoSpotCheck.com and the internal, employee-facing websites, all of which are built on the WordPress platform.
    • Created an email builder form that allows marketing team members to generate and download HTML emails. This reduces delivery time and ensures each email has already undergone the necessary quality assurance.
    • Sketched, wireframed, prototyped, and designed mobile interfaces for a new image-recognition app.
    • Using the Salesforce API, created an integration with WordPress that displays current customer data on a password-protected web page.
    • Automated site deployments with DeployBot, WordPress Engine, and Slack to reduce the number of bugs that get released to production.
    Technologies: PHP, CSS, HTML, WordPress, jQuery, Git
  • Web Developer
    2013 - 2014
    Faction Media
    • Built a custom event calendar in JavaScript for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), and integrated it with the Sitefinity content management system.
    • Developed a responsive version of DCPA's website to ensure maximum usability for the organization's growing mobile-first population.
    • Made and managed Faction Media's customer-facing website at FactionMedia.com.
    • Created a custom, JavaScript-powered mobile web applet for Vail's Epic Pass which allowed users to compare and purchase season ski passes.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS, GreenSock Animation Platform, jQuery, WordPress
  • Co-founder
    2007 - 2014
    3 Roads Media
    • Designed the packaging and managed the print production for three private label food brands which were sold in Asian and South American markets.
    • Grew the business from zero revenue to six figures within five years and maintained year-over-year growth for five of the business' seven years of operation.
    • Hired and mentored two employees, one contractor, and one intern.
    • Managed, designed, or coded over 50 websites which were primarily built on the WordPress platform.
    • Created the branding and built a new tourism website for the City of Blackhawk, Colorado to increase the city's brand awareness and drive new visitors.
    • Coordinated a casting call and photo shoot at a private country club for a golf apparel company.
    • Built a social networking site on the ExpressionEngine platform that gave each of its users a score based on how "normally" they answered given questions.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery
Skills
  • Languages
    CSS, Sass, PHP, HTML, SQL
  • Platforms
    WordPress, WooCommerce, Mac OS, GreenSock Animation Platform
  • Other
    PSD to WordPress, WordPress Themes, WPEngine, HTML to WordPress, WordPress Plugins, Code Deployment, API Integration, AJAX, CodeKit, HTML Email, Email Coding, HubSpot
  • Libraries/APIs
    Slack API, WordPress API, jQuery UI, jQuery, Salesforce API, Vue.js
  • Tools
    Git, VirtualBox, phpMyAdmin, FileZilla, Sketch, Sublime Text, Adobe Photoshop, GitHub, Adobe Illustrator, PhpStorm, Terminal, MailChimp, Sequel Pro
  • Paradigms
    BEM, Agile Software Development, Waterfall Development
  • Storage
    JSON, MySQL
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap
Education
  • Master's degree in Business Administration
    2004 - 2007
    University of Denver - Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Business
    2000 - 2004
    University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado, USA
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