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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
  • HTML, 20 years
  • CSS, 11 years
  • WordPress Themes, 11 years
  • WordPress, 11 years
  • PHP, 11 years
  • HTML to WordPress, 10 years
  • PSD to WordPress, 10 years
  • jQuery, 7 years
Denver, CO, United States
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.
  • Lead Engineer
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Designed and coded updates to primary, customer-facing website at 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
    Faction Media
    2013 - 2014
    • 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
    • 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
    3 Roads Media
    2007 - 2014
    • 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
  • Languages
    Sass, CSS, PHP, HTML, SQL
  • Platforms
    WordPress, WooCommerce, GreenSock Animation Platform, Mac OS
  • Misc
    PSD to WordPress, HTML to WordPress, WPEngine, WordPress Themes, Code Deployment, WordPress Plugins, Email Coding, HTML Email, CodeKit, AJAX, API Integration, HubSpot
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, jQuery UI, WordPress API, Slack API, Vue.js, Salesforce API
  • Tools
    phpMyAdmin, VirtualBox, Git, GitHub, Adobe Photoshop, Sublime Text, Sketch, FileZilla, Sequel Pro, MailChimp, Terminal, PhpStorm, Adobe Illustrator
  • Paradigms
    Waterfall Development, Agile Software Development, BEM
  • Storage
  • Frameworks
  • Master's degree in Business Administration
    University of Denver - Denver, Colorado, USA
    2004 - 2007
  • Bachelor's degree in Business
    University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado, USA
    2000 - 2004
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