Ryan Lavender, WordPress Developer in Marietta, GA, United States
Ryan Lavender

WordPress Developer in Marietta, GA, United States

Member since June 1, 2020
Ryan Lavender is a talented web developer who specializes in everything related to WordPress. Along with being skilled at creating well-built, responsive websites using custom themes and plugins, Ryan is also familiar with the WordPress REST API and the new Gutenberg block editor. Ryan is a hard worker and proficient in both front-end and back-end development.
Ryan is now available for hire




Marietta, GA, United States



Preferred Environment

LAMP, Git, Ubuntu, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've built recently is a front-end user management interface for a WordPress website, allowing site members to edit their profiles outside of the admin.


  • Web Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Self-employed (Beauty and the Brain Web Design and Development)
    • Developed custom WordPress themes for clients to modernize their websites.
    • Created themes from design mockups using PHP, HTML, Sass, and JavaScript.
    • Implemented a Zurb Foundation framework and custom Sass to provide modern responsive designs.
    • Optimized themes and websites to run quickly and efficiently.
    Technologies: ZURB Foundation, React, Sass, jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress REST API, MySQL, PHP, HTML, WordPress


  • Amberton HOA Website

    I built a completely custom WordPress website with a members-only area, allowing homeowners to manage accounts on the site and access private pages without having to use the WordPress back end. A profile editor, a user directory, and an announcement blog were developed using the WP API and React. The custom theme also included specialized Gutenberg blocks specifically developed for the website.

  • Portfolio Website

    I developed a SPA portfolio website for a graphic designer with Angular and Fullpage.js Angular component. A custom portfolio component was implemented to display portfolio pieces pulled from a WordPress installation via the WP REST API. I used Angular animations as well as the Angular Router to target specific portfolio pieces from the URL.

  • Trinity Church Website

    I built a custom theme from PDF mockups provided by a graphic designer. Included a custom Gutenberg block and widget. Implemented a responsive design for site to work well across all screen sizes.


  • Languages

    CSS, PHP, Sass, JavaScript, HTML
  • Frameworks

    Foundation CSS, ZURB Foundation
  • Platforms

    WordPress, MacOS, Ubuntu, LAMP
  • Other

    WordPress Themes, PDF to HTML, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Plugins, Ubuntu Server
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, React, WordPress REST API
  • Paradigms

    Responsive, REST
  • Tools

    Gutenberg Editor, Git
  • Storage



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
    2011 - 2017
    California National University for Advanced Studies - Los Angeles, CA, United States

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