Vlado Bosnjak, Developer in Zagreb, Croatia
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Vlado Bosnjak

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Web Developer

Zagreb, Croatia
Toptal Member Since
November 27, 2016

Vlado is a full-stack web developer who's been working as a freelancer since 2012—mainly focused on building websites using WordPress. Some of them are more web applications than sites, and this is why he considers WordPress as a framework just like any other. His primary goal is to make user-friendly websites that are easy-to-use and maintain. Vlado believes that simplicity is the highest art form.


Code Soup LTD
WordPress, HTML, MySQL, PHP, Vue, JavaScript, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes...
Fine Shortcut
JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes...
Pareto Solutions (via Toptal)
WordPress, jQuery, HTML, CSS, PHP, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes...




Preferred Environment

LEMP, Chrome, Sublime Text, Webpack, Git, MacOS, WordPress, Agile

The most amazing...

...thing is that I've developed more than 150 custom WordPress themes. There were all sorts of challenges and I find all of them amazing in their own way.

Work Experience


2018 - PRESENT
Code Soup LTD
  • Created bespoke WordPress themes from PSD, AI, and Sketch files (guided by client specifications and designs).
  • Built custom WordPress and WooCommerce plugins by client specifications.
  • Developed the front end using Vue.js and WordPress as a back end (guided by client specifications and designs).
Technologies: WordPress, HTML, MySQL, PHP, Vue, JavaScript, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress REST API, WordPress Plugins, CSS3, Functional Programming, SQL, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Figma, MariaDB, PayPal API, Stripe API, GitHub


2015 - 2018
Fine Shortcut
  • Developed WordPress themes and plugins.
  • Built email marketing and templates.
  • Worked with AdSense and AdWords.
Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress REST API, WordPress Plugins, SCSS, MySQL

Freelance WordPress Website Developer

2016 - 2017
Pareto Solutions (via Toptal)
  • Created a custom landing page.
  • Built the purchase form and did the jQuery validation.
Technologies: WordPress, jQuery, HTML, CSS, PHP, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress REST API, WordPress Plugins, SCSS, MySQL


2011 - 2015
  • Developed WordPress themes.
  • Consulted on web projects and online business startups.
  • Focused on web design, development, and hosting.
  • Worked on online marketing (display, performance, and social media).
  • Optimized the search engine and implemented search engine marketing.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress REST API, WordPress Plugins, SCSS, MySQL

Head of the Development Team

2011 - 2012
24sata digital d.o.o.
  • Managed the projects and design and development team. Worked closely with marketing, sales, and editor team to develop new features and maintain news website.
  • Worked actively to constantly improve all aspects of the business (content, development, and sales support).
  • Developed and maintained 24sata.hr, zdravakrava.hr, Pametnakuna.hr, Budi.in, and Naslovnica.info web portals.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, CSS, HTML, SCSS

Ad Operations

2008 - 2011
Goldbach Audience Croatia
  • Worked on the DoubleClick campaigns setup and management.
  • Set up and managed the DoubleClick multi-channel ad network, CPM, and CPC.
  • Created online animated flash ads based on customers' inputs.
  • Set up and maintained the AdSense and AdWords for clients.
  • Developed new ad formats. Worked on IAB various ad formats, tests, and network integration.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Web Developer

2007 - 2009
Večernji List Digital
  • Managed the ads (Google AdSense/AdWords).
  • Designed and developed microsites.
  • Worked and developed new projects in small teams.
  • Managed and coordinated the development of new products.
  • Managed the campaign and provided sales team support (self-hosted OpenX).
  • Provided in-house support for employers.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP


2005 - 2007
Večernji List
  • Maintained the website Vecernji.hr.
  • Managed the content.
  • Built custom templates with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Did email marketing.
  • Managed OpenAds (OpenX).
Technologies: CSS, HTML, PHP

Junior Web Developer

2005 - 2005
  • Built the front-end of the website from PSDs.
  • Created Flash animations.
  • Made animated ads.
  • Maintained the website.
  • Performed PHP CMS development.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML

WordPress Theme Development

During the past five years, I've created around 150 custom WordPress themes. For most of them, I've worked as an outsourced developer for other agencies and therefore I don't showcase them in my portfolio.

Stroke Solutions

This is a UK WordPress-based website that connects stroke survivors with certified trainers.

Patients get an assigned instructor and then are able to purchase training sessions with their assigned instructors.

Payments are done via Stripe Connect.

Website Features:
• Custom front-end user management
• Custom front-end transactions management and refunds
• SMS API integration for appointment reminders and news
• Email notifications, SMS notifications
• Video training lessons subscription (a custom WooCommerce plugin)
• WooCommerce shop
• Custom reporting plugin


I built the WordPress theme and also developed the plugin.


I converted PSDs into a responsive custom WordPress theme.

Anahita Arts of Asia

I converted PSDs into a responsive custom WordPress theme and integrated WooCommerce.

Tattoo Studio El Diablo

I converted PSDs into a responsive custom WordPress theme.


I converted PSDs into a responsive custom WordPress theme, including WooCommerce as a catalog.


WordPress REST API, Vue, Stripe API, PayPal API, jQuery


Git, GitHub, Figma, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC




MySQL, MariaDB


WooCommerce, WordPress, GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP)


Agile, Functional Programming


WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Scroll Animations

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