Hi! I’m Josh, a front-end web developer who loves working with awesome people to build amazing sites.

I've worked with some great organizations crafting meaningful experiences.

Red Ventures
Senior Front-End Web Developer
Apr 2016 - present

While at Red Ventures, I got the opportunity to work with some very well-known brands, including Apple, State Farm Insurance, New Chapter supplements and Ingersoll Rand. I helped build and maintain high-traffic websites and landing pages for these brands, and was constantly implementing A/B tests to help them perform even better.

I also managed multiple teams of junior and mid-level developers during my time here to drive the technical direction for the team as well as mentoring and coaching each team member. I collaborated with business teams and designers to create excellent experiences within the constraints of limited resources and time.

I was also able to mentor new developers through a company-run non-profit, as well as through an internal tech academy set up to help non-developers make the transition to a front-end developer. My contribution there helped several people go from having no experience in development to getting full-time jobs as front-end developers.

Elevation Church
Lead Developer
May 2015 - Apr 2016

Developed, deployed and maintained several large-scale responsive websites including elevationchurch.org and stevenfurtick.com including both front-end and back-end coding. Created custom themes and plugins to expedite workflow and centralize data. Worked with clients to accomplish digital objectives by creating and implementing solutions to problems.

West Virginia University
Web Developer
Feb 2014 - May 2015

Managed over 50 websites. Implemented an agile web design and development process that improved website quality and client satisfaction. Built several responsive sites from scratch according to client specifications. Taught and mentored other coworkers in web development best practices, including accessibility.

Freelance
Web Developer
Jun 2012 - Feb 2014

Developed several responsive sites on the WordPress platform. Built custom WordPress themes and plugins. Created innovative solutions to customer problems.

I'm constantly learning new things, but here's what I'm best at.

Skills

I'm a Javascript and Vue.JS expert who has also had a range of other experiences - there's not too much I haven't touched or done. I've built single-page applications, WordPress sites and themes, statically generated HTML sites, RESTful APIs, automation scripting, task runners and everything in between.

While I wouldn't consider myself a true "back-end developer", I am comfortable in PHP and server-side JS as well as working with databases. What that means for you is that I can come in and contribute almost immediately in a wide range of projects and setups.

My offline journey and hobbies.

About me

I am a self-driven web developer who works hard, loves to learn, and loves to make things simple for other people to use. At work, I have fun and always keep a positive, upbeat attitude. I enjoy working within a team and strive to always make the team better.

Outside of work, I have a wife and 3 very awesome kids. I spend my weekends hiking, doing DIY home improvement projects, and picking on my acoustic guitar. My wife and I also really enjoy traveling together, and it's our dream to own our own RV one day.

I believe that the biggest mountains can only be climbed as part of a team, and one of the greatest things you can do once you learn something is to help someone else improve as well. I love making other people better and helping them succeed.

This is just a website. Human conversations are better.

Thank you! I'll be in touch shortly.