Hi!
My name is Jason
and I build websites!

Introducing... ME!

Earning an Associates degree in Computer Graphics and Multimedia from Utah Career College started my career on the right foot. My first job was designing yellow page ads for directories published across the western United States. Some time afterwards, I returned to school to earn a Bachelors degree in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of Salt Lake City. I also attended classes at Southern Utah University studying Illustration, as well as classes at Utah Valley University in their Digital Film program. My education has introduced me to a number of theories, methodologies and software programs that have become invaluable for progressing in my chosen career and taught me that learning is a lifelong pursuit.

As I mentioned, I began my career building ads for yellow pages in InDesign. From there I moved into various positions where my creativity and ability to learn was tested and shaped. Prepress Technician, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, all leading up to my more recent positions that made heavy use of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Bootstrap and AJAX, among others. At Matchbin I worked with small newspapers across the US to build websites, train staff and troubleshoot issues. At the Department of Labor I worked with the content team to maintain the OSHA website; creating new content, building jQuery components to be used on the site and ultimately leading the conversion of the legacy site to a modern, responsive design.

My wife and I are early empty nesters and only recently relocated to the Portland, OR area. We love the abundance of trees, the closeness of the mountains and can be found camping several weekends during the summer months. When I'm not working I read a lot of books, mostly Sci-fi or fantasy and I'm working on my own book. I like to enjoy the outdoors by going on longer motorcycle rides when I can. In fact, I have ridden from Salt Lake City (where we moved from) to Portland twice now! 100 to 150 miles in a trip is not unheard of. And the scenery around here is breathtaking!

Skills

Core Competencies

90%
HTML
90%
CSS
80%
jQuery
60%
Vanilla
Javascript
70%
LESS
80%
Responsive
Web
Design
80%
Bootstrap
80%
Wordpress
90%
Photoshop
90%
Illustrator

Proficient with Experience

  • AJAX
  • XML/XSL
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JIRA
  • Bower
  • Git
  • Acrobat

Novice with Some Experience

  • AngularJS
  • JSON
  • NodeJS
  • NPM
  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • Joomla!
  • After Effects
  • Premiere
  • Flash
  • Actionscript

Work History

Web Content Publisher

SanDisk | 2015 - 2016 (6 month contract)

  • Created template for document conversion using HTML and CSS.
  • Converted PDF documents to HTML.
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Illustrator
  • Acrobat
  • Adobe Experience Manager

Adjunct Instructor

Art Institute of Salt Lake City | 2013 - 2015

  • Prepare lesson plans
  • Instruct students of varying ages and abilities
  • Grade and critique student work
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Photoshop
  • PHP
  • MySQL

Front End Developer / Web Content Specialist

Valdez International Corp. / Dept. of Labor | 2011 - 2014

  • Created and implemented template built on Bootstrap for the OSHA.gov website
  • Trained other staff and developers on the Bootstrap methods
  • Created new pages with content from internal clients
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Bootstrap
  • Responsive Web Design
  • XML/XSL
  • AJAX
  • Section 508 Compliance
  • Accessibility
  • JIRA

Website Manager

Matchbin (Radiate Media) | 2008 - 2011

  • Worked closely with clients across the US
  • Built websites for clients based on their needs and desires
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Portfolio

OSHA.gov Website

Diamond School of Self Defense

Chemical Database Search Application

Marvel Civil War Angular Exercise

Website Branding Research

Web Application Redesign

Growth Principles Website

Mad Libs 4 Fun

Angular Tutorial

Modus Webpage Exercise

Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Poster

Presentation on Designer Veerle Pieters

Souvenier Designs

Real Estate Flyer

Trifold Brochure

Typography Text Cloud

Intro for Fictional School News Program

Self Promotion Video

Commercial for Fictional Store

Restaurant Logo

Happy Face

Lady In Red

MartialArm.com Marketing

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Illustration

Winged Woman