Brian-Dean.com

Front End Web Development Services
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6/11/2020 UPDATEWelcome to this temporarily slimmed-down, under construction version of my site. While I’m in the process of rebuilding it I’ve left some helpful links here below for any of you potential employers, clients, friends/family who’d like to learn more about me & the work I typically do. If you’re a headhunter or potential employer you can also check out previous versions of my site here.

This site uses the Divi WordPress theme, one I’ve worked with for 3yrs now and I’m finally getting to play around with the newest version of it which I got just the other day. Exciting, although it’s got a few quirks I’m still getting used to. 

Skills & Specialties

If I listed all of what I’m experienced with it’d be a long, cluttered list with my extended work history & all, so I’m mainly listing what’s most relevant to my most recent history & much of what I can expect to employ in the near future

  • Web design & development; roughly 75/25
  • (interactive) Animation
  • Graphic design
  • eLearning & presentation development
  • Fabric design
  • Writing & proofreading
  • WordPress, other CMSes
  • HTML5
  • CSS3 / SASS
  • PHP (currently learning)
  • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • React (currently learning)
  • Mac & PC
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Animate
  • MS Office Suite
  • SEO
  • Site performance tools
  • Plesk
  • 2 decades of well-rounded experience 
  • Experienced with freelancing off-site, on-site, office / agency environments
  • Personable & reasonable

2018 - 2020: Hagadone Media & Creative (HMAC)

These are a few samples of websites I build out based off the HMAC designer team’s proofs & content that they handed off to me. I have site samples going back to the ’00s but the following are more in line with what I’ve been up to lately. Modern, crisp, solid, functional sites that aren’t too much or too little.

Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo | Coeur d’Alene Resort Cruises | Sporty’s Sports Bar  | Best Western University Inn Moscow, ID | Lookout Ski Shop | Dockside Restaurant, Coeur d’Alene Resort

2016 - Present: Creekmore Marketing (freelance)

Since December 2016 I’ve been working very part time hours as a freelancer for this great marketing company out of Lexington, KY. They give me blog posts in Word format & featured images, then I make sure they’re published & SEO-ed properly, for roughly 200 of their client’s websites (all in the window treatment industry). I’ve learned a lot of great SEO stuff from them & this job has kept me on my toes, making me more detail-oriented because they are strictly against even minor errors. All site work involves many CMSes, HTML, CSS, some JS, Photoshop. Creekmore Marketing website

Samples of their client’s sites:  Viking Blinds | Blinds & Us | Murray Floors & Window Company 

2015 - 2016: Maids by Trade Webmaster (temp position)

In this period of time I was hired on by the president of Portland’s #1 rated house cleaning company to help solidify their #1 search engine ranking and to make their site perform as well as possible in all aspects. Maids by Trade website

2015: Interactive Tours for Seattle Area Waste Management Co

I was given a job to develop two flash-like interactive tours to educate site visitors about this facility’s operations, with landing pages. Coding & software involved: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Adobe Edge Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Coding & software involved: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Adobe Edge Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator.

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Click the ‘back’ button to see the lander pages I set up that come before these interactive tours.

Before 2015

I may detail this history a bit more later but most of it isn’t relevant to the work I’m doing now and where I’d like to go in the future. Some notable history is this though:

  • My first full-time web design/development job was for a company called Rotovac in the Seattle area, 2012 – 2013. A mid-sized, international company that makes carpet & tile cleaning gear. I learned a lot, had very many responsibilities. I was the lead webmaster in charge of all aspects of roughly 600 client’s websites, the servers they were on, lead graphic designer, customer support, product photography, the editing & printing of manuals and more. This is when I got my first experience in WordPress
  • I’ve teamed up with many tiny web design/development/marketing companies before, since 2007
  • Many years working as a bread baker & pastry baker

Contact

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