HIGHLIGHTS

Experienced front end developer with back end and design skills. Expert level hand coding skills, also fully versed in developing for Wordpress, Joomla, etc.

FRONT END

Hand code HTML, CSS, jQuery, Javascript.

TESTING
Regression testing and functional testing utlizing Selenium WebDriver (coded in Java) and Selenium IDE

BACK END

PHP/MySQL. I build database driven sites and applications. OOP is my preferences, but can work with procedural builds. Also happy to play with Java.

WORDPRESS

Skinning, building, custom plugins and content modules.

LIVE / WORK

I live in the Los Angeles area but work anywhere (remotely, natch). Comfortable on PC, Mac, Linux

Foreign languages I speak: Designer, Coder, Client, some Spanish.


OBJECTIVE

To work on projects where my development skills can contribute to a great user experience. Specifically, I believe strongly in efficiency of code and that form follows function.

CAPABILITIES

  • Proficient in hand coding HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP.
  • Wordpress skinning, custom plugins, coding
  • Advanced use of jQuery, and comfortable with other Javascript and PHP frameworks such as Mootools, Symfony, etc.
  • Fully versed in Adobe Creative Suite products.
  • Comfortable in PC, Mac or Linux environments.
  • Have become a 'go to' developer for converting Flash based applications to jQuery to increase usability across platforms without sacrificing functionality.
  • Can function independently on multiple projects. I also possess excellent management and communication skills.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Houseoflesser, Sherman Oaks, CA

Principal/Front-end developer, 2004 – 2012
Principal developer and project manager. Supervised and contracted designers and subordinate developers.
some sites: modularink.com, vanessamarshall.com, henryjaglom.com, yaypo.org
companies: Rainbow Entertainment, Young Presidents Organization, Project Save Our Surf, Prime Events

Causefarm Creative, Los Angeles, CA

Web Developer, 2010 – 2012
Develop sites for various corporate and non-profit organizations.
some sites: golf.sagfoundation.org, causefarmcreative.org
companies: Screen Actos Guild Foundation, Causefarm

Fetch Creative, Studio City, CA

Front end developer, 2008-2012
Freelance developer for design/user experience firm.
some sites: nposolutions.org, indieprinting.com, tangomangoice.com, fetchcreative.com, crescenthillbooks.com
companies: Universal Studios, NPO Solutions, Crescent Hill Books, LA Foodie Fest, Indie Printing

Kibama! (defunct), Pasadena, CA

Developer, 2006 - 2009

Go-Baby.com (defunct), North Hollywood, CA

Developer, 2002 - 2004

EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge

BA, 1995

SELECTED WEBSITES

all sites complete build (not design) unless otherwise noted

gsntv.com (Game Show Network)

Participated in relaunch/rebrand of site on tight deadline. Included parsing custom feed content from external sources, video delivery and complete theming.

golf.sagfoundation.org (Screen Actor’s Guild Foundation)

Complete build including development of custom plugins for site to allow non-technical users to make updates and change content

causefarmcreative.com

Complete build including development of custom multi-level gallery with meta data

tangomangoice.com

Complete build. Wordpress. Developed truck location finder integrating Google Maps API.

tannafrederick.com

Complete build including converting Flash site to HTML/Javascript without change in functionality

yaypo.org

Selected applications, login page. Revamp of internship submission and search system. Heavy back end work including PHP/MySQL queries

zookeeper.com

Troubleshooting. Located and corrected javascript errors preventing proper implementation of animations.

IN DEVELOPMENT

Just 45 Minutes from Broadway - houseoflesser.com/j45/

Complete build. Challenge: Mutiple concurrent animations without use of Flash.

REFERENCES

Stuart Silverstein – Fetch Creative

818 763 3256 x 801

Beth Goldfarb – Causefarm Creative

310 470 1313

Dave Waite - Zookeeper

323 652 2887

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Keith Lesser

Or email me at
keith (at) houseoflesser.com