Hi, I'm Nathan. I'm an experienced web developer specializing in the front-end and WordPress.

Recent projects Websites and web apps, built to order.

YMCA Fresh Page

YMCA Fresh Page

Symfony Web Application
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Jellyvision Meet Alex

Jellyvision Meet Alex

WordPress Website
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LexisNexis Evidence

LexisNexis Evidence

Symfony Web Application
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Blueberry Ln

Blueberry Ln

WordPress Website
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GimmeAnother Widget

GimmeAnother Widget

Embeddable JavaScript Widget
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WinzlowNation

WinzlowNation

Symfony Web Application
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What I can do for you Clients often approach me when they need a developer to:

  • Build a modern, performant front-end for a website or web application.
  • Develop a responsive WordPress theme or add functionality to an existing theme.
  • Add custom functionality to WordPress or the WordPress admin system.
  • Build a custom website or web application with PHP and Symfony.
  • Develop an e-commerce website with Magento or WooCommerce.
  • Assist with project planning and technical documentation.
  • Complement an in-house web team.

A diverse toolbox Proven web technologies, modern tooling and a passion for design.

  • I specialize in front-end development with expertise in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • WordPress, ACF and WP-CLI are my most dependable allies.
  • I use modern tools like Git, Sass, Gulp, Webpack and npm to enhance my workflow.
  • PHP and Symfony are my tools of choice for custom back-end work.
  • Many of my projects begin with Blujay, an open source starter theme I maintain.
  • I host with Digital Ocean and provision Linux cloud servers for many of my clients.
  • I was a designer before focusing on development, firing up Sketch makes my day 🌞
  • I’m expanding my knowledge of ES6, React and Vue and am always learning more!

Building for the web since 1999

I’ve been building for the web since 1999 and have worked professionally as a front-end and back-end developer, web designer and project manager. In recent years I’ve specialized in front-end development and WordPress, my true passions.

As a freelance developer I’m often responsible for projects from initial planning to deployment (full stack) and have built websites and web apps for creative agencies, social networks, online shops, web series, artist portfolios and more. I’ve had the opportunity to work with established clients such as Discovery Channel, YMCA, Thornberg & Forester, LexisNexis and Jellyvision, as well as a variety of startups and small businesses in the United States and Europe. In 2014, I joined the Chicago-based development shop Blueberry Ln. While working remotely as Lead Developer I was responsible for technical planning and developer coordination, front-end and WordPress development and back-end development with PHP and Symfony. Recently I’ve returned to my freelancing roots and am looking forward to going full-time again when the right remote gig comes along.

I have a BA in Interactive Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago and studied design and photography before the web got its hooks in me. I’ve been living and working remotely from Spain since 2004 and am fluent in English and Spanish. In my free time you’ll find me spending the day with my family or out hiking, climbing or mountain biking. I love the outdoors as much as I enjoy a good day of coding.