Meet Wes Deer

Web Developer & Designer

As previously stated, I am...

Wesley Willis James Deer An Experienced Marketing Solutions Engineer (Yeah that sounds waayyy more professional)

I have a wide range of web development and design experience and a history of longevity to back it. I am passionate about user experience design and discovering/developing efficient maintainable development solutions. I have always had a fantastic relationship with my clients and fellow collegues alike. I have worked on an extensive variety of projects ranging from full marketing automation campaigns to ecommerce/fulfillment, digital asset and content management systems.

I am seeking new opportunities in the areas of web application development and design. I am passionate about learning new skills and welcome the opportunity to dive in head first!

Work Experience (I'm hella loyal and committed)

  • Buck Up Creative Concepts

    October 2018 - Present
    Chief Problem Solver
    We're a full service web development, design, marketing, hosting, and operations company. I help customers solve problems by identifying potential efficiency improvements.
    We're a full service agency offering a plethora of opportunities regarding modern development practices, extensive print background, and vast knowledge of hosting and administration.
  • Bitstorm Connect a division of Think Patented

    January 2017 - October 2018
    Development Solutions Manager
    Responsible for the planning, prototyping, design, development, deployment, and managing hosting environment for web applications and marketing automation campaigns.
    Bitstorm Connect is the current evolution of Think Patented's "Integrated Solutions" department and as the senior development lead, I have had a specific focus on the management of our team's development standards and empowering our talented team with advanced modern techniques. I am responsible for the development/administration of our streamlined hosting environments and application deployment process. Additionally, I manage our marketing campaign initiatives, web application projects, and much much more!
  • Think Patented

    April 2009 - October 2018
    Web Innovations Supervisor
    Leading a team of developers, interfacing with clients, developing and maintaing development standards and processes, and coordinating with other departments to deliver a wide range of cross-media marketing solutions.
    I co-founded the "Integrated Solutions" department at Think Patented which was responsible for a new vertical in web development marketing services. Responsible for the hiring/supervision of a team of developers/designers, managing various projects, collaborating with other departments, and the development of integrations between systems I administered.
  • Finley Communication Arts

    April 2007 - May 2009
    Web Developer and Graphic Designer
    Responsible for the development of client websites, design of marketing materials, and client/vendor interfacing.
    In the first dive into my career I worked on a small team as the sole web developer and graphic designer under the fantastic guidance of John Finley. I was set loose to manage many projects, coordinated with vendors and freelancers and anything necessary to get the job done.
  • Totally unrelated jobs

    1984-2009
    Inventory Manager, Landscaper, Driver, Kid
    Hopefully totally unrelated to anything I would be hired or contracted for. I was a landscape artisté Inventory Manager, Driver, and grunt worker. Oh, and I also spent some time being a kid.

Education (Just enough learnin to get the gob done! ...I'm actually a reel good speeler)

  • Sinclair College

    2004-2007
    Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communications
    Extensive study of design practices and principles throughout multimedia, including Print, Web, Illustration, Brand & Identity Systems, Photography, and Video.
    While also working full-time, I obtained my degree (along with various certificates) mostly through night classes! Woot!
  • School of Life

    2004-Present
    Masters in WWJD (Wesley Willis James Deer)
    Constantly seeking inspiration and striving to improve through a variety of resources like Lynda.com, Envato Tuts+, Frontend Masters, Code Academy, WonderHowTo, and many more!
    Fun fact, I taught myself web development during high school as a competition with a friend to see who could build the coolest xanga and myspace (ancient right?) Hah!

Skills (as of Friday, February 15, 2019)

Languages

  • PHP
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • PostCSS
  • Javascript
  • Ruby
  • Bash
  • HTML

Tools

  • Git
  • Webpack
  • Gulp
  • Composer
  • Capistrano
  • Bower
  • cPanel/WHM

Frameworks / Plugins

  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Susy
  • Woocommerce
  • Gravity Forms
  • ACF (Advanced Custom Fields)
  • Wordpress SEO

Web

  • Wordpress
  • Middleman
  • Drupal
  • ExpressionEngine
  • ResourceSpace
  • Mindfire Studio
  • Act-On

Desktop

  • Mac OS
  • Windows
  • Unix
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Atom
  • VS Code
  • Chrome Dev Tools
  • MS Office

Personal

  • Communication Skills
  • Critical / Creative Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Commitment
  • Trustworthiness

Professional

  • Responsive Design
  • Brand & Identity Systems
  • Mailing Specifications
  • HTML Emails
  • Project Management
  • Customer Service
  • Sales Support
  • Security Mindfulness
  • Technical Writing
  • Process Improvements
  • SEO
  • Copyrighting
  • Training

Graphic Design

  • Print Processes
  • Prepress
  • Pageflex
  • Quadient Inspire Designer
  • Veracore

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