Hello! My name is Joe Snell, and I'm a front-end developer living in Portland, Oregon.

I craft high performance, result oriented, reliable and enjoyable user experiences on the web and have a broad base of skills in web development through years of experience. As a front-end developer, I have had the opportunity to be involved in all stages of implementing a website or application – from planning to design to execution.

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Skills

Technologies

  • HTML
  • CSS / SCSS
  • Javascript / jQuery
  • PHP
  • SVN / Git
  • Wordpress

Tools

  • PhpStorm / Sublime Text
  • Grunt
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop / Illustrator)
  • Office Suite / Google Apps
  • Basecamp

Philosophies

  • Responsive Web Design
  • Mobile & Content First Design
  • Iterative workflow
  • Style Guides / Style Tiles
  • Component design
  • BEM
  • DRY

Experience

Senior Front-end Developer

Staffing Robot - Portland, Oregon

April 2015 - Present

Building brand websites and digital marketing assets with a focus on Wordpress as a CMS. Lead internal charge to evolve processes, systems, tools, and performance. Worked closely with design team, junior developers, and project manages on a project-by-project basis and as an organization evolving our capabilities while maintaining sales and client goals.

Front-end Developer

Staffing Robot - Portland, Oregon

April 2013 - March 2015

Building brand websites and digital marketing assets with a focus on Wordpress as a CMS. Successfully introduced and implemented new concepts and tools to organization including responsive / mobile first / content first design, grunt, BEM, atomic design principles, iterative processes, style tiles and web based style guides.

Front-end Developer | Digital Strategist

Freelance - Portland, Oregon

October 2010 - March 2013

Sharpened my blade by taking certification courses at Portland State University. Worked with several companies building web assets and coordinating digital marketing efforts. Expanded my breadth of knowledge and expertise in front-end development with Wordpess as a CMS and a particular focus on responsive, mobile-first web design and css/scss.

CEO / President

Ziva Salon-Store - Portland, Oregon

September 1998 - September 2010

Founded, managed and directed a prestigious salon and beauty retail boutique on Portland’s NW 23rd Ave.   Achieved success and national recognition through leadership, business administration, sales, sales management, digital marketing, analytical prowess, and successful leveraging of industry opportunities to produce brand separation.  Managed a group of young hairdressers to accomplish team and individual goals within a strong and vibrant culture.

Education

Digital Marketing Strategies - Certificate

Portland State University - Portland, Oregon

October 2011 - August 2012

Internet Design - Certificate

Portland State University - Portland, Oregon

October 2011 - August 2012

Interactive Producer - Certificate

Portland State University - Portland, Oregon

October 2011 - August 2012

History - Bachelor's Degree

University of Washington - Seattle, Washington

August 1989 - December 1993

Contact

Joe Snell

joesnellpdx@gmail.com

Portland, Oregon

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