About Me

I’m Joe Snell

Hello, I’m Joe Snell and I’m a front-end developer and digital strategist living in Portland, Oregon. I absolutely LOVE building things for the web!

I specialize in building responsive websites and am a strong believer in progressive enhancement and mobile-first philosophies. Once published, your site should display your content beautifully and efficiently across all screens – from tiny mobile phones to massive 80″ 4k HD Televisions.

Currently, I’m thrilled to be on the dev team at Staffing Robot and 11-Bridges.

As a successful entrepreneur, I owned and operated Ziva Salon-Store on Portland’s 23rd Avenue for 12 years. While there, I engaged in business administration, business planning, sales management, training and coaching systems, and digital marketing, building Ziva into a market leader in the salon industry.

I’m passionate about my work, and as a natural problem solver and analytical thinker, I’m adept at statistical analysis and skilled in processing complex information and defining strategic opportunities. I’m always learning and am excited by the ever changing environments in website developement and digital marketing strategies.


Front-End Developer

Staffing Robot / 11-Bridges
April 2013 – Present

Front-End Developer | Digital Strategist

October 2012 – March 2013

Front-End Developer

Thoroughly Modern Marketing
April 2012 – March 2013

Front-End Developer

NW Kids Magazine
October 2011 – March 2013

CEO / President

Ziva-Salon Store
September 1998 – September 2010

Software / Technical Skills

  • Responsive, Adaptive, Mobile First Web Design
  • JavaScript, jQuery, PHP
  • Sublime Text, Codekit, SCSS
  • GitHub, Subverison
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress
  • Facebook, Twitter
  • Youtube, LinkedIn


Internet Design Certificate

Portland State University
September 2011 – August 2012

Interactive Producer Certificate

Portland State University
September 2011 – August 2012

Digital Marketing Strategies Certificate

Portland State University
September 2011 – February 2012

BA History

University of Washington
1989 – 1994

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