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Nick Jennes

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Front End Engineer // Web Developer
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Nicholas Jennes

Professional Portfolio

ETF Trends

ETF Trends

ETF Trends is a financial site featuring news and trends throughout the industry. At ETF Trends I completely overhauled the website with a redesign, and recoded and reprogrammed the front and back end of the site. I thrived in the team-oriented starup environment, and being the only designer and developer brought out the best in my abilities.

ETF Trends

Entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneur.com is the home of Entrepreneur Magazine, the premier source for entrepreneurs to start, run and grow their business. I started off my career working as a Front End Engineer for over 9 years at Entrepreneur.com, where I crafted my skills in front end web development and design.

Skills

Graphic & Web Design

  • Photoshop Adobe Certified in Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver Adobe Certified in Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • Material & Flat Design
  • InDesign
  • Premiere
  • Acrobat
  • Flash

Marketing

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Email Marketing
  • SalesForce Pardot & Marketing Cloud, AMPscript, MailChimp & many more
  • Google Analytics, AdWords & DFP
  • E-commerce platforms (Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce)

Front End Development

  • HTML / HTML5
  • CSS / CSS3
  • LESS & Sass
  • JavaScript
  • Jquery
  • AngularJS
  • React
  • Node.js
  • .NET Framework
  • C#
  • CMS (Content Management Systems)
  • WordPress
  • Bootstrap
  • Responsive & mobile design
  • CSS3 media queries
  • CSS3 animations
  • UI/UX Design
  • MaterializeCSS
  • Responsive HTML newsletters
  • Cross-browser testing & debugging
  • Quality assurance code testing & debugging

Back End Development

  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • PHP 7
  • SQL / mySQL
  • PHP template engines (Twig, Smarty, Blade)
  • MVC Frameworks
  • Laravel
  • Symfony
  • Riak
  • Gulp
  • JSON
  • JIRA
  • RESTful APIs
  • Oracle VM
  • Amazon Web Services (CloudFront, EC2, RDS)
  • Server Administration
  • Version Control (Atlassian Sourcetree, Bitbucket, Mercurial, Subversion, GitHub & GIT)

Industrial Design

  • Product design & prototyping
  • 3D modeling (Rhinocerous, CAD, Catia)

Studio Art

  • Oil/acrylic/watercolor painting
  • Pencil/charcoal drawing & illustration
  • Print & book making
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

Soft Skills

  • Maintains self-discipline and focus to effectively manage, meet, and exceed aggressive deadlines
  • Great verbal, visual and written communication skills
  • Creative problem-solver & team player with the ability to lead and teach
  • Self-motivated, positive outlook & adaptable to change
  • Works well under pressure and thrives in a start up culture
  • Ability to communicate effectively, take and give candid feedback
  • Maintains a positive and collaborative attitude

About Me

Hello! I’m Nick Jennes, an experienced multi-faceted designer that wears many hats. I specialize in creating beautiful, user-friendly and professional websites using the latest and best web standards and practices. I started off my career working as a Front End Engineer for over 9 years at Entrepreneur.com, home of Entrepreneur Magazine, where I crafted my skills in front end web development and design, responsive newsletters, sponsored microsites and much more!

I started working freelance for a financial website named ETFTrends.com, and after a short time I moved on from Entrepreneur to work full-time as Director of Site Operations. At ETF Trends I completely overhauled the website with a redesign, and recoded and reprogrammed the front and back end of the site. This encouraged me to grow and be collaborative in a team-oriented starup environment, and as the only designer and developer I sharpened my self-reliance and creative problem-solving skills.

Aside from web development, I’m also proficient in the arts of graphic design, industrial design and studio art. I graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in General Studies and minored in Studio Art. And with a concentration in Digital Media, Website Design, Graphic Design and Industrial Design. I graduated from Golden West College with an Associates of Arts degree and majored in Digital Arts, and also acquired a Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Design Production, and two Certificates of Specialization in Graphic/Website Design and Graphic Design Advanced Production. I’m also an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Please download my resume for more information, and contact me if you’d like to connect or hire me!

Background

I was born near Cleveland, Ohio as the youngest of six kids, and we moved to Seattle, Washington when I was 12. I had a fun and adventurous upbringing making art, playing guitar, riding bikes, skiing & snowboarding, spending time with family and friends, traveling to Italy and much more, and I carry these hobbies into my adult life. Following my move to southern California about 10 years ago, I’ve been all over Europe (planning to go back), and I play guitar in a band called Karmikaze. I've also been married for almost two years to my lovely wife Diana, and things are going great!

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