Michael Smith

I’m a results-driven, full-stack web developer from Davenport, IA with over 15 year's experience. I understand corporate business needs and develop custom solutions to increase profitability. My passion for web development is second to none and I love learning new technologies.

My skillset is diverse and includes PHP / MySQL development, MVC / DDD architecture principles, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript / jQuery. I have extensive knowledge of multiple frameworks like Laravel, VueJS and Bootstrap and also possess expert knowledge in WordPress.

Why don't we work together? Keep reading to find out why I’m the person you need to hire!

What I Do

Ecommerce

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Web Design

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Copywriter

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Management

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Testimonials

Resume

15 Years Experience

Work Experience

12/2011 – Current
Frontera Marketing Group

Lead Web Developer

  • Built, maintain & manage 30+ client projects and websites including custom themes, plugins and site features utilizing WordPress and custom built solutions, creating revenue streams for our clients.
  • Utilized custom post types and metadata in combination with WooCommerce to build an advanced filtering engine for finding cabinetry options for a local building supply company.
  • Developed a special project solution for military provisions which has processed over
    $1,500,000 in orders.
  • Conceptualized the framework for a bespoke project for a European client to manage publications written in dozens of languages with advanced filtering options for users to peruse their catalog of works.

08/2014 - 04/2020
Auxiant

Web Application Developer

  • Managed the conversion of our member and provider registration system from existing homebrew framework to SPA with Laravel backend and Vue.js frontend.
  • Generated recurring annual revenue for the IT department by developing an industry leading, resalable online enrollment platform for use by our clients to manage benefit elections.
  • Lead the project for converting our reporting system to ICD-10 medical coding standards which allows our clients to balance their claims to the penny on millions of dollars across multiple years.

03/2011 – 06/2014
The Brandt Company

IT Lead / Web Developer

  • Developed in-house inventory tracking system for one of our largest clients to streamline our shipping process which decreased internal man hours spent by 30%.
  • Oversaw operations of systems architecture including 6 servers, 122 workstations, network devices and security, website operations, email marketing campaigns and social media.

05/2009 – 03/2011
Kent Nutrition Group

Webmaster

  • Conceptualized, built and maintained a custom web application used by 1500+ Kent dealers to order signage, posters, radio ads and other marketing materials which is still used by the company to this day.
  • Managed rebranding of 5 websites and created 3 new websites to fill client needs, noting a 400% increase in site traffic.
  • Customized SharePoint workflows, libraries and forms for multiple departments with a focus on media centralization and sharing.

04/2007 – 05/2009
New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Senior Instructor

  • Trained over 6000 Quad City-area business professionals in a vast variety of computer application software, SharePoint, web development, and operating systems.
  • Developed an ASP-powered, SQL-driven, eCommerce site for an innovative online training platform allowing us to teach classes anywhere in the world.

Education

2001 – 2003
Associates in Computer Science

Black Hawk College

Technical Expertise

Web Development

95%

Web Design

75%

UI / UX

60%

Development Skills

PHP

95%

MySQL

85%

JavaScript

75%

HTML / CSS

90%

AJAX / JSON

80%

RESTful APIs

70%

MVC / DDD

70%

Frameworks / Libraries

Laravel

80%

jQuery / jQuery UI

80%

Vue.js / Vuex

70%

Bootstrap 4.4

90%

Font Awesome

80%

Software Proficiency

Git

70%

Jetbrains PhpStorm

80%

WordPress

90%

Adobe Photoshop CC

90%

NPM

70%

Composer

70%

Webpack

60%

Portfolio

My Works
Balthasar & Speyr

Balthasar & Speyr

Web Development, WordPress

Contact

Get in Touch

Davenport, IA

mike@mikesmith.us

Freelance / Contract / Full-Time Available

How Can I Help You?