WHO I AM

PAUL GARCIA

WEB DESIGNER & DEVELOPER / MANAGER

Welcome!

I discovered my passion for web design and development in 1999; In 2001, I began pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems and English. It was then that I started building websites professionally. After graduation, I continued working independently and also had the opportunity to work at high-caliber web shops, winning awards for my work.

In my 14 years of experience, I've had the pleasure of building websites for a variety of different industries, including travel, education, finance, ecommerce, music, auto sports, food & dining, industrial, among others. I enjoy giving people & their businesses a place on the web and having an active role in their success! I also take pride in empowering website owners to manage their site independently and have been working exclusively in WordPress for the last 10 years.

I live in South Texas with my wife & three daughters that I adore, and I like backyard cookouts, music & cars.


Skype : paulg000
Phone : 956 - Seven Eight Nine - O 8 6 5
Email : paulg000 (a) gmail.com
Website : pagarcia.com
Location : South Texas (CST)

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Rebel Scum

EMPLOYMENT

  • 01
    WEB SERVICES MANAGER / SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER

    Confidential

    Successfully helped establish & manage a profitable, in-house web department at premier, multimillion-dollar agency. Accountable for all technology-related operations. Assisted on web related client proposals & pitches. Established department processes, infrastructure, documentation. WordPress boilerplate framework to increase efficiency. Training & integration. Cloud-based backup & archive solution that saves $15K / yr. Client hosting/domain management & remote desktop support, disaster recovery. IT contracting, outsourced vendor & developer management. Played key role in an award-winning team, received numerous awards (including multiple Big Wig & Best Web Developer in regional Addy Awards).

    Apr 2011 - Present

  • 02
    PRINCIPAL WEB DESIGNER / FRONT-END DEVELOPER

    The University of Texas-Pan American

    Principal front-end developer - designed look & feel, developed/maintained HTML & CSS for main University websites including home page, web applications, college/department/division websites, templates, skins for content management system, student portal, blogs, etc. Played key role in an award-winning team, received numerous national awards (including the Best of the Web 2010 - Best Higher Ed website, national competition) for our complete redesign of the UTPA home page & second level. Led team of web designers in the design & development of themes for the myUTPA Student Portal allowing users to customize their look/feel, developed theme and template HTML & CSS.

    Apr 2009 - Apr 2011

  • 03
    LEAD WEB DESIGNER / DEVELOPER

    ELS

    Pivotal role in multi-million dollar, industry-leading company, led the push from table-based layouts to CSS-based designs. Trained other web developers to build cross-browser, standards compliant HTML/CSS layouts. Pushed for use of server-side includes & modularization of code to make editing/maintaining sites easier due to no CMS in place, cutting down update time and redundancy, easing work load & improving efficiency. Website committee – reviewed outgoing sites for quality control purposes. Mentored/assisted/trained new hires.

    Jan 2008 – Mar 2009

  • 04
    FREELANCE WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT

    W3D

    Independent web design & development company.

    2003 – Present

Education

  • 01
    THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN

    Edinburg, TX

    Bachelor of General Studies
    Computer Information Systems

    2001-2006

  • 02
    TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS

    W3C HTML Expert Certification
    W3C CSS Expert Certification
    W3C jQuery Expert Certification
    Adobe Coldfusion Essential Skills Certification
    Oracle APEX Training/Certification
    Knowbility Web Accessibility (Sec. 508) Training
    Change Management Training
    Principles of Management Course
    HIPAA Security Certification

Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • WORDPRESS
  • PHP
  • JQUERY
  • ORGANIC SEO
  • WEBSITE DESIGN
  • PHOTOSHOP

More Skills

  • Google Analytics 85%
  • WooCommerce 90%
  • Bootstrap 90%
  • Plugin Development 85%
  • Gravity Forms 95%
  • People Management 90%

 

Selected Work

NeverQuit Apparel, wecanneverquit.com
WordPress website for premium sock company based in Canada. Custom design and Bootstrap-based WordPress theme, sales-focused home page, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, Stripe, and MailChimp integration.

The Guitarmory, theguitarmory.com
WordPress website for boutique guitar pickup company based in Nashville, TN. Custom design and Bootstrap-based WordPress theme, sales-focused home page, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, PayPal, and MailChimp integration.

Four|Six Fitness, foursixfit.com
WordPress microsite for growing fitness program. Responsive design, funneled landing page.

MattHalpern.com, matthalpern.com
WordPress microsite for world-renowned drummer, teacher, and entrepreneur Matt Halpern. Custom design and Bootstrap-based WordPress theme, landing-focused home page.

String Drop, wiredguitarist.com/stringdrop
WordPress website for premium guitar string company founded by Wired Guitarist. Custom design and Bootstrap-based WordPress theme, sales-focused home page, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, Stripe, and MailChimp integration.

Hogan Homes, hoganhomestexas.com
WordPress website for custom home builder. Bootstrap-based WordPress theme based on custom design, Gravity Forms, custom backend interface for managing home listings, floor plans, sales people.

Wired Guitarist, wiredguitarist.com
WordPress website for online guitar community & online retailer. Third-party WordPress theme, custom post types, Gravity Forms, WooCommerce integration. Featured in Forbes magazine.

Horizon Devices, horizondevices.com
WordPress website for premium, international guitar effects pedal company co-founded by Wired Guitarist and world-renowned musician & producer Misha Mansoor. Custom design and Bootstrap-based WordPress theme, sales-focused home page, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, Stripe, and MailChimp integration. Close to half a million dollars in sales the first month. Featured in Forbes magazine. (Note: this site has now been re-designed & moved to Shopify by the client.)

GetGood Drums, getgooddrums.com
WordPress website for premium drum sample libraries. Custom design and Bootstrap-based WordPress theme, sales-focused home page, custom post types for products, pop-ups, sliders, Gravity Forms, Selz, and MailChimp integration.

NEC Coop Energy, neccoopenergy.com
WordPress website for local electric coop. Responsive design, sales-focused home page, custom post types for ad spaces, Rates & Zip code manager and custom enrollment forms.

NavyArmy Community Credit Union, navyarmyccu.com
WordPress website for fastest growing credit union in the country. Responsive design, user-focused home page, custom post types for ad spaces, Rates manager and custom enrollment forms.

 

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