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Hi, I’m

Paul García

Web Designer & Developer | Director & Manager

Learn more about my work experience, education, skills, and sample some of my award-winning work from over the last 15+ years.

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With 15+ years of experience, I’m a pro website designer & developer with a keen eye for clean, user-friendly, detail-oriented design and semantic, standards-compliant code. I love working with HTML5/CSS3/jQuery/PHP, Bootstrap, WordPress, and Photoshop!

Pleasure to e-meet you!

I developed a passion for this when I was 16 years old. I had already begun learning to code (started with C++ in the late 90s, being forced to then learn Pascal, COBOL =/ to “get back to the roots.” ) then eventually coming to HTML/CSS + adding graphics — I fell in love! You mean I can design a UI, then make it actually work in a browser and potentially millions of people can use something IIII made?? I’d decided right then and immediately told my 4-time programming teacher something like: “This is it, this will be my career!” A few years later, after getting my degree & first post-university job at a big web-shop (ELS), I got to go back to my old high-school and tell Mr. Medina I’d followed through w/my word.

Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a pro web designer & developer w/15+ years of experience. Almost a decade of that experience includes being ‘Web Services Director / Senior Lead Developer’ at a prominent, multi-million dollar South Texas ad agency where task #1 was to create a brand new web department from the ground up. Under my direction and implementation of functional protocols, strategies, and some good-ol’ web design & dev skills, the newly-formed web department established a new standard of excellence for the agency that continues to precede prospective client expectations and consistently brings in 1/3 of the yearly, total agency revenue.

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of building websites for a variety of industries, including travel, education, finance, music & gear, auto sports, food & dining, industrial products & equipment, among others. I enjoy giving people & their businesses a place on the web while having an active role in their success, and also take pride in empowering them to manage their site independently!

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

Employment

Web Services Director | Senior Web Designer/Developer

MDR

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 – Sep 2020

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Principal Front-End Designer & 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

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

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Freelance/Contract Design & Development

W3D

Independent web design & development company, offering supplemental services via working with other independents.

2003 – Present

Education

The University of Texas-Pan American

Edinburg, TX

Bachelor of General Studies
Computer Information Systems
English, History

2001-2007

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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 (Section 508 / WCAG Compliance) Training
Change Management Training
Principles of Management Course
HIPAA Security Certification

Skills

 

HTML

99%
CSS

99%
jQuery

90%

 

PHP

95%
WordPress

95%
Bootstrap

90%

 

Web Design

95%
Web Development

95%

 

Organic SEO

90%
ADA Compliance

95%
Photoshop

90%

 

WooCommerce

95%
Gravity Forms

95%
Advanced Custom Fields

95%

 

Select 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.

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.

Port of Corpus Christi, portofcc.com
WordPress website for 3rd largest port in the United States. Bootstrap-based WordPress theme based on custom design.

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.

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, Bootstrap-based WordPress theme, sales-focused home page, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, Stripe, and MailChimp integration.

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

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

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. Selz & MailChimp integration. Recently changed platforms.

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

 

Contact

Get in touch

Email : paulg000 (a) gmail.com

Phone : 956 – Seven Eight Nine – O 8 6 5

Website : pagarcia.com

Skype : paulg000

Location : South Texas (CST)