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)
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
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
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
Independent web design & development company.
2003 – Present
Bachelor of General Studies
Computer Information Systems
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