For most of the last two decades I've worked as a web developer. In the early 2000s, I took a graphic design job with Community ISP on the development team. There I took simple HTML knowledge and branched into a functional understanding of php, databases and understanding complex code systems. I also delved into learning Photoshop and Fireworks. For a number of years after that job, I worked in retail and retail leadership roles, honing customer service and team leadership skills at AutoZone and Best Buy.

I never stopped coding though, and in 2009 I took a web developer role at Toledo Web Shop, there I worked with a team and learned the fundamentals of CSS, XAMPP and content management systems like WordPress, ModX, and Magento. A year later I moved on to a developer role at Fruchtman Marketing. There I was the only developer, building multiple websites in various styles. Into the fire I went, learning a lot about CSS, php and JavaScript on the fly, and learned to be very resourceful, efficient, and a good at researching viable solutions and implementing them. I also learned a great deal about email marketing and design, and worked heavily in Constant Contact.

In 2013 I moved back into a team role at Hart, Inc., a Toledo born agency that's been around since 1965, as a Front End Web Developer. Since working at Hart I've expanded into deeper knowledge and understanding of styling and achieving great design with standardized code. I frequently build in Bootstrap and modify sites built in other frameworks like Grid, as well as custom code. I have experience building front end structure and integrating with CMS themes and hooks. I use code versioning and am very familiar with a variety of associated technologies. The list goes on and every new client brings a new learning experience. In addition to code experience I have experience writing estimates, statements of work, user experience as well as technical documentation.

The pandemic brought it's own challenges, but as a developer, working remote was already a regular monthly occurrence. Now, having worked remote full-time since March of 2020, I am very familiar with online communications tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Discord, and Slack. That said, I'm very tech savvy and can adapt to whatever the communication needs are. Since spring of 2020, I have been commended for my ability to remain easy-to-access, available when needed, self-managing projects and meeting my deadlines without question.

But wait, there's more! I've also put my artistic skills to use drawing up on the fly wireframes, and creating storyboards with the video department to use as shooting guides as well as client pitches. With Hart, I've worked with a number of national and international brands, each one bringing it's own unique needs, keeping me and my skills nimble. I'm eager to learn more about how we can work together.

Thank you,




Note: This version of my website has been built in handful of hours on the fly. It's put together quickly and should be harshly judged, think of it as an alpha version. Now that I have things how I mostly want them, I'm rebuilding in React.


MBA, Marketing Management // December 2011 // Westwood College // GPA 3.4

BS, Game Art & Design // December 2009 // Westwood College // GPA 3.675

AS, Web & Graphic Design // June 2002 // Stautzenberger College // GPA 3.475



Senior Front End Software Developer / Illustrator

February 2013 - Current

My primary role at Hart is front end web development and user experience, I work with technologies such as:

  • Javascript / jQuery
  • Bootstrap / Grid
  • WordPress, Umbraco, Grav, Magento, ProcessWire, SquareSpace, Joomla, Drupal
  • PHP, .NET
  • Jira tickets. So many Jira tickets.
  • Git, Docker, Chocolatey, VM, SourceTree, GitKraken, Bamboo
  • Confluence for documentation
  • Workamjig / BaseCamp
  • Time entry / tracking
  • Waterfall & Agile methodologies
  • ADA Compliance
  • Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, HubSpot

In my role I have also consulted for User Experience, developing:

  • Content Audits
  • Wireframes built in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD
  • Functional specification guides
  • Written technical & user documentation
  • Project estimates
  • Also have worked closely with designers to find great design and functionality that will work within a wide range of timelines and budgets

As an Illustrator for Hart, I have helped craft storyboards and other advertisement materials for clients such as ProMedica and Certified Angus Beef.

As an artist and designer, I am highly proficient in various software:

  • Adobe: Photoshop, XD, Illustrator, After Effects
  • Clip Studio Paint
  • Office 365 Suite
  • You can see my artwork through any of the social links at the top or bottom of this page, or over at my Art Portfolio.

Here is a list of websites I have worked on:

Hylant Group, Inc.


Lima Memorial Hospital

RIG360 Trucking Group



Director of Interactive Media / Web Developer

February 2010 - February 2013

As a web developer I was responsible for:

  • Building website designs into themes for ModX CMS or static HTML/CSS
  • Building email blast templates, list management, analytics analysis
  • Developed processes for web projects, SEO program
  • Increased web development business due to capabilities I could provide
  • Won 4 Toledo Ad Club ADDY Awards in this position for web site design and function
  • Project estimates
  • Project scheduling

Other previous positions include:

  • Toledo Web Shop // Web Developer // 2009 - 2010

  • Best Buy // Senior Sales Associate // 2005 - 2009

  • CommunityISP // Graphic Artist // 2004 - 2005


References are availalbe upon request.

Contact me at hi@jarettwalen.com