ABOUT ME

I am self taught...

I started learning how to build websites about ten years ago. The majority of my work has been small sites for family, friends, and bands that I've played in. I spent several years creating and maintaining iterations of sites for various folks, but ultimately did not pursue this as a career. Over the years, it's been clear to me that bringing design to life, the process of problem solving in general, and learning to code can be a very satisfying experience. The main reason I never went after a career in web development is because I chose to pursue other passions. A year or so ago, I realized that I wasn't happy with that decision. So I stepped down from my position at work and began to immerse myself in all things web. If you'd like to know more about why read this.

Currently, I am taking freelance work and looking for my first paid developer position with a company. If you're interested in talking with me about work, please contact me below. Thanks.

Current Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS / Sass / Stylus
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Node / Express
  • Gulp / Grunt
  • php / Wordpress
  • Photoshop / Illustrator

Interests & Focus

  • UX / UI
  • Accessibility
  • Performance
  • Functional Programming

THINGS

Recent Blog Posts

Talking to Strangers
Time Well Spent
Dec
10
Accessors
JavaScript Fundamentals
Aug
05
Callbacks
Mystery Arguments
Aug
05
Arithmetic Operators
JavaScript Fundamentals
Jul
31
It Doesn't Get Any Easier
Surge ftw
Jul
21

Recent Work

file-pluck
Node.js package - extracts targeted content from files

iamnathanj.com
Express, Jade, Gulp

Nature's Pointe Cabins
Static php

Norris Lake Adventures (Coming Soon)
Wordpress



Resources

This is a small list of people I admire and some great learning resources. I plan to elaborate on this in the near future.

Kyle Simpson
Eric Elliot
Addy Osmani
Reginald Braithwaite
LearnCode
Dev Tips
Jank Free
Node School
CSS Tricks

CONTACT