Justin Hubbard

Justin Hubbard

Web Developer - Digital Marketing Specialist at Eurofins Genomics Americas

Location
Louisville, Kentucky (Louisville, Kentucky Area)
Industry
Internet

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Justin Hubbard's Overview

Current
Past
  • Sr. Web Designer & Developer at SMD Enterprises
  • Founder - Creative Director - Web Designer & Developer at eLIONWEB
  • Interactive Web Developer at LeapFrog Interactive
  • Web Designer & Developer at Independant Freelancer
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Justin Hubbard's Summary

I'm considered more of a Web Designer with professional Front-End Development skills. Let me add that I'm also proficient in Branding, PHP and a number of CMS systems, MVC frameworks and others. Just take a look at the next section.

I've been around a little:

150+ UI Elements, Scripts and Wordpress Plugins sold on CodeCanyon.
6 Five Start Tutorials on the Tuts+ Network
Guest Blogger on Six Revisions and WebDesignerDepot
Worked with Large Clients such as the Louisville Airport and HRAffiliates
Designed and Developed over 50 websites in Wordpress

And have worked with a few technologies:

HTML and CSS - 5 Years (up to HTML5 and CSS3)
jQuery - 5 years
Prototype - 1 year
Bootstrap - 2 years
Wordpress - 5 Years
Magento - 1 Year
CodeIgnitor - 1 Year
Drupal - 1 Year
MySQL and PHP - 5 Years
Photoshop and Adobe Fireworks - 6 Years
Logo Design - 2 years
Branding - 3 years

My Journey:

My professional experience started around 2009 when I stumbled upon my first client on GetAFreelancer.com. It was highly unexpected and the client ended up hiring me full time. At first I was excited because the pay was amazing, then I stopped caring about that as much as the work itself. I fell in love with being a Web Designer, even though the client had me working in Smarty; a template framework using PHP. Quickly I fell in love with Web Development just as much as Web Design. Since then I haven't specialized in neither Design nor Development, it's always been both.

I've learned a lot, accomplished some things and made some mistakes but all of it has made me a better and more productive member of the design & development community.

Justin Hubbard's Experience

Web Developer - Digital Marketing Specialist

Eurofins Genomics Americas

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Biotechnology industry

August 2014Present (2 months) Louisville, Kentucky Area

Eurofins Genomics, a member of the Eurofins Group with major offices and production facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia, is an international provider of DNA sequencing services, DNA synthesis products, and bioinformatic services for academic and industrial research. The company’s strengths are its strong customer orientation, fast service and high quality products including a series of advanced oligonucleotide design tools.

Will update when my duties after about a month of employment here.

Sr. Web Designer & Developer

SMD Enterprises

October 2013January 2014 (4 months) Louisville, KY

As a contractor, I managed, maintained and updated the flagship product, DerbyDeals.com (built on Wordpress)

Some of my responsibilities included:
* Creating graphic elements such as banners, buttons, etc
* Developing in Wordpress which required HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL and jQuery
* Server Administration
* Reviewing analytics
* UI/UX design
* Working directly with the owner to brainstorm ideas and plan the User Experience.

www.derbydeals.com

Founder - Creative Director - Web Designer & Developer

eLIONWEB

Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

December 2010October 2013 (2 years 11 months) Louisville, Kentucky Area

As a Web Designer and Entrepreneur, I naturally wanted to start my own Advertising Agency.

Responsibilities as the Founder included but weren't limited too:

* Branding of all in-house projects to be marketed to the public.
* Graphic design of marketing materials and web elements.
* Web Design including wire-framing (Axure or Balsamiq) and mockups (Adobe Fireworks or Photoshop).
* Front-End & Back-End Development utilizing technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, PHP, jQuery, MySQL, Wordpress, Joomla, CodeIgniter and many others.
* Recruitment & Management of out-sourced personnel.
* Social Media Marketing & Search Engine Optimization
* Creation of in-house products to be sold on marketplaces such as CodeCanyon.

The list would be too long to post here, however these were some of the key responsibilities I had during the life of eLIONWEB.

Interactive Web Developer

LeapFrog Interactive

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

November 2012July 2013 (9 months) Louisville, Kentucky Area

I was an Interactive Developer focusing 90% on Wordpress websites and occasionally working with ASP.NET

My major responsibilities were to build new websites from scratch, merge older sites to new platforms and perform maintenance.

The skills I used mostly were Wordpress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, eCommerce, Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop, MySQL, Branding and others.

Web Designer & Developer

Independant Freelancer

August 2009November 2010 (1 year 4 months) Louisville, Kentucky Area

Working as an independent freelancer is hard but it teaches a lot, here is where I began my career as a web/graphic designer and front-end developer.

I worked on a large number of projects, some of which are in my linkedin portfolio.

The skills that I used the most here were Branding, HTML, CSS, Flash, SEO, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Smarty Template Engine, Wordpress and Joomla. There were other skills used that come as part of being a freelancer such as project management and marketing.

Justin Hubbard's Publications

  • How to upsell your clients

    • WebDesignerDepot
    • February 1, 2013
    Authors: Justin Hubbard

    Up-selling is a fundamental part of any business when it comes to making money and it's no different for digital agencies and freelancers. In this article, I explain various ways to up-sell clients and get them to be loyal.

  • Sometimes, more is more

    • WebDesignerDepot
    • November 1, 2012
    Authors: Justin Hubbard

    Minimalism is definitely great in many cases but it's certainly not suitable in all cases, that's what this article is about.

  • How to Create a Clear and Concise Brand Identity Guide

    • Tutsplus
    • October 4, 2012
    Authors: Justin Hubbard

    One of the most overlooked elements in most businesses is their brand. I wanted to stress the importance of creating a branding guide and how to do it in a clear and concise way.

  • Best practices for creating government websites

    • WebDesignerDepot
    • February 10, 2012
    Authors: Justin Hubbard

    Governments have a certain idea of how they want their digital presence to come across, so I decided to write up a blog post about the best practices.

  • Building a Website in Progressive Steps

    • Tutsplus
    • October 27, 2011
    Authors: Justin Hubbard

    A series of tutorials on the process of designing and building a website.

  • How to Create a CSS3 Wheel Menu

    • Tutsplus
    • June 16, 2011
    Authors: Justin Hubbard

    This is an experiment with CSS3 which turned out to be a pretty unique concept that people enjoyed. It wasn't for everyday use, but it's certainly something that could be used certain circumstances.

Justin Hubbard's Skills & Expertise

  1. Web Design
  2. Web Development
  3. HTML 5
  4. CSS3
  5. JavaScript
  6. WordPress
  7. PHP
  8. User Interface
  9. User Experience Design
  10. Logo Design
  11. Corporate Branding
  12. Graphic Design
  13. Photoshop
  14. Adobe Fireworks
  15. Information Architecture
  16. Business Development
  17. Project Management
  18. Drupal
  19. SEO
  20. CSS
  21. jQuery
  22. Theme Development
  23. PSD to Wordpress
  24. Social Media
  25. Brand Development
  26. Corporate Identity
  27. Blogging
  28. User Interface Design
  29. Mobile Applications
  30. E-commerce
  31. Front-end Coding
  32. Front-end Design
  33. CodeIgniter
  34. Magento
  35. Back-end Programming
  36. Creative Direction
  37. Advertising
  38. Illustrator
  39. Typography
  40. HTML
  41. Microsoft Office
  42. Adobe Creative Suite

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Justin Hubbard's Education

Sullivan University

Computer Science

20062007

American Intercontinental University

Visual Communications

20042006

Activities and Societies: Board member for The Lions Club in Los Angeles, CA

Justin Hubbard's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Member of the Board

      Lions Clubs International
      • Environment
      February 2005 November 2005 (10 months)

      Being part of the Lions Club in Orange County, California was a fulfilling experience. My job was to help plan and organize community clean-ups and work with the Board to coordinate events.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Environment
      • Human Rights
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • ASPCA

Justin Hubbard's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)

Justin Hubbard's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

New Technologies, RTS Gaming, Youtube, Business / Brand Building, Networking, Mocking up Popular Sites, Professional NFL Football, Golf, WWE

Groups and Associations:

Member of the IWA

Justin Hubbard's Projects

  • DerbyDeals.com

    • October 2013 to January 2014
    Team Members: Justin Hubbard

    DerbyDeals.com is a website built in Wordpress. My responsibilities were to maintain it, add new functionality, implement design upgrades, copy-writing and create graphic banners.

    I helped increase conversions by 15% after upgrading the checkout user experience.

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