Alex Kessock

Alex Kessock

Full Stack Developer

Hello!

I am currently available for hire.

I am a web developer based in Boulder, Colorado.

I have a passion for creating websites that work well on computers, tablets and mobile devices.

I graduated in the Spring of 2015 from CU-Boulder with a BS in Information Management.

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Services I Offer

Development

Web Design designed by Wilson Joseph from theNoun Project

I work to make your site intuitive and user friendly, making it easy for your customers to find what they are looking for. I focus on making the site work, regardless of the platform or browser.

Design

Web Design designed by Simple Icons from the Noun Project

Your site shouldn’t just work. It should look good too! I can help make your site look great, whether you're building it from scratch or giving an existing site a makeover. I create beautiful designs that help you get your ideas/message across.

Analytics

Analytics designed by Simple Icons from the Noun Project

Want to know who is visiting your site? I can let you know! Want to know what they looked at and when? I can tell you that too. I can help you better understand how your customers are using your site.

Content Management System

Drupal and WordPress

Want more control of your website? I can build your custom site in Drupal or WordPress, which allows users to add content to the site themselves. There is no coding experience necessary!

Hosting

Server designed by Grant Fisher from the Noun Project

Don't have your own server or domain? I can help you get the name you want and take care of all your web hosting needs.

Search Engine Optimization

Analytics designed by Milky - Digital innovation from the Noun Project

I know getting users to your site is important to your business. I can help you get more people to it using my knowledge of search engine optimization. This is key to be able to compete in today’s global market.

Create

Talking designed by Claire Jones from the Noun Project

I am passionate about collaborating with you to create an amazing product that represents your ideas.

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My Projects

GridCraft

GridCraft

I work on their software development team which is building an application that lets users aggregate, analyze, visualize, share and collaborate on data to make better decisions. Specifically, I helped implement the application’s design using LESS which allows for simple usability. I also tested and upgraded various aspects of the application to give users the best possible experience.
Markit

Markit

Built an internal application for the company to use which allows users the ability to collaborate on the financial industries best practices.
OnCampus

OnCampus

I built this site that synthesized all of CU-Boulder’s Housing and Dining services’ websites into one. It is currently used by roughly 6,000 first-year students and is supported on mobile devices. While building this site, I also managed and maintained approximately 10 other websites, which had traffic of approximately 20,000 users a year.
Colorado Engineer Magazine

Colorado Engineer Magazine

I designed, developed and support a website for CU-Boulder’s oldest student-run publication, which allows the organization to publish their magazine online. It lets writers create accounts, add content themselves and edit unpublished articles. Editors can manage account permissions giving different staff members control over online publishing and editing.
Bob Steketee, LLC.

Bob Steketee, LLC.

Design Created by Jen Cozzette. Site coming soon!
City Quiz

City Quiz

This website allows the user to take a quiz that will let them know where they should live.
EPIC Fulfillment, Inc.

EPIC Fulfillment, Inc.

I help upgrade the website to give users a better experience. I also work with the company on their web analytics so they could better understand their users and how much traffic are were receiving.
Cooking with Keysox

Cooking with Keysox

I built this website from the ground up. It is a place for users to share their favorite recipes with family and friends.
The Hiking Club at CU Boulder

The Hiking Club at CU Boulder

Rebuilt the club’s website giving it a much needed facelift. Now it has a user-friendly, 21st century design.
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My Technical Skills

CSS, LESS

HTML, Jade

JavaScript, jQuery, CoffeeScript

PHP, AngularJS, npm

Google Analytics, SQL, GIT

Adobe Creative Suite

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My Experience

Education

August 2010 – Present

  • Graduate of CU-Boulder in Information Management and Technology, Arts & Media in Spring of 2015

Freelance

April 2013 – Present

  • I’ve built sites for small businesses, magazines, student groups, you name it!
  • Some examples of these are the Colorado Engineer Magazine and OnCampus, which were created for CU-Boulder.

GridCraft

February 2014-Present

  • Developing an application that allows users to aggregate, analyze, visualize and collaborate on data to make better decisions
  • Help create the design for the GridCraft application primarily using LESS that allows for simple usability
  • Test and upgrade the application periodically to allow users access to the best experience possible

Markit

June 2014-August 2014

  • Created an application for internal use that allowed multiple departments to collaborate on industry practices and themes in order to increase knowledge within the company and dramatically shorten the training process for new hires

CU-Boulder

April 2013-February 2014

  • Worked on a Drupal CMS system using HTML5/CSS3/PHP that is used by approximately 6,000 students
  • Created a website that every first-year student uses for roommate agreements allowing future residents to pay for Housing and Dining services across the campus, integrating all of the current websites for residents
  • Performed upgrades, developed and tested three websites, including creating mobile versions for these sites
  • Collaborated with Web Designers to produce a website from scratch based on a Photoshop file
  • Managed and maintained approximately 10 websites, attracting approximately 20,000 people each year
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What Others Think

Karen McCrudden

Karen McCrudden, Tax Preparer

"Alex was awesome in helping us update our current website. Not only is Alex easy to work with, his knowledge, expertise, and suggestions gave our website a new look and it is much more user friendly. I highly recommend Alex as your Web Site Developer."

Cheryl Merlino

Cheryl Merlino, Marketing Services

"Alex Kessock took the ideas I had for our website and improved the functionality and design. Alex keeps us posted on our weekly analytics and site traffic has been increasing steadily with new traffic and lower bounce rates! Alex is easy to work with, has a sense of urgency, and prides himself on a great job!"

Terek Campbell

Terek Campbell, Software Developer

"[Alex] brought the project into the 21st century"

Emma Franklin

Emma Franklin, Student

"Alex is a consistently reliable and hard working man."

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Let's Talk!

Want to discuss a project or introduce yourself? Fill out the form below :)

or email me at akessock@gmail.com