AboutPaul

Creative / Web Developer / Strategic Communicator

I'm Paul Rodriguez, where coding meets clarity.

A seasoned Creative Designer, Frontend Web Developer and Strategic Communicator specializing in React.js web experiences and translating tech into everyday language.

Bridging gaps between techies and non-techies, I deliver with unwavering precision and passion.

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Technical Skills

JavaScriptReact.jsNext.jsTypeScriptNode.jsJavaScriptReact.jsNext.jsTypeScriptNode.jsJavaScriptReact.jsNext.jsTypeScriptNode.jsJavaScriptReact.jsNext.jsTypeScriptNode.js
CSS/SCSSHTMLGSAPAPIAWSCSS/SCSSHTMLGSAPAPIAWSCSS/SCSSHTMLGSAPAPIAWSCSS/SCSSHTMLGSAPAPIAWS
Cloud ComputingHeadless CMSWordpressCloud ComputingHeadless CMSWordpressCloud ComputingHeadless CMSWordpressCloud ComputingHeadless CMSWordpress

Program Skills

PhotoshopIllustratorPremierePhotoshopIllustratorPremierePhotoshopIllustratorPremierePhotoshopIllustratorPremiere
FigmaPowerPointVisual Studio CodeFigmaPowerPointVisual Studio CodeFigmaPowerPointVisual Studio CodeFigmaPowerPointVisual Studio Code
Streamlabs OBSMAMPDockerStreamlabs OBSMAMPDockerStreamlabs OBSMAMPDockerStreamlabs OBSMAMPDocker

Creative Skills

Brand StrategistUI/UX DesignerDigital DesignerBrand StrategistUI/UX DesignerDigital DesignerBrand StrategistUI/UX DesignerDigital DesignerBrand StrategistUI/UX DesignerDigital Designer
Web DeveloperSVG AnimatorPublic SpeakerWeb DeveloperSVG AnimatorPublic SpeakerWeb DeveloperSVG AnimatorPublic SpeakerWeb DeveloperSVG AnimatorPublic Speaker
Improv ComedianProfessional ActorImprov ComedianProfessional ActorImprov ComedianProfessional ActorImprov ComedianProfessional Actor

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Frontend Developer

Great Jakes Marketing Agency
New York City, NY2021 - 2024
  • Reavamped the company's ReactJS website develoment approach, increasing the amount of websites created by 300% by the end of 2023.
  • Transitioned from component development to leading the development team, overseeing task prioritization and project timeles.
  • Develop ReactJS reusable components ona headless Wordpress CMS

Lead Frontend Developer

Dish Network
Denver, CO2018 - 2021
  • Redesign increased Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales from 220K in 2019 to 582K in 2020.
  • Lead developer for OnTech’s Shopify website components in collaboration with Dish IT.
  • Supervise, code and animate all DCO HTML5 banners on Flashtalking and DoubleClick.
  • Front-end designer for Dish IT web projects and microsites, ie. DOMO and Doc Viewer.

Founder, CTO, Creative Director

Smart Code Shop
Denver, CO2016 - Current
  • Lead developer of websites, applications and mobile solutions for clients.
  • Creative director and designer for brand, print and digital solutions for clients.

Senior Web Developer, Designer

Denver Print Company
Denver, CO2014 - 2016
  • Head of client WordPress sites, internal websites, along with all site maintenance.
  • Designed logos and print for clients, ie. infographic signage for Denver Comic Con.

Senior Web Developer, Designer

Graphik Creative
Denver, CO2012 - 2013
  • Built and launched client WordPress sites, plus monthly site maintenance.
  • Designed logos and print for clients.

Web Developer, Art Director

SlantMedia Creative
Chicago, IL2008 - 2012
  • Led redesign of The Bedding Experts logo, weekly full-page ads, TV commercials and a custom PHP eCommerce website, resulting in highest quarter in two years.

Graphic Designer

IMS Intergrated Merchandising Solutions
Morton Grove, IL2004 - 2006
  • Designed weekly in-store signage for 2K+ Home Depot in USA, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
  • Approved all Spanish and Bilingual signage.

<Education/>

Web Development Immersive

Galvanize, Inc.
Denver, CO2017
  • 1000+ hours of industry-focused training

BFA Graphic Design

University of Illinois
Champaign / Urbana, IL2001
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design