Hi, my name is

Blake West.
I build awesome stuff for the web.

I'm a full stack developer. I spend practically every day, experimenting with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I build websites that deliver results and I do it well.

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About Me

About

Hey! My name is Blake and thank you for checking out my site. I enjoy building things that live on the internet. My interest in web development started back in 2015 with an app idea I had in college. Without knowing how to code, I outsourced it and eventually got tired of paying for simple edits. I started digging into the code and the rest is history.

Fast-forward to today, I've been fortunate enough to work with some wonderful people and companies. Currently, I specialize in creating custom WordPress websites for businesses using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP.

Here are a few skills I work with daily:

  • HTML5/CSS3
  • JavaScript (ES6)
  • Sass
  • React.js
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • WordPress
  • Git
  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • REST APIs

Where I've Worked

Experience

Lead Developer at The Prosper Group

March 2020 - Present

  • Develop custom WordPress themes using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.
  • Work with a variety of different languages, platforms, frameworks, and content management systems such as JavaScript, WordPress, Drupal, and Pantheon.
  • Determine the root cause of complex events, problems, or issues.

Freelance Developer at Codeable.io

September 2019 - Present

  • Work directly with clients to build a website according to their needs and budget
  • Use PHP to deploy and retrieve data from a server to build custom fields for ease of use
  • Develop custom WordPress themes using HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP

Contract Developer at Humble Games

February 2020 - Present

  • Developed three websites over the course of 2 years, built on WordPress to allow for easy content changes.
  • Developed and managed the website back-end, including database and server integration.
  • Built custom modules that can be reused through the site, allowing to create dynamic content.

Developer at Curiosity Marketing Group

November 2017 - March 2021

  • Develop custom WordPress themes using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.
  • Use PHP to deploy and retrieve data from a server to build custom fields for ease of use.
  • Determine the root cause of complex events, problems, or issues.

Some Projects I've Built

Projects

Featured Project

Humble Bundle Games

A custom WordPress site built on a LAMP stack. It uses ACF to build custom modules for the client to reuse to create new pages, games, etc.

HTML5/CSS3

JavaScript

PHP

ACF

External Link
Featured Project

My Live Music Web App

A web app that allows local artists and venues to post their live music schedules. It uses WordPress to manage users and events. I leveraged the acf_form function to process user submitted posts.

HTML5/CSS3

JavaScript

PHP

ACF

External Link
Featured Project

Stellr Sites

A static site built using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with a unique night mode effect.

HTML/CSS

JavaScript (ES6)

External Link
Featured Project

Black Game Developer Fund

A custom WordPress site built on a LAMP stack. The site uses Advanced Custom Fields to give the client control of the content.

HTML5/CSS3

JavaScript

PHP

ACF

External Link