Joshua A. Winn

Portfolio: joshuawinn.com
Email: Please use the contact form
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Status: Full-time Tech Lead

Professional Experience

Tech Lead / Senior Developer, Full-time, at The Idea People:

February 2017 – Present | Charlotte, NC
In 2017 I left the freelance life to join The Idea People (TIP) as a senior developer, jumping in to assist with developing a large React app for both web and native. In addition to general PHP and WordPress theme development, I also have been able to dig in deeper with WordPress and WooCommerce, creating a couple extensive plugins that make use of 3rd Party APIs, generate printable PDFs, provide digital download codes, and more. This position has also broadened my experience to include writing in Python and working with Django-based websites. I’ve taken on a tech lead role in 2019, working with a team of developers, setting up processes and guidelines, reviewing PRs, and quoting/planning projects.

Freelance Web Developer, Self-Employed, at JWinn Development:

Full-time: August 2013 – February 2017 | Remote
On the Side: Since 2008.
Created: See Portfolio or Web Development Services for more information. I mostly created responsive websites and worked with WordPress themes and plugins. I also worked regularly with a few design agencies. I’ve been picking up freelance work on the side for a while now, and spent a few years doing it full-time.

Senior Web Developer, Full-time, at Paperstreet.com:

October 2008 – August 2013 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
I primarily build websites in our custom CMS, WordPress, and static HTML. Most sites integrate jQuery functionality using plugins and custom scripts. Sites that I develop now are using CSS3 (with CSS3Pie for IE compatibility), HTML5, and PHP. Over the years I’ve built dozens of sites, made upgrades to our CMS, created a few database driven websites (custom PHP and CodeIgniter), launched websites, dealt with all kinds of DNS and server issues, put in redirects and made updates for SEO, transferred sites to new servers, talked to clients regarding updates and issues, installed different scripts and web apps, and more.

Front-end Web Developer / XHTML Content Implementor, Freelance with:

– StickyRiceSolutions.com
– PHXX.com
September 2008 | Remote
Working for these web design companies on their various clients’ websites, re-coding sites into XHTML strict table-less layouts, editing existing sites, PHP programming, fixing display issues, creating HTML for a newsletter, etc.

Front-end Web Developer and Programmer, Full-time, at Motorguru.com:

November 2007 – July 2008 | Delray Beach, FL
Turning site design layouts into XHTML and CSS using standards-compliant code, Integrating MySQL database information into various parts of the site’s front-end and back-end with PHP, developing and modifying new designs in Photoshop, various other web work involved with launching a new website, Motorguru is a web channel producing video reviews of new cars.

Researcher and Webmaster at Game Recruiter:

January 2007 – November 2007 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Reviewing artwork, portfolios, and resumes, working in a team-oriented environment, utilizing database software, managing website.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Game Art & Design
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Graduated March 2008