Hi. I'm Joel.

I like to create things.

~ it's a pleasure to meet you in this glorious online experience ~

 

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Greetings, & Thank You for Stopping by

 

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Name:
Joel Jenkins
Online Persona:
unculturedswine
Location:
Lehi, Utah
Focus:
Front End Web UI/UX Design
Proficiencies:
HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Wordpress
Platform/Apps:
Mac OS X, Coda, CSSEdit, CS5
Extras:
Photography, Japanese

~ presenting my website design portfolio & selections ~

SmugTemplates Screenshot

SmugTemplates

Smugmug is a fantastic photo and video hosting website that I've been happy to be a member of for about a year now. Since joining I've also become skilled at customizing galleries and websites for other Smugmug users. Smugmug offers unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, the best photo e-commerce solution online as well as the best printing and sharing you can find anywhere.

One of my favorite features about this website is every graphic, gradient and font (except screenshots) is created and managed with CSS; this enables a much faster load time and less server usage.

Visit SmugTemplates.com »

  • Tech Used:
  • HTML / CSS3
  • @font-face
  • Work Done:
  • Design
  • Development
Mollywood Screenshot

Mollywood

Mollywood is a film financing and tax sheltering company located in Belgium; this was my first international project. This site has many moving pieces - from the blog and news articles to listing new movies and current projects. The site is built on a semi-responsive foundation and runs in Wordpress.

Visit Mollywood.be »

  • Tech Used:
  • HTML / CSS3
  • Wordpress
  • jQuery
  • @font-face
  • Responsive Layout
  • Work Done:
  • Design
  • Development
Sirignano Screenshot

The Law Office of Michael F. Sirignano

Michael Sirignano is a Lawyer in upstate New York. His son, Michael, contacted me and we built a fantastic, responsive website for his fathers law practice. Built in Wordpress with HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and a responsive foundation, this website looks great in desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers.

Visit Sirignano.us »

  • Tech Used:
  • HTML / CSS3
  • Wordpress
  • jQuery
  • @font-face
  • Responsive Layout
  • Work Done:
  • Design
  • Development
Living with Zeal Screenshot

Living With Zeal

Zeal is an all-natural mood enhancement product. Zeal helps to balance Serotonin levels in your brain and has been known to help people sleep better, feel better, handle stress better, and just improve their lives. Returning customers have included people suffering from stressful parenting (safe for kids and adults!), depression and bi-polar disorder, and even has helped sufferers of fibromyalgia enjoy some relief from their pain.

Visit LivingWithZeal.com »

  • Tech Used:
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • jQuery
  • @font-face
  • Work Done:
  • Design
  • Development
  • Video
  • Photography
J Thomas Photography Screenshot

J Thomas Photography

J Thomas Photography specializes in Wedding and Special Event photography throughout Utah. J Thomas Photography has also shot weddings in Washington DC, Texas, Idaho, and Oregon. Recently completing the Photographing People and Wedding School classes taught at the International School of Photography, lead photographer Joel Jenkins is ready to really make his photographs stand out from the others. And in Utah Valley there are a lot of others. And if you couldn't tell, this is my photography business.

Visit JThomasPhotography.net »

  • Tech Used:
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • Wordpress
  • jQuery
  • @font-face
  • Responsive Layout
  • Work Done:
  • Design
  • Development
  • Wordpress
Nicholas Coleman Screenshot

Nicholas Coleman Art

Nicholas Coleman is a western art painter based in Utah. His brother is an accomplished designer that asked me to take a design he did for his brother and plug it into a custom Wordpress Installation. The site runs on the latest install of Wordpress, and is built on a responsive layout foundation, perfect for scaling and sharing his art on any device.

Visit NicholasColemanArt.com »

  • Tech Used:
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • Wordpress
  • jQuery
  • Work Done:
  • Development
  • Wordpress
Only Dentist Screenshot

Only Dentist

Only Websites asked me to design a new leg of its' business targeted at building website for Dentists and Dental Professionals. This design and coding uses extensive SEO friendly layout and CSS3 syntax as well as AJAX in selective form processing. Design, layout, and coding done almost entirely by me.

As an interesting side-note, since the site was launched in January 2010 there hasn't been a single update, yet the SEO performance of the site is incredible, landing in the Top 20 results for Dental Website Design and Dentist Website Design - pretty powerful search terms. Yes, I do take full credit for that.

Visit OnlyDentist.com »

  • Tech Used:
  • HTML / CSS3
  • Wordpress
  • Work Done:
  • Design
  • Development
  • Wordpress
Drift Away Rentals Screenshot

Drift Away Rentals

Eastern Idaho has some beautiful country. Running thru it is the Snake River, a wide river chock-full of fish. My friend runs a small drift boat rental business out of Rigby, Idaho and asked me to help him build a simple site to send his customers to. In the near future I'll be adding a blog and integrating the site into a full Wordpress installation.

Visit driftawayrentals.com »

  • Tech Used:
  • HTML / CSS3
  • Work Done:
  • Design
  • Development
  • Photography

~ questions & answers ~

Are you available for freelance work?

Yep! I'm actually 100% freelance and work from my home office. I'm always looking for new clients to work with on awesome projects, and offer a solid competitive rate. My workload is quite full at the moment, so I'm not soliciting new work right now. If you do have a project you'd like to run past me, go ahead and send me an email and I'll see what we can plan out.

What are your major skill-sets?

I'm very comfortable designing websites in Photoshop, and then creating pixel-perfect layouts in HTML and CSS. I also love adding that extra flair that jQuery can do, and like to wrap things up in a nice custom, hand-built Wordpress theme for easy maintenance and upgrades. Everything I create is custom, I don't modify free/purchased templates (unless you want me to) and I don't bloat the code with unnecessary markup. All my projects start out with the fantastic HTML5 Boilerplate for the foundation.

How comfortable are you with jQuery?

On a scale from about 1-10, I'm at about a 7. I have a good understanding of how it works but am still trying to learn all the extra goodies that Javascript and jQuery can offer.

What are your rates; do you do trades?

I offer competitive rates that are affordable for you and give value to my product. I do accept trades, and right now would love to find someone who has some extra skymiles good for international travel that we can trade for (2 people). I'm also interested in trading for other services as well, just send me an email.

How long have you been in Web Design?

I first started web design over 7 years ago with my own website, but the first year or two were very amateurish at best. My first job was working for a website sweat-shop in Provo, Utah where I spent a year in the trenches getting very familiar with Photoshop. I then switched jobs over to an SEO firm and learned how to code valid HTML and really jumped into CSS. Since then I've taken on a serious study of staying current on web-technologies and pride myself in knowing what's new. While I only have 4-6 sites featured in my portfolio on here at any given time, rest assured the number of sites I've built is much, much more.

How comfortable are you with Wordpress?

Very, very comfortable. While I am not a PHP developer, I do understand how to code custom pages, posts and themes in Wordpress. I start from scratch on all my themes, using the Starkers theme as a starting point. Starkers is a great, stripped-to-the-bone Wordpress template that only leaves the necessary markup in place.

Do you do iOS/Android Apps?

Not yet, but I'm getting there. If you have a project in mind I'd love to be the designer for it as long as you have someone else to actually build it. That said, I do have my own iOS app in the works and will be starting with that soon (I hope) and learning how to build it myself (so, it might take awhile). I'll have some of the designs showing up on Dribbble in the near future.

What's the best movie series ever?

Back to the Future. But, don't forget to add Band of Brothers as the best TV Mini-series.

Do you use the Oxford Comma?

Why yes, yes I do. Whenever I write content, or a letter, or even just a note I prefer to use the Oxford Comma.

Can you make animated gifs?

Yes.

Can I ask you another question?

Yep! Go right ahead. Just send me an email to jj at joeljenkins.me