Howdy!

My name is Adam Bates. I am a freelance website developer & designer living in Central Ohio. I am currently working as the lead web developer for a small design firm in Columbus called Marcy Design. I also do some freelancing on the side, so feel free to check out my portfolio and contact me if you are interested in my services. I would be happy to talk with you and see how I can help you out!

Website Portfolio

Here are a few of my most recent projects. More examples can be provided upon request.

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Technical Skills

While these are my strongest technical skill, I have experience in other areas of web development as well, and I am always up for learning something new. If you need something that you don't see outlined here, feel free to contact me and I will see what I can do to help!

  • HTML / CSS 6 years

  • PHP / MySQL 6 years

  • JavaScript / jQuery 6 years

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 years

  • Search Engine Optimization 6 years

  • Wordpress Themes/Plugins 3 years

Work Experience

Lead Web Developer - Marcy Design GroupNovember 2010 - Present

I work as the lead web developer for the Marcy Design Group in Columbus, Ohio. We build everything from basic small-business websites to fully customized database driven sites. We use Wordpress as the foundation for most of our websites, but we make it do all kinds of things that it isn't designed to do. I am very experienced at building custom plugins/features and integrating it seamlessly with other Wordpress functions.

Freelance Website Designer/Developer - Bates Web Design August 2008 - Present

Fresh out of college, I started working as a freelance designer/developer to put what I had learned into practice. I taught myself several new programming language/techniques, and improved the skills I already had. As a freelancer, I handle everything from advertising and project management to programming and development. I have built solid communication skills and am very confortable interacting with clients and understanding their needs.

Electronics Repair Technician - Quality Cable Services Inc. March 2006 - August 2008

During my 2 year employment at Quality Cable Services, I worked primarily as an Electronics Repair Technician. However, I also put my web development skills to work and built a website for the company, and also designed graphics for a large display booth for use at trade shows. I later built a completely custom business management program that allows them to track their day to day operations in real time.

Technical Assistant - Audio Technical Services 2004 - 2005

My primary job while working at Audio Technical Services was to assist in the setup and operation of audio/video equipment. We would provide these services mainly for events and Muskingum University.

Education

Associates Degree in Website Development - Zane State College2006-2008

I earned an Associates in Website Development that provided me with the foundation for the skills I have today. I also earned a second degree in Digital Media at the same time.

Associates Degree in Digital Media - Zane State College2006-2008

I earned an Associates in Digital Media that provided me with the foundation for the skills I have today. I also earned a second degree in Website Development at the same time.