Benjamin Lake Hamilton

Developer / Designer / Renaissance Man

My nameOver 10 years of experience in web development and design working with clients such as Bobcat, Blue Cross Blue Shield, RDO Equipment, ABC Seamless, TEAM Industries, NDSU, Tri W-G and more.

Personal & Professional Profile

Here are some details about myself that I scraped together:

  • I have many years of experience in web development & design, ExpressionEngine, UX/IA design, PHP/MySQL development, SEO, and Agile. I also play a wicked 3rd base in softball.
  • Obsessive within reason, I’m not crazy or anything – but I like my designs to be as thorough as possible, and I’ve been known to go through as many iterations as I need to make that happen; time permitting, of course. The world is full of deadlines.
  • I'm a complete design nerd. I collect screen printed rock posters and spend a disturbing amount of free time poring over web portfolios and jealously mumbling "why didn't I think of that?" under my breath.

Technical Skills

I Specialize in:

  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • PHP / MySQL
  • Expression Engine
  • Web Design
  • UX Design

Software / Hardware:

  • Mac
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Flash (Ick!)
  • Coda / Transmit FTP
  • SVN / Git

XTHML / HTML5 / CSS

Excellent

ExpressionEngine

Excellent

Javascript / jQuery

Good

PHP & MySQL

Good

Work Experience

Principal / Creative Director / Developer / Coffee Guzzler

Krondek | Web Development & Design

  • Period: August 2009 - Present
  • Job type: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all design and as well as UX design and information architecture
  • Manage relationships with clients
  • Web development using HTML5 / CSS3 / PHP / MySQL / Javascript / jQuery / ExpressionEngine / Wordpress

Web Developer / Designer

Flint Interactive

  • Period: May 2012 - February 2013
  • Job type: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Interactive design
  • UX Design
  • Web development using HTML5 / CSS3 / PHP / MySQL / Javascript / jQuery / ExpressionEngine / Wordpress

Web Developer

Sundog

  • Period: February 2007 - July 2009
  • Job type: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Member of Sundog Experts program specializing in CMS development and HTML5.
  • Primarily focused on web development using XHTML / CSS / PHP / MySQL
  • Extensive development using ExpressionEngine and a bit of Wordpress
  • UX Design
  • Worked with clients such as: Bobcat, Home Federal, Larson Storm Doors, Rainbow Play Systems and more.

Lead Designer / Web Developer

Sterling Security Research

  • Period: January 2003 - June 2006
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • References: Benjamin Holsen

Responsibilities:

  • Handled and oversaw all print and web design
  • Primarily focused on web development using XHTML / CSS / Coldfusion / MySQL
  • Designed and maintained company styles and standards
  • Designed, developed and maintained website (now replaced)

Education

Moorhead State University 1996 - 2002

120 credits in art with a specialization in Graphic Design

Finished 4 credits shy of my BA degree for an opportunity work for Sterling Security Research and learn Web Development.

Clients & Portfolio

Selected Clients

Here's a handful of the clients I've been fortunate to work with.

Selected Works