Who am I?

Meet Matt Bohlman!

Skills and Expertise

HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery specializing in LAMP environments. On the Microsoft side, I am familiar with working in DNN (DotNetNuke) as well as Azure DevOps (CDN, Git, deployment). I have great experience with WordPress and Magento. Additional skills include site setup, security tweaks, and advanced SEO.

When break hits, you will find me: reading up on the latest technology, playing with newest gizmos and gadgets, spending time with my family and following the Chicago Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks.

My Professional Background

Work Experience

2014 October - Present

National Safety Council

Lead Front-End Developer

Front-end development on the Bootstrap framework in a Microsoft environment. Style and deploy webpages using best practices in the latest HTML, CSS, and jQuery. Cross-browser compatibility, responsive and mobile-friendly development. Enforce consistent web UI for multiple websites. Develop one-off WordPress websites after WHM/cPanel domain prep. Create interactive tools for data to engage users.

2006 July - 2014 October

Bill Jacobs Motorsport

Creative Manager

Graphic design using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and inDesign to create direct mail, billboards, TV ads, magazine inserts, and email marketing.

Built internal intranet platform based on WordPress Multi-Site for four dealerships.

Website design (HTML, CSS, and Javascript) and graphical user interfaces as well as working within PHP/MySQL environments, SEO and SEM, and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube. Also well-versed within Dealer.com and Cobalt platforms.

CRM management as well as inventory management for set of dealerships using vAuto, Homenet, and UDC Momentum.

2006 July - 2011 December

FQuick.com - Start Up

Creative Director

Graphic design, website design, search engine optimization. front-end coding, advertisement and management operations.

1999 June - 2006 February

Clapper Communications

Web Developer

Maintained the five main corporate websites housed on company’s dedicated webserver. Provided both code and graphic design for any websites that needed to be published.
Managed backend server statistics and file layout within the webserver.
Created subscription pages for magazines that are regularly published.
Assisted with technical support regarding questions involving the use of our websites.

2000 June - Present

visionsConnect

Owner, Developer, Designer

Where it all began! Started with freelance website development and design. Converted to a licensed and insured LLC business in 2018.

My Education

Education

2002 - 2006

Domincan University

Bachelors Degree

Focus on Graphic Design to hone in on trending design with tools including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe inDesign. Secondary skills focused on Microsoft Office and Google Apps.

References

  • Zach Davis

    Web Applications Development Manager

    Matthew was the lead designer for the launch of a startup. There was little to no direction given to him by the investors and there was no style guide or branding to adhere to. This might sound like having free run but it was nothing but design after design getting disapproved by management because no direction was given. This did not frustrate Matt as he knew what he signed up for. A few revisions down the road, he struck gold with the investors and the site was born. Matthew not only did the design but as well all the front end HTML and Javascript. He worked directly with the back end developers to deliver an amazing website.

  • James Liu

    Technical Support Specialist

    Matt was a great asset to Clapper Communications as he performed our internet related functions with great results. He was very dedicated to his work and often introduced great new ideas. I highly recommend Matt!

  • Tom Izzo

    Owner

    I’ve been using Matt’s services for over ten years. He’s developed multiple websites, email newsletters, advertising banners, hand-outs and more. He does amazing work.

What I am good at

Skills & Knowledge

Design Software

Photoshop50%
Adobe Illustrator30%
Adobe InDesign20%

CODING SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

HTML
Experience
CSS
Experience
Bootstrap
Experience
  • WordPress Installation and Setup
  • Magento Installation and Setup
  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Google Analytics
  • Web Usability and Responsive Design
  • Grid & Layout
  • Logo Design
  • Print Design and Layouts
  • Photo Composition
  • Typography Master
  • Photograph Retouching

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