Jan Beck

Personal Data

Name:
Jan BECK
Legal Address:
Ingeborg-Drewitz-Allee 29
79111 Freiburg
Germany
Nationality:
German
Date of birth:
July 28th, 1989
Telephone:
+49 761 68 19 95 98
E-Mail:
mail@jancbeck.com

Career Objective

To join a company that offers me to expand skills and experience within UI design in general and WordPress in particular.

Education

07/2010 – 03/2013

Apprenticeship - Media designer (digital and print) at Werbeagentur 4c media.
Responsibilities: Website concept and development, Web design using HTML/CSS, Javascript development, Wordpress theme development, print design, organized internal workshops to preserve and pass on knowledge

09/2009 – 06/2010

Civilian Service at AGJ Freiburg

2000-2009

Staudinger Gesamtschule in Freiburg
General qualification for university entrance (Abitur)

1996-2000

Schönberg-Schule in Freiburg


Work experience

Since 08/2013

Created corporate design for web and print for UNI.at Medien GmbH.
Developed a WordPress-based news site for students including a job board, study program directory, event guide and user generated knowledge database.

Since 06/2013

Developer of premium WordPress plugins at Progression Studios.
HTML5 Audio Player, Car Dealership Plugin, integration of special theme functions like user bookmarking or front-end forms

Since 03/2013

Location independant web designer and developer
full time, traveling Thailand, Sweden, Bulgaria, South America

Since 01/2009

Avocational freelance web and graphic design
for local business, organisations and artists

06/2007

Internship - Event photography and web editing (TYPO3)
at www.fudder.de (local online journalism)


Skills

7 years’ experience in creating sites and blogs, with particular expertise in creating custom WordPress sites. Expert experience in Javascript, HTML, CSS, AJAX, and adhering to accessibility standards.

Technical strengths:

Handcoding WordPress themes and plugins, responsive and mobile web design, e-commerce and API integration into WordPress. Can handle any compatibility issue a browser throws at me. Enhusiast of progressive enhancement.

Additional skills:

Strong skills in inDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Solid experience in source control via git, Apache server administration, deployment using SSH and Capistrano, UNIX command line.

Communication skills:

Producing clear, detailed project outlines and progress reports. Adjusting technical explanations to client’s knowledge level. Managing development workflow and communications with team and clients using cloud-based collaboration tools.

Personal qualities:

Quick and keen to learn new technologies and to find elegant solutions to complex problems. Self-taught programming skills, enhanced by constant research and professional development. Regular participation at conferences and local meet-ups.

Languages

German, English (fluently), French, Spanish (basic level)

Interests

Travel, photography, film, digital audio production, running, swimming, meditation, spiritual growth, podcasts, architecture, cryptography, linguistics, ancient history, gender studies, entrepreneurship, blogging, cooking, TV shows