Jan Beck

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About

Hi, my name is Jan. I’m a WordPress web developer based in Vienna, Austria.

I’m originally from Germany and I’ve been passionate about web development for the past 15 years. I’m happy to bring my expertise to every new task and I love technical challenges that offer opportunities for creativity and growth.

Clients value my professional training as a graphic designer, so they trust me with creative freedom when it comes to bringing their screen designs to life. Moreoever, I’m currently persuing an MBA at WU Vienna and I feel comfortable in a professional corporate/agency environment that demands reliability and accountability. In fact, most of my projects stem from long-term relationships with design agencies and mid-sized companies whose in-house teams I support when need for an expert in fast, reliable and user-friendly WordPress solutions arises.

Articles

Thoughts about design, WordPress development, information science, music, education, minimalism, philosophy, hacking, freelance work, productivity and the art of living.

Projects

XSTREAM

XSTREAM

I was provided with a PSD screendesign for desktop devices. In close collaboration with the client I implemented fluid interactive animations and support for mobile devices.

International Commission of Jurists

International Commission of Jurists

Since 1952 the ICJ has performed a unique and prominent role as an NGO defending human rights and the rule of law worldwide. I updated their existing site to support caching, advanced search, multi-language (EN/ES/FR/RU/AR) and refreshed the design to be more modern and support mobile devices, all while maintaining backwards compatibility with an archive of over 6000 posts, pages and custom post types.

PLAE Scoreboard

PLAE Scoreboard

Integrated the client's CRM platform with WordPress through custom API and plugin development. Thanks to the developed solution the client can manage the status of their projects via their CRM as usual, while the end customer receives updates of the project status via email and text message. WordPress serves as the web frontend inbetween that receives data from the CRM and relays information to the customer. Due to the complexity I provided an extensive documentation to the client.

Seward & Kissel LLP

Seward & Kissel LLP

Seward & Kissel, founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. The project's goal was to display the firms 165 lawyers, 38 practices and more than a thousand publications and news articles while being attractive and easy to navigate on all devices. Since many elements of the design are re-used I implemented the theme using Timber which sped up development and made the design more consistent. Other essential plugins used were ACF, SearchWP and FaceWP.

Security.com

Security.com

PSD screendesign provided by client. Implemented responsive layout, voting widget, SearchWP and FacetWP filter by topic facet.