Jan Beck

Personal Data

Legal Address:
Ingeborg-Drewitz-Allee 29
79111 Freiburg
Date of birth:
July 28th, 1989
+49 761 68 19 95 98

Career Objective

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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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