WordPress Developer & Linux Administrator

Will Ashworth
WordPress Developer & Linux Administrator
(503) 505-2617
Vancouver, WA
Guided by refined best-practices knowledge, I ensure that all programming and development adheres to well-established and clearly articulated business strategies. Responsible for keeping an eye to current and future technical developments and their implications, I have a practiced ability to identify and successfully resolve technical and development issues early in the project lifecycle. I have helped a wide variety of organizations and brands bring a strategic focus to their development needs and goals, including: Intel, Nike, Washington Mutual, Google, Hansen Natural, Fiskars Outdoor, AOL, Google, Paramount, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Brothers, Disney Corporation, Mead (3M), Sharp Electronics Corporation, Gillette, Ford Motor Company and many others. Looking for your next rockstar web expert? I possess an amazing passion for what I do, and truly love helping businesses solve problems with creative thinking. Are you my next online adventure? Let's get started!
2000 – Present
Ashworth Consulting
Full-service web development and marketing. Web design, web development, custom application development. Whatever your needs, please get in touch and I can help!
Senior Web Developer
2016 – Present
Gravitate Design
Web Developer
2015 – 2016
Gravitate Design
Senior Web Developer
2011 – 2015
BDC Advertising
Responsible for all web projects that launch from the agency. Interfaced directly with clients to coordinate projects from start to finish, collaborating with the team when necessary. Oversaw development of WordPress and custom PHP/MySQL web applications for clients of all sizes. Ensured the daily operation of the company’s network and IT, while also responsible for securing web applications and hosting solutions to prevent and deter hacking attempts. Coordinated website backup efforts to ensure data is safe at all times. Participated heavily in the proofing process for print items about to go to press. Played a key role in planning and executing advertising efforts online for managed brands, including Facebook and Google Adwords.
Lead Web Developer (contract)
2011 – 2012
Oversaw all web development and technical aspects of campaign, including web hosting & application security for a Fortune top-100 company. Created perfect, cross-browser HTML/CSS from client-approved design files, exceeding every expectation they had. Detailed application and browser testing was conducted, and I personally oversaw every aspect of the campaign through completion.
Lead Web Developer (contract)
2010 – 2011
Oversaw development for this busy news publication's WordPress website. Developed custom functionality when required. Provided managed oversight to the development team on all initiatives. Optimized the WordPress website for extremely-high website traffic, including cloud-based solutions to manage load on their web server. Conducted high-level application and browser testing, as well as security/penetration testing to ensure the safest experience for its users and content editors.
Contract Web Developer
2010 – 2011
Vernier Software & Technology
Contract position through Filter Digital on-site at Vernier Software & Technology on a team of three web developers. Wordpress plugin development/conception. Content layout & organization. Pioneered new HTML5 video techniques for the company. Innovated website automation techniques, ultimately saving hundreds of man hours during my time with Vernier.
Senior Programmer
2006 – 2009
Quango Interactive
Primarily led development processes for current projects, including Wordpress, MODx, and custom web development. Cross-browser website creation based on designs from PSD and other formats. Participated in all internal and client-side meetings where crucial developer input was needed. Developed custom PHP and MySQL web applications and processes as needed. Oversaw search engine optimization for all sites.
Contract Web Developer / Technology Buddy
2005 – 2006
The Buddy Group
Created & implemented development guidelines for developers while the company was in start-up mode. Designed and implemented the company’s hosting infrastructure. Developed cross-browser HTML/CSS website builds with PHP as needed. Custom PHP/MySQL application development. Participated in the creation of the company's in-house content management system, BUDeSYSTEM.
Web Developer
2000 – 2005
Visual Perspectives Internet
Starting out as the CEO's right-hand man, I quickly worked my way up through the organization to play my part in the company's success in the entertainment industry (primarily Hollywood). Worked with key brands and in-house talent to develop award-winning websites and web applications, catering to many of California's municipalities and enterprises. Coordinated contests and sweepstakes online. Shortly after my five-year anniversary with Visual Perspectives, I left the company to relocate to the Pacific Northwest and raise my family.
Education Highlights
Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology
2009 – 2011
University of Phoenix
Minor: Multimedia & Visual Communications
Associate's Degree in Computer Science
2000 – 2002
ITT Technical Institute
Minor: Computer Networking Systems Technology
Technical Competencies
WordPress Development
PHP / MySQL Development