Jourdan Laik / creative developer
I enjoy designing things and then making them work. When I’m not designing and building, I’m photographing or composing music.
414.212.5245
Milwaukee, WI
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Jourdan Laik About Me

I absolutely love being creative! Whether it is with code, color, a camera or a piano. I enjoy designing things and then making them work; specifically for the web. And when I’m not designing and building web applications, I’m photographing or composing music.

I started designing in high school and interned at a Milwaukee Branding Agency. From there I grew into a full-scale Web designer and programmer. By now I have 16+ years of professional experience in programming, graphics and interface design for Web and Windows.

I have my own photography business and enjoy shooting landscapes, lifestyle & portrait, as well as doing complex retouching and compositing.

Certifications

Sitecore Certified Developer
2011
SharePoint 2010: Application Development
2010
SharePoint Services 3.0: Application Development
2009

Education

Core Creative (Intern)
2000 - 2001
Milwaukee Area Technical College
2000 - 2002

Visual Communications, Graphics and Web Design

Experience

Bader-Rutter (Lead Developer)
2012 - Present

I lead and develop on individual project-level digital teams ranging from mobile apps to large enterprise-level web applications. We work with many platforms, but primarily ASP.NET (Web Forms and MVC), and JavaScript (jQuery, Angular, Bootstrap). We use SQL Server (2005 – 2008 R2), SQLite, and LocalStorage for data access. We also support CMS platforms such as SharePoint, Kentico, Titan, and WordPress.

Tux Photo LLC (Photographer)
2010 - Present

Professional and published; Catering to personal lifestyle photography (engagement & couples, maternity & baby, autos & recreation), as well as to corporate and photojournalism.

Concurrency (Senior Application Developer)
2008 - 2012

Focused on a diverse range of Microsoft and Web based enterprise level projects. My tasks included support and development of legacy applications as well as managing projects throughout their entire timeline (sales support, business analysis and requirements gathering, project management, design, mock ups, client communication, development, testing, deployment and stabilization). Heavily development focus on SharePoint 2007 and 2010, including custom applications, Web Parts, and branding. Was looked to as the primary resource for graphics and design.

Chaney Systems, Inc. (Web Developer)
2005 - 2008

Wrote custom Web applications from ground level up. Integrated with all tiers of development process including sales & conception to template design and mock-ups to programming, debugging and remote or on-site implementation.

Enspiar (Business Owner)
1997 - Present

My freelance graphics and web design shop. Started it in high school and have continued to provide freelance graphics design and web design solutions ever since. Primarily used for my own personal graphics & web design ventures now, but was involved in helping local Milwaukee Business right out of high school.

Programming

HTML/CSS
98%
ASP.NET
90%
JavaScript
98%
C#
95%
T-SQL
85%
PHP
75%

Platforms

SharePoint 2007
80%
SharePoint 2010
90%
WordPress
95%
SiteCore
45%