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Ken Korth

I make your web site happen:
web development and UX design

 
Work

My work

Website: Yokai Index

Yokai Index screenshot
Yokai Index screenshot
Yokai Index screenshot

Project Description

This website was created in conjuction with my master's thesis on Japanese monsters and demons (known as "Yokai"). It was conceived, wireframed, designed and produced by myself with Flex as a target technology.

Skills

  • Flex
  • AS3
  • MXML
  • PHP
  • AMFPHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML & CSS

Website: Blackonyx Creations

Blackonyx Creations screenshot
Blackonyx Creations screenshot
Blackonyx Creations screenshot

Project Description

This website is to promote a local small business that sells high quality organically grown food. I was provided with a Mock-up of the home page and created the rest of the site based off that mock up in about 3 or 4 weeks. I built it entirely using the Yii PHP framework. It has an AJAX powered calendar, a very simple blog, and a link to their Big Cartel shopping site (which I didn't work on). This site was created under the art direction of David Hinson while I worked as a partner with Massive Gigantic, L.L.C. (Note: this site has since gone through a redesign and is no longer live)

Skills

  • PHP
  • Yii
  • MVC
  • MySQL
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • HTML & CSS

Website: Finaflex

Finaflex screenshot
Finaflex screenshot
Finaflex screenshot
Finaflex screenshot

Project Description

Finaflex is a company that creates nutritional supplements targeting high-end athletes. It is built on top of Joomla’s content management platform. Besides the doing the themeing of the site, I created custom modules to enhance the presentation of product using a combination of PHP, MySQL database calls, and jQuery. Original mock ups by David Hinson of Massive Gigantic.

Skills

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Joomla
  • Custom Joomla Module Creation
  • Javascript
  • HTML & CSS

Visit the Live Site: Finaflex

Website: New Pure Health

New Pure Health screenshot
New Pure Health screenshot
New Pure Health screenshot

Project Description

New Pure Health is a company that sell an herbal supplement that overcomes many of the negative effects of alcohol. The site uses the Magento eCommerce system. I created the current skin as well as a custom back-end module to allow a third party vendor to log in, download unprocessed orders, process them, and upload a csv file to update the order status.

Skills

  • PHP
  • Magento
  • Javascript
  • E-Commerce
  • HTML & CSS
  • Custom Magento Module Creation
About

About me

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About me:

I’m a web developer who has worn a lot of hats through my career—from business partner to illustrator. I’ve been doing web development, user experience design, and teaching students to do the same for over 11 years. And I love learning new technologies, making stuff, and seeing how happy you’ll be after I make something for you.

What I can do for you:

  • HTML [5]
  • CSS [3 + less css preprocessor]
  • Javascript [jQuery, MooTools, etc.]
  • CMS Templating/ custom mods
    [wordPress, Magento, Joomla]
  • PHP/MySQL [Yii, CodeIgniter]
  • Flex/Flash/AS3

You can find a more complete list of skills in my resume.

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resume

My Resume

Skills

Qualifications

Real-world experience through freelancing and troubleshooting student work. Eleven plus years experience as instructor of interactive, multimedia, and graphic design. Continually upgrading current technical skill sets and adding relevant new skills. Designed multiple courses related interactive design. Driven projects from concept to publication, both online and print and have helped students do the same. Recognized by colleagues as an authoritative source for web-based design problem solving. Well-versed in areas of traditional media, such as drawing and painting.

Work History

Aug 1999 – Present Freelance Web Design & Development
Oct 2012 - PresentFront End Developer Thomson Reuters Eagan, Minnesota
Feb 2012 – Present Consultant, Front End Developer Massive Gigantic, LLC. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 2011 – Feb 2012 Partner, Front End Developer– Massive Gigatic, LLC. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 2007 – Sep 2012 Design Instructor The Arts Institute International Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 1999 – Oct 2007 Design Instructor Brown College Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Sep 2005 – May 2006 Teaching Assistant University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 2001 – Dec 2001 Design Instructor Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, Minnesota
Feb 1998 - July 1999 Graphic Designer/Illustrator Analysts International Bloomington, Minnesota

Education

MFA in Interactive Design
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota June 2009

BFA in Illustration
Brigham Young Univeristy, Provo, Utah April 1997

Contact

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