Jake Broughton

Human being.
Doer of things.

About me

To put it simply: I'm a total geek.

And a workaholic. I've spent more than a decade developing a wide range of skills, including: web design, web development, server administration, graphic design, digital art, video editing, 3D modelling, and more. I've often been advised to specialize in one area, but I just didn't want to, so with grim determination, I pushed through literally thousands of hours of hard work and learning. I'm glad I did, because now I'm in the privileged position of being able to offer a high level of expertise in many areas of web-related services.

In the last few years I’ve developed a strong desire to create more than I consume - which is why I average around 65 hours of work per week, whether purely for my fulltime job, or when combined with my own projects and ideas.

Skills & experience

Frontend development

HTML5 & CSS3
SCSS (Inuit.css)
JavaScript (jQuery)
Responsive design
Search engine optimization
Very clean & minimal code

Backend development

Apache, PHP, MySQL setups
WordPress theme & plugin development
Ruby on Rails applications
Linux server setup & administration
Version control with Git
API implementations

Web & Graphic design

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Website concepts
Photo manipulation
Digital art & graphics

Other skills

Speedy workflow
Adobe Premiere
Organization
Attention to detail

Download my CV

My portfolio

This is a bespoke Wordpress theme which I created for a backpacker’s hostel in Belize, Central America. It's search engine optimized, effectively uses social media, has device responsivity, and has performance optimization.

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"To the temple"

I painted this for fun using Photoshop and a graphics tablet. 60+ hours

This is a Wordpress-based website for a holiday accommodation business, located in the Charente-Maritime region of France. It's search engine optimized, effectively uses social media, has device responsivity, and has performance optimization. Furthermore it uses SiteMinder to synchronize availability and pricing across multiple booking engines.

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This is a video site which allows administrators to upload videos through the admin interface, once it's uploaded, the application encodes the video into multiple formats, and makes it available on the frontend of the website for immediate streaming - in the optimal format for the user's device and browser.

I built it using Ruby on Rails, host it on the Google Compute Engine, encode the videos via Zencoder, and distribute the videos on the Google Cloud Storage platform.

If you would like to try out the admin interface and video uploader, please contact me for login details. Terrabytes of video uploads would incur hefty fines for me. ;)

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Contact me


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