About Me | Louis Mitchell

Louis Mitchell, Web Developer

Hello, my name is Louis Mitchell. I have been developing websites for over 15 years and am still very passionate about my work. It's not just a job for me, it's something I enjoy very much that I get to do daily. At the risk of sounding too nerdy, if this wasn't my career, it would still be a hobby of mine.

Personally, I'm someone who enjoys working alone as well as collaborating with others. I'm an easy going, drama-free person who enjoys making people happy. This makes it very easy to work with me and I believe are important traits to have because they make the whole process comfortable for everyone involved.

Education

I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Science and Policy from the University at Albany, located in Albany, NY. It was there that I discovered how much I really enjoyed the information technology field. It took just one computer programming class for me to know exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. My main interest was in web design and the Internet. More specifically, writing code in a clear, thought out manner, that implements current and proper industry standards, cross-browser compatibility, and usability practices that translate into a website that is both functional and easy to navigate.

My education is always ongoing as it is necessary to stay current in this industry. For that reason, many of my skills are self-taught since technology and global trends are always changing. By working almost everyday of the year on something web related I am able to stay sharp and on point which makes me a great choice for your next project.

Skills

XHTML, CSS, Wordpress, Ecommerce, Photoshop, Illustrator, FTP, cross-browser compatibility, web usability, search engine optimization (SEO), multi-tasking, working alone, collaborating with a team, problem-solving. Some experience with PHP and JavaScript.

In English, I make websites from the ground up, including logos and graphics. I can create custom themes for Wordpress and adapt your existing website into a Wordpress website. If maintenance or updating is all you need, I can do that as well. If you don't see something here, just ask and I'll let you know if I can do it for you.

Experience

I have been freelancing for over 15 years. In that time I have created new websites for clients as well as implemented redesigns and website updates for other clients. I have helped my clients move their websites to new web hosts and add custom features to get their websites to where they wanted them to be.

Aside from freelancing, I worked 5 1/2 years professionally (2005-2010) for an Internet marketing company, known as Internet Marketing Ninjas (formerly We Build Pages), located in upstate New York and run by SEO Jim Boykin. I have designed a plethora of websites for this company, including the redesign of the company's own website and blog. I have also helped in the development of widgets and implementing affiliate and ad programs on company owned websites. I managed several hundred domains and hosting accounts as well.

Contact me today for a free quote or simply to ask me a question.