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About Josh Can Help

Josh-10up-Vegas-600I’ve been working on the web since 2007 as an engineer, designer, strategist, user interface consultant, team lead, project manager, and product builder. I’m currently focused on providing contract senior engineer support for design and development agencies that need my skill set. I also love helping nascent companies get their ideas designed, built, and launched online.

My core competencies are:

  • Leading, guiding, mentoring – helping teams stay productive, build great things, and grow as engineers
  • Web strategy – the how, what, and why to get your idea, community, business, or product online
  • JavaScript development – vanilla, NodeJS, jQuery, Backbone, API consumption
  • User Interface (UI) design and building – wireframes, in-browser design, Sass/Less/CSS
  • Full-stack WordPress development – custom plugins, custom themes, frameworks, community sites, performance, security, API integrations
  • Full-stack LAMP development – custom applications, dashboards, automated processes

My long relationship with technology started in my early teen years posting on BBSes and building my own computers. After more than a decade of tinkering, I decided to make it my profession by building my first web site for a family member in 2006. Soon after that, I started taking on small client projects found via word-of-mouth and online-networking while completing a B.S. in Chemistry. Since then, I’ve built Josh Can Help up to a thriving freelance practice that’s been supporting me and my family since 2008.

I’ve worked with and for companies and agencies both large and small, including:

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • 8ninths
  • 10up
  • SmartVault
  • Alan Colmes
  • CenturyLink
  • Coca-Cola
  • Pepsi
  • Edelman
  • AARP
  • AT&T Wireless
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The Fearey Group
  • Monster Design
  • SeaMonster Studios
  • Hugo House
  • Social Media Today
  • Ready For Zero
  • Ray’s Restaurant

I truly enjoy working on and with the web and I’ve met so many interesting, talented people along the way. I believe that you’re only as good as the people you associate with so I try to stay connected to people who I admire and enjoy spending time with. I also love helping people do their best online and elsewhere, hence the name of this site and my online persona.

Here’s what I’m doing RIGHT NOW!

I’m all over

This blog is where all my general thoughts about web strategy, business, and conducting yourself online go. I write infrequently but I truly enjoy the process and I’ll never give it up.

Here are a few other places where my work and my words collect:

How can I help you?

Have a question about what I’m doing, what you’re doing, the web in general, WordPress, or anything else? Drop me line, I’d love to help.