Web Developer Portland, Oregon USA

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Next Availability: October 2015


Jenni Kupelian Homepage

JenniKupelian.com and Bokehlifestyle.com were designed by Photographer and Graphic Designer, Jenni Kupelian.

Jenni Kupelian Homepage

I helped Jenni craft a customized WordPress back-end to fit her style and needs.

Jenni Kupelian Homepage, Backend

Jenni is able to easily manage her portfolios with power and ease.


ACF 5 Pro
A customized WordPress back-end using Advanced Custom Fields Pro for intuitive content entry and management.
Custom WP Theme
A custom WordPress theme built using Foundation 5 by Zurb.
Responsive Design
Using Foundation 5's responsive grid for a beautiful presentation at all sizes.
Image Optimization
Various custom image sizes are automatically created and optimized on upload to provide the optimal experience on all devices.
Edit Anything
Everything on Jenni's site is editable and moveable. She has complete control over her content.
The Details
Attention to details is one of my finest assets. On this project, I was able to provide Jenni with the utmost attention to details: from retina ready photos and graphics, to subtle animations to keep the user engaged and interested.


Chances are you were referred here by a mutual friend (or you are holding my business card).
If so, don't be shy: Say Hello!

I work with:

small, medium and large businesses,



and everyone in-between.

The hardest part of creating a website is knowing where to start and who to trust. (plus a million other questions!)
If you need help with a website and are unsure how to move forward, I can help.

If you are a freelance designer, creative agency, corporation, or other type of business or organization who knows exactly what you need, I can deliver on schedule, within budget, and without bugs.

If you think I might be a good fit for your project, send me an email with the following information:

  • Contact Information (who should I respond to)
  • Budget (how much do you have to spend)
  • Timeline (when does this need to be done and delevered by)
  • Brief description of the project or work request (brief but descriptive. I can't help you if I don't know what you need)

What I offer

There isn't always a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to websites.

I can work with you to determine exactly what you need and whether or not it fits into your budget.

Here are some of the services I offer:

  • Custom WordPress Development (theme and plugin development)
  • WordPress Backend Customizations
  • Custom Frontend Development
  • Interactive Web Apps (custom HTML/JavaScript apps)
  • Content Management System setup and customizations Joomla, Drupal, Expression Engine, Craft, etc.
  • SEO and SSO Consulting
  • Design and User Experience (brand and/or logo consulting)
  • Hosting and Domain Name Services (consulting and recommendations)

I offer a trustworthy perspective, years of experience, quality and efficiency, and overall, respect.

High Quality Code

Version Control


I can't recommend James highly enough.

He's a great developer and an excellent collaborator. At Jive he was a key member of the web team.

He has an excellent eye for user experience design and an interest in continual learning and self-education that is vital to stay current in our field.

James is simply one of the easiest to work with guys I know.

Matthew Beck, Back-End Developer at Jive Software

James is one of the most intelligent and thoughtful designer-developers I have had the pleasure of working with in my career. He handles criticism well but also provides excellent reasoning behind his design decisions, and can clearly communicate his ideas. Did I mention he writes clean code? It's wonderful. Based on the year I spent working with James at Jive Software, I highly recommend him.

Gabe Shaughnessy, Front-End Developer at Jive Software

I worked with James at Jive Software for about a year. My experience working with James was mostly as his internal customer - frequently requesting his design skills and guidance for use on the internal or external communities I was managing.

James was always quick to deliver high quality work, and had no complaint when I was a difficult customer. He helped my team work through our visions and clarified so that he could execute properly, and ultimately helped us create a great experience/UX.

Max Calderon, Customer Success Manager at Replicon

I had the pleasure of working with James on a cross-departmental project this year at Jive Software. The project went smoothly and the section of the website he built out for my team exceeded our expectations.

James communicated clearly during the project, and was always easy to work with. Even when we had quirky needs, he simply made sure he understood what we needed and delivered without ever making us feel demanding. He's true professional, and a pleasure to work with!

I would hire James in a second, or recommend him.

Leona Campbell, Senior Staff Documentation Engineer at Jive Software

I had the idea of what I wanted in my new website. But when I sat down with James he opened the door to so many possibilities and started to add his own touch to every aspect of the site. I have to say it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. My new website is exactly what I was looking for and more. He has always been there when I needed him and has helped me showcase my work the way I always imagined it to be seen.

Patrick Eggert, www.patrickeggert.com

Hiring James to help with our website redesign was hands down a smarter move than we ever imagined. James is a consummate professional, entirely committed to delivering a successful project on time and within budget. He works quickly and efficiently, communicates clearly and blends in with your team. He has a knack for making complex things simple and solving problems with a minimum of fuss and ego.

James stands out as one of the very best IT contractors I’ve ever hired or encountered.

Jim Fitzgerald, formerly of www.exterro.com