About Me

Hi, I'm Jared. When I am not cycle touring, running, or rock climbing you will find me in front of my computer working on my latest project. My love for the outdoors is only trumped by my love for web developement. I built my first website in 1997, and after graduating with a BSc in Computer Science from Otago University I worked customizing e-commerce sites before leaving the comforts of New Zealand for Asia. These days you will find me working from Chiang Mai, Thailand, utilizing my full stack developer skills to build customized WordPress themes and Woocommerce extensions.

Contact Details

Jared Mitchell
Chiang Mai, Thailand
jared@jmdesigns.co.nz

Skills

Here are just a few of the skills I use in my daily project work. There is always room to learn more, but I have yet to come across a Wordpress or Woocommerce problem that cant be solved.

  • WordPress Development
  • Woocommerce & Plugins
  • CSS / Sass / Html5
  • Jquery
  • Craft CMS
  • Twig Templating

Education

University of Otago

Bachelors in Computer Science 1998-2002

After initially starting off studying Engineering and Physics I made the move to IT and computer science where I found my passion. Otago University boasts great teaching informed by great research, using state of the art facilities.

Work

Datafly WordPress Team

Senior Engineer 2015 - Present

Custom WordPress theme development, plugin extension, framework integration

H2 MediaLabs

Systems Administrator & WordPress Developer 2015 - Present

Capistrano deployment integration with a WordPress Bedrock framework and Twig templating. Often called upon to extend the current themes functionality.

Aspirale

Lead Developer 2015 - Present

Custom WordPress / Woocommerce plugin development. API Integration, and general systems administration.

Gum Auctions LLC

Operations Manager / Director July 2011 - Present

Custom designed and developed gumauctions.com which is a fully functional e-commerce site that I currently run. I personally take care of online customer service/support, supply negotiations, site upgrading and maintenance, annual financial reporting, and other duties involved with this business.

Albany Street Pharmacy

PHP Developer, e-commerce daily operations manager 2001 - 2004

Daily management of the pharmacies internet business, supervision of immediate staff, stock control, credit card handling and fraud control, dispatch of goods, online customer service, creation and maintenance of websites and supplier negotiation.

Stuff I'm Studying

Between projects I like to play with the latest technologies and integrate into the world of WordPress. Currently my own custom WordPress stack uses Docker container technology with Varnish and Nginx all rolled up into a couple of Capistrano deploy scripts.

  • Docker Containers
  • ReactJS
  • WPI Rest API

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Testimonials

  • Jared is fantastic, really top notch. When it comes to WordPress/WooCommerce development, there is nothing I have thrown his way that he wasn't able to resolve. This guy is nails.

    UpWork Client
  • Jared is an absolute wiz! He was able to handle very complicated WordPress and WooCommerce changes that many others deemed impossible. I would definitely like to work with Jared again.

    UpWork Client
  • Once again Jared came to the rescue and did a great job. He is great to work with, a good communicator and really knows what he is doing.

    UpWork Client
  • Once again Jared handled an emergency situation with great speed and professionalism.

    UpWork Client
  • It was only a small job but Jared treated it as his No.1 priority. He communicated well and worked to ensure that I was entirely satisfied before signing off. Jared has a good knowledge of WordPress and Woo Commerce and added value to the original assignment.

    UpWork Client
  • Very talented and took time out of his personal schedule to meet our deadline. Provided some great advice, answered all questions and offered additional ideas. Will definitely hire again! Thanks for the hard work.

    UpWork Client

Contact Form

Thanks for taking the time to contact me. Please send me some information on your project so I can figure out how best to help you. After a few initial emails to confirm I’m a good fit, we’ll schedule a quick phone call to review the project and get to know each other.