This is where I work...∨
A little about myself
My name is James Hamann. I've been working in freelance web design with New Culture Media, a digital marketing company, since 2012. I have developed a passion in this field for every step of the process. From the initial client meetings and creative brainstorming, to the implemenatation of dynamic and responsive site designs, all the way to the continued maintenance and content generation, I seek to provide a level of quality that distinguishes me from the crowd. It's not just a job for me, it's fun! I hope this portfolio can help translate my passion past the 2D text and images on the screen.
While I love the flexibility of freelance, I am looking for a position with more stability. I'm married to a hard-working nurse and we have a beautiful baby boy. We are seeking to change the dynamic so she can spend more time with our son and I can work more. If you are viewing this portfolio and are looking to fill a position on your web team definitely reach out to me. I'm always open to more freelance work, or to answer any questions you have.
A snapshot of the skills I've developed
- Proficient in HTML, CSS, JQuery
- Proficient in using the Wordpress CMS platform
- Proficient in managing hosting platforms, working with shared hosting platforms e.g. GoDaddy
- Proficient in SEO, both in new content generation and integration into old content
- Proficient in site troubleshooting and maintenance
- Proficient in social media marketing and integration into dynamic site frameworks
- Proficient in blog generation and maintenance
- Proficient in photo editing software (Photoshop, Gimp)
- Proficient in Final Cut Pro 7 video editing software
- Proficient in logo creation
- Working knowledge of PHP coding language
- Working knowledge of MySQL coding language
Here are a few samples of my work. I've tried to include a diverse set of examples to show my range as a developer.
Gibraltar Ventures is the venture capital wing of Prudential. They wanted a site that gave a quick introduction
of their mission statement and staff, with a design that was sleek, modern, and colorful. See Seven,
an incredible branding and design agency, came to us with this layout which we promptly built. I believe this site
captured their vision perfectly. It features parallax elements, a responsive staff section, and smooth anchor link
KIROS is an organization that connects people of faith in business all across the greater Seattle area.
They had a website built on a theme that wasn't updating well with wordpress, and were
having issues with their email servers. I came in and re-built their site in a current theme, fixed
their email problems, and updated their registration service to keep up with wordpress. I also
gave the site a minor facelift and built a more efficient structure.
This was another partnering with See Seven branding and design. GodWork 360 is a ministry based out of Cedar Park Church that explores living out personal faith in the
workplace. A connected ministry, 1 Degree of Difference, challenges people to make a positive difference
in their community through projects. I built this unique design using a customized wordpress theme,
seamlessly connecting the ministries with an uncomplicated web structure.
If I've learned one thing in my experience with marketing it's that people will choose to watch a video over reading text 9/10 times. Here's some examples of videos I've done.
Barry Long was a victim of a tragic accident who turned that accident into an opportunity. He travels the globe telling his amazing story, encouraging people to overcome adversity and realize their potential. Visit his site I've built to learn more about him and book him for a speaking engagement.
Regency Newcastle is a retirement community nestled in a cute neighborhood above Bellevue. They wanted a video to show off their wonderful facility, fun programs, and the positive testimonies of the residents. I shot this video on location in one day and was able to put together a great showcase of the community.
Christ Church Kirkland commissioned me to do a series of videos showcasing personal testimonies of its members in a striking format. Jay Smith's video is one of my personal favorites. Before his deployment in the army, Jay asks his church family, one he's grown up with his whole life, to be with him in spirit and to pray for others fighting overseas.
Reach out to me if you want to see more samples of my work, or if you have your own work for me, or if you are looking for a new member for your team. I'd love to be of service.