Hi, I'm Jordan, a web designer and developer currently based in Brisbane, Australia. Over the past eight years of my career I've hand-crafted countless beautiful, accessible and responsive websites and web apps using Wordpress, Laravel, PHP, HTML5 and CSS3 while working at iOnline, a Gold Coast-based digital agency, and now JSAcreative, a digital agency in Brisbane.

Work

Front-End Web Developer, JSAcreative

March 2016 — Present

JSAcreative was one of Brisbane's first digital agencies, who today provides forward-thinking marketing services that delivers innovative brand experiences across multiple channels.

May 2015 — June 2015

Griffith University is based in Queensland, Australia and proudly ranks in the top 5 percent of universities worldwide. During my final semester of study, I was hired as an emergency replacement lecturer and tutor for the 'Introduction' and 'Advanced' Web Design courses, and assisted students with learning web design skills from a pre-existing curriculum.

Highlights:

  • Lectured and tutored university students with no coding background, assisting them with learning the fundamentals of HTML, CSS and PHP
  • Volunteered to assist students with understanding course content after-hours via email and in-person meetings
  • Gained considerable confidence by explaining complex subject matter to students en masse in a clear, understandable nature

Web Developer, iOnline

May 2008 — March 2016

iOnline is an award-winning digital agency providing website design and development services to the Brisbane and Gold Coast regions of Australia. At iOnline I developed websites for clients using Wordpress, Laravel, PHP, HTML5 and CSS3, handled support queries & quoting estimates, created and distributed email marketing & social media campaigns, and designed, developed and implemented internal resources

Highlights:

  • Built and maintained websites for local, national and international companies such as Gold Coast Film Festival, V8 Utes Australia and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
  • Played a major role in developing the Blues on Broadbeach website, which won a Media Club Gold Coast 'MACCA' award for Best Website
  • Successfully introduced Sass, Gulp and Laravel into iOnline's web development workflow

Education

Bachelor of Multimedia, Griffith University

February 2012 — July 2015

Awards

Startup Catalyst Participant

August 2015

I was fortunate enough to participate in Startup Catalyst, an annual mission that takes 20 talented young Queenslanders to San Francisco, CA. During the 10 day trip, I learned entrepreneurial, technical and business skills on the campuses of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Xero, Cloudera, Atlassian and more.

Golden Key Membership

August 2013

Golden Key is an international honour society with over 400 chapters at colleges and universities worldwide, with the requirement of entry that you must be in the top 15 percent of your degree. In August of 2013, I accepted membership into the Griffith University chapter of this honour society.

Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence

June 2012

This award is given exclusively to the top 10 percentile of students in the Bachelor of Multimedia degree.

Skills

Front-End Web Development

HTML (8yrs)
CSS (8yrs)
Sass (4yrs)
Javascript (8yrs)
Angular (3yrs)
React (3yrs)
Responsive Web Design
Adobe Photoshop
Sketch
Email design

Back-End Web Development

PHP (8yrs)
Laravel (4yrs)
Wordpress (4yrs)
Apache (6yrs)
NGINX (3yrs)
API Integration
Agile Practices
Test-Driven Development
Behavior-Driven Development
Vagrant
Node
Ruby on Rails

Database Management Systems

MySQL (7yrs)
MariaDB
MongoDB
Postgres
Apache Derby
SQLite

Languages

English

Native speaker

Japanese

Elementary proficiency

Interests

Computers

  • Building and maintaining PCs
  • Computing history

Photography

  • Film photography
  • Collecting film cameras

Coffee

Testimonials

Jordan Gardiner is a dedicated and enthusiastic student with an exceptional work ethic. Jordan was a participant in the new Griffith Sciences Professional Learning program in Semester 1, 2O15 and has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to his future career. Jordan has taken a proactive approach to his career and professional development, and is to be commended on the many positive steps he has taken to ensure he is completely prepared for the transition from University to work. Read more...

— Richard John, Dean of Griffith Sciences, Griffith University