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Joshua Flores

Research. Design. Code.

I'm a designer and web developer with a background in instructional design. I value simplicity, collaboration with others, and getting things done quickly. Check out what I've been up to below.

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About Me

I've always been the person people can come to when they need help creating something. I started out as an instructional designer working for FIVE GUYS (yes, the burger place) and eventually found my way into working in design and web development.

Most of my time now is spent helping people create products for the web. I enjoy problem solving, learning along the way, and getting things out the door.

Here's what I do:

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My Creative Process

1. ListenGood designers don't talk, they ask questions and listen. During this phase I want to find out everything I can to help better inform my design decisions.
2. DesignThis is where I translate what I've learned into mockups of an actual product. The designs at this point aren't meant to be perfect - they're meant to be conversation starters.
3. BuildThis is where I put it all together, delivering work in small chunks and soliciting frequent feedback. This process continues until we're ready to pull the trigger and ship.

Technical skills

Here are some technologies I've become familiar with while building products:

HTML

Gotta have markup at some point if you want a website

CSS/SASS

Makes websites look nice!

Javascript

Programming language for front and back-end web development

React

Front-end Javascript library for building user interfaces

Gatsby

React-based framework for building lightning fast static sites

Wordpress

The world's most popular website builder

Github

Source code management

Linux

Everyone's favorite server OS that just won't quit

PHP

Server-side web development language

mySQL

Relational database management system

Featured Projects

JUST THE DARN RECIPE.COM

I really can't stand recipe websites so I created my own with an emphasis on brevity and blazing fast performance. This site uses Gatsby as a static site generator, with the content coming in from Contentful as a CMS. It's been quite a hit and receives around 300 page views per day.

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Valley Heat Podcast

After getting into this podcast, I noticed it had no official website so I reached out to the creator and it turns out he was having a hard time getting the site to look the way he wanted with Wordpress. After stepping in, I had a functioning website for his show that met his design aesthetic in less than a month.

Wordpress

Drippple CMS

I created a CMS using the traditional LAMP stack as an exercise for learning PHP. Drippple is a fully functioning blogging platform with the ability to manage users and content.

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Laterbase

There are many to-do apps out there but this one is mine. It's a fully functional task tracking app that allows you to add tasks, categories, and add notes to each task. It also persists data in your browser so you can use it on a daily basis.

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Contact Details

Want to get in touch? I look forward to hearing from you.

Location
Washington Metropolitan Area, United States
E-Mail
JoshuaPFlores.design@gmail.com
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