Jeff Golenski

UI / UX Designer, Front-end Developer, Print & Brand Designer

Fall River, MA, USA
Designing to solve problems & make the world more efficient.

Work Experience

Automattic, Inc.

Design Engineer

August 2014 - Present San Francisco, California, United States

Parka, LLC / BruteProtect

Lead Designer & Front-end Developer

Developing and maintaining brand guidelines, web interface design, ui design, and front-end development (html, css, scss - with specialty within responsive design) for clients and internal products. With a primary focus on BruteProtect, I designed and coded a large portion of the front-end of our application (my.bruteprotect.com) and plugin ui. Also designed and developed the new BruteProtect.com.
February 2014 - August 2014 Bath, Maine, United States

Astonish Results

Lead Designer & Front-end Web Developer

Lead Designer & Front-end Web Developer. Manages design & development of enterprise level clients, while simultaneously researching and creating new methods to utilize the latest web technologies and integrate them into our design and development processes. Works with web team creating and maintaining a custom WordPress theme framework, boilerplate, plugins, and multitude of extremely custom WordPress child themes for our 450+ active clients. Created some of the most popular themes for our clients, along with custom icon fonts. Also interacts with client support teams & product software teams in order to create better experiences for our clients, and our clients' customer base.
May 2012 - February 2014 Warwick, Rhode Island, United States

Slocum Design Studio

Senior Designer

Senior Designer specializing in print design, package design, and web interface design. Occasionally works on Front-end Development (HTML & CSS) and some CMS systems such as WordPress.

Assisted in Rebranding Slocum Design Studio in late 2009. Rebrand included new identity (logo), web site, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, and other miscellaneous marketing materials.
September 2009 - May 2012 New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

Schwadesign, Inc.

Web Designer, Front-end developer, Back-end developer

Web Interface Design, Front-end & Back-end Web Development.

Specializes in designing new user interfaces, developing the Front-end (XHTML / CSS), and then implementing them into custom WordPress & Drupal themes.
October 2008 - May 2012 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Midnight Shift Studio

Founder, Creative Director, Designer, Developer

This one man operation was founded in 2004. Midnight Shift Studio specializes in many aspects of marketing including web design & development, print design, identity design, package design, and photography.
January 2004 - August 2014 New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

BayNet Web Services

Web Designer & Developer

Web Interface Design, Front-end & Back-end Web Development, Logo Design, and Content Development.

Assisted in designing, developing, and launching over five dozen websites (and counting) since 2004

January 2004 - August 2014 Massachusetts, United States

Education

Johnson & Wales University

BS Design & Digital Media

September 2005 - May 2009 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Johnson & Wales University

AS in Web Development

September 2005 - May 2007 Rhode Island, United States

Skills

Creating / Modifying Design Processes, Able To Quickly Align Client And Designer / Dev Goals & Manage Proper Expectations Of Deliverables, Creating Innovative Solutions With Html5 / Css3 / JQuery, Designing Fully Responsive Web Sites / Applications, Destroying Deadlines And Exceeding Expectations, Managing High Level Clients / Projects, Mastering New Programs / Applications Quickly,

Skills

Coda, Anything I Need To Learn I Will, Balsamiq Mockups, Basecamp, Coda, Fireworks, Git, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Illustrator, Indesign, Lightroom, Lucid Charts, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Slide Show Pro, SSlideShowPro Director (XML Based CMS For SlideShowPro), Sublime, TextMate, Transmit FTP, Visio,

Skills

CSS, HTML, JavaScript (jQuery), PHP, SCSS/SASS, XHTML,

Achivements

Book Contribution: The Web Designers Guide to WordPress.
ISBN-13: 9780321832818 Publisher: New Riders.

Personality

Hard working & innovative. Able to properly manage time and projects with ease, regardless of size. I have an insatiable desire to learn, execute, and refine new techniques and technologies. It's my motto that a truly good designer can design for any medium, so long as they understand their audience.


I have a great sense of humor and enjoy being active. When I'm not working you'll typically find me in the great outdoors, running, kayaking, hiking, camping, or partaking in whatever adventure I can.

Recommendations

"Jeff is an absolutely amazing Graphic, Web and UI Designer. His pure talent is only matched by his determination to learn and exceed everyone's expectations. I am always amazed at how beautiful, dynamic and cutting edge his work is. Jeff also has a strong background in development which is rare in a designer of his caliber but at the same time is paramount to understanding project depth, complexity and managing client expectations." -- Jesse Friedman, Author, Director of Web Development at Astonish


"Jeff Golenski is a phenomenal designer that I would highly recommend to any company or individual interested in high class design. He is an extremely driven professional who is on the cutting edge of the design and web world. Jeff is able to walk the line between creative and realistic and build out gorgeous sites. I worked with him on several projects and was continually impressed with his suggestions and ability to blend our ideas with what worked best design-wise. His constant positive attitude and sense of humor also make him a great partner. Hire Jeff and you'll be blown away!" -- Anna DeLeo, Marketing Manager at The Westin Boston Waterfront at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.


"Jeff was hired in 2006 to create a web presence for AICU Rhode Island. He was very professional and listened to our wants and needs attentively. Jeff was extremely personable and is responsive with regard to deadlines. We've worked with him on several projects at AICU Rhode Island and are extremely pleased with his performance." -- Dan Egan, President at Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island


"Jeff walked into my studio on an AIGA RI design studio tour and never left. It was his keen understanding of my business model and not-so-hidden interest in learning more that became an invite to start collaborating on client-facing projects. Affable, driven, talented, and from the place of can-do, Jeff has been an asset to many client projects over the years. He's always sharing industry insights and contributing to the greater design dialogue with his many hats for many local studios — and I don't just mean his trademark fedora!" -- Josh Silverman, President at Schwadesign, Inc.


"Jeff is one of the most talented and driven individuals I have the pleasure to work with. His eye for design is stunning, his talent to create impressive user interface is unmatched and his drive keeps him ahead of the competition. Jeff's passion to push the envelope in the web design industry proves as a great asset to Slocum Design Studio. From simplistic identity projects to advanced HTML5 interfaces - Jeff is a true professional." -- Matt Medeiros, Co-Founder at Slocum Design Studio. Host at MattReport.com


"Jeff is very intelligent and creative when it comes to website design and graphics. I have been working with Jeff since 2009 and I always recommend him to others who are looking for graphic design/web design work. He's trustworthy and understands my wants/needs as a business owner. Very easy to work with, highly recommend. He also happens to be a great person." -- Stephen Martin, Founder/CEO - b Positive Project Apparel Co.