Developer

Brandon Zeek

Bio

Brandon Zeek loves writing elegant code, traveling, speaking, and lifting weights. Always naturally gifted with anything technical or mechanical, in High School he started fixing computers of family and friends. From there he moved into his first Technical Support roles and eventually into Web and Software Development. Primarily self-taught, Brandon loves interesting problems that require "Four Dimensional" thinking and feels a great deal of satisfaction when his work helps to make someone else's life better.

Tech Skills

HTML5
90%
CSS3
80%
JavaScript
75%
PHP
85%
Laravel
70%
Wordpress
80%

Work Experience


Lead Developer

HMG Creative

Feb 2018 – Present
Austin, TX

As Lead Developer at this Marketing Agency I've worked on a variety of projects across many different industries. I managed all aspects of backend code development, estimated project timelines, composed Technical Documentation, Proposals, and acted as Project Manager for the projects I was engaged in. I worked with a variety of technology stacks including: PHP, Laravel, Ruby, JavaScript, Vue.js, React, WordPress, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS, SASS, MySQL, and many others.


Software Developer

GoMedigap

Nov 2014 – Oct 2017
Round Rock, TX

Developed a CRM with a PHP/Laravel backend and HTML/JavaScript frontend with all of the standard functionality of an Enterprise CRM. GoMedigap was eventually acquired by eHealth and the proprietary technology we developed was absorbed by eHealth into their own systems.


Web Developer / Social Media Manager / IT Specialist

Encore Dance Competition

April 2012 – January 2014
Cincinnati, OH
  • I built a web app using Python and PHP in the Symfony Framework that allowed Judges to adjudicate dance competitions replacing manual Excel spreadsheets and a paper system.
  • I built the company’s eCommerce store with PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery on a Linux Server.
  • Used WordPress and custom PHP to build the company website.
  • Built and deployed hardened and encrypted Linux Servers to store company files.

Web Developer

ImplyDesigns

March 2011 – January 2014
Austin, TX
  • Converted PSDs to WordPress sites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, and Bootstrap.
  • Worked closely with design team to implement designs that were responsive, performance optimized, and easy to maintain for non-technical clients.

Freelance Web Developer

ZeekTechGeek

May 2009 – May 2012
Cincinnati, OH

I built client websites by converting PSDs and static designs into highly responsive client websites using Wordpress, PHP, HTML5, Bootstrap, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.

Education


Bachelor of Applied Science in Biology (B.A.Sc.)

University of Cincinnati

2011 – 2014
  • Major in Biological Science with Minor in Computer Science.
  • President of the Pre-Med Association.
  • Active Volunteer at the West Chester Hospital for 2 years.
  • Active Member of the Board for the Multicultural Club.
  • Active Member of the Speaking Club.

Hobbies & Interests


  • Side Projects
  • Lifting Weights
  • Running
  • Reading - Currently reading Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Cooking
  • Biohacking
  • Meditation
  • Playing Guitar and listening to Music
  • Video Games (when I can find the time)
  • Podcasts