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Education

BFA in Computer Animation from Missouri State University

Experience

15 years in web design
8 years in user experience
and a lifetime of creativity.

Hobbies

Woodworking, hiking, creating board games, and making some good BBQ.

Jake Parrott

Owner & Web Designer

I am an accomplished UI/web designer with over 15 years of experience managing the design and implementation of multiple websites and online applications for desktop and mobile.  Focused on delivering custom designed responsive websites based on user centered design from consumer insight, data analytics, research metrics, and business requirements.

An entrepreneurial attitude with a passion for forward thinking and problem solving.  Experienced with presentations to clients and stakeholders.  Strong multi team communications skills focused on getting projects completed efficiently and on time.

In late 2019, I set out on my own to expand my own business, Jake Parrott Creative, as a freelance and contract web designer.  Since then, I have been producing web designs and creative materials for several businesses across the nation.

Background

Like everyone, I was born. Soon after, I started drawing and loved it. Then got a computer and was instantly hooked. I thought, what could be better than creating art on a computer. And thats how it all began.

WordPress

Strong understanding of WordPress native capabilities, proficient at designing, developing custom themes and plugins from scratch and utilizing custom fields using ACF Pro and design features from Elementor.  Experience with integrating API calls for large data feeds. 

Designed, developed and managed numerous WordPress websites from small business to large enterprise ecommerce/Lead generation websites. 

Developed several custom plugins to provide custom solutions to front end user experience and back end admin usability.

Technical

Strong development understanding of HTML/CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and PHP/MySQL.  Expert in WordPress/CMS and the Adobe applications.  

Proficient with Wireframing and prototyping software like Adobe XD and Sketch.

Skilled at designing for web and print using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Experienced with video production through Adobe Premiere and After Effects.

 

Professional Accomplishments

Throughout my career, I’ve been able to work with some great teams, great companies and lead on several great projects.

Career Success

Over the last 15 years, I’ve worked for large and small companies to help strengthen their marketing and communication.  Below is my work history.

2005 - Present

Owner & Web Designer

Jake Parrott Creative

I have provided web design and development services for clients located all across the US.  Many of which are long term returning clients receiving continued service and support.  I take pride if offering quality work and support it after delivery.  Most of the work I do is done in a custom WordPress environment where I create the themes and plugins from scratch.

  • Design and develop responsive WordPress websites for clients in all industries
  • Create marketing and communication materials for web and print use
  • Manage hosting, support, and maintenance for multiple client websites year round
2005 - Present
2013 - 2019

Senior UX/UI Designer

Pryor Learning Solutions

  • Manage front end web design team and user experience on enterprise class WordPress website and LMS.
  • Manage UA testing team for ongoing design and development projects on websites
  • Lead on design best practices for responsive/mobile design and brand identity.
  • Champion the implementation of research and testing results to focus more on a user centered experience.
2013 - 2019
2009 - 2013

Senior Designer

Decision Insight

  • Lead on design/development of an online applications to streamline business services.
  • Member of the product development team responsible for consumer insights and research analyitics.
  • Create interactive demos that show solutions to unique needs for prospects and clients.
2009 - 2013
2007 - 2009

Multimedia Designer

Handmark 

  • Designed interactive demos and videos for shows and meetings with prospects.
  • Managed the design and execution of email marketing campaign to improve sales.
  • Designed icons and artwork for mobile games and applications across several platforms
2007 - 2009
2006 - 2007

Lead Web Developer

YearMovie

  • Lead the design of the website and facilitated production of multiple teams.
  • Consult faculty and students in production of the YearMovie DVD
  • Create marketing and tutorial videos for use at video production camps and schools
2006 - 2007

Testimonials and Kind Words from Colleagues

What people say?

Jake really caught on quickly with our standard way of doing things, while bringing to the ‘table’ his own skill-set which has helped the company move forward with innovative marketing materials and designs.
Jake is an incredible communicator as well as a teacher. His skills are a priceless addition to the company!
Always willing to help other employees out. Willing to go the extra mile to ensure something is done the best way possible.
Jake is very positive and proactive. In my opinion, he is great at offering up solutions and ideas to problems or situations without the need to be asked. He follows-up with schedules to ensure things stay on track. I really enjoy working with him and trust that he is going to do a great job!

Featured Work

Below are some of my favorite projects.  take a look!

Why work with me?

I build a relationship with you and continue to help support your business.  I don’t just build a website and leave you behind.   Other clients of mine love that I’m a simple email, phone call or text away from their creative needs. 

I work hard to make sure I exceed your expectations while doing everything at affordable prices and always communicating with you to make sure we are both on the same page.

I’m fast.  But not too fast.  I make sure that the project is done properly and effectively.  A poorly coded website or badly designed brochure is not going to help you or me.  Your project is an important for your ROI.  But I also view it as a reflection of you and myself, so I strive for a solid design and smooth execution every time.