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Web Professional

A specialist in agile web development
and utilizing bleeding edge technology.

My specialty is developing complex business class systems as simply as possible. I also enjoy keeping up with the latest design concepts, making sites run faster, system automation, and various programming languages.

Now Enjoying:
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  • Latest Front-End Web Standards

    HTML5; CSS3; Bootstrap; SASS; Javascript Frameworks; Responsive Design; SEO

  • JavaScript

    jQuery; Custom Scripts; Node.js/npm; Express; Socket.io; Sails MVC

  • PHP

    PHP5.x; OOP; PHP Frameworks (CodeIgniter, ExpressionEngine, Zend); PHP-CLI shell apps; XML/API/JSON; MySQL; PEAR; PECL; CURL; Memcache; etc.

  • Databases

    Relational - MySQL; MariaDB; Install/config/admin/backup/migrate; Experience with large databases; Schema design; Caching; Buffers; Memory usage optimization; Indexing; Complex queries – joins, full text boolean searches, etc; MySQL command line tools

    NoSQL - MongoDB; Apache Cassandra

  • XML / API

    SOAP server/clients, various flavors/parsing techniques (RSS, Atom, JSON, SOAP, REST); PHP SimpleXML; B2B Itegration Experience: Authorize.net, Cardinal Commerce, BillMeLater, PayPal, Google Checkout, Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Wynit Inc, Etilize, FedEx, UPS, Amadeus

    Social Media Integration: Twitter; Facebook; Google; OAuth2

  • Compression / Caching

    APC, Zend Optimizer; eAccelerator; Google PageSpeed Module; Memcached; JS/CSS minimizing; gzip; Various memory, file and database caching techniques; speed testing; caching automation

  • Linux Administration

    Install/config/admin – (CentOS, RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu); bash/shell/php-cli programming; LAMP admin; Apache/Nginx admin; Git; cronjobs; iptables; ssh + public/private keys; rsync; backups; permissions; mounts; yum; security updates

  • Team Workflow

    Agile Software Development with Git, Bitbucket, Scrum and Jira; I am the scrum master.

Everything Else

An eye for clean design and an endless
stream of ideas keeping me awake at night.

From concepts to creation, my experience with various industries gives me a unique perspective on new ideas and the know-how to get them done.

I enjoy brainstorming sessions and solving complex problems when I'm not photographing things and enjoying a bit of downtime in the great outdoors.

  • Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom

    CS5; Web design elements; UI design; Photo manipulation; RAW image processing

  • Adobe Illustrator

    CS5; Web design elements; UI design; Logos; Brand identities; Icons; Vector graphics

  • Photography

    Surf, travel and action photography; Stock photography for websites and advertising; RAW image processing; photo editing and correction

  • Business Development

    Over 13 years helping, building, launching, and sometime selling upstarts

    Budget planning; Competitor analysis; Project management; IT infrastructure; E-commerce integration; Payment systems; Data security; Fraud prevention; Disaster recovery

  • Marketing

    Social media integration (facebook, twitter, etc); SEO; Online marketing planning and execution; Traffic analytics

  • Favorite Software

    I am a Mac and Linux guy. CentOS is my go to distro.

    Daily Drivers: Terminal; Sublime Text; SourceTree; MAMP Pro; NaviCat; Robomongo; Adobe CS5 suite


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Brandon Simpson

Consultant / Remote Contractor

Chief Technology Officer
Cruise Voyant

Full-Stack / Senior Web Developer
JM Field Marketing

Hello, I'm Brandon. I am an entrepreneur, experienced full-stack web developer, part-time photographer, traveler, surfer, and maker of things.

As you probably read , I have been involved with some pretty complex technologies over the years and know my way around a thing or two in this world wide web. This real-world experience has honed my skills far beyond a classroom ever could, and has earned me the knowledge and understanding of the complex processes of developing business class web systems and managing development teams.

Beyond the countless hours in front of a computer and countless ideas keeping me up at night, I also enjoy spending much needed down time unplugged. I have spent many years traveling the world, learning other languages, meeting interesting people and having amazing adventures. It's a beautiful world we live in, and I enjoy seeing it beyond the glowing screen of my cell phone.

I'm always interested in creating new relationships with unique businesses and my fellow dev community. Feel free to contact me to discuss your next project.



A robust and flexible infrastructure is required for fast growth in the global economy. Designing, implementing, maintaining and being prepared for disaster recovery is critical to your business and bottom line.


From concept to completion, the path isn't always a straight line. Planning is a critical part of launching new services on time, managing creative teams, and taking your business to the next level.


Your customers expect a responsive, user-centric design, full of rich features that make their time using your services enjoyable. And they expect it NOW, not in 5 seconds. Build brand awareness and customer loyalty through better design.

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  • As the CTO and lead web developer of Cruise Voyant, Brandon's forward thinking is what brought the project to life. Brandon is one of the best web developers I've ever worked with. Brandon is exceptional at using the newest technology to implement ground breaking user features, making Cruise Voyant one of the most technologically advanced cruise booking sites in the world. Brandon would be an asset to any company seeking a talented technology leader with experience taking projects from an idea to a fully functioning, adaptive finished product. I highly recommend him.
    Elizabeth Becker Social Media Specialist, JM Field Marketing
  • I have called on Brandon for years to work both on project development and as a remote on-call IT specialist for our site. He has on many occasions completed complex development and systems admin projects, including Linux and MySQL administration, PHP development, our custom AJAX shopping cart, and custom XML integration with multiple vendors. He has also solved many urgent issues with short notice and within budget and time constraints. Brandon has always distinguished himself as a reliable, dedicated, detail oriented, and complex problem solver. In addition to his technical skills, Brandon also brings a strong creative vision and always designs features with the end user in mind.
    Sherri Sperelakis Owner, Ebyte.com
  • Brandon is an incredibly talented web designer who's helped our company for many years consulting and designing various aspects of our web site. Brandon has also helped our company with SEO ranking our site among the top AV companies in the US. He's an invaluable asset with many talents. He's highly professional and extremely personable who completes what he says he will in a timely manner. Thanks Brandon for all your years of help and support.
    Wade Gilbert President / CEO, International Audio Visual, Inc.
  • Brandon's work is always an effective blend of aesthetic and functional excellence. Brandon is adept at integrating the latest technological advancements into his solutions. This makes his work a lasting asset to any organization.
    Berni Sicard VP of MIS, MoreDirect
  • I worked with Brandon for 5 years and he is the best Web Developer I have ever worked with. He has a strong desire to bring high quality and professional results to any of the projects he works on. He is incredibly creative and innovative, a commensurate professional with an amazing attitude, and always thought of the customer first. I highly endorse Brandon for any project you need him for.
    Charles Angelino Director of Staffing/HR, MoreDirect




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