DANIEL JOHN GONZALEZ
Chicago, IL USA
As a Chicago-Born Digital Web Developer for over 15+ years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to work in a wide variety of industries and technologies. From Design Agencies to Fortune 500 Companies and Startups, the adventure has given me some great experience in understanding not only how to code; but how to bring projects to life.
Throughout the years, I have had the vast majority of my development experience in php but within the last three years that has expanded to ASP.net and Ruby on Rails. Always with a Front-End focus. I find my passion within the interactive space intersects where creativity meets innovation.
Codex Creative is my freelance, technology consulting company. These days it is essentially just me, but in the past I have hired and put together small teams as an independent agency to address tech issues on behalf of our clients. This experience taught me valuable business development skills along with technology management insight.
Beyond technology and business development, I also have a musical side as well. Making compositions, songs and remixes whenever I have time. I thoroughly enjoy nurturing my artistic and scientific sides as well.
Nailing down requirements and getting to understand the project's vision.
Style, branding and creative innovation are vital to a project’s success and awareness.
The main development phase of the project where code starts to make the design come to life.
Quality Assurance, Debugging and Unit-Testing are applied to the site to guarantee it's long term viability.
Codex Creative - "Where Creativity Meets Code"
Identifying Core Needs
As Tech Consultant I have key insight into areas to help a business improve their innovation process.
Shared, Dedicated & Cloud
Working knowledge of a wide variety of hosting solutions custom fit for your needs.
Small business solutions and IT Networking partner for boutique shops and growing companies.
Delivering projects, inspiration, management and executive leadership when needed.
Active IEEE Member coordinating Hackathons with Google, Motorola, Server Central and others.
WORLD WIDE FOCUS
International Business Minor
Graduated in 2005 with a minor in International Business Marketing and Management.
Mobile First For Any Device
I find that it is extremely vital to build your sites with the Mobile First, Responsive Design methodology.
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT
Facebook, Twitter, Etc.
Having a solid social-media strategy is key for growth for any website.
"The team at Codex is very talented and completes project on budget and on time. We have completed several successful projects together and our clients are always overly ecstatic with the results. Each year of doing business with them keeps getting better and better."
"Kudos to Danny. This guy always brings an optimistic attitude to everything he does and is always an enjoyment to work with. This is hard to find in the demanding world of development. It also helps that he finds a solution to every challenge CDW faces."
"It is always a pleasure working with Danny. He's one of the most driven, innovative, and hard working individuals I've collaborated with. His attention to detail is spot on and his work ethic is impressive."
"It's great to work with Danny on technical and non-technical projects. He has an amazing ability to sift through the demands of stakeholders for the purpose of creating implementation plans that achieve spectacular success. He knows what works and what doesn't."
"He takes charge and is a natural leader who is dependable, following through every task and producing results. His mind is geared to finding solutions and ways to innovate making him a strong asset on a team. He has great talent for programming as well as art and his motivation towards anything he does is infectious. I would gladly work with him again."