If not already made painfully clear via the domain name or the self-aggrandizing name-as-website-logo, I’m Jared!
I’m a web developer and consultant, based in Long Island, New York, with broad expertise across digital marketing, digital tools and technology.
Before getting into all things web and digital, I was a sportswriter, published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Courier Post, NJ.com, Bleacher Report – anyone who would pay me to write, really.
And before that, I was a clerk at a local law firm, with aspirations of attending law school and all that good stuff…but that’s a story for another time!
After dipping my toes in the waters of journalism, I decided to try to parlay my writing chops—and my natural familiarity with the digital media world—into a role in marketing or PR. I was fortunate enough to land that digital marketing role fairly quickly, and one of the duties of the position I was hired for included the handling of minor updates on the company’s website. The rest, as they say, is history (and wow, writing that idiom out made me realizes how silly and meaningless it is – at least in this context)!
I immediately—and unexpectedly—fell in love with web development and design. Part and parcel to my newfound obsession, my role rapidly evolved from simple website copy updates to so much more; from page-template design, to adding new custom functionality, to internal process and workflow automation, and beyond.
I couldn’t get enough of what had indisputably become my professional passion, so, eventually, I created a freelancer account on Upwork, rose through the ranks to earn ‘Top Rated’ freelancer status on the platform in the bare minimum time permitted to do so, and continue to hone and harness my skills—and client base—today.