Elevator pitch

Hi, I am Werner Jakobsmeier, a web developer in Toronto, Canada who focuses on the mobile first approach for responsive websites. I have deep subject matter expertise in front-end development and I like to work on the back-end side of things (Wordpress, Shopify, Nationbuilder), whenever I can. By day, I work for the startup Askuity where I mainly work with AngularJS, providing customers with retail analytics. By night, I do other things.

Portfolio

Please take your time to see a selection of some of the projects I have worked on in the past:

Askuity

Custom Wordpress build for Askuity, with a lot of custom features - SVG animations, CSS3 transitions, user interactions, custom Wordpress functionality for various types of posts/content. Working close with the designer and project leader, we were able to create a cohesive and persuasive product with an extremely shortened timeline.
Askuity

Bloom Burton

Healthcare Lending Trust/Investment Bank requiring a custom Wordpress build, with a striking design.
Bloom Burton

Travel Cuts

Booking engine Travel Cuts needed a completly new website to keep up with the demands of the industry and its competitors. Extremely challenging build due its complexity, sheer scope, a tight deadline, but in the end a great result.
Travel Cuts

Common Ground Campaign

Brought in late into the project, I not only had a pretty firm and close deadline but also had to learn a new programming language/platform. This project needed to be built on the Nation Builder platform, which uses the liquid template language. I was able to create a splash-page and a microsite successfully with great results for the client.
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Manulife

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Manulife

RothLochston Constructors

Tasked with building the front end for this project.
Roth-Lochston

RothLochston Subsea

Tasked with building the front end for this project.
RothLochston Subsea

Vytrell

Tasked with building the front end for this project.
Vytrell

Bowringer

Tasked with building the front end for this project.
Vytrell

Quinlans

Custom Wordpress build on tiny budget spruced up with some parallax.
Quinlans

Yippee

Mobile first, responsive Shopify/e-commerce build for a client selling a very niche but useful product. I would love to build more e-commerce sites on Shopify.
Yippee

CanniMed

The client wanted to offer its goods online, Shopify was used as best solution for their budget.
CanniMed

TD FEF

Custom Wordpress build for TD's Friend of the Environment Fund.
TD FEF

TD Reads

Custom Wordpress build, however, I was only responsible for the front end code, credit for all the backend logic done by another colleague.
TD Reads

TD EasyWeb demo

TD now offers its EasyWeb platform/service as a demo for potential clients. This is a work in progress and not authored by me alone but marked my first foray into AngularJS.
TD EasyWeb demo

Emails

I have worked on far too many email campaigns in the past few years to ballpark but I'd like to point out that I was on the forefront when it came to pushing responsive emails and developing interesting approaches to combine old school emails with new school technology. Some examples include amongst others, Knorr newsletter, Adidas, TD, BMO, CIBC, CDIC, and many more.
Emails

Synaxis

Front end build for a CMS, with some intriguing features that made the build rather challenging.
Synaxis - home
Synaxis - about
Synaxis - form

Type Right Editing

My first ever freelance build that was extremely minimalistic but already back then I ensured that the site was responsive and leveraged browser manifest to offline store parts of the site.
Type Right Editing

Services

My services include hosting, design, and development. Having worked with a variety of clients in the past, I am aware that choosing the right person to bring your project to life is intimidating, but I have always found a way to accommodate my clients' wishes and needs in a timely and budget friendly fashion. I like working with both, big and small clients, and have worked with agencies as a freelancer in the past. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to inquire about pricing structure and to find a solution that will fit your needs.