I’m a front-end web developer and designer living in Oakland, CA with my partner and our two cats. I build great websites for my clients with Craft CMS and other tools. I sometimes write about UX, development, games, or tech.
I’ve been leading front-end agency teams for over a decade, assisting them in matters of Information Architecture, Accessibility, Author Experience, and more.
I love being given a challenge with a website and then figuring out how to solve it. Contact me if you think you’ve got one of those!
I’ve worked on projects ranging from small boutique websites to ecommerce solutions for national food brands, to building a webapp for the City of New York, to most recently stewarding and maintaining the City of Oakland’s Website.
In every instance, I’ve enjoyed focusing on information architecture as well as the minutae of front-end development. If you’d like to see some of my work, reach out to me.
I take pride in a job well done. I know it isn’t my client’s job to understand what happens with web development or design. Some of my past clients and colleagues have been kind enough to recommend me.
We were first approached by Christopher before we even hired him! He had contacted one of our digital team members and offered to help us get our heads around some of our challenges in Craft pro bono. After a couple months of back and forth, we realized that we actually would be better served by bringing him into the team!
When Chris started, he began helping us sort through the technical debt we had accrued, and put together a plan to get ourselves out of it. It isn’t hyperbole to say the City of Oakland’s website would have been lost without his assistance.
Christopher brings a sense of understanding to complex problems while still communicating obstacles and solutions to stakeholders in an understandable manner.
I’m grateful to have worked with Chris Kennedy. As a contractor for my team at Blue State Digital, Chris helped develop the ACCESS website for NYC, a multilingual, mobile-first Wordpress site that helps New Yorkers find city benefits and services. I am immensely proud of the result, which is largely attributed to Chris’s tireless dedication to our goals and proclivity for innovative problem solving.
We all hope to work with Chris again. He contributed enormously to both client work and our office community, sharing his tech expertise and all kinds of insights relevant to our agency’s progressive mission.
Where to start? Christopher is just flat out great to work with on projects. He has an innate ability to translate design into function while keeping the end user in mind. He’s exceedingly polite and patient when managing client expectations or concerns. I would and will hire him again. He makes my job easier.
Chris is an asset to any project or company he is involved with. He keeps his design and development skills sharp with the same hard work and enthusiasm for learning that nearly all successful web developers have. I would not hesitate to bring him onto a web project where his experience is needed. He’s easy to work with and always dependable.
Christopher is a talented and intelligent web developer who has built web experiences for us at Citizen. He knows how to tackle a problem from many angles, providing creative solutions for tough obstacles. He’s got deep knowledge of ExpressionEngine, 3rd party API integrations and other web platforms & languages. Highly recommend Christopher to anyone interested.
Christopher is detail-oriented and brings a fresh perspective to any project. He has a wide range of design and technical skills, which he constantly updates. He is also a kick-ass Scrabble player. His talent and his outgoing nature make him a valuable asset.