Gary Matthew Payne

Senior Full-Stack WordPress

Developer and UI/UX Designer

I Build intelligent user focused solutions for complex platforms

My journey into tech started as a child with a love for video games, music, and visual design. After coding my first game of pong in C#, I was hooked on the unlimited possibilities of development. My career began as a Graphic Designer and WordPress developer for a local agency where I would collaborate with Senior Designers, Developers, and Project Managers to deliver Web Sites, Themes, and plugins for 4 years. My love for knowledge lead me to study Computer Science at Harvard, Graphic Design at the University of Boulder, and gain certifications for A+, and Networking+ from CompTIA, as well as UI/UX Design from Google.

Now I have come full circle from learning the same design and development skills that first inspired me in youth, to building projects with user centered design and clean performant code, as well as leading teams to success across the technology gap. Throughout my career, I have worked with small business, directly with clients, and for large companies such as Intel, Honda, Ford, Motorsport Games NASCAR, and more. Most recently I have been leading projects as Senior UI/UX Designer and WordPress Developer for Artesian Builds, a San Francisco startup building custom computers for some of the biggest names in gaming.


Responsive Web Design

  • Responsive design for desktop, tablet, mobile, and HD viewing.
  • Specialize in Visual Design, Layout, Wireframes, User Research, Personas, User Journeys, Competitive Analysis, and structured design processes.
  • Proficient in Figma, Sketch, and Adobe Suite including: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and XD.

Full-Stack Development

  • Pixel Perfect Design translations.
  • Front-end, Back-end, Full-stack.
  • Custom landing pages, themes, plugins.
  • Modify & Maintain WordPress, E-Commerce, and other CMS web applications.
  • Languages and Frameworks include: HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript, React, PHP, SQL, C#, Python, Flask, and Django.
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Professional Project Management

  • Project Management ensures you are organized with a process including: Timeline, scope, change process, risk assessment, and task management.
  • Guides Projects through an intelligent, user focused, problem solving approach to guarantee project viability at completion.
  • Trained in multiple Methodologies such as Agile, Lean, Scrum, and Waterfall.


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