Josh Aguilar

Developer. Designer. Photographer.

About

Welcome to my online portfolio/resume. This website is meant to serve as a general overview of who I am, and what I have to offer. Here you will see a sample of my work, learn a little about the way I think, and discover the skills that I am continuously crafting . Please feel free to download my resume for employment opportunities or even contact me for a project quote.

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Josh Aguilar

Developer, Designer, and Photographer from Houston, TX.

I'm currently working at TopSpot IMS as a Conversion Optimization Specialist. My background in Web Development and Design allows me to successfully work with our SEO and Analytics team to run tests and make updates based on data gathered from these tests. For a more detailed breakdown of my current responsibilities view the Resume section of this website.

In my free-time I also work on various types of projects ranging from freelance web development to video production.


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Personal Stats

421790 IMAGES CAPTURED
10875 CUPS OF COFFEE CONSUMED
26520 HOURS SPENT IN PHOTOSHOP
1450 MILES CYCLED

Skills

Though I have various skill sets, I believe the following skills are my strongest.

  • Responsive Web Design/Development
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Videography
  • Graphic Design
  • User Experience
  • Photography

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep."

-Scott Adams

what i can provide

I've held a few job titles, but none of them really show the experience that I have. Below are a just a few more things that I have to offer.

Idea Generation

Behind every great project is an even greater plan; behind that plan is a solid idea. I take pride in my forward-thinking mentality and my ability to generate ideas while working alone or collaborating with others.

Complex Problem Solving

I'm a thinker. In this industry, solving problems is the base of what we do. Complex problem solving involves both analytical and creative skills. If i'm not solving a problem for work, I'm discovering a new problem to solve.

Balance

Creativity + Logic. Alone, each of these traits have potential for greatness. When balanced and combined however, these traits provide a unique perspective and give an edge of excellence in all aspects of life.

Communication

Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important of all life skills. Whether it be with clients or co-workers, I strive to "Think like a wise man, but communicate in the language of the people."

Creative Direction

Understanding the "big picture" while viewing projects from unique perspectives allows me to properly direct the creative process instead of just relying on recent trends and personal preferences.

Technical Experience

Real world technical experience is something that can't be taught in a textbook. I've been dealing with client projects since my freelance days before I started school.

Professional Media

Visuals transcend language and allow for a greater understanding of what is being communicated. I believe great visuals not only communicate, but are a necessity that add life to any design.

User Experience

Great design and development are more than asthetics and smooth functionality. The most important factor of all is the user's ability to navigate while leading them to making conversions for the client.

Work Process

IDEA

CONCEPT

DESIGN

DEVELOP

TEST

LAUNCH

Experience / Resume

Now that you have seen my work, you may be wondering if I have experience in the industry. Below you will find a break down of my past and present employments as well as my educational background. Again, feel free to download a printable version of my resume for employment opportunities.
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Work Experience

2012 - now

Conversion Rate Optimization Specialist @ TopSpot Internet Marketing Services

October 2012 – Present

Responsibilities include:

Design
  • Creating custom Wireframes
  • Designing Responsive websites for B2B & B2C companies
  • Designing Remarketing Display Ads
  • Designing Brochures
  • Creating Website Banners
  • Designing Email Newsletters

Development
  • Designing and developing new custom responsive websites
  • Revamping and strategically making updates to older existing websites
  • Focusing on User Experience
  • Online Conversion Rate Optimization through analytics and tracking
  • Using Google Analytics to run Content Experiments (Version A/B testing)
  • Regularly working in Content Management Systems such as: MODX, Magento, Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal

Photography
  • Photographing products for e-commerce websites, website banners, ads, and print collateral
  • Professional staff and executive head shots
  • Event photography
  • Architectural/Interior Photography of business establishments
2012 - 2012

Production Coordinator @ Weddings In Houston Magazine

from 2012 to 2012

Responsibilities included:

  • Overseeing the daily operations of the whole Production Department
  • Managing Websites, Email Campaigns, & Newsletters
  • Designing digital and print ads for clientele and company magazine
  • Managing and editing photos from studio photo shoots
2011 - 2012

Photographer/ Videographer @ Bridal Essence Photo + Video

from 2011 to 2012

Bridal Essence Photo + Video

This was a side project that allowed me the opportunity to provide professional photo and video for Weddings and Events.

Responsibilities included:

  • Client meetings and project scoping
  • Photographing Weddings and Events
  • Video production for Weddings and Events
  • Editing photos and video
  • Creating Wedding/Event highlight films
  • Layout and design of print collateral such as albums and presentation products
  • Large format print preparation
2011 - 2011

Web Designer/Developer @ Media 3 Creative

from 2011 to 2011

Responsibilities included:

  • Designing & developing custom websites for B2C companies

Education

2011 - 2011

Web Design Internship @ Culture Pilot

from 2011 to 2011

Responsibilities included:

Design
  • Designing web site mock-ups
  • Designing Social Media banners and backgrounds

Development
  • Basic front-end development

Photography
  • Photographing head shots
  • Editing photos
2007 - 2011

University

from 2007 to 2011

Art Institute of Houston

  • Dean's List
  • GPA – 3.9
2001 - 2005

High School

from 2001 to 2005

McCamey High School

  • Class President
  • Honor Roll
  • GPA - 3.8

Contact me

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work! I'm ALWAYS working on a side project. If you have a project that you need help with, don't hesitate to reach out to me.

GET IN TOUCH

  • 713-828-9397

  • Galleria Area. Houston, TX

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