Nick Ortiz

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I'm Nick Ortiz

Web Developer

  • Dad, husband, and developer.
  • Doesn't believe in problems without answers.
  • Web development professional for 7 years.

I've worked the spectrum of very small sites for non-profits and local businesses all the way to heavily trafficked large scale sites with lots of moving parts for the entertainment industry, political organizations, sites targeted at those with special accessibility needs, and start-ups with huge ideas.

I love working with WordPress and can make it do anything.

You're going to offer me a job, right?


My life story painted only by job descriptions

WordPress Web Developer

Cornershop Creative | (Remote)
  • Theme & Plugin development.
  • Built beautiful websites from the ground up optimized for security and scalability
  • Released a Security Auditing tool for WordPress
  • Worked with an exclusively Remote team

Utilized tools such as:

  • Advanced Custom Fields Pro
  • Gravity Forms
  • WooCommerce
  • BuddyPress
  • BBPress
  • The Events Calendar by Modern Tribe
  • DIVI builder By Elegant Themes
  • WPBakery Page Builder/Visual Composer
  • Jupiter by ArtBees
to build customizable functionality for non-profits big and small that could be used for years to come.

Related Programming Acoronyms:
PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, SASS/LESS, GULP, Grunt, various APIs

July 2013 - February 2018

Lead Developer and Project Consultant

Itsums | Albuquerque, NM

Took over as lead developer on an exciting and ambitious startup project that had acquired funding and already drafted an MVP and began implementing new features.

Project was built in PHP without a framework before I came on and was previously unmanaged with any version control systems.

  • Coordinated workflow between development team and design team
  • Implemented git version control & git workflow for versioning releases
  • Security consultation & Pentesting
  • Planned and Implemented code quality standards
  • debugged, coordinated, and fixed lots of bugs

Implemented lots of bugfixes and consulted on security issues and offered consulting on directions to help grow the company.

May 2014 - May 2017

Freelance Web Developer

Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho and Remote locations

Picked up lots of feature requests for WordPress websites, automated XML imports and PHP/Database integration tasks for sub-contractors.

Met Cornershop Creative during this time providing freelance development support before being hired as a full-time employee for the next 5 years

December 2012 - July 2013

Web Developer & Designer

RYNO Technologies | Corrales, New Mexico

Second-string lead WordPress developer (there was only two of us, but that counts ...right?) and designer.

Built lots of local websites, rewrote a huge group of crystal reports to map to an entirely new database structure, and helped maintain and scale a heavily trafficked entertainment client

July 2011 - December 2012

Instructional Technician & Student Aid
(Programming, Networking, and Web Development)

Central New Mexico Community College

Provided support and assistance to students, faculty, and staff in both the Programming computer lab and Networking Lab.

Assisted instructors in developing and implementing classroom materials, student assignments, and laboratory exercises. Supervised student employees and oversaw interviewing and hiring of candidates.

Debugged students software in multiple languages (PHP, jQuery, CSS, JavaScript, C++, Java, C#, asp.NET, Oracle SQL, Django, Python)

March 2009 - September 2011


Centeral New Mexico Community College

Art, Web Technology, and Digital Media

Computer Information Systems: Concentration in Digital Media.
Computer Information Systems: Concentration in Web Technology.

Started in the 3Dimensional arts program before that was removed from the curriculum, began working towards a general graphic design degree in Digital Media and quickly started picking up web tech & programming classes before changing my major a final time

Spent so much time assisting instructors and students that I was offered a Student Aide job which quickly became an offer to be the sole Instructional Technician for the programming labs.


When people say nice things about me I write them down so I can put them here later.