Julien BÉCHADE, front-end developer

I design , I develop & I love it ...

Val de Ronceveaux

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An english and irish Setters farm, located in south-west of France. They raise pointer dogs to hunt, mainly woodcock.

The story behind

The client came to me with one only idea: they wanted something different than this. Not that hard do you think... Well, it's sure ugly but it has a lot of functionnalities that a static website does not have. So we decided to go for a CMS.

Wordpress or Drupal ?

As long as it works fine & it doesn't cost much, the client doesn't care. Both solution are effective, flexible, robust & free. But I would prefer Wordpress thanks to its less time consuming templating system - and time is money for both side.

Custom Wordpress theme

So we created a solution to perfectly fit the client's need. It can handle various race of dogs, has a built in genealogy tree, is media friendly, can blog, is information architecture focused, is e-commerce ready (for later on)...etc.

In a few words
  • Logo
  • Design
  • Photo
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • Wordpress
  • Blog
  • CMS
  • SEO
Media friendly
Media friendly
Information architecture
Information architecture
Custom post type
Custom administration
Photo shootout
Photo shootout
Browse by species, gender, etc.
Browse by species, gender, etc.
All-in-one navigation
All-in-one navigation
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization

The design association

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A non-profit wich help non-profits to design stuffs for free, located in Geneva.

«Just a landing page while we're getting ready...»

It's what they said so I said «OK ! Let's do it».
— «We also need people to be able to register on both side (non-profits & designers) while we're getting ready.»
— «So we have to implement a mailing subscription."
— «Yes, and can you make it HTML so it doesn't look so cheap ?»
— «Well, I can but...»
— «Perfect, let's go then, thank you so much for your help !»
I didn't hear anything ever since.

In a few words
  • Logo
  • Design
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • HTML e-mail
Landing page
Landing page
Overlay form
Overlay form
Subscription HTML e-mail
Subscription HTML e-mail

Photo

Pays Basque
Pays Basque
-25°C
-25°C
By the lake
By the lake
Sweet København
Sweet København
Tunnel du Somport
Tunnel du Somport
Gamla Stan
Gamla Stan

Contact me

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I actually live here, surrounded by trees & mooses, 2000 km away from where I'm borned.

Julien

Julien BÉCHADE

+46(0)707 93 95 10

Myravägen 32, 178 90 Ekerö
Yes, I have a car I can drive.

I'm a 29 years old self-taught web front-end developer, positive by nature, social, creative, self-critic (Ex: I look like an arse on this photo) and even funny sometimes...

I design & develop CMS based on Wordpress for small businesses and non-profits. I mainly focus on cross-device & -browser compatibilities, W3C standards , information architecture and SEO.

I developed those skills on my own, while working full time as a landscape engineer, so I'm always ready to meet new challenges even if it involves lots of "staying up late at night".
At work, I take responsibilities when it is mine to take but I never step on people's feet. Criticism is, for me, a constructive way to improve yourself and the job, so I like to know what people think and I don't hesitate to speak my mind either.
Today, I feel I've reached a level where I need other people to confront my work and myself, so now I am aspiring to work in a company where I can learn from others.

You have to be aware of the fact that, while I was teaching myself how to be a geek, I worked 9 physical hours, 5 days a week under rain & hit. If you give me the opportunities to work, full time, with what I'm passionated about, I can progress really fast & be a major asset of your company.

Education

Haute école du paysage de Genève Sep 2005/2006 Jun

Bachelor's level: Science in landscape architecture.

Centre de formation de Saintes Sep 2003/2005 Jun

High technician: Landscape planning and arrangement.

Skills

Languages

French, english, spanish (moderate), swedish (basic & improving).

Computing

Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Indesign), Autocad 2D, Microsoft productivity software (Word, Excel, etc.), HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP (moderate)...

Experience

Freelance Web designer/Front-end developper
Aug 2006/till now

  • I'm leading projects from the first meeting to customer service.
  • I'm developing solutions to suit my clients needs.
  • I'm using open-source tools to reduce costs.

WIDENS trädgård Landscape gardener - Stockholm, SE
May 2011/till now

  • I'm building gardens.

SITEL nature & paysage Landscape engineer - Genève, CH
Mar 2007/2010 Oct

  • I preserved and maintained nature reserves.
  • I worked with vegetal engineering.
  • I realized some amazing projects of parks and gardens.

DA VINCI wine bar Bar manager - Genève, CH
Jul 2006/2007 Mar

  • I managed staffs, schedules, supplies, etc.
  • I created the wine card.
  • I organized events, concerts, theme parties, etc.
  • I waited on, baked, socialized...

DESPAUX Espaces verts Landscape planner - Salies, FR
Aug 2003/2005 Jul

  • I realized and maintained parks and gardens.
  • I designed and realized exibition gardens.

MONEIN city Landscape planner - Monein, FR
Aug 2001/2003 Aug

  • I maintained public parks.
  • I did create, realize some.
Hobbies

I play rugby for Bromma and before that for Meyrin, Salies-de-Béarn, Monein and Coarraze-Nay, I like going around taking some pictures, I enjoy gardening as well, etc.