I Am A Freelance Full-Stack Web Developer
I see web development as a multidisciplinary endeavor that encompasses computer programming, visual design, business, marketing, management, search engine optimization, accessibility, maintainability, usability, user experience, security, IT infrastructure, and compliance with government regulations. I strive for expertise in all of these areas.
I use WordPress because it allows clients to update their own sites, it has a ton of theme and plugin support, and it’s really flexible. I can build upon this platform with custom programming as needed.
I am based in Southern California. I have a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Caltech and a Master’s in Engineering Management from Stanford University. I have been creating websites since 2008.
Brian Shim Web Development, LLC is a California S-Corporation (so you don’t need to send me 1099 forms or worry about AB-5 issues).
About My Work
- Custom WordPress websites
- Mobile-friendly responsive web design
- Fixing broken websites
- Marketing consulting
- WordPress training
- Business consulting
- Project management
- Monthly site maintenance
- Custom programming
- Mobile responsiveness
- Custom user interfaces
- Custom functionality
- API integration
- Accessibility (ADA compliance)
- E-Commerce (via Shopify)
- Google structured data
- SEO optimization
- IDX Real Estate Integration
- Real Estate
- Web Apps
- Higher Education
- Consumer Goods
- Industrial Goods
- Blog / Informational
Sites I Built
I work with designers and agencies all of the time to implement their vision using WordPress and code.
Products and Services
Sites I Helped Build as Part of a Team
Sites I Designed and Built
If you already have a brand design language in mind, I can design and build your website.
Products and Services
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