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Web Developer in Chicago, IL

About Me

I'm a website developer and designer based in Chicago, IL. I specialize in module programming, theme building, content management systems and brand identity.

What I do

I build beautiful, usable, professional websites using best practice accessibility and the latest W3C web standards guidelines, resulting in semantic and seo friendly HTML5 and CSS3. All of my websites are lovingly hand-coded using only the best php frameworks and cms systems.

  • I created this site with the intention to display my resume and portfolio of design/development work.
  • On my portfolio you will find screenshots of my work as a web developer for various clients in Chicago, IL.
  • My main focus on a computer is programming related to web development and design.
  • I provide services that I'm already passionate about so I put my heart into every project.

Technical Skills

  • PHP & MySQL
  • 85%
  • Module Programming (Drupal)
  • 95%
  • Theme Building (Wordpress)
  • 80%
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • 90%


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Matt Wilborne

(630) 854-6660


I am a creative professional and a highly motivated software engineer with a degree in Interactive Arts & Multimedia from Columbia College Chicago. I create beautiful, professional, semantic websites using best practices and the latest standards. I specialize in module programming, theme building, content management systems, PHP frameworks and brand identity. I am currently looking to further my career in the Chicago tech arena as a software engineer and or frontend developer.


  • Worked as an engineer who helped architect the first iteration of the popular Shiftgig.com
  • Created, managed, and operated a successful freelance web development company
  • Creative professional with more than ten years of web development and design experience
  • Experience working with Chicago area advertising agencies and design firms
  • Skilled at strategic thinking, team collaboration (git) and project management
  • Theme and module programming for content management systems; Drupal, WordPress, Magento
  • Proficient in Adobe CS6; Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and related tools
  • Motivated problem solver who is capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing workloads
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interactive Arts & Media from Columbia College Chicago
  • A software engineer from Shiftgig currently looking for the next big opportunity

Work Experience:

  • Software Engineer –
  • August 2011 – June 2013 (1 year 11 months)
  • Worked with Eddie Lou, Sean Casey and Jeff Pieta to engineer the initial release of the successful Chicago-based startup Shiftgig (shiftgig.com). Utilized the Drupal framework and worked as a software engineer to develop the version of Shiftgig currently online and in use by service industry professionals.
  • Web Developer –
  • December 2010 – Present (2 years 7 months)
  • Owner –
  • January 2000 – August 2011 (11 years 6 months)
  • President of Matt Wilborne Web Design and Development. Developed more than 60 sites for over 20 clients in a wide variety of industries. Examples of work for past clients are available upon request.
  • Website Development –
  • August 2010 – October 2010 (3 months)
  • Converted a web design and developed a theme for the school principal. Helped the school to reach the number one spot on Google for relevant keywords.
  • Production Assistant –
  • January 2006 – January 2008 (2 years 1 month)
  • Worked as a production assistant for several commercials created by Filmontage. Developed an interactive portfolio for film director Vladimir Maule owner of Filmontage, Inc.
  • Animator/Graphic Artist –
  • October 2006 – January 2007 (4 months)
  • Worked in a time critical group who were responsible for the launch and demo for the OnSite television advertising network. Created over 100 flash advertisement templates for eventual viewing on television sets around the U.S.


  • 2005-2010. Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Art & Multimedia.
  • Relevant coursework: Computer Programming, PHP & MySQL Development, and C#. Electives: 3D modelling and animation courses.
  • 1998-2002. Graduated, attended advanced computer courses.
  • Relevant coursework: Computer Science, CISCO, Web Page Design, Computer Graphic Design I and II.


  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • PHP5 (OO-MVC)
  • MySQL & Mongo
  • jQuery & jQueryUI
  • Code Igniter
  • Drupal – Modules
  • WordPress – Themes
  • Git (GitHub)
  • Adobe CS6
  • Microdata (SEO)


  • CISCO Certified Network Associate
  • For additional certifications see my LinkedIn profile at http://lnkd.in/svtgHU

Contact me for references (mwilborne@sbcglobal.net)

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My Portfolio

Shiftgig, this portfolio, cbphotography, herrdesign, visualizechicago, zone chicago, createitcustom, divknowledge, responsive themes, yosdonuts
Shiftgig - project 1


Startup - Drupal design and development
View Site
VLA - project 2

Village Leadership Acad.

Wordpress design and development for a school
View Site
Visualize Chicago - project 3

Visualize Chicago

Music producer and DJ site for a friend
View Site
Lustix - project 4


Wordpress development for a portfolio site
View Site
Create it Custom - project 5

Create it Custom

Magento theme development for online clothing store
View Site
Yos Donuts - project 6

Yos Donuts

Responsive Wordpress site for a local business
View Site

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Contact Me

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I have a unique blend of talent that allows me to offer a diverse range of services. And I'd be happy to hear from you.

  • (630) 854 6660
  • Chicago, IL
  • mwilborne@sbcglobal.net

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