About

  • Background

    Art has always been a fundamental part of who I am and my interest in programming began when my 4th grade instructor taught us how to write simple programs in Basic. This exposure to programming at a young age had a profound effect on my life and by age 16 I was learning to write C by playing MUDs (text-based multiplayer game) with my college friends. 

    As I grew older I had several career aspirations: video game developer, author, artist, and even geologist.

    Today, I believe that code can be creative and that art and programming are not mutually exclusive skill sets. I consider myself lucky because web development allows the perfect union of my creative and logical aspects.

  • Education and Career

    Education:
    University of Kentucky, 1991-1995, Fine Art

    Career:
    I’ve worked as a Business Analyst with a primary focus on databases and the creation of complex queries, as an Account Executive/Product Marketing Manager for a major advertising agency, and currently as a freelance artist and web developer.

    The road has not always been easy, but my experience with difficult projects has provided invaluable learning experiences and exposure to industries that have shaped my career in a myriad of magical ways.

    To learn more about my career path, experience, and current clients, please feel free to view my profile on LinkedIn.

  • Hobbies and Interests

    On social media I describe myself as follows: I am a web developer, artist, video game aficionado, and tea lover.

    Ah, the proverbial web developer and gamer stereotype! I fell in love with video games at age 9 and I currently play Destiny 2 when I have free time.

    In 2012 I embarked on a tea adventure, starting with tea bags and moving on to loose leaf tea from local stores. Fast-forward 8 years and I currently enjoy a wide range of tea from vendors all over the world. My all-time favorite teas are Fujian, Yunnan, and Taiwanese blacks. As time permits I do tea tastings and post tasting notes on my blog.

    My dearest passion is reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. My father would pass down his copies to me, starting when I was 13, and I devoured the contents fanatically. Those other realities were mesmerizing!

    Interesting tidbit: I helped proofread The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction's Fourth Planet from the Sun, a collection of Mars stories. I am delighted that my name appears in the acknowledgements!

Reviews

Cole

Meister MMA

“Perfect. She hit the look and feel for my site right on. She worked with me on every single little change I requested through the whole process and executed each perfectly (helped that she is a native English-speaker). I received responses within hours every time I had a question, if not sooner. Her work to satisfy my requirements has not gone unnoticed. Everything was executed to a T, from eye-pleasing design to great functionality. I will be coming back for all future projects.”

Maninder

Amora Collections

“She has been a lifesaver! Very diligent, professional and true to her work. I would absolutely recommend her.”

M. Gill

“She is just simply the best programmer out there. I just can’t seem to find a nicer, harder working, easy to get a hold of programmer out there. I keep looking and she seems to be the only one.”

Sharon

Peaceful Glass

“If I had to make a list of every quality that makes a good Web designer and programmer, as well as a great teacher, I would simply write down “Jocelyn”! Her work is impeccable, and I plan to hire her again for future projects.”

Randy

RDK Creative

“Jocelyn did an excellent job. She really did a great job in making my site sound more professional. Great communication and a quick turnaround.”

simondirect

“Very professional, did what I needed, fast, even threw in a few fixes she found, she knows zencart will use her again.”

Ross McGregor

Jocelyn has completed several Zen Cart / PHP projects for our online merchant business over the last 12 months from minor fixes and enhancements to a full migration of our business to a new hosting provider. Jocelyn is a highly capable, reliable, and efficient IT professional and very much integral to our online business. She delivers great quality work and is excellent value. We will continue to utilise her services into the future and I have no hesitation in recommending Jocelyn to anyone requiring PHP / Zen Cart services.

Get In Touch

I am always happy to answer questions to help guide you in the right direction.

Contact me for a free no-pressure consultation.

Serving Local and International Clients
Located in Louisville, KY USA
Email
info@jocelyntraher.com
Discord ID
Jocelyn#0558