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Hi there, my name is Sam Rankin.

I code digital spaces that speak volumes while being flawlessly functional and accessible to everyone on every screen.

About Sam Rankin

I've been immersed in the ever-changing landscape of the digital realm (professionally) since 2010. My journey has had me mostly focused on WordPress, but I'm confident in my ability to pick up any platform or language.

I'm all about making websites feel like home—responsive, accessible, and super intuitive for every visitor. But it's not just about code; it's about creating a digital space that speaks volumes while being flawlessly functional.

When I'm not diving into code, you’ll find me nose-deep in a book, spreading smiles as a therapy dog team with my corgi, Zoey, catching the excitement at Arizona Diamondbacks games, or getting my hands messy in art classes.

Sam Rankin's Skillset

Alright, let's get into the good stuff. Here's what I bring to the table. These are the tools I wield, the languages I speak, and the skills I've polished over time.











Sam Rankin's Featured Projects

Welcome to the fun part! This is where I roll up my sleeves and dive into the projects that got me here. Get ready to see the real magic – where lines of code come to life and ideas turn into web reality. Let's take a journey through some cool stuff I've built!

WP ReadMe Generator


An NPM package which provides an automated solution for WordPress plugin developers to effortlessly synchronize readme markdown files and readme text files.

LA Zoo Website


Complete redesign of the LA Zoo website. Built using Sage 9 Laravel Wordpress theme, Advanced Custom Fields and custom Gutenberg blocks



Overhaul of the RIESTER website into a modern, visually stunning and functionally robust platform through the WordPress CMS.



Complete migration of SkiPro business into the Shopify ecosystem, unifying their online and in-store operations into one simple solution.

Spectrum Medical


Redesign of the Spectrum Medical website to create a visually stunning and informative platform for the LGBTQIA+ community.

MidFirst Bank


Complete overhaul of MidFirst Bank's website to modernize their online platform while ensuring seamless integration with Kentico CMS.

Sam Rankin's Work History


Web Developer at RIESTER website faviconRIESTER

  • Developed and executed strategies to ensure accessibility compliance, resulting in a reduction in customer complaints related to usability and accessibility issues.
  • Authored a custom plugin that seamlessly integrated Bootstrap into the WordPress core, driving brand consistency while reducing development time by 40%.
  • Developed comprehensive documentation and conducted tailored training sessions for various teams and clients, resulting in an increase in system adoption and proficiency.

Web Developer at REV77 website faviconREV77

  • Optimized website performance through strategic implementation of improvements, resulting in a 40% reduction in page load time.
  • Enhanced WordPress websites utilizing a personalized visual composer builder, ensuring up-to-date and visually captivating online platforms.
  • Led cross-functional teams in the implementation of SEO initiatives, increasing organic website traffic by 10%.

Web Developer / IT Manager / Graphic Designer at MAAT Legal website faviconMAAT Legal

  • Managed and executed the restructuring of the IT infrastructure, introducing GSuite and 1Password, resulting in improved information security, streamlined workflows, and a 30% increase in interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Trained employees one-on-one on the new productivity tools to ensure a smooth transition to the new systems.
  • Implemented a comprehensive rebranding campaign for Dana & Associates, unifying print and digital assets, resulting in a 15% boost in customer engagement.
  • Revamped through the implementation of a user-friendly and responsive WordPress website using Bootstrap, driving a remarkable 200% increase in conversions.

Web Developer - Contract at Blufish Design website faviconBlufish Design

  • Expertly managed and supported the handling of excess website edits, ensuring a smooth and efficient workflow during high-demand periods.
  • Crafted responsive HTML emails utilizing Litmus, ensuring compatibility across various email clients and delivering visually appealing, effective communication.
  • Seamlessly incorporated requested features into Shopify websites, enhancing functionality and meeting client specifications with precision.

Web Developer III at Skyhook Interactive website faviconSkyhook Interactive

  • Teamed up with a developer to drive the development of ADA-compliant HTML landing pages for, surpassing accessibility requirements and elevating user experience.
  • Orchestrated the development of a highly customized WordPress eCommerce site using WooCommerce, aligning the site seamlessly with Sketch files and incorporating a bespoke search function.
  • Crafted a tailor-made Shopify theme to match intricate Photoshop designs, ensuring a visually cohesive and user-centric online platform.

Senior Web Developer at Joybyte website faviconJoybyte

  • Established standards and trained junior developers for consistent web development.
  • Implemented and managed a WordPress site manager, streamlining client website maintenance for 150+ accounts; reduced time spent on updates and troubleshooting by an average of 15 hours per client monthly.
  • Pioneered the creation of a bespoke page builder using Advanced Custom Fields, fostering standardized site quality across a diverse team of developers; accelerated development process.

Web Administrator at University of Advancing Technology website faviconUniversity of Advancing Technology

  • Created a user-friendly and engaging WordPress blog customized for the student leadership group.
  • Collaborated with backend developers to improve user interface (UI) for their applications, enhancing visual appeal and ease of use.
  • Developed responsive HTML emails using Green Rope, combining design and coding skills for effective communication.

Web Developer at ASU Decision Theater Network website faviconASU Decision Theater Network

  • Developed a unique WordPress theme with custom post types and taxonomies, using SASS and Compass for efficient development.
  • Set up Google Analytics for comprehensive data tracking, optimizing site performance and user engagement.
  • Introduced a team wiki to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing among team members, improving overall productivity.

Web Design Intern at ASU Foundation website faviconASU Foundation

  • Developed HTML emails for internal and external use, ensuring consistency in communication across platforms.
  • Managed diverse tasks across multiple Foundation websites, showcasing adaptability in web development.
  • Built three unique microsites for different departments, providing tailored online solutions for specific organizational needs.

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