Front-End, UX and WordPress Developer

About Michael Ware

Michael Ware

I’m a front-end and UX developer with a design background who works with start-ups, agencies, freelance & in-house teams as well as direct clients to build performant websites and web applications. I favor WordPress and a LAMP stack, but have experience with eCommerce and Javascript frameworks like Angular.

If you need an experienced professional on your team to help drive a redesign, refactor an online store or launch a web app, I’d love to hear from you.


  • HTML5, CSS3, SASS, LESS & Bootstrap
  • Javascript, jQuery & Angular
  • WordPress, Shopify, Jekyll, Drupal, Squarespace & Sitefinity
  • Working knowledge of PHP/MySQL & .NET MVC
  • Git, SVN and the command line
  • ______ hot tool of the week
  • User experience design & wireframing
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch if needed
  • Mobile-first responsive Web design
  • Years of problem solving and learning new systems

A Taste of My Work


Web design & front-end development (presentation layer)
Teledemic & Innovus Power
Angular & Bootstrap
Innovus needed an API-driven web application for users to monitor energy production by Innovus’ variable-speed generators.

Vermont State Legislature Redesign

Vermont State Legislature

Information architecture & UX design
Bluehouse Group
Lucidchart for IA, Balsamiq for wireframes, Google Docs for extensive content coordination
Bluehouse did an amazing job of coordinating and programming a complex redesign with a tight schedule and many requirements.



WordPress & front-end development
Clutch Creative, CCAFS partners in Colombia and the Gund Institute, University of Vermont
WordPress, Bootstrap, CSS & jQuery
This data and research site allows developing countries and scientists to improve data on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation potentials.

Better Buildings By Design

Better Buildings by Design Conference

UX lead & front-end development
Efficiency Vermont Marketing Team
Angular, jQuery & CSS
The conference needed a compact, well-organized, sortable and expandable way to display topics, tracks and speakers on a single page. Angular and jQuery are the secret sauces.

Colleagues & Clients, Past and Present

People, employers and brands that I’ve had the pleasure to work with through the years:

  • American Meadows
  • Bluehouse Group
  • Bristlecone Capital Research
  • Clutch Creative
  • Corey Machanic
  • DC Sustainable Electric Utility
  • Efficiency Vermont
  • Elsevier
  • Gotham City Graphics
  • Green Party of New York State
  • Haven Custom Homes
  • Innovus
  • Kingsley Graphics
  • Labatt Blue, Blue Light Lime, Labatt 52
  • Magic Hat Brewery
  • Media Solutions International
  • North American Breweries
  • One Percent for the Planet
  • Pyramid Brewery
  • Sheppard Custom Homes
  • Solidarity of Unbridled Labour
  • Sp!ke
  • Traveler Beer Company
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Unwind Mobile Massage
  • Uvero
  • Vermont Energy Investment Corp.
  • Vermont State Legislature
  • Vermont Tech
  • Zainab Sumu Fashion


I am currently booking work for the fall of 2016. Please call or email to discuss your project.
tel: (802) 881-9157
Burlington, Vermont