- Developer for hire -
I make responsive websites

Hi, I'm Jesse. I'm a full-stack web developer
from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Kinoli Corporate Website

Making the internet more awesome,
one website at a time, since 2001.

Accolades

I'm not much of a bragger, however, on this special occassion of your visit, I think it's worth doing. I take pride in the work that I do, that is why I am particular about attention to detail and producing end results that not only my clients are pleased with but that I am pleased to showcase myself. I don't just want to get the job done, I want to get it done right. Here are some happy customers I've enjoyed working with along with some awards that have come my way.

Awards received

These are some of the achievements that have landed on my desk.

Taught Adobe Flash for Training Calgary May 2010

I taught a two-day course on the fundamentals of Adobe Flash.


Official Honoree Distinction @ 12th Annual Webby Awards June 2008

The AICP Show website that I designed and developed received an "Official Honoree" distinction at the 12th annual Webby Awards.


Winner in the self-promotion category @ 2008 Applied Arts Interactive Awards November 2008

The Veer - Rest Stop Flash website (Veer Solus) that Kinoli developed won the Applied Arts award in the self-promotion category.

Satisfied clients

Here are some of the kind words my clients have said about working with me. 

Jesse is a person you can just send work to and trust it gets done. Once it's started it's finished up very quick. The thing I like about working with him is he used to be a designer so I can just send through PSDs and everything turns out identical to the comp. He's also always willing to try and make something work.
- Ian McFadyen, Creative Director @ Ian McFadyen Design in Toronto
I routinely refer Jesse for rich internet application work and will continue to do so. He is solid, reliable and his work is first class. It was a pleasure working with him at Disney Photo Imaging, he brought a lot of great ideas that helped us cut down our development times for product builders. You will not be disappointed when you work with Jesse.
- Geoff Freedman, Product Manager @ Disney Interactive
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About Me

My name is Jesse Knowles. I'm a husband and a father of two beautiful boys. We live in Calgary Alberta, next to the beautiful Canadian Rockies. I love learning new things and I'm also an extreme DIY'er. I'm passionate about the things I do and strive to do them right. I love learning about history, economic and political theories, new technologies and anything geeky. I enjoy photography and travelling, but honestly, who doesn't? I also work on a Mac.

In the spring of 2001 I graduated from John Brown University where I played for the varsity soccer team and studied both Digital Media and Graphic Design. I learned a lot about print and web design there as well as how to program websites, video editing and even 3d modelling and animation. I started out working as a flash developer when Macromedia ruled the day but now I mainly build HTML5 websites with various other technologies integrated in as needed.

I have worked extensively with various JavaScript frameworks including Angular1,2+, Vue.js, jQuery & NodeJS. PHP is my go-to server-side language and I use CSS/SASS/LESS to make my websites look pretty. I have worked with several Content Management Systems (CMS) over the years, I've even built several from scratch, but my most trusted are definitely ExpressionEngine and CraftCMS.

I have been building websites and mobile apps for over 17 years. In the summer of 2006 I started a full-time web development company, Kinoli and a couple years later I incorporated. My company has grown every year that I've been running it. It's just me but I hire outside designers and developers from time-to-time to help with the work load. I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some amazing people and clients over the years and my experience and passion for what I do continues to grow. I recently built a blockchain asset management cross-desktop application using Electron and Vue.js. Check it out, it's called Junxion.

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Languages

  • Vanilla Javascript/jQuery/NPM/NodeJS
  • AngularJS 1 & 2+/TypeScript
  • Vue.js
  • SASS/LESS/CSS
  • PHP/mySQL
  • HTML 5
  • Objective-C/iOS Development

Toolbox

  • Grunt/Gulp
  • Bootstrap 3 & 4
  • PhoneGap/Cordova/Ionic 3+
  • Electron
  • Photoshop/Fireworks/Illustrator
  • Flash
  • GIT

Additional Skills

  • Website Design
  • ExpressionEngine, CraftCMS, Wordpress
  • CodeIgniter, Zend
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Shopify/E-Commerce
  • Video Editing (FCP X)
  • Photography