My name is Jesse Dockett. I believe in creating beautiful, memorable experiences across the web. I believe mobile devices are changing the landscape of the internet and we should be designing for them first. I believe that good design is about what you leave out, not what you include. I believe in a better web. I love simple and elegant design, clean and usable interfaces, and semantic and scalable code. My focus is creating a pure web experience on every device. I also make short videos from time to time. I recently started a great web development and IT consulting company called Digital Fox with some talented associates. We are looking for fun and exciting partners to work with. If this is you, get in touch.
The long winters in Michigan got me started on the web at a young age. I completed my first website at 14 years old. A friend was making simple computer games and he wanted a simple website to share his work with the world.
The Early Years
Shortly after making that first website I was introduced to Myspace. Myspace at the time was a great place for musicians and artists to share their work with the world. It also happened to be a great place for me to share my design and development chops with the world. I began styling pages for friends and even a few paying customers. I pushed Myspace's system to the absolute limit.
In 2008 Myspace began to dry up and people began using Facebook instead. Since Facebook didn't have an interface that I could interact with, my outlet for web design was gone. Luckily, I was able to land an after school job at the local newspaper as a sort of photo intern that same year. After my internship ended, I was able to stay on as a freelance photographer for another year before the newspaper really began to downsize.
In 2011 I began honing my skills again. I made a few small websites and I was hooked again. I was quickly picked up by Ohno Design, a growing web design company to help them make the area's web presence more beautiful.
I began working for Ohno Design part time in the late summer of 2012. While working with Ohno I have been able to explore my talents in design, development, and movie making. In my three years with them, I worked on over 100 websites and made about a dozen short movies. I had the opportunity to meet and work with some great people from some great organizations including NASA, The University of Michigan, and DOW.
BAISD Career Center
In 2017 I was offered an instructor position at the Bay Arenac ISD Career Center teaching software engineering and web development to high school juniors and seniors. My students have developed some amazing projects and I am proud to guide them on their path to become the software engineers and web developers of tomorrow.
Bay City Commission
2017 was a busy time for me. I ran a very successful campaign to represent the First Ward of Bay City on the Bay City Commission. I pounded the pavement daily, had a strong online presence, and ran an aggressive print campaign that showed people that I was dedicated to making Bay City a brighter place and they responded. I won my primary election with 78% of the vote and the general election with 83% of the vote. Since then, I have worked to improve sidewalks and roads, add playground equipment into a park that has been lacking it for some time, and improve city services and infrastructure while keeping costs as low as possible.
My Skill Set
My abilities are always expanding. I love to take on new challenges and solve difficult problems. Below is a list of what abilities I bring to the table.
- Swift 2
- Visual Studio
- IntelliJ Idea
- Android Studio
- Grid Systems
- Sound Design
- Camera Operation
- Steadicam Operation
- Final Cut Pro X
- Motion 5
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