John Watson

Hello! My name is Watson and I’m a freelance web developer. I create web sites using the latest tech for clients both huge and small. Rent my brain and I’ll help you build your dream project.

Services

Selected Projects

Caravela
Writer
Game Mechanic Explorer
Core Diver
Zombie Tactics
Big Huge Labs
Big Huge Thesaurus
Kids Weather Report
Sun Tzu's Art of War
Bask Digital
christian audio
LATHER

About

A long time ago, I worked at Mattel, Inc., in El Segundo, where I was the lead developer behind the first few iterations of HotWheels.com and Barbie.com. I'm listed as a co-inventor on the My Design Barbie patent (#6,206,750) — no, seriously — because I helped design and build the website and backend systems for personalizing the dolls online and communicating with a fulfillment process in China.

Later, I was a lead developer at Channelwave where I helped create customized web e-commerce systems for major manufacturers like HP, Sony, Toshiba, Maxtor, Western Digital, Sharp, Kia Motors, ATI, Hawk Clothing, Logitech, Lexmark, and many others. Then I started freelancing.

I have a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Computer Engineering from UC Irvine.

I contributed to the O'Reilly book Flickr Hacks. I'm also a published photographer with photographs in JPG Magazine Issue 7, Flickr Hacks by Jim Bumgardner & Paul Bausch, How to Use Flickr by Richard Giles, Create Your Own Photo Blog by Catherine Jamieson, Digital Photography and Lighting by Catherine Jamieson & Sean McCormick.

I'm a husband and father of two. Raising children is simultaneously the toughest and most fulfilling job I've ever had.

My services are more expensive than the guys you'll find on those "hire a developer" sites. Email me if you're frustrated with throwing your money away on "inexpensive" web developers.

I believe most people are fundamentally good. I am not religious.