Nick Bravo.

Designer. Developer. Problem solver.

I build engaging, high-performing websites, graphics, and digital assets to solidify brand authority and trust across platforms.

This is me. Nick Bravo.

Career change from cop to web developer? Don't mind if I do!

Short version? I recently made a career change from a full-time cop / part-time web developer/designer back to a full-time web developer.

I worked full-time as a graphic and web designer for two years before working in law enforcement. I worked on a lot of freelance web development projects during my 15-year law enforcement career.

Long version? My official biography is set to be released in 2552.

Languages & frameworks.

I've been developing websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and designing graphics, layouts, and brand assets with Adobe software since 2004 - you know, back when we could break MySpace. I have a solid mastery of HTML, CSS, JS and Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Adobe CC, VS Code, Astro, Next.js, Bootstrap, Webflow, WordPress

Design

Figma, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, XD.

Frontend

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript.

Backend

Netlify, Node.js, NGINX, Contentful, GraphQL, Rest.

Libraries & Builders

Astro, Next.js, Bootstrap, Webflow, WordPress.

A few of my projects.

Here are some projects I've worked on as a designer and developer.

Get in touch.

I'm ready to join your team! Send me a message if you think we'd be a great fit!

Nick Bravo

Designer. Developer. Problem solver.

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Web designer and developer with teamwork and leadership experience. Launched projects with tight deadlines by structuring project requirements efficiently. Produced high-performing, converting websites, digital products, and front ends with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Strong Proficiency in Figma and Visual Studio Code, mastery of Adobe XD, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

EXPERIENCE

PRINCIPAL WEB DEVELOPER

MAVERIK / 2023 - PRESENT
  • As the principal (and only) web developer, I architect the entirely new codebase of all web properties for Kum & Go and Maverik one of the largest convenience store chains in the United States.
  • Completely rebuilt Kum & Go's website (including CMS and API integration) from scratch in less than four weeks as part of an expedited loyalty rebrand.

WEB DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

ASTROPOST / 2022 - PRESENT
  • I help clients build high-performing web architectures with headless CMS integration.

ADJUNCT FACULTY - WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE / 2023 - PRESENT
  • I teach intermediate to advanced UI/UX and web design and development courses.

FREELANCE DESIGNER / DEVELOPER

FREELANCE / 2007 - 2022
  • I built engaging websites, user interfaces, visual identities, digital products, and online assets.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER / WEB DEVELOPER

8FISH / 2008 - 2009
  • Elevated brands by designing websites, graphics, social media content, and other digital assets.

POLICE OFFICER

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH POLICE DEPARTMENT / 2021 - 2023
  • Spearheaded educational and community outreach campaigns as the liaison between the police department and the marketing department.

POLICE DETECTIVE

PRICE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT / 2015 - 2021
  • Developed and oversaw a comprehensive training program. Impacted lives through empathetic communication and complete criminal investigations.

POLICE LIEUTENANT

WELLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT / 2010 - 2015
  • Improved transparency and community relationships by building the department’s first website and social media channels and generating timely press releases.

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE / DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY

FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
  • GPA 3.99 / VALEDICTORIAN

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE / GRAPHIC DESIGN

COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH

HARD SKILLS

  • Graphic / Layout Design
  • Product Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Figma
  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript
  • Typescript
  • SASS / SCSS / PostCSS
  • Node.js
  • Git and CI/CD
  • GraphQL / RestAPI
  • Content Management
  • Web Accessibility

SOFT SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Visual Content Creation
  • Decision Making
  • Team Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Presentations