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


Figma, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, XD.


HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript.


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

Web Development Architect.


Advanced web designer and developer with 16+ years of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript experience. Architected complex, high-performing websites using Astro JS, TypeScript, React, Tailwind CSS, and other common UI frameworks. Strong Proficiency in Figma and VS Code, mastery of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.


Principal Web Developer

Maverik, Salt Lake City, UT | July 2023 - Present

Recruited to this role to oversee codebases of all Maverik, Kum & Go, and FJ Management (FJM) web properties, including primary websites for all companies, and the combined Careers website.

  • Completely rebuilt the Kum & Go public website from scratch (including CMS and API integration) within a tight deadline of four weeks, which significantly reduced page load times, increased accessibility and performance, and saved the company over $600,000 in annual costs.
  • Architected scalable codebases for Maverik and Kum & Go web properties using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSX, and TypeScript within the Astro framework, effectively utilizing complex web components, content collections, and routing.
  • Constructed converting landing pages for active Maverik and Kum & Go marketing campaigns, sweepstakes, and loyalty programs.
  • Enhanced workflow efficiency between the Digital Product Team and the rest of the Marketing and Public Relations Teams to streamline web updates across all websites.

Web Development Consultant

Astropost, Salt Lake City, UT | March 2022 - Present

Transitioned freelance business to a systemized business with streamlined client onboarding and project management workflow.

  • Implemented complex web architecture strategies for fast websites that meet high-performance metrics.
  • Built scalable codebases for privacy-focused websites designed for headless CMS and API integration.
  • Designed and built an accessible digital layout for Unredacted Magazine.

Adjunct Faculty - Web Design & Development

Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT | December 2023 - Present

  • Instructed students in novice to advanced UI/UX and web design and development courses.
  • Taught students the fundamentals of web design and development, including Semantic HTML, CSS, JavaScript, responsive layouts, and accessibility practices.
  • Demonstrated real-world project management and DevOps workflows and best practices.

Freelance Designer / Developer

Freelance, Salt Lake City, UT | May 2007 - March 2022

Provided freelance web design and development services to local businesses, including several pro bono projects.

  • Built engaging websites, user interfaces, visual identities, digital products, and online assets.
  • Constructed many pro bono websites for public safety, political, and nonprofit organizations.

Graphic Designer / Web Developer

8fish, Sandy, UT | June 2008 - September 2009

Recruited as a graphic designer and illustrator, quickly transitioned to primary web developer due to previous experience.

  • Developed the website for Maverik‚Äôs Kick Start, a local adventure TV show produced by Maverik, a leading convenience store chain.
  • Elevated brands by building powerful websites, and designing graphics, social media content, and other digital assets.

Police Officer

University Of Utah Police Department, Salt Lake City, UT | March 2021 - July 2023

  • Spearheaded educational and community outreach campaigns as a liaison between the police and marketing departments.

Police Detective

Price City Police Department, Price, UT | November 2015 - March 2021

  • Developed and oversaw a comprehensive training and equipment program.

Police Lieutenant

Wellington Police Department, Wellington, UT | August 2010 - November 2015

  • Improved transparency and community relationships by building the department's first website and social media channels and generating timely press releases.
  • Developed and implemented a Reserve Officer Program that reduced personnel expenditures by 20% and increased shift coverage by 50%.


Bachelor Of Science | Digital Cinematography

Full Sail University
  • GPA 3.99 | Valedictorian

Associate Of Applied Science | Graphic Design

College Of Eastern Utah


  • Astro JS
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • HTML / CSS
  • PostCSS
  • Tailwind CSS
  • Node.js
  • Git and CI/CD
  • Contentful
  • CMS
  • Responsive Design
  • Mobile-First Design
  • Product Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Adobe CC
  • Figma
  • Core Web Vitals
  • Web Accessibility