Hi everyone! My name is John Dugan and I am a father, former actor and web enthusiast. My life is a paradox – I work in technology, but live in the country with my wife and three kids. During the week days I head up the Ecommerce division for State Supply, an industrial supply company based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Working in a small business requires that I wear many hats. On Monday I am a content strategist, Tuesday a UX developer, Wednesday a web designer, Thursday a data analyst and Friday the head of printer repairs.
I love working on the Web. I am passionate about startups, business models and company culture. I am a risk taker who believes that an idea is only as good as its execution. I believe in continuous learning. I believe that respect in business (as in life) is earned. And I love capitalism.
Sites I have built
Financial Perspectives is a wealth management firm founded by my late father, Michael Dugan. The Minneapolis-based firm operates under the direction of my two uncles and brother. I designed, wireframed and built fpwealth.com on top of WordPress.
State Supply specializes in boiler room supplies, steam heating and hydronic heating. I sketched, designed and built the entire frontend on Magento. To this day, I continue to work with the Magento savants at Sonassi for backend dev and hosting.
Things I know about
As I said in the bio above, I am a former actor turned frontend developer. The common thread between the two is creation. I am passionate about using creativity and emotional intelligence to solve problems. For the better part of a decade I have done so using the technologies below.
I found code through my first love, HTML. Document structure, semantic markup and accessibility never cease to challenge and satisfy my desire for perfection.
I enjoy the challenge of crafting modular CSS using a mixture of methodologies from BEM and OOCSS to SMACCS and ACSS. Sass has been my preprocessor of choice since 2011.
Places I learn
The developer’s mastery of a skillset is never complete. The pace of technological innovation requires a steady diet of learning. I enjoy building my skills and staying up to date with the help of the resources below. Click the logos to see what I have been learning.