Josh Dechant

I'm a dad living in Kansas and a full stack web and mobile developer. I design and build both simple and complicated websites, mobile applications, and games. I also created a series of books with my daughter. I can design and build your idea with a custom back-end, integrate other services like Facebook or Google Maps, and help you market it.

For a technical list of skills, see my resume.

 

Web   Mobile   Games   Illustration   Services   Hire Me!

Web Design and Development

 

 

Reach Ninja is a SaaS CMS for mobile applications. I built it from scratch including the website, marketing pages, user control panel, JSON API, and accompanying mobile apps.

Skills: PHP/MySQL, JQuery, CSS, HTML, database design, website design, SEO, API development, third party API integration, ecommerce, server administration

 

 

Roara Rex is a website promoting a collection of books I created with my daughter. I customized Wordpress to set it up quickly.

Skills: Wordpress, JQuery, CSS, HTML, website design, SEO, Illustration, copywrighting, creative marketing, social media marketing

 

Mobile App Design and Development

 

 

Renaissance Life is a mobile app for iOS and Android. It is a directory of all of the renaissance festivals in the United States, and some in Canada. I built the website, JSON API, and mobile apps from scratch.

Skills: PHP/MySQL, JQuery, CSS, HTML, JSON, SQL, database design, website design, API development, mobile app development, Cordova/PhoneGap, mobile app design

 

 

Styles Dance is a mobile app powered by the Reach Ninja CMS. It contains updated information for a dance studio so the dance parents are always informed. Android Link

Skills: Javascript, HTML, CSS, JQuery, KendoUI, Cordova/PhoneGap, JSON, mobile app development, API integration, mobile app design

 

Game Design and Development

 

 

Hello Roara! is an interactive children's book with a built-in game, based on the Hello Roara! dinosaur book.

Skills: Unity3D, C#, javascript, illustration, game design, game development, audio editing

 

 

Nuclear Chickens is a fast paced 2D game for iOS built using the CoronaSDK.

Skills: Game design, game development, audio editing, CoronaSDK, Lua

 

Illustration

 

 

I created a children's book with my daughter. I did have some artists working on the initial project, but I ended up re-illustrating the whole thing, and then drawing a second book of the collection from scratch. This has become one of my favorite things to do.

 

 

I draw mostly digitally. Although I have experience with a number of devices and pieces of software, I've come to prefer my iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Procreate for illustration. That's what I used exclusively while drawing these books.

 

Services

In addition to all of the things listed above, I offer the following:

Hire Me!

Do you have a children's book you've written, and need an illustrator/website/marketing partner? Do you have a mobile app or game idea? Or maybe you need a new creative website? I would love to help you acheive your goals. Please contact me using the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

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