Curse the Controls[visit]


HTML5/CSS/JavaScript (jQuery)

Silicon Image[visit]


HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery)

Jolly Rogers Studio[visit]


HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Comrade Holiday Card[visit]


HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery), custom-built CMS



HTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery)

Kimiko Designs[visit]


HTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery), CMS


Magneato is the portfolio site of senior web developer Kirk Franklin, based in Alameda, CA.


Senior Web Developer

Fire Engine RED; 2015–present

  • Developer for Fireworks CRM SaaS (software-as-a-service)

Senior Software Developer

Architect; 2014–2015

  • Developed client and internal web sites and applications using Laravel, Concrete5, and WordPress
  • Clients included Cisco, the Executive Leadership Council, PetSmart, and Solazyme
  • Developed a CMS to manage Facebook tab apps
  • Established company standards for version control and bug tracking software
  • Managed websites on Linux servers

Senior Web Developer

Comrade; 2010–2014

  • Developed web sites, web apps, iPad apps, and CMS implementations (Concrete5, WordPress) for clients including Alibris, Bank of the West, BevMo, BlackRock, Chase, Clorox, Fly on the Wall, iHealth, InvestLab, Monsoon Commerce, Silicon Image, and TIAA Direct
  • Developed objected-oriented MVC PHP/MySQL web applications in CodeIgniter web application framework
  • Provided technical consulting for new business development
  • Managed staff and contractor developers
  • Established company web policies: introduced use of accessibility, responsive design, and web fonts

Senior Web Developer

UCSF; 2007–2010

  • Migrated three large web sites to ExpressionEngine content management system and launched four new web sites
  • Developed a replacement for the campus-wide event calendar
  • Developed objected-oriented MVC PHP/MySQL applications in CodeIgniter web application framework
  • Introduced search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Integrated multimedia (Flash video, podcasts) and social media (ShareThis, Twitter)

Web Application Developer

UC Berkeley; 2002–2007

  • Developed major redesigns for online giving and alumni community sites
  • Developed custom content management systems (ColdFusion/SQL Server)
  • Web developer and CMS administrator for fundraising intranet

Web Developer

Magneato; 2001–2007

  • Self-employed web development consultant
  • Developed web sites, content management systems, and information architecture

Senior Consultant/Information Architect

KPMG Consulting/Metrius; 2000–2001

  • Developed information architecture (IA) documents like business flows, user flows, wireframes, and site maps
  • Translated business and user requirements into functional specifications
  • Developed IA for relaunch of corporate web site

Web Application Developer

Avolent/Just in Time Solutions; 1999–2000

  • Developed customized online bill presentment software for Bank of America, Wells Fargo,, and other clients
  • Developed demos of online bill presentment software for potential clients
  • Established corporate standards for HTML coding

Intranet Webmaster

UCSF Stanford Health Care; 1998–1999

  • Managed development of an online directory of 12,000 employees that integrated HR and e-mail databases
  • Established standards and procedures for intranet publishing and specified standard development tools

Web Developer

Barclays Global Investors (BGI; now BlackRock); 1995–1998

  • Managed implementation of a corporate web site redesign
  • Supervised JavaScript and CGI/Perl programmers, graphic designers, and vendor relations
  • Developed BGI’s internet and intranet
  • Developed and maintained an automatically-updated online library of over 1,500 corporate promotional documents