Kirk Laughlin

Kirk Laughlin

About Me

Web specialist with expertise in user experience, interface design, & web app development.


  • Western Kentucky University

    B.S. in Computer Information Technology | 2007 - 2011

Awards & Recognition


    January 2015

    OnePageLove award for

  • CASE KY Awards

    January 2014

    Grand Award in Mobile Applications for iWKU

    December 2016

    Award of Excellence in Total Website Design & Organization for

  • Professional Marketing Association

    November 2018

    Gold First Place Award in Best Website of the Year for


Available upon request.


  • Web Developer I

    Western Kentucky University | January 2013 - Present

    • Front-End Developer & Web Designer

      January 2016 - Current

      Design, develop, and maintain website. Converted third-party software to redesigned in-house systems including a single sign-on employee & student portal. Worked closely with public affairs and other departments to create custom pages, forms, & web applications. Created front end template system and base web styles to provide a consistent experience across all university applications and increase development efficiency.

    • Mobile Applications Developer

      January 2013 - December 2015

      Managed the iWKU mobile application. Modernized the UI with a new theme and design assets. Created a single login service to allow students to access meal plan balances, course schedules, and final grades. Contributed to the management of as a member of the web standards committee.

  • Freelance Web Developer

    Self | February 2013 - Present

    Develop responsive websites for freelance clients. Expand client relationships through regular communication and project management. Contribute to design, developed and regularly maintained custom themes and templates as well as full e-commerce sites.

  • Web Developer | January 2012 - December 2012

    Developed and maintained multiple client websites using Drupal, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Javascript and other technologies. Worked with designers to apply innovative front-end styling and functionality. Trained clients to use content management systems. Worked with development teams to determine unique programming solutions.

Languages & Skills

  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • GIT
  • Web Design
  • User Experience
  • Accessibility (WCAG 2.0 AA)
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Omni CMS
  • Drupal
  • XSLT
  • MySQL