Throughout my career of over 20 years, I have built a reputation for being an approachable professional and a tenacious problem solver. An experienced front-end developer with a knack for intuitive design, I love creating digital solutions for small & mid-sized businesses and nonprofits. I also collaborate with design and marketing agencies by helping them with their projects and making their clients happy. I have a keen interest in how people use web technologies, and enjoy getting involved in innovative ventures that can improve people’s lives.
When I’m not working in my slippers, I can be seen with family and friends, strumming a ukulele, roasting coffee, taking pictures, enjoying nature, scribbling words, and inventing new ways to include bacon in my cooking. I also have interests in music, travel, architecture, psychology, and forensic anthropology.
A Seattle native, I had the pleasure of spending four years in Portugal, living the local life, soaking in the history, drinking vinho verde, and gazing at the ocean while
enjoying trying to avoid the beaches.
I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
People say the nicest things:
If you need it done, this is how it gets done. We've used John Visser for years (and years) and he's a true partner in the process of developing great digital experiences.– Dave Miller, Stoke Strategy
I particularly like John’s ability to come up with creative solutions to problems or challenges. He works great on a team or one-on-one. He is a pleasure to work with.– Jeff Zeunert, Zolé Design
Quick, creative, responsive, super pro. John understands functionality and vibe. Nothing falls through the cracks with his work, and I can't recommend him enough.– Adam Levy, The Honeydogs
John bring the projects up a level with his understanding of the nuts and bolts that bring everything together. And he's fun to work with, as he keeps an upbeat attitude and positive approach.– Geoff Daigle, Daigle Design
John was generous with his extensive knowledge, and translated tech-speak into terms I could understand. He’s a determined troubleshooter, too – no issue was left unresolved.– Rebecca Pogany, Legal Voice
It's such peace of mind for me to hand off a project to John and know it will be done right, and on time. He's efficient, easy to work with, and knowledgeable in his field.– Amber Timmerman, Minty Fresh Design
John delivers nothing shy of immaculate work. I have been consistently impressed by both his creative design skills and his professionalism and commitment.– Manisha Khan, Conner Homes
Show and tell...
It’s not always easy showing the work of a developer, since so much of the razzle-dazzle is quietly hiding beneath the surface. Part of being a good developer means taking the wireframes, mockups, and assets you’re given, and using them to craft a well-designed and functional website that works across all platforms.
Here are some examples of projects I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating on.