Steven Rabulan is a business-minded web designer & developer based in Chicago, IL.

Welcome

Thank you for swinging by my web portfolio. On this site, you'll find my personal summary, work examples, and ways to get in touch with me. I'm currently captivated by mobile-friendly and responsive development techniques, which have been implemented on this site.

About Me

Professional Experience

In 2012, I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.S. in Marketing. During my academics, I consulted to several firms on social media and market research. Upon completion of my degree, I hopped on-board at InnerWorkings as an eCommerce Implementation Specialist with primary roles in e-commerce maintenance, web-design and front-end development.

On the weekends, I operate and develop Club Circuit DJ, my professional wedding DJ business. Recently, CBS featured my business as [one of the] "Best DJs For Your Event In Chicago". Club Circuit Wedding DJ maintains a 5-star average rating on yelpYelp.

Personal Life

I live and work out of my home office in Skokie, IL. I'm constantly listening to audiobooks when I'm at the gym, driving, or cooking breakfast. By the way, I do cook a mean breakfast.

Work Philosophy

In my experience, I've seen "new" web practices become obsolete rather quickly, so I've taken a meta approach to self-development. I'm adapted to learn new systems at an accelerated rate as opposed to relying on one particular method.

I like driving my committed projects all the way to completion. I don't mind stepping out of my "normal duties" to ensure an amazing client experience.

Portfolio

Clients

For my clients' best interests, I've kept some of their work private. If you would like to see this work, I'd be happy to share it with you one-on-one.

Hewlett Packard
AT&T
Taco Bell
ACE Insurance Group
Ferguson
Newell Rubbermaid
Crowne Plaza
Echo Global Logistics
Gannett
College Hunks Hauling Junk
Hotel Indigo
Holiday Inn
Office Depot
Lenox Tools
Success Academy
Discover Boating

Web Design & Development

I've had the pleasure of working with some very successful brands throughout my corporate experience. Sometimes, I'd be asked to produce visual mockup (Photoshop) to help land a big deal. Many of my projects involved skinning an e-commerce platform to match a client's look & feel (HTML & CSS) based on brand guidelines. You may view several work examples in this section.

Club Circuit DJ Responsive Website

Club Circuit Wedding DJ

Complete Site Design, Development & Content

A responsive website for my business. Fully designed & developed by Steve Rabulan, involving:

  • Site Design
  • CSS3 (& SASS), HTML5, Javascript/JQuery, PHP and AJAX
  • Marketing Copy
  • Photography
Launch Site
JamesHardie

JamesHardie

E-Commerce Theme, Landing Page & Registration Form

Created a landing page for quick user redirection to appropriate sites. Produced mobile-friendly PHP registration form (with client/server side validation) for new partner registrations. Responsible for static, Adobe Photoshop mockups and conversion into HTML and CSS3 on legacy, table-based eCommerce platform.

FedEx

FedEx

E-Commerce Theme Mockup

Responsible for Adobe Photoshop mockup of eCommerce store, used in a next-day sales presentation.

OfficeMax

OfficeMax

E-Commerce Theme

Client wanted to closely match our eCommerce solution to the look & feel of past vendor's platform, in order to reduce user frustration. I used HTML and CSS to mimic their previous interface, given the limitations of a table-based layout.

InterContinental

InterContinental Hotels

E-Commerce Theme

Responsible for static, Adobe Photoshop mockups and conversion into HTML and CSS3 on legacy, table-based eCommerce platform.

One Hope Customizable Book

One Hope

Customizable Book User Interface & Template, E-Commerce Theme

My role was to build an online, step-by-step interface (HTML, JavaScript & CSS) for users to customize the contents of their books on an existing e-commerce platform. I used Pageflex to accept user's customizations and generate a proof, as well as print-ready artwork to be sent off to the publisher. Their e-commerce solution was also designed to match their brand look & feel.

Kindle Book Cover

Kindle eBook Author

Front Cover Design

I designed an Amazon Kindle book cover using Photoshop, Illustrator and some stock images.

Music Production

My music, featured in BuzzFeed.com videos:

Steve Rabulan - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Instrumental
Steve Rabulan - SuperDope Instrumental
Steve Rabulan - Metamorphosis Instrumental

In 2012, I decided to release 33 of my beats with a "free-to-use" license. Since then, my music has been downloaded over 700 times and used in hundreds of youtube videos where my work is credited. The 33 songs can be found on soundcloudSoundCloud: Steve Rabulan.