J.Kirchartz Web Yinzer


Hello, I'm Joel Kirchartz. I like to make stuff and share it with people on the web.

I'm a full-stack developer and web generalist living in Pittsburgh, Pa. I'm passionate about modular web design & development, automation, and developing systems. I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science in Interactive Multimedia Design. I've spent the last 15 years creating solutions for small businesses and startups, most recently for Fireman Creative, Google, and BrandingBrand. I primarily work with Python or Javascript, but I'm also familiar with PHP, Coldfusion, Java, Actionscript, Shell scripting, HTML and CSS, and any other language you need. My favorite text editor is vim, if you're interested in how my rig is setup check out my dotfiles.

I solve problems online for a living, but also enjoy creating art, music, and electronics, working on my voice & making weird sounds with my mouth, practicing various circus skills, feats of prestidigitation, and legerdemain. Learning new things is fun.

I love going on adventures my wife, son, and daughter; they are the three most amazing people in my world, I wouldn't be able to continue following my passions without their love and support.