Lead Web Developer

Dan Holloran

Dan Holloran is our master WordPress developer or our lead web developer with over 10 years of experience working in the digital world. He specializes in building with PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Grunt, Bower, SASS and, of course, WordPress. Dan is a true developer wiz who enjoys solving complex digital problems. Give him an obstacle, he’ll find a way to conquer it.

Get To Know Dan Holloran – Lead Web Developer

Describe yourself in three words.
“Quiet. Reserved. Interesting.”

Where did you grow up?
“St. Louis, MO.”

What do you do at Matchbox Design Group?
“I’m a Web Developer.”

What do you like most about working here?
“The team since were all awesome and half-day Fridays.”

What did you do before working at Matchbox Design Group?
“Freeman Marketing (Web Developer).”

What do you do in your spare time?
“I like to read books primarily psychology/web development related but I do like mysteries, as well. I also like to walk, whether it be in a park or just around the city.”

Favorite St. Louis activity/restaurant/spot?
“City Garden is my favorite.”

What development trend you are most excited about now?
“The shift from treating websites as just static content holders and more as applications that you interact with. This has been a shift for the past few years but the technology is finally starting to catch up. An example would be using REST style JSON APIs that power a website, iOS, Android and what ever new devices come out this year.”

Special talent you have?
“I can speed read, well, kind of.”

Famous person you’ve met?
“Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic.”

What’s something awesome about you that no one else knows?
“I really don’t have anything.”

Dan is too humble to admit how awesome he really is.
Aside from handling our dev tasks, he also in involved with local WordPress meet-ups, national WordCamp conferences, managing his own dev-focused blog and tweeting a multitude of daily, helpful content for developers and beyond.