Dylan Baumann stands in front of a wall of lush green ferns, he's wearing red joggers, a tiger silk shirt, and a bomber jacket.

I'm Dylan Baumann

I’m a front-end developer and website performance specialist based out of beautiful Oakland, CA. My focus is on helping customers feel comfortable and confident while delivering a performant and reliable product from start to finish and beyond.

Profesional experience

I have been working with websites professionally for over a decade, both through multiple design agencies and for the largest WordPress hosts on the planet with client experience spanning mom-and-pop shops all the way up to tech giants. My skillset was honed over years of direct communication with clients, designers, customers, and everyone in-between to ensure that the final product is delivered in the best way possible.

WP Engine
Sr. L2 Support Specialist and Technical Team Lead
June 2019 - July 2021
Flywheel (Support)
Lead WordPress Performance Engineer
Nov 2017 - July 2021
Flywheel (Engineering)
Front-end Developer
July 2016 - Nov 2017
Grain & Mortar
Web Developer
Jun 2015- July 2016
AIGA Nebraska
Director of Education
May 2013 - Aug 2015
Corporate 3 Design
Lead Front-end Developer
Jan 2012 - Jun 2015

Non-Work Life

I'm a serial hobbyist and love to explore new ways to spend my time outside of work. The most recent examples have been writing and producing educational video game guides, baking (mostly chocolate cookies), co-authoring a Dungeons & Dragons campaign with friends, various forms of food fermentation (kimchi, sauerkraut, various pickles), and I've just acquired materials to begin attempting linocut printing.

Outside of hobbies, I enjoy watching bad B-rated movies, weekend farmer's market hauls, collecting local screen-printed artwork, and checking out new weird indie games with my best friends on the weekends.

I've also taught our cat, Edison, various tricks during the covid lockdowns, which was no small undertaking.