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Keith Bates
Ask Keith how he feels about playing Christmas music before December.

Keith Bates

Senior Director of Technical Development

As senior director of technical development, Keith ensures every website CONNECTIVE builds for clients offers a positive experience for its users. He’s the resident full-stack web developer, with extensive experience in the WordPress platform as well as browser and device testing.

Quick to communicate and thoughtful in his approach, Keith codes, develops and implements custom websites from start to finish to make our clients’ dreams become a reality. Keith has produced a number of functional, intuitive and engaging web designs for clients such as DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas; Opportunity Rising; Kainos Capital; BroadJump and Big Thought.

Keith is thankful to be a part of the lively atmosphere at CONNECTIVE. He especially enjoys collaborating with the design team and being challenged by them to push the envelope. It’s extremely rewarding for him to see a project come to life after months of development.

Keith has advanced capabilities with tools such as LESS/SASS, Javascript/jQuery, HTML/CSS and PHP/MySQL as well as skills in video editing and photography. Prior to joining CONNECTIVE, Keith owned and operated Lunarbot Studio, LLC, and was owner at KJBates Freelance.

With 20-plus years of experience, Keith has worked on multilayer websites for businesses of all sizes and across a variety of industries. He specializes in the construction of custom WordPress themes and plugins, as well as developing great user experiences for desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Although Keith is our technical expert, he also has a creative side, which he developed studying music performance at Northern Kentucky University. When he isn’t developing a website from scratch, Keith enjoys playing the bass guitar, reading comic books, learning about astrophysics and going stargazing with his family on clear nights. A true gadget geek, Keith also enjoys photography, robotics and playing video games with his son.