logo mark for barrier and company stylized to be similar to a pair of glassesBarrier & Co.

Your business is more than simply a playground for your next hobby—it’s where your biggest and greatest ideas that will change the world are coming into focus.

Finding and trusting a designer or developer to create your MVP and make updates to your product or website isn’t an easy task and shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is your livelihood we’re talking about.

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John WilsonPrinciple of Barrier & Co. — Designer & Developer

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Hi, I’m John—that bald headed guy with red glasses.

If we can imagine this website as a discussion between me and you, it’d be weird to not have a little personality. So here are some words that I typed out with my disproportionaly large hands on a Monday night that I thought you might be interested in…


Throughout the dozens of projects I’ve completed since 2009, I’ve taken the time to empathize and understand each of the problems my clients were facing at a core-business level. I then took those problems and implemented ideal solutions with UX/UI design and code within their respective timeframes and budgets.

I’m confident that once I understand whatever the real issue is behind the roadblocks you are facing, I can bring that same level of dedication to your project to not only overcome those roadblocks, but also to help make your dream become a reality.

Whether in person or on a call, I’d love to sit down with you sometime to talk more about your dreams, ideas and projects. Shoot me an email anytime at john@barrierandco.com.

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Here’s how I can help you...

Your business’s roadblocks could be anything from struggling to find the ideal designer for your MVP to hitting a major issue with React. I consider whatever is keeping you from making your dreams become reality a “roadblock.” Once I’m able to understand what you need in order to overcome that roadblock, I’ll be able to show you step‑by‑step how we can solve it together using:

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Web Development

Bringing your dream to reality requires practical implementation. Having extensive experience with both front‑end and back‑end systems, I'm ready to help your business succeed by providing the following services:

  • HTML, CSS & Javascript
  • Sinatra & Ruby on Rails
  • React & Redux
  • Google's Firebase
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UX/UI Design

Creating a solution for your roadblock requires someone like me who can look towards where you want to go while at the same time keeping an eye on where you are currently. This is done specifically through the following design services:

  • Information architecture & wireframes
  • Interactive prototyping
  • High fidelity mockups
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Product Management

Some projects need a leader who is aware of every detail of a project and can take a team from concept to reality. While I am effective at doing everything myself, I'm also capable of reaching out to my network to form and lead a team through the entire product development process. Doing so helps you with the larger projects that need more power than a single person contracted even fulltime can provide.

Why should you trust me?

Since 2009, I’ve had experience working with large brands such as Cisco, Booz Allen Hamilton and dozens of other startups. Having come through a more traditional design training and now focusing on web technologies, I have a wide range of experiences that all tie together to create a keen eye for the macro and micro scopes of each project.

Can I really help you out?

I'm positive that I can, but let me put it this way… if we chat and I’m not certain that your investment will make a profitable return, or I’m not capable of helping you out, I’ll let you know up front. There’s no point in wasting either of our time or your money. In other words, I’ll only help you out if I’m certain that there is a chance for a positive result.

Get a free 15 minute consultation

I'm happy to hop on a call with anyone to discuss the details of your dreams, projects or ideas—at no charge to you. Simply book a time by filling out my quick contact form. Filling out the form will make our time on the call worth every minute.

Schedule my free 15 minute consultation.Schedule a Consultation

Rather just write to me? Shoot me an email anytime at john@barrierandco.com

Need proof of completed projects, not just blueprints?

Having completed over three dozen individual projects, I’ve experienced a wide array of project types, styles and purposes. Here are some samples of the work I am most proud to show you. A personal goal of mine is to do my job so well that I put myself out of business. This means that I want to get you set up so that you can hire your own team and continue growing without needing to keep expensive consultancies on retainer as your dream becomes reality.

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Fitbot iOS AppFitbot needed a better way for clients to communicate with their coaches. To resolve this roadblock, I designed an iOS app that prioritized communication throughout the entire experience.

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Mideo Web ApplicationUsing React, Redux and Google's Firebase, I designed and developed the entire application for Mideo which allows filmmakers to sample an entire library of songs on their videos before purchasing the songs.

A successful project relies on translating goals to pixels and a regimented process, and that’s what puts John in his own league. Trustworthy, affable, and relentless in his pursuit of the right solution, John will wind up caring just as much about your project as you do.

Toss anything at him: his insight into the development process heads off problems before they happen, keeping everything on time, on budget, and on scope. With John, you’ve finally found the right fit.

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Nick WalshEnvy Labs, COO and Design Director

Define Your Roadblocks

Defining a roadblock is more than simply knowing what’s keeping you from moving forward with your dream. To define every aspect of your roadblock and what you want the future to look like is the key to unlocking the solution and moving your company forward once again. I’d love to help you fully define your roadblock—no strings attached—so that you can continue to move your business forward.

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Still not sure? Let me help by clarifying some things...

  • If you are looking for a project to be done yesterday, then I’m probably not your guy.
  • If your project is simply patching up some leaks, there a good chance I won’t be able to really help you overcome your specific roadblocks.
  • If you don’t care for the latest technologies and making a site that’s performant and designed for the end user, then I don’t want to waste your money.
Otherwise… let’s get to work overcoming your roadblocks and making your dreams become a reality.

Get a free 15 minute consultation

I'm happy to hop on a call with anyone to discuss the details of your dreams, projects or ideas—at no charge to you. Simply book a time by filling out my quick contact form. Filling out the form will make our time on the call worth every minute.

Schedule my free 15 minute consultation.Schedule a Consultation

Rather just write to me? Shoot me an email anytime at john@barrierandco.com