I’m Jimmy Smutek


I studied graphic design at CCBC, and corporate communication at the University of Baltimore.  My background started in design, and I got my start working part-time for the Baltimore nonprofit, Baltimore Art and Music Project, where my main focus was print collateral.

My love of learning and technology eventually led me into web design, and finally to full time web development, which I have found to be the perfect fit for me.

I spent some time at a small agency in Towson and eventually launched a freelance business in 2013, where I was one half of Smutek Creative, along with my lovely wife, Jennifer Smutek. Jennifer is an incredibly talented wedding, portrait, and event photographer.

I worked at Ainsley & Company first as a web developer, then as lead web developer from 2015 till 2017, where I worked primarily with WordPress, implementing custom web solutions for small businesses and organizations.

Today I work on the web team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Sr. Programmer Analyst.

I need to re-visit this bio. I know.

I’m an old school skateboarding dad. I love drum machines and synths, learning new things, and hanging with my family. One day I plan to write a better bio, but I’m in a pinch today. 🙂

This is my personal blog. I maintain a development and WordPress related blog at smutek.net if you’d like to check it out.