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Hi, my name is Morten- I love the internet,
weird noises and bacon.

This is my 2021
curriculum vitae

My primary area of expertise has always been front-end (as today "front of the front-end") and UX design, but I have also worked full-stack with PHP-based systems in various scales. I always have an eye on responsiveness, scalability and maintenance when I develop, as I see it as three essential parameters within web development today.

front-end (since 2001)

  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap, Tailwind CSS, Animate.css
  • jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile
  • Angular
  • Responsive web design
  • Extensive experience using REST APIs
  • OpenGraph implementation

Backend (since 2004)

  • PHP 5.4 to now
  • MySql
  • PHP Laravel and Lumen frameworks
  • PHP Slim Framework
  • Linux / Apache / MySql / PHP setups
  • Linux / NginX / MySql / PHP setups
  • Laravel Homestead
  • Laravel Valet

...and of course, Git to keep things neatly organized.

In addition to web development, I also have an in-depth knowledge of video, audio production and storytelling, and of course web design. As such, I am well acquainted with several creative applications.


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Sketch

Video and motion

  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Apple Motion
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects


  • Ableton Live
  • Audacity
  • Izotope Elements
  • ...and a lot of VSTs

As a person, I like to be open-minded, fun, and professional. I love to listen, create and share my expertise while making awesome stuff - and hopefully learn something new or valuable in the process. I work well alone, but I find it very motivating and inspiring to work together as a team, and thereby find the most solid solution for the given problem.

Morten Yde Søndergaard

Morten Yde Søndergaard

Web developer
Phone: (+45) 2382 2174

I'm a multimedia designer born in 1983 and have been working professionally with web design and development since 2005. I'm based south of Aarhus (Denmark) and currently working at Johnsen Creative Agency as a web developer and front-end specialist.

In my spare time, I like to photograph and make weird noises on my modular synthesizer.

I'm married to Ina and father to our son Lauge.

My favorite LEGO-set is #6989.

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Relevant work references

Johnsen website


December 2016 - August 2021 /
Full service graphical design, web and print agency for a number of larger B2B-companies in Denmark.

Daily work as a front-end specialist and webmaster on a variety of tasks. Foremost front-end tasks expanding, optimizing and updating existing websites in all sizes.

Key elements

  • Developing and maintaining customers websites in a variety of CMS. Webspire, WordPress and WooCommerce, Dandomain Webshop and Umbraco.
  • Making interactive UI and workflow prototypes using Sketch and
  • Developing custom themes and plugins for WordPress and Webspire, using PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and integrating with various services and APIs.
  • Optimizing websites for better scores in performance, accessibility, best practices and SEO. Including optimizing images, text and UX corrections.
  • Customer contact and support of our digital products.
  • Workshops with clients teaching Webspire/WordPress CMS.

GAFFA Magazine website

GAFFA Magazine

October 2013 - December 2016 /
Present in Denmark, Norway and Sweden GAFFA is the biggest music magazine in Scandinavia.

My job at GAFFA can best be described as the head of development, working both as projects coordinator and full-stack developer (and occasionally photographer). I was the leader on building the latest 2016 version of A multi-language news website featuring articles, user profiles, a “follow artists” email system and an automated ticket portal for concert events.

Key elements

  • Website maintenance and optimizing of the 2010 version of the GAFFA website based on the CakePHP framework.
  • Designing and developing landing pages for events or customers, together with marketing, designers and salesforce, using general HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Create HTML5 banner ads for record label artists.
  • Developing backend and planning the 2016 PHP Laravel version of the GAFFA website. Coordinating tasks for both internal and external developers on the project.
  • Migrating all existing article data to a brand new API-based structure.
  • Implementing the new responsive front-end HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on the PHP Laravel backend, and implementing the PHP Lumen API.
  • Making an automated ticket-import system, to import ticket information from all the biggest ticket providers in Scandinavia to a central database.
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Relevant side projects

Geo SMS Listen web app

Geo SMS Listen

March 2020 - Present /
An online phonebook in an Angular-based web app for iOS and Android.

This is my hobby project I’m running with my father in law and my headliner typescript project. It runs as a responsive website but is primarily used as an app on mobile devices, as it is meant to be a tool for quickly finding a phone number. The app is used 5-7 times daily and has about 280 paying users. This is not much but quite impressive as the target audience for danish geocaching users is very small.

Key elements

  • Designing the visual identity including logo and the look for the web app using Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Building an API written in PHP Slim framework on a MySql Database for the backend of the web app.
  • Building a fully responsive front-end in typescript using Angular and Bootstrap.
  • Implementing Stripe API for users subscription payments.
  • Making cron automation for alerting users of ending subscriptions by email. website

Eftersidnings Podcasts

August 2016 - Present /
Website for hosting podcast shows and selling merchandise.

A project I have made with two friends, to have a place for our podcasts. Currently, we are running 3 series and have about 120 downloads a day from Apple Podcasts, Podimo and Spotify. The latest expansion of the site includes a mini webshop based on Stripes products API.

Besides the programming, I do sound design, music writing, editing and audio mastering of the podcast episodes. Also, I play some of the characters in the podcasts.

Key elements

  • Designing the visual identity including logo and the look for the website using Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Building a “flat” but maintainable (no CMS) website in vanilla PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Integrating RSS feeds to Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
  • Implementing OpenGraph tags and Schema-data, for a share-friendly website on social media.
  • Planning and providing content like pictures, video or motion graphics and posting social media profiles using
  • Newsletter writing and design using MailChimp.
  • Designing merchandise like cups and stickers for print in Photoshop.
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Educationwork and Courses


  • SEO, Search engine optimization
    Aarhus, November 2020

  • Advanced WordPress
    Aarhus, September 2019

  • Basic WordPress
    Aarhus, September 2019

  • Laracon 2017
    Two-day developer conference for Laravel developers.
    Amsterdam, August 2017


  • Aarhus Erhvervsakademi
    2005 - 2007
    The multimedia designer education with specializing in programming and UI design.

  • Bjerringbro Gymnasium
    2001 - 2004
    Mathematical student with music and english as speciality.

  • Klejtrup Musikefterskole
    2000 - 2001
    10th grade with a focus on performing, music production, and personal development.

  • Randers Tekniske Skole
    1999 - 2000
    10th grade level with focus on basic information technology and communication.

Audio work

  • Eftersidnings Podcasts
    Hørning, 2015 - Present
    Sound designer, music writer, mixing and mastering of the podcasts "Rollespil for dig" and "Eftersidning på eventyr".

  • Café Blicher
    Randers, 2009 - 2013
    Dj, light technician, and event poster designer.

  • Flinc Music
    København, 2009 - 2012
    Remix producer for the danish chillout artist Ganga.

  • HouseNight (mobile disco)
    Randers, 2005 - 2010
    Dj, light technician and web developer.


  • Web developer and front-end specialist
    Johnsen Creative Agency
    Aarhus, 2016 - Present
    Maintenance of existing customer projects, as well as developing and deploying new websites and webshops.

  • Full-stack developer
    GAFFA Magazine
    Aarhus, 2013 - 2016
    General webmaster work with maintenance, as well as the development of completely new online universe for GAFFA.

  • Web designer and developer
    Danhost ApS
    Randers, 2010 - 2013
    Web designer and developer with a focus on e-commerce.

  • Web developer
    Randers, 2010 - 2010
    Web designer as well as developer of websites and Webspire CMS modules.

  • Web developer
    Randers, 2007 - 2009
    Project manager, web designer and CMS developer.

  • Web designer and front-end developer
    Impressive Design ApS
    Randers, 2006 - 2007
    Co-owner, web designer and developer.

  • Graphical designer
    Discotek NextDoor
    Bjerringbro, 2003 - 2004
    Freelance designer of event posters and flyers.

  • Full-stack developer
    Bjerringbro, 2003 - Present
    Freelance webmaster, web developer, and designer.

  • Graphical designer
    Holmriis Design
    Bjerringbro, 2003 - 2004
    Freelance draftsman and graphic artist.