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I enjoy work that means something. I'll take on any project that expands my knowledge, but I prefer to work where the end result impacts the world in some way.


I am currently seeking new clients or work opportunities in web design, front-end web development, or mallet percussion instruction or performance.


My work is my hobby. I enjoy what I do whether that be designing a new website, performing music, giving a lecture at a conference, or writing for a publication.

about me

web design

I have been working as a web designer since 2013. I service mulptiple clients from Educational Organizations, to political campaigns.

Instructional Design and Technology

I have earned a Masters in Instructional Design and Technology and completed many types of projects during the course of my degree.


I am a life-long learner, actively participating in various learning opportunties. Completed degrees include a Masters of Instructional Design & Technology and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education.

Music Performance

I have been playing and teaching music since a very young age and still remain active as a teacher and performer whenever the opportunity presents itself.

My skills

My skills range from web design to music teaching. With many years in multiple fields, I have gained extensive knowledge in a very short time. I have worked as a web designer since 2013, studied instructional design and technology and music education, as well as taught and performed with many musical groups. I am a life-long learner and never turn down an opportunity to grow my knowledge-base.

Since 2013, I have grown my client base from one client to over twenty in the first year. Primarily I design and manage websites, meaning that I am active in the maintenance of multiple clients' websites regularly. As many of my positions has required me to work as one person serving many people, I have extensive experience in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines in a timely fashion.

Although my experience is diverse, I am well-known for being able to focus on one task fully while juggling other tasks, still meeting every deadline with time to spare.

In my teaching experience, many directors that I have worked for have commented on my unique approaches that result in a deeper understanding within my students. I am known for my ability to teach keyboard percussion to any age group to a level of prociency within a short amount of time.

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I have an extensive resume from which I have included a small sampling below. Please feel free to download the full version below. If there is a problem with the download, please contact me.

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My education

A North Carolina native, Justin Barrett currently works as a freelance web designer based out of Graham, NC. He has worked as a web designer since 2012, beginning with small work during his degree program, and evolving into client work. Since starting, Justin has grown from using template-based services to building custom from-scratch websites, writing his own code utilizing multiple coding languages and libraries.

Justin received his Masters of Instructional Design and Technology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a great deal of emphasis put on designing instruction for Music Education using a pedagogical approach to technology.

He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011 where he first began formulating the necessity of making the music classroom more accessible to the 21st century student. During his time there he also studied percussion with Dr. Cort McClaren, Jon Metzger, John Beck, and Dr. Kristopher Keeton.

Justin has worked with various Schools in Guilford, Alamance, Brunswick, Orange, and Rockingham counties as a marching band instructor, percussion teacher, and an assistant teacher. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, the National Association for Music Education, and the North Carolina Music Educators Association, with which he serves as the organization's webmaster.

Master of Instructional Design & Technology

UNC-Wilmington / August 2012 - May 2015

The Masters of Instructional Design and Technology degree prepared me to work as a general educator, designing instruction and using technology to implement instruction. While I most often directed my focus to music education, the skills and knowledge gained included learning development for any environment; whether that be a classroom or a corporate climate.

Bachlor of Music in Music Education

UNC-Greensboro / August 2006 - May 2012

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree prepared me to work as a music educator, primarily in a classroom setting. During the course of studies, I also performed in various large and small ensembles, as well as solo performances. Through the work of extensive elective courses, volunteer opportunities, and working opportunities, I expanded on this degree to give myself extensive teaching experience, performing experience, and knowledge of music theory and pedagogy.

Work Experience

I have extensive work experience in various fields including web design, music, and education, sometimes overlapping these fields in each working environment. Listed here you will find a small sample of the extensive opportunities and experiences I have had during the course of my career.

Web Design

I have been gainfully employed as a freelance web designer since 2013. This began as with work as part of graduate assistantships during my Master's degree, and expanded into taking on my own clients and eventually partnering with a digital marketing group as the primary web designer, still maintaining my own clients.

I currently sit on the technology board for the North Carolina Music Educators Association and work as the organization's webmaster, charged with maintaining information for classroom teachers all around the state of North Carolina. While working with this organization I have also been commissioned to write for the groups semi-annual journal. One of the articles written for the organization was re-published in Nebraska, Georgia, as well a national publication, the National Federation of State High School Associations Music Association.

Instructional Design & Technology

Through coursework, internships, and employment opportunities while pursuing my Master's degree, I developed and implemented various types of training for various fields of study. While my primary focus was on Music Education, I also participated in projects with large scopes such as organizational evaluation, project management, and large-scale technology adoption.

Through internship opportunties I developed face-to-face presentations/lectures as well as web-based training tools for classroom teachers on subjects such as using websites as course management systems, teaching math through code, and implementing technology into the general classroom.

Music Education

Beginning during my Bachelor's program in 2008, I have worked for 13 schools in 6 different counties of North Carolina serving as either a percussion instructor, front-ensemble instructor, student teacher, or guest conductor. I continued these positions until 2015 when I left my active position where I had worked for many years to focus on honing other skills in pursuit of my long-term goals.

Freelance Web Designer

November 2013 - Present

4 years

Since 2013 I have worked with multiple clients in various fields, developing and managing custom websites for their business or organization. In addition to my own clients, I have since partnered with a digital marketing group based in Raleigh, North Carolina as their principal web designer.

Graduate Assistant

UNCW STAR Grant, Wilmington, NC / April 2013 - February 2015

2 years

During the course of my time with the STAR Grant, I redesigned and managed Grant Website, developed and provided resources for classroom teachers, designed logos and advertisements, as well as developed and fostered a Social Media presence and, organized events to further the goals of the grant.

Graduate Assistant

UNCW Instructional Technology and Foundations for Secondary Education Department, UNC-Wilmington / August 2012 - July 2013

1 year

During my time with the ITFSE Department at UNCW, I developed web-based systems to meet the needs of professors in courses they taught both online and face-to-face, demonstrated expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, & Publisher, as well as various other computer and web-based programs as needed. The purpose of my position was to act as support staff for the professors of the Instructional Design and Secondary Education departments within UNCW's Watson College of Education.


The portfolio below features works completed in coursework, employed positions (which have given permission to publish the work), and personal projects. Works included are meant for demonstration purposes only. Click any of the examples below to learn more.

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Contact me

I am always looking for new opportunities and willing to answer questions. Feel free to contact me via phone or e-mail.