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richard_barkinskiyHello. My name is Richard Barkinskiy. I have been building websites since 1999. I created my first blog website on the GeoCities platform, before blogging was a thing. Having the ability to create something from scratch and have it become immediately available to the world had me hooked from the start.

Professional Background

I have studied journalism in college and worked for multiple news publications, such as the Los Angeles Daily News, California Real Estate Journal and Daily Journal Corporation.

My primary task at news organizations was paginating and designing weekly and daily newspapers.

Sometime in mid-2000s seeing where the wind was blowing, I transitioned into front-end web development. I began my professional website development work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as a Digital Application Specialist.

Today I work with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP to create and maintain custom WordPress themes.


I have earned a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Northridge and an Advanced Web and Interaction Design Certificate from UCLA Extension.