Mal Milligan – Founder and Owner of Web Design WorkPlace
29 years of professional Information Technology so far – after serving in the US Navy Submarine Service. Previous positions include Senior Technical Officer, Assistant Vice President, Supervisor of Local Area Network Operations, Web Designer, Web Developer and Content Specialist. Companies include the World Headquarters of Smith Barney, Citibank World HQ, JP Morgan / Chase World HQ, and AIG (AI Credit) World HQ – all based in New York City, and the Hertz World HQ based in Park Ridge NJ. Residing in Ramsey New Jersey since 1967, I’m a proud single father of 2 beautiful kids who enjoy Aikido, skating, swimming, and reading – not in that order !! I graduated from Ramapo State College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems. I’ve also earned 2 Certificate Degrees in Web Design at Bergen Community College in Paramus NJ. My other certs are: Master Certified Netware Engineer (“Master CNE”) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (“MCSE 4.0 + i”). Besides all the computer networking and web design stuff, I also picked up a NJ Real Estate License in 2014 and I do commercial event and real estate photography.
Here are a couple pictures of me… the first is a picture of from February 2010 enjoying the New Jersey snow in my front yard after shoveling for 6 hours because of a broken snow blower, the next is an artistic photo of me standing on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River in 2005 with Midtown Manhattan in the background.
Web Design WorkPlace History
I founded Web Design Workplace in 2001 as a New Jersey and Metro NYC consulting firm focused on custom web design, 24×7 reliability anywhere in the world, and search engine optimization (SEO). WDWP started out as an early adopter of affiliate marketing, and I moved into websites for non-profits and business. SEO has always been hand in hand with every project I’ve ever launched – which is over 500 commercial websites so far. In 2008 I switched from selling HTML based websites to selling WordPress websites and I never looked back. The same year I started using StudioPress Themes and Elegant Themes and could not be happier with their style, functionality, and their support. And in 2011 I started building out Theme Forest products.
At one point I had 137 custom made websites online all at the same time. Most were made for affiliate marketing. Eventually when I was just building for commercial clients, I had over 50 WordPress client sites online all at the same time. Now I have about 30 sites in total and I still maintain about a dozen clients. I no longer build websites for clients, but I do consulting for government agencies, non-profits, and businesses.