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Web Development Services

Professional handcrafted websites.


i only use advanced knowledge, with a keen focus on the semantics, accessibility, cross-browser consistency, and validity of clients websites. Furthermore I apply strong application skills in various design patterns, while attending to user experience and aesthetics. Able to utilize the MVC framework and object oriented programing, structure databases and complex queries to joy of all.
HTML 5.0 | CSS 3 | PHP 5.4 | mySQL 5.6 | jQuery 2.0


Discover how my eCommerce solutions tailored to your business can provide a powerful, scalable and flexible eCommerce solution to help you grow online.
Magento | Prestashop | WooCommerce

Responsive Design

Easily and efficiently scaling of your websites and applications with a single code base, from phones to tablets to desktops with CSS media queries.
Bootstrap | SASS | Pattern Lab

Secure Web Hosting

Small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) should be able to have their online presence with reliable, high-quality website security at a reasonable price.
CPanel | Spam-Assassin | Dedicated hosting

CMS Templates

My websites are built using incredible software. I can build custom WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal themes, adapt existing themes and build plugins or widgets.
WordPress | Joomla| Drupal

Web Applications

Using state-of-the-art technologies like Yeoman, Node.js, and Angular.js I create web and mobile apps clients and users love that solve real-world problems.
Node.js | Yeoman | Angular.js


Selected work and agency clients.

St. louis Beer and Winemaking

St. louis Beer and Winemaking

E-Commerce Website

Mission to Zero

Mission to Zero

E-Commerce Website

Michael Damiano Website

Michael Damiano Website

E-Commerce Website

Binary Ventures

Binary Ventures

E-Commerce Website



E-Commerce Website

The existence of Creative Automaton

Specializing in the development of HTML5, CSS3, Responsive and WordPress websites using valid and semantic coding practices.

  • 2007-2008

    In the Beginning there was...

    A struggling techno-savvy artist, who while finishing his BFA Degree secured a part-time job as web developer for a small company in St. Louis.

  • August 2008

    A Freelancer Cometh

    After a period of corporate web development positions [see resume] I received my first request to build a client website. Experimentation, education, and hard work ensued.

  • May 2010

    Transition to Full Service

    Years after my first client and numerous requests for Design and Development projects I decide to offer a complete service with all the bells and whistles.

  • In the year 2015...

    The Current Phase

    I work hard at staying current in web development, building with the latest validations, applications, frameworks, and awesome technologies bringing affordable project based web services to any who come knocking.

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The Amazing Automaton

Artist, Designer, Developer - Zachary James Kraft.

Zachary James Kraft


I’m a freelance front-end developer in Saint Louis, Missouri. I have over 8 years of development experience and have been making websites since my early days of high school when frames, tables and animated GIFs were the norm. I’ve been in business since 2010 and work mainly with design agencies and other freelancers.

While I specialize in front-end development, E-Commerce, and WordPress, I also readily do a lot of work in mobile web and app development. I’ve also recently started teaching others to do what I do best – making efficient code.

Outside of Work

I think and invent for fun . When I’m not coding I prefer to be in a garden, near a body of water or adverturing. I’m always traveling to new places.

I’m a huge techophile and just returned to Saint Louis from living in Costa Rica for two years (August 2014). I have way too many hobbies like reading, 3D Modeling, architecture, engineering and painting. I also collect a ton of hacker awesomeness projects. I always like to keep my mind busy!

Contact Info

Creative Automaton
Zachary James Kraft

Mobile: 314-695-6238
Office: 314-327-6282

4962 fyler ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63139