Me and Zoe


Former Marine, front end web developer, teacher, home-body,
writer, ISTJ, biker, dork.

About Me

Hi, I'm Tony
A front end web developer and teacher

My name is Anthony Robertson and I’m a front end web developer at QVC. I’m also an adjunct professor at Jefferson University.

I’m a proud native Missourian; but now live in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania and have lived in the Philadelphia area since the middle 90s. I’m a former US Marine; studied at Temple University; and am kind of a home-body, exercise enthusiast, and dork.

I love… working in and teaching "tech," Harley-Davidson motorcycles, long road trips, music with crunchy guitars, target shooting and plinking, Kentucky and Tennessee bourbons and whiskies, Bauhaus and Swiss Design, and the intersection of space and horror films.

Things that I enjoy in my leisure time… mostly working out: TRX suspension training, yoga, jogging, sandbags, kettlebells, fatbells, macebells, and dumbbells. I also enjoy predawn motorcycle rides, meditation, travel, writing, and politics.

I'm really, really, bad at dancing and golf.

Thanks for visiting my site.



Resume and Skills Profile

- HTML, CSS, Javascript, and content management systems are a few of my favorite things.

Work History

  • 2018 - Present


    Front End Web Developer
  • 2015 - 2018


    Full Stack Web Developer
  • 2015

    Franklin Institute

    CMS Developer
  • 2000 - 2015

    University of Pennsylvania

    Technical Web Design Lead
  • 1996 - 2000

    STG, Inc.

    Web Producer
  • 1995 - 1996

    Traces Animation

    HTML Producer
  • 1994 - 1995


    Data Management
  • 1988 - 1994

    United States Marine Corps

    Non-Commissioned Officer

Teaching Experience

  • 2017 - Present

    Jefferson + Philadelphia University

    Adjunct Faculty
  • 2012 - 2015

    University of the Arts

    Adjunct Faculty


  • 2005 - 2013


    Technical Content Author


Web Devlopment Highlight

HTML5 CSS (including LESS, SASS, and BEM) JavaScript jQuery MEAN Stack PostgreSQL SQL Sequelize ORM Jade/Pug Git PHP Automation Tools (Gulp and Grunt) audio/video streaming

Content Management

WordPress Drupal MODx

Design Tools Highlight

Adobe Creative Suite Adobe Dreamweaver Sketch

I'm a Lifelong Learner


  • University

    Temple University

    Bachelor of Science, Education
  • Certificate


    Full Stack Javascript

Some of my projects

An Incomplete and Brief Example of Work

Here are a few select projects I've worked on over the years... A couple videos walking users through apps, print projects from eons ago, and web designs from when I was at Penn. I've been doing so much stack development—working on a single product—for the past few years, I don't have many designs to showcase.

Make sure to take a look at my Treehouse profile for development subjects I'm familiar with or my Github account for code samples.

Blog Posts

Thoughts, Ideas, Mental Notebook

Here are a collection of ideas. They are listed in reverse chronological order. Think of them as nothing more than scattered thoughts jotted down for personal amusement or interest. You may or may not find these ideas of value. Enjoy.


Where in the World Has Tony Been?

One would think that a 50 year old would be a bit more traveled than what is represented on the map below. Sometime around the middle of 2016, I watched the Terrence Malick film Knight of Cups. The film stirred something within me and I decided to make a commitment to traveling and discovering new places and things at least twice a year. The map shows travel since leaving home in 1988. There will be more travel in later 2018 and onwards, given enough time and money.

You'll notice that I've skirted around Russia, China, and Africa for some time. I also need to cross the equator. To be honest, I have no real idea where I'll be going in the future; but as long as Google Flights and AirBnb are around, I'll just follow my nose and see where it leads me.


Send Me a Note

Currently, I'm not taking on any freelance projects; but if you want to talk about a project or whatnot, reach out to me via this contact form. Any of my current or former students can reach out to me for recommendations and reference purposes when pursuing employment or whatever.

I'm not a robot.