Veteran front end developer & middleweight React engineer with a passion for UI/UX, looking for a JS based role in a collaborative, forward-thinking team.
Networked Interactive Presentation Website, using a React/Redux front end and users kept in sync with an express / sockets.io backend, to fix and improve upon a MVP prototype after user testing.
Sept 2020 to March 2021:Jollywise
Converting a React / Redux site to a new design, updating redux according to a new api & with new components etc. CI with github & Jenkins. Returned for a quick client christmas card quiz microsite, then again for a React microsite with several JS minigames.
Feb - Mar 2020:EDD London
Came onboard to build new React UI components for an e-commerce site, also leading on upgrading from a rigid desktop site to being responsive and device agnostic.
Oct 2019 - Feb 2020:Rehab Agency
4 months building 6 iterations of an educational microsite, each translated into 8 languages. Used React, JSON, hooks, css modules, SCORM & Sketch. Mentored other devs to bring parallel projects up to speed.
Using React, modular scss & Storybook to implement a new registration & onboarding system.
May and Sept-Oct 2018:22 design
Projects included a banner for the front page of Talk Talk in HTML 5, prototyping a JS 360 spinner, updating an Opencart website and building a interactive quiz module.
May to Sept 2018:KoffeeCup
Tackled a legacy Angular / Cordova app for onsite tablet and kiosk; reworking content, assets & structure for an annual refresh with tight turnarounds.
Jul 2015 to Dec 2017: Front end ContractorYunoJuno
Rapid prototyping & building of a constantly evolving UX & Front end, taming sprawling legacy CSS & maintaining an extensive design system using practical BEM, Stylus/SASS, Django templating & later React. A highlight was a complete site redesign using only a CSS retheme.
Jul 2014 to Jun 2015: Creative Technologist (part time)MetaBroadcast
Joining a software engineering team to prototyping UIs for metadata API tools for the BBC. I also wrote on the company blog & spoke at monthly meetups.
Feb 2014 to Jun 2015: Front end ContractorVooDooBytes
Built the front end to agreatplacetobe using Mixture, Liquid, Sass & jQ for integration to Umbraco. Following projects included Cameraworks, Rex & Mariano, Eris Industries, Heineken, DMB Represents, & Blossom Hill.
Feb to Apr 2014Maynard Malone
Quickly picking up Drupal, I used PHP, CSS & jQ to implement new sections of the Organix site.
2012-2014: Senior Interactive Web DeveloperVML London
Responsive builds from microsites to enterprise-level CQ builds, for Colgate, Premier Inn & Premier League including a fluid mobile site that got 500k uniques a day & 3mil in revenue a week. Interim front end lead then focused to CSS & UX as the team upscaled from 6 devs to 20.
I also organised knowledge-sharing workshops, was on the social media committee as tech voice, & was in-house photographer for portraits & events.
2011-2012: Interface DeveloperMRM Meteorite
Microsites for Vauxhall & Nationwide, an Intel facebook campaign, iPad site for Regus, a Phonegapped iphone app for The Mall & championed responsive & parallax design.
2006-2011: Front end developerMRM London
I worked in HTML, CSS & later jQ, reconciling the work of copywriters, designers & back-end devs to produce sites, localisations & HTML emails for clients like Intel, Vauxhall, Sky Movies, MSN & MasterCard.
Away from the keyboard I led initiatives in improving communication between the tech & creative departments, & presented on company values & best practice.