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Aaron Sterczewski, CSS Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States
Aaron Sterczewski

CSS Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since June 13, 2018
Aaron has spent the last decade moving between freelance and agency life; and for the past five years, he's been working at Swirl here in San Francisco. On the agency side of things, Aaron's been developing a ton of HTML5 banners and has grown quite efficient at building engaging and interesting units. On the freelance side, he's been creating all sorts of amazing 3D sound reactive and interactive visualizations for events and other such things.
Aaron is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Swirl
    HTML5, Sass, JavaScript, Git, JavaScript Frameworks, GSAP
  • The Hive
    ActionScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Drupal
  • Xylem
    ActionScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Experience

  • CSS, 14 years
  • JavaScript, 14 years
  • HTML5 Banners, 12 years
  • GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), 10 years
  • HTML5, 8 years
  • Three.js, 7 years
  • Sass, 6 years
  • HTML Email, 4 years
San Francisco, CA, United States

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

macOS, Atom, iTerm2, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a customizable 3D geometric audio reactive visualization tool using the incredible Three.js framework.

Employment

  • Developer

    2013 - 2018
    Swirl
    • Built complex HTML email templates for various clients.
    • Constructed and animated HTML5 banners for various clients.
    • Developed several large-scale Drupal based sites.
    • Created engaging web experiences with Three.js.
    • Collaborated with a large development and design team to build top-tier web and app experiences for clients.
    Technologies: HTML5, Sass, JavaScript, Git, JavaScript Frameworks, GSAP
  • Developer

    2010 - 2011
    The Hive
    • Animated Flash banners for various clients.
    • Built several complex and animated HTML/CSS and JavaScript-based web experiences.
    • Learned and subsequently implemented Drupal for several complex projects.
    • Incorporated successfully JavaScript-based features for increased interactivity and engagement.
    Technologies: ActionScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Drupal
  • Developer

    2006 - 2007
    Xylem
    • Developed and animated complex Flash web experiences.
    • Designed and built several responsive websites.
    • Animated Flash banners for various clients.
    • Assisted the development team in various ways.
    • Learned object-oriented development practices and implemented them.
    Technologies: ActionScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Experience

  • Swirl Holiday Card (Development)

    The team decided that we would create a 3D interactive experience with Three.js as a base. Each year, we would create a holiday card that we'd send out to clients and then allow them to pick a charity that we would then donate to on their behalf.

    We utilized Preact as a base but the main 3D component was built using Three.js. The 3D assets were built in VR using an HTC Vive and Google blocks which were then imported into Three.js.

  • Viveport MailChimp Email Template (Development)

    Working with HTC to improve their newsletter process, I developed this dynamic MailChimp template system. Utilizing the Foundation 2 for Emails framework allowed me to build a rather complex and completely customizable template that enabled the output of any of the various types of weekly newsletters that they had been doing.

  • Sovos Brands Website (Development)
    http://www.sovosbrands.com/

    We built a responsive WordPress-based site using the Visual Composer plugin to create an easy-to-edit and good-looking web experience. Utilizing the Visual Composer plugin allowed us to quickly build a robust and usable site.

  • Honey 10th Year Anniversary Visualization (Other amazing things)
    https://vectorclash.github.io/honey-10/

    For the Honey Soundsystem 10th anniversary party, I developed this audio reactive visualization. It was projected for nine hours in the upstairs dance floor at Public Works, here in San Francisco. I used Three.js for this project.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, HTML5, Sass, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Coding
  • Platforms

    GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), WordPress, Drupal 8
  • Other

    HTML5 Banners, HTML Email
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, MailChimp API, Three.js, REST APIs
  • Tools

    MailChimp

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Interactive Media Design
    2004 - 2007
    The Art Institute of Colrado - Denver, CO, USA
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