Alberto Chang, Developer in New York, NY, United States
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Alberto Chang

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New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 13, 2015

Alberto is a seasoned interaction designer and web developer who specializes in creative prototyping and production of web and mobile applications using web technologies. He is a creative and practical individual, and looks forward to working on interesting projects.


Python, Ruby, PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript
Ogilvy & Mather
CSS, Less, HTML, JavaScript
Firstborn Multimedia
CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP




Preferred Environment

Git, Ruby, NPM, Node.js, Atom, Homebrew, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've built was a flight booker UI that was very fast at figuring out routes from each airport from a very complex set of data.

Work Experience

Founder, Technical Director

2009 - PRESENT
  • Consulted with startups and design agencies on technology stacks and UI experience.
  • Helped startups rescue failing technologies.
Technologies: Python, Ruby, PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Senior Developer

2014 - 2015
Ogilvy & Mather
  • Led the front-end development of Philips Health Innovation website with a team of four other front-end developers.
  • Led daily standup meetings to push agendas and delegate responsibilities.
  • Developed templates and components for Adobe Experience Manager.
Technologies: CSS, Less, HTML, JavaScript

Creative Developer

2013 - 2014
Firstborn Multimedia
  • Developed sites using a hybrid responsive and adaptive approach.
  • Developed sprite animations for Canvas using gaming development techniques.
  • Implemented a development/deployment process for new projects using Gulp, Grunt, and Vagrant for Laravel projects.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP

Senior Presentation Developer

2013 - 2013
  • Led front-end development using responsive mobile-first techniques. Template integration in Demandware using ISML.
Technologies: ISML Templates, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Creative Technologist

2011 - 2012
  • Created an in-house light-weight jQuery framework.
  • Established a development convention for front-end coding.
  • Trained clients and team on JavaScript best practices.
Technologies: PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Web Technologist II

2009 - 2011
Frog Design
  • Web Technologist on the GE account. Maintained and their microsites on a day-to-day basis.
  • Led the development of GE’s intranet, InsideGE, and redesigned it as well as training GE’s tech team on JavaScript best practices and conventions.
  • Developed the first ever HTML5 video player with closed-caption support for iPad and iPhone for GE (Experimental).
  • Consulted Frog’s tech teams on JavaScript for developing enterprise-scale applications for clients such as CA Technologies, Estee Lauder, Qualcom, and TimeWarner.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Senior Front-End Developer

2007 - 2009
Ultra 16
  • Led the development and directed the tech team for all projects for Ultra 16. Helped manage projects and scope out timeline on development.
  • Helped push forward the adoption of MVC frameworks such as CakePHP.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP

Front-End Developer

2007 - 2007
Alexander Interactive
  • Led the front-end development for numerous new projects. Helped refactor many existing projects with semantic HTML and proper CSS to support new emerging browsers.
Technologies: Java, Python, Ruby, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Junior Web Developer

2006 - 2007
  • Established a HTML/CSS development convention. Translated designs from PSD to HTML on a day-to-day basis. Consulted for the team on CSS techniques and IE6 bugs.
Technologies: PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Time Warner Cable WiFi-Denti-Fier
Led the development of the mobile experience of the WiFI-Denti-Fier using canvas/game development techniques.

Lead Front-End Developer on JetBlue ReDesign. Responsible for the front-end architecture on UI components, and delegation of responsibilities to team. My chief responsibility was developing the flight booker.

GE iPad Web Video Player

As an experimental project for General Electric while working at Frog Design. I was assigned to build the first ever HTML5 video player that supported closed captions on the first-generation iPad Mobile Safari.

Majestic Steel Website
Led front-end development and back-end integration of this fully responsible/adaptive parallax website.
2005 - 2006

Associate's Degree in Communication Design

Fashion Institute of Technology - New York


jQuery, Ruby on Rails API, Node.js, Twitter API, Facebook API, Handlebars, jQuery UI, React, Backbone.js


Subversion (SVN), Bower, Git, Homebrew, Atom, NPM, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, VMware, Bugzilla, Mantis, Confluence, Jira, Gulp, Grunt, Yeoman, Middleman, Canvas, Jenkins, Vagrant


Sass, CSS3, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Less, Java, Ruby, ECMAScript (ES6), TypeScript, HTML5, Python, Haml


Laravel, ZURB Foundation, Angular, Express.js, Ionic 2, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Ember.js, Django, Ruby on Rails (RoR)


MongoDB, MySQL


BREW, MacOS, Meteor, WordPress


Object-oriented Design (OOD), REST, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)


Front-end, Performance Optimization, ISML Templates, User Interface (UI), Design, SVG

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