Alexa Green, WordPress Developer in Pittsfield, MA, United States
Alexa Green

WordPress Developer in Pittsfield, MA, United States

Member since April 23, 2019
Alexa has over 15 years of experience in designing and developing websites. She focuses on WordPress, Shopify, and React to create a variety of projects from simple landing pages, to sophisticated storefronts, and progressive web apps. She has been called a “digital witch,” and a “mad scientist,” but don’t worry, she has lovingly left the purple comic sans and lime green backgrounds in the past.
Alexa is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Toptal Client
    WordPress Plugins, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, GitHub, PHP 7, Microsoft Excel, YARN...
  • Bifocal
    WordPress Plugins, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3...

Experience

Location

Pittsfield, MA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Terminal, Bitbucket, Vagrant, MAMP, VS Code, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I have worked on was a custom calculator for a framing company.

Employment

  • WordPress Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Toptal Client
    • Developed WordPress websites, themes, and custom plugins for various clients.
    • Developed and consulted on a B2B web app.
    • Wrote an article for the Toptal Engineering blog.
    • Participated in various professional development offerings within and outside of Toptal.
    • Participated in several Toptal internal studies.
    Technologies: WordPress Plugins, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, GitHub, PHP 7, Microsoft Excel, YARN, PHP 5+, Theme Development, Cloud Firestore, Firebase Authentication, Terminal, Bitbucket, APIs, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Front-end Development, NPM, Node.js, Freelance Developer, GitLab, Firebase, React, Git, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress, jQuery, CSS, HTML
  • Founder and Lead Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Bifocal
    • Defined company mission to focus on creative development, and solutions, always with the client and end user in mind.
    • Developed, and standardized company programming protocol (coding, syntax, naming practices, etc.), and workflow.
    • Generated leads, and acquired new clients with a variety of different needs and skill sets.
    • Sourced, and continue to source new, and creative talent for the development team.
    • Built positive working relationships with clients, resulting in repeat customers and referrals.
    • Provided web, print, logo, and branding design services to clients.
    • Provided careful website, plugin, and app development to clients, as well as troubleshooting, recovering broken websites, and creating custom solutions to incorporate into their workflow.
    • Researched, and continuing to adapt to the latest best practices, and web trends.
    Technologies: WordPress Plugins, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 4, WordPress Design, MySQL, GitHub, PHP 7, Microsoft Excel, Google Maps, Google API, Google Maps API, React Native, YARN, PHP 5+, Sublime Text 2, Sublime Text, Spotify API, Sublime Text 3, Theme Development, Google APIs, Liquid Template, Liquid, Firebase Realtime Database, Cloud Firestore, Firebase Authentication, Terminal, Bitbucket, Vimeo API, PSD to Shopify, Spotify, APIs, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Vimeo, Reactstrap, Material-UI, Genesis Framework, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), On-page SEO, FileZilla, Adobe, Front-end Development, PSD to WordPress, AI to WordPress, NPM, Node.js, Shopify Customizations, Freelance Developer, Shopify, GitLab, Firebase, React Redux, React, Git, Shopify Design, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress, Google Drive, HTML to WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Squarespace, jQuery, CSS, HTML

Experience

  • Web App Development and Consulting for Bitsy Advisor (Development)
    https://bitsyadvisor.com

    A web app for financial firms and advisors to quickly onboard new clients. I was the lead developer, consulted on the app, and worked with a variety of APIs to pull in/push updated client details so all services can stay in sync with the latest information. This tool saves firms hundreds of hours a year (and thousands of dollars) and can be completely customized for the firm's needs.

  • Website Redesign and Development for Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs (Development)
    https://solomonrugs.com

    A retailer of fine rugs and antiques, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs was early to join the internet game. While they had images of some of their rugs online, they desired a true eCommerce, online showroom solution that was product-oriented rather than brand-centric.

    We referenced all of the major successful online retailers and used them as models, dissecting how their products were set up, different view and page types, flow, design, structure, and user interface across devices.

    Then, pulling the most common and significant features from these models, we designed and developed a custom Shopify theme.

    Since the new website has been live, we have received a lot of interest in licensing the theme and bringing it to the wider world. Solomon's reports rave reviews and that their visitors are enthusiastic about the website's usability and overall feel.

  • Website Redesign and Development for Artscope Magazine (Development)
    https://artscopemagazine.com/

    Designed and developed a new website for Artscope Magazine, New England's culture magazine.

    This refactoring considered both the Artscope team, and streamlining their website updating process, as well as the experience of the readers. Artscope has received consistent reports from their audience of being pleased with the improved usability, and that readers now have more of a willingness, and desire to explore the site.

    Consultations on, and implementation of Artscope's latest ad campaign has resulted in positive revenue.

  • Website Development for Outpost (Development)
    http://lovethewoods.com/

    Developed a new website, and private client live-stream viewing area for Outpost, a film, and video production company.

    Outpost now uses the live-streaming capabilities both as a selling point for, and a tool in their post-production services. They report that many clients are joining them because of this unique feature.

  • Website Development for Robby Baier (Development)
    https://robbybaier.com

    Developed a new website for songwriter, producer, and creator, Robby Baier.

    Robby was looking for a place to feature his original music as well as his other projects. This required a custom back end for him to easily maintain a variety of project types (some yet to go public). The new design has been well-received by visitors!

  • Website Redesign for David Dayan Fisher (Development)
    http://daviddayanfisher.com/

    Designed, and developed a new website for actor, author, and artist, David Dayan Fisher.

    This design needed to incorporate the many different sides of Mr. Fisher, balancing flexibility to showcase his different types of work while simultaneously representing a unified brand. He reports positive reviews from visitors!

  • Interactive Website Design and Development for Christie Allen (Development)
    https://christie-allen.com

    Developed an interactive website for Christie Allen, a writer, creator, and author.

    The key was creating an experience to showcase Ms. Allen's work in an interactive way while also showing a piece of her in the overall design. She reports that the final product has generated interest surrounding her work from target audiences, as well as leads to potential collaborators and "the powers that be" in her various fields of work.

  • Interactive Drawing Program for Rex Sends Me Postcards (Development)
    http://rexsendsmepostcards.com

    Designed, and developed an interactive drawing program for artist, Rex Detiger.

    This development was the foundation for Rex's "Rex Sends Me Postcards" project. Users draw, and type on a virtual "Postcard," which Rex then receives, and mails a paper copy. He continues to receive submissions, showing the project to be alive and well!

  • WordPress Continuous Deployment and Version Control with Bitbucket (Publication)
    WordPress developers spent years struggling with sub-optimal solutions for CI/CD. Despite the fact that they were using the most popular CMS on the market, they often had to improvise and resort to time-consuming practices. In this article, Toptal WordPress Developer Alexa Green shares her approach to WordPress deployment using Bitbucket and some straightforward code.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, HTML5, CSS3, CSS, JavaScript, Liquid Template, PHP, PHP 5+, PHP 7
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Bootstrap 4, Genesis Framework, Material-UI, React Native, YARN
  • Libraries/APIs

    Reactstrap, jQuery, React, React Redux, Liquid, Spotify API, Vimeo API, Google Maps, Google Maps API, Google API, Google APIs, Node.js
  • Tools

    Google Docs, Google Sheets, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe, FileZilla, Firebase Authentication, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Terminal, Git, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Sublime Text 3, Sublime Text 2, Sublime Text, VS Code, Microsoft Excel, NPM, Vagrant, MAMP
  • Paradigms

    On-page SEO, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Shopify, Firebase, MacOS
  • Other

    Freelance Developer, WordPress Plugins, HTML to WordPress, PSD to WordPress, AI to WordPress, Google Drive, Front-end Development, WordPress Design, Shopify Design, PSD to Shopify, Spotify, APIs, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Vimeo, Squarespace, Theme Development, Shopify Customizations
  • Storage

    Firebase Realtime Database, Cloud Firestore, MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television, double-minor in Producing and Sociology
    2009 - 2013
    New York University - Tisch School of the Arts - New York City, NY, USA

Certifications

  • Shopify Theme Development
    APRIL 2019 - APRIL 2020
    Shopify Partner Academy
  • Shopify Business Fundamentals
    JANUARY 2019 - JANUARY 2020
    Shopify Partner Academy
  • Shopify Product Fundamentals
    JANUARY 2019 - JANUARY 2020
    Shopify Partner Academy

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