Calley Nye, Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Calley Nye

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Design Systems Developer

Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
May 13, 2017

Calley is an experienced UI engineer with over 10 years in the field. She blends her background in UX, design, social media, marketing, and growth to maximize product development for her clients. She has an eye for design and a passion for creating usable, pixel-perfect, responsive UIs and experiences. Calley is often lauded for her speed, attention to detail, and thoughtfulness as an engineer.

Portfolio

Crush Collective
Automation, ChatGPT, Midjourney, Shopify, Shopify API, eCommerce, eCommerce UI...
McKinsey & Company
User Interface (UI), Front-end, Vue, Accessibility, JavaScript, TypeScript...
Milliman US
HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, Windows, Azure, Teams, JavaScript, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC 4...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Zsh, ITerm, Git, MacOS, Figma, Vue

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was when I single-handedly optimized the front end for a huge codebase to a responsive front end in three months.

Work Experience

Founder

2023 - PRESENT
Crush Collective
  • Created an automation process for Shopify product creation using ChatGPT to generate product descriptions, social content, SEO titles, and descriptions.
  • Launched three clothing brands and created thousands of products using our automation system.
  • Created a social media automation system for Shopify products.
Technologies: Automation, ChatGPT, Midjourney, Shopify, Shopify API, eCommerce, eCommerce UI, Agile, Agile Software Development, Shopify Customizations, Shopify Theme, Illustrator CC, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Site Speed Optimization, SEO Tools, Design

Senior Software Engineer

2021 - 2023
McKinsey & Company
  • Developed a component library in Vue for game components.
  • Implemented a tracking plan and event-based analytics using Heap Analytics.
  • Developed the UI for two different web-based games.
Technologies: User Interface (UI), Front-end, Vue, Accessibility, JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, Product Design, UI Components, CSS3, Heap, Analytics, UX Analysis, SEO Tools, Performance Engineering, Web Performance Optimization (WPO), Website Performance, CSS3 Animation, Web Design, User Experience (UX), Responsive UI, Web UX, Web UI, Sass, ZURB Foundation, Flexbox, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Design Systems, Vue CLI, Web Animation, Site Speed Optimization, Design, Canvas, HTML5 Animations

Expert Front-end Developer

2020 - 2021
Milliman US
  • Helped to get an extensive responsive overhaul over the finish line.
  • Designed and developed a new global navigation experience that spanned four disparate codebases and technologies.
  • Designed and developed a new savings calculator with compounding interest calculations.
  • Proposed several process improvements, including a new build process with a new watch, auto prefix, and transpile functionality, mobile device testing using emulators, and UI library.
  • Redesigned, redeveloped, and modernized several critically important pages.
  • Outlined a framework comprising minor to significant updates to address a dated design.
Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, Windows, Azure, Teams, JavaScript, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web Forms, Visual Studio, jQuery, UX Design, Responsive UI, UI Design, Web Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web UX, Web UI, Sass, Flexbox, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Site Speed Optimization, Mobile First, Design, HTML5 Animations

UX Engineer

2019 - 2020
Lydion
  • Designed the UX for some client flows and dashboard concepts and worked with a UI designer on public site experience.
  • Conducted a PSD-to-HTML-to-Django template conversion on the whole public site.
  • Worked with a fully distributed international team (India, Poland, Los Angeles) using Docker, Gulp, Slack, and Jira.
Technologies: Django, HTML5, UX Design, Web UX, SCSS, UX Architecture, Accessibility, Adobe Experience Design (XD), CSS3, JavaScript, Web Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive UI, Web UI, Sass, ZURB Foundation, Flexbox, React, Refactoring, Mobile First, Design, HTML5 Animations

UI Developer

2019 - 2019
Swyft Interactive
  • Developed a scroll-based video animation for a new electric car using GSAP.
  • Created a scroll-based video animation for a concept future car using GSAP.
  • Built the remaining pages of the website for an electric car company.
Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Semantic UI, GSAP, GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), Web Animation, Site Speed Optimization, Design, HTML5 Animations

UI Developer

2019 - 2019
The Mather Group
  • Designed (in code) a financial dashboard for an investment group to show to their clients. Because of my hybrid skillset, I designed the dashboard as I developed it so we could try things out with real data and make changes efficiently.
  • Developed several novel interactive data visualizations using d3.js.
  • Maintained documentation and communicated progress at regular intervals with the rest of the team.
Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Accessibility, Web UX, UX Design, UI Design, Node.js, MongoDB, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Front-end Design, Front-end Development, Web Animation, Site Speed Optimization, Design

Web Developer | Product | UX

2016 - 2019
Popularium
  • Built the entire front end from the ground up with Django, HTML, SCSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Developed a set of standards and best practices for the front end.
  • Came up with the analytics and UX testing strategy.
  • Wireframed, brainstormed, and developed specifications for new UI features.
  • Identified UX concerns, implemented tests, and evaluated the findings to optimize the UI/UX.
Technologies: Sass, Git, jQuery, ZURB Foundation, CSS3, HTML5, Django, JavaScript, Accessibility, Apple, Web Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive UI, Web UX, Web UI, Refactoring, Sumo, Writing & Editing, Web Animation, Site Speed Optimization, Mobile First, Design, HTML5 Animations

Front-end Developer

2016 - 2016
Gigmor
  • Joined the team part-time, and got through a major backlog of bugs and product improvements.
  • Audited the codebase, and noticed many major flaws. After years of using bad contract developers, they had a Frankenstein monster. I came up with a strategy for improving the site's code and design.
  • Started by deleting unused views and methods and all coordinating stylesheets and scripts.
  • Consolidated the JavaScript and SCSS files to be easier to slice and dice.
  • Cleaned up the Blade files, reorganized the structure, and implemented a new, cleaner markup.
  • Converted the entire site to Bootstrap with an even newer design.
  • Reorganized and rewrote much of the JavaScript using Browserify.
Technologies: CSS, jQuery, Browserify, Git, Bootstrap, Sass, HTML, Blade, Laravel, PHP, JavaScript, Apple, Web Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive UI, Web UX, Web UI, ZURB Foundation, MySQL, Refactoring, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Site Speed Optimization, Design

Front-end Developer

2013 - 2016
CrowdRise
  • Came up with strategy for converting the old codebase to be responsive using Foundation.
  • Implemented a solo large design refresh to start the responsive conversion process.
  • Worked closely with design and product management to streamline UX flows.
  • Strategized and developed a major new project for the company, that ended up becoming 40% of company revenue after 12 months.
  • Developed the global style guide and the UI library.
Technologies: Sass, Git, CodeIgniter, PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Accessibility, Apple, Web Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive UI, Web UX, Web UI, ZURB Foundation, A/B Testing, Photoshop 7, Modernizr, Sublime Text, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Sketch, Site Speed Optimization, Mobile First, SEO Tools, Design

Front-end Developer

2013 - 2014
Reconstrukt
  • Developed several Facebook tab apps for a cruise line, hotel chain, and a candy company using pure HTML/CSS.
  • Developed several major cosmetics company promotional sites using HTML/CSS and jQuery.
  • Crafted several international email campaigns for major makeup companies.
  • Built a responsive app for sporting events using HTML/CSS, Sass, jQuery, and JavaScript.
  • Developed a series of promotional fashion sites with complex CSS and JavaScript animation for a major hotel chain.
  • Created a series of HTML/CSS/jQuery prototypes for a major cybersecurity firm.
Technologies: CSS, Less, Sass, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, Accessibility, Apple, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive UI, Web UX, Web UI, ScrollMagic, Modernizr, Sublime Text, HTML4, HTML5, PSD to HTML, Front-end, Front-end Development, Pixel Perfect, Web Animation, Site Speed Optimization, SEO Tools, Design, HTML5 Animations

Web Developer | Designer

2013 - 2013
Case Partners
  • Redesigned and developed a company website using Mapbox and Bootstrap.
  • Went to client meetings to ascertain the design needs of the project.
  • Designed, wrote the HTML/CSS templates, and implemented the WordPress back-end for a law firm's website.
  • Designed, wrote HTML/CSS templates, and implemented the WordPress back-end for a cruise line's website.
  • Designed a web video portal for a local event series.
Technologies: CSS, Subversion (SVN), Sass, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, JavaScript, Accessibility, Apple, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive UI, Web UX, Web UI, Mapbox, Responsive, Responsive Layout, Responsive Coding, Photoshop CC, Bootstrap, PSD Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Animation, Drupal, Site Speed Optimization, SEO Tools, Design, HTML5 Animations

Front-end Developer

2008 - 2013
BlueFace Media
  • Worked on a site for a jewelry company using HTML/CSS with a PHP back-end.
  • Worked on a site for a nonprofit using HTML/CSS and jQuery with a PHP back-end.
  • Worked on a site for another agency using some cutting-edge HTML/CSS and JavaScript.
Technologies: CSS, Subversion (SVN), PHP, WordPress, jQuery, Sass, HTML, Apple, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive UI, Web UX, Web UI, MySQL, Scrum, Responsive, Responsive Layout, Responsive Coding, Photoshop CC, Bootstrap 3, Design

Popularium

https://stories.popularium.com/
I work at Popularium as a front-end developer, UX designer, and acquisitions editor. I developed the site's front-end with Django, HTML/CSS, Sass, Foundation, Git, Vagrant, Gulp, jQuery, and JavaScript. I also created wireframes or designs for many UX flows and features.

Karma Automotive

I developed the homepage, Karma GT page, Revero GT page, and Vision Car page for Karma Automotive. I used Greensock (GSAP) and fullPage.js for the scrolling effect. The username for the link is "syrendemo", and the password is "welcome2syren".

Waldorf Astoria Unforgettable Stories

I developed this project for Waldorf Astoria/Hilton via Reconstrukt. It uses HTML/CSS, Skrollr, jQuery, and JavaScript.

CrowdRise

I worked here for three years—on most of the pages and features of the site, including setting up the front-end architecture which is depended on still by the website. It wasn't responsive when I got there, so that was my biggest priority. For this project, I used Foundation, Gulp, Sass, HTML/CSS, PHP, CodeIgniter, and Git/SVN.

Gigmor

I converted this company's old, bloated codebase into a leaner, meaner one. I made it responsive and more efficient using PHP, Laravel, Blade, Bootstrap, and HTML/CSS/jQuery/JavaScript.

Case Partners

I designed and implemented this site in WordPress, HTML/CSS, and jQuery.
2009 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Web Design & Development

Full Sail University - Winter Park, FL, USA

Libraries/APIs

Flexbox, jQuery, GSAP, Modernizr, React, Vue, Node.js, Shopify API, ScrollMagic

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop CC, Sublime Text, ITerm, Zsh, GreenSock, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Illustrator CC, Photoshop 7, Vue CLI, Git, Browserify, Subversion (SVN), Adobe CC, Sketch, Jira, Visual Studio, ChatGPT, Figma, Canvas

Frameworks

ZURB Foundation, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap, Django, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web Forms

Languages

SCSS, HTML4, CSS3, CSS, HTML, HTML5, Sass, PHP, JavaScript, Less, TypeScript

Paradigms

Responsive, Responsive Layout, Responsive Coding, UX Design, UI Design, Agile, Scrum, Refactoring, Agile Software Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Performance Optimization (WPO), Automation

Platforms

Shopify, WordPress, MacOS, Apple, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Mapbox, Windows, Azure, GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), Drupal

Industry Expertise

Web Design

Storage

MySQL, MongoDB

Other

Responsive UI, Pixel Perfect, Web UI, Web UX, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), PSD to HTML, CSS3 Animation, Accessibility, Front-end Development, Design Systems, Site Speed Optimization, Design, PSD Design, Shopify Customizations, Sumo, A/B Testing, Writing & Editing, eCommerce, eCommerce UI, SEO Tools, Web Animation, Mobile First, HTML5 Animations, Blade, UX Architecture, Teams, Front-end, Product Design, UI Components, Heap, Analytics, UX Analysis, UI Animation, Scroll Animations, Performance Engineering, Website Performance, Midjourney, Shopify Theme, Front-end Design, Semantic UI

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