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Dimitar Slaev, Responsive Design Developer in Sofia, Bulgaria
Dimitar Slaev

Responsive Design Developer in Sofia, Bulgaria

Member since June 19, 2016
Dimitar is a technically sophisticated professional with several years of experience developing custom web applications for internal and customer-facing audiences. He has been part of several startups, including an international marketplace, a crowd-funding website, and a social media platform.
Dimitar is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • Sass, 4 years
  • Responsive Design, 4 years
  • Photoshop CC, 3 years
  • Sketch to HTML, 3 years
  • GSAP, 3 years
  • Illustrator CC, 3 years
  • React, 1 year
Sofia, Bulgaria

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac OS, Visual Code Studio, Node.js

The most amazing...

...thing I've created is a website with experimental JavaScript animations built using GreenSock, CSS3, and Three.js.

Employment

  • Full-stack JavaScript Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Nobelar Platform
    • Developed the core product (online auctions) using two-way real-time communication with a Firebase database.
    • Transitioned to the latest version of React supporting hooks.
    • Introduced better folder structure.
    • Translated business needs into technical tasks on Trello.
    • Sped up the delivery of the alpha version by simplifying and optimizing UI.
    Technologies: React, Node.js, JavaScript, Firebase
  • Front-end Developer

    2012 - PRESENT
    An Online Freelance Agency
    • Built over 20 websites for businesses and individuals.
    • Converted designs into pixel-perfect HTML/CSS/JavaScript themes.
    • Improved conversion and bounce rates by optimizing front-end performance and user flow.
    • Enhanced the brand experience by adding animation and motion design using GSAP and CSS3.
    • Reduced costs by adapting layouts for mobile devices without existing responsive design.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Responsive, JavaScript, jQuery, GSAP, React
  • Front-end Developer

    2017 - 2018
    Unilend (Crowdfunding for SME)
    • Translated business needs into pixel perfect landing pages and interactive UIs including charts and data tables.
    • Improved operational efficiency by revamping the company's admin dashboard.
    • Created a document viewer application with built-in image manipulation and text extraction using Ocrad.js.
    • Documented new features, coding style, and best practices in Confluence.
    • Optimized newsletter open rate by introducing new responsive email templates.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, Sass, Twig
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    Storat Marketplace
    • Converted designs of Storat.com into a responsive, cross-browser website with RTL support while ensuring great UX and performance.
    • Acknowledged by senior management for saving thousands of dollars by integrating a mobile version in the website.
    • Aided new product development during team meetings in Abu Dhabi and Bangalore.
    • Developed a number of WordPress sites for high value clients of Storat.com.
    • Deployed static websites on AWS.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery,Sass, Gulp, Browserify, Laravel, Composer, AWS

Experience

  • Platform (Development)
    https://plat4m.com

    Platform is an award-winning design/UX agency, and as such, it required an innovative website with experimental JavaScript and CSS animations as well as advanced user interactions (including custom scrolling, parallax sliders, detecting user location, and conversational contact forms).

    Technologies: Greensock (GSAP), CSS3, jQuery, ECMA 6, Three.js, Pipedrive

  • Storat.com (Development)
    https://www.storat.com/

    On this project, I was in charge of the HTML integration of Storat.com's beta version including a style guide, homepage, single listing, category, and search engine. In addition, I developed the AJAX-powered forms for user registration and profile, image upload and user store customization. I also implemented the Arabic version of the site with full RTL support.

    Technologies: HTML5, Sass (BEM), jQuery, Bourbon Neat, Vue.js, Masonry

  • Touch Awesome (Development)

    For Touch Awesome, I developed a responsive WordPress site with custom sliders, retina support, and a company blog optimized using Google Schema and Open Graph tags.

    Technologies: Responsive (Mobile-first), GSAP, jQuery, WordPress, NPM Scripts

Skills

  • Languages

    Sass, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), PHP 5
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, GSAP, Node.js, React, Styled-components, REST APIs
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Coding, Modular Development, SMACSS, BEM
  • Other

    Responsive Design, Web Development, Responsive Email Templates, Mobile First, Sketch to HTML, SVG
  • Tools

    Webpack, Gulp.js, Create React App, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, GitHub, Jira, Basecamp, Confluence
  • Frameworks

    Twig, Express.js
  • Platforms

    Heroku, Firebase
  • Storage

    MongoDB

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications and Marketing
    2006 - 2010
    Hult University - London, UK
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