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Eric Brewer, Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Eric Brewer

Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since April 1, 2016
Eric has been creating interactive UIs and beautiful web experiences for over seven years. With a deep understanding of modern technology and dedication to industry best practices, he has led the charge of modern development in digital agencies, multinational corporations and small, scrappy startups alike. A passion for game design and development heavily informs his work on immersive UIs that are as functional as they are visually stunning.
Eric is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Photoshop 2018, 18 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • CSS, 7 years
  • HTML5, 7 years
  • Node.js, 4 years
  • AngularJS, 4 years
  • React, 2 years
  • ECMAScript (ES6), 2 years
Toronto, ON, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Yarn, Gulp, Webpack

The most amazing...

...web experience I've built is a hand-coded, isometric game engine with an AI chat-integrated sidekick.

Employment

  • Front-end Developer

    2016 - 2018
    Sandbox Agency
    • Developed and maintained large, corporate websites for multinational companies like HRBlock and Molson Coors.
    • Created numerous microsites, UIs, and landing pages for clients across a broad spectrum of markets.
    • Built a Slack-integrated, multi-agency resource-search application to find developers by name, skill-set, experience, or location to aid in speedy resource allocation.
    • Designed 3D, interactive page environments for Yescarta's launch website using WebGL and BabylonJS.
    • Led the effort switching the larger development team from Angular 1.x to React and Vue.js.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, React, Angular, Vue.js, NodeJS, Meteor, Python
  • Front-end Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Ontario Provincial Government
    • Leveraged D3 and AMCharts to break down overly-dense tables and spreadsheets into easily digestible and interactive charts and UIs.
    • Built easy-to-use, synchronized, inter-agency web application to catalog and curate tens of thousands of government PDFs that were being poorly tracked through dozens of spreadsheets.
    • Developed reusable and adjustable modules to display data in simple, interactive tables.
    • Rebuilt driver education game series from flash to HTML5 and canvas from the ground-up.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Angular
  • Front-end Developer

    2011 - 2015
    Thomas Cook
    • Built UIs for and maintained large, client-facing travel websites Thomascook.ca, Belairtravel.com, and Searstravel.ca.
    • Developed the company's first JavaScript-driven front-end, following an SPA model for search results rather than slower server-side search UIs.
    • Created an HTML5 canvas map ui for interactive flight planning on Thomascook.ca.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS
  • Front-end Developer

    2012 - 2013
    Sunwing Travel Group
    • Designed and built user-friendly interfaces to streamline travel searches and increase user retention on large, client-facing site.
    • Built numerous tools to streamline development and greatly increase work efficiency including a web application to build daily promos with a few clicks instead of hours of coding.
    • Created gamified banners and contest pages to increase user engagement.
    Technologies: Javascript, HTML5, CSS

Experience

  • Molson Coors Corporate (Development)
    http://molsoncoors.com/en

    Molson Coors' corporate website. Our agency developed and maintained the site and its multi-language sibling sites for countries around the world.

    Because of its Canadian roots and European properties, industry best practices for the build, with a strict focus on accessibility was a necessity.

  • LCBO Always Taking Care (Development)
    http://alwaystakingcare.ca/index.html

    The Liquor License Board of Ontario's corporate responsibility needed to show the fun, stylish side of being responsible.

    We built a slick site with a stylish UI and strong design sense to highlight alcohol-free recipes and party ideas, incorporating Spotify playlists to keep the party going and informative articles to keep things real.

  • Fountain Tire (Development)
    https://www.fountaintire.com/

    Fountain Tire's corporate site served as a great way to further the brand and used Angular and some slick UI design to search hundreds of tires and find the right set for your car.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), ES7
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Redux, AngularJS, Next.js, Unity3D
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js 2, React, jQuery, Node.js
  • Tools

    Photoshop 2018, Gulp.js, Illustrator 2018, Git, Webpack, ZBrush, Blender 3D, InDesign CC
  • Other

    Responsive UI, Mobile Web, Freelance, Animation, Web Accessibility, Game Development
  • Paradigms

    Gamification, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    WordPress
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL

Education

  • Certificate in Web Design and Development
    2010 - 2013
    Ryerson University - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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