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Guillaume Breux

Guillaume Breux

Brussels, Belgium
Member since February 24, 2018
Guillaume started his career as a graphic designer and photographer which enabled him to cultivate a critical eye for striking imagery and gorgeous designs. He then started studying web design and fell in love with the development world. He has been working as a full-time freelancer for a few years now—helping people to build brilliant interfaces that balance beauty, performance, and accessibility.
Guillaume is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Once
    React, Angular, Jekyll, Webflow
  • Crokmou
    Hugo, JavaScript
Experience
  • Photoshop 2018, 10 years
  • CSS3, 4 years
  • Responsive UI, 4 years
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • HTML5, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • React, 3 years
  • Webflow, 1 year
Brussels, Belgium
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Mac, IntelliJ, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a food blog which involved a migration from WordPress and ended up with an almost-perfect score on a Lighthouse audit.
Employment
  • Web Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    Once
    • Developed a web application that creates a similar UX to a full desktop experience.
    • Built an internal dashboard for the moderators.
    • Constructed a full static landing page using a static website generator.
    • Developed multiple small applications for public relations (PR) stuff.
    • Created all the marketing and transactional emails.
    Technologies: React, Angular, Jekyll, Webflow
  • Web Developer
    2017 - 2017
    Crokmou
    • Transferred all the content from WordPress to Markdown using custom Node.js scripts.
    • Developed the blog based on provided designs using the mobile first and BEM methodologies.
    • Implemented a Lighthouse audit to reach a nearly perfect score.
    • Reduced the page load from 19 seconds to less than 2 seconds in a 3G network using all the best practices available.
    • Created an automated deployment process to deploy changes with every image uploaded to a particular repository; all server less.
    Technologies: Hugo, JavaScript
Experience
  • Crokmou (Development)
    https://crokmou.com/

    Crokmou is a French food-and-travel blog that displays a lot of beautiful pictures. There is a great number of recipes to give you ideas about what to cook tonight. Everything is built serverless to provide a super fast and reliable experience.

  • One-badge (Development)
    https://one-badge.com

    Ever been tired of dealing with store badges especially if you need to translate them? One-badge allows you to get a single link per store and will display an official translated badge for Android or iOS.

  • Client-side vs Server-side vs Pre-rendering for Web Apps (Publication)
    There's no question that user experience is impacted by perceived load times. With today's heavier front ends, client-side rendering doesn't feel very fast. In this article, Toptal Freelance Front-end Developer Guillaume Breux compares client-side, server-side, and pre-rendering strategies to help you choose the best option for your own app.
Skills
  • Languages
    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, SCSS, CSS3, Less
  • Frameworks
    Redux, Bootstrap
  • Libraries/APIs
    Flexbox, React, jQuery
  • Tools
    Sketch, Photoshop 2018, Figma, Git
  • Paradigms
    BEM, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Other
    SVG, PSD Slicing, Responsive UI, CSS Grid
  • Platforms
    Webflow
Education
  • Internship in Web Design and Front-end Development
    2014 - 2015
    CEPEGRA | Center Competence Forem Cepegra - Brussels, Belgium
  • Bachelor's degree in Photography
    2010 - 2013
    INRACI | Institut National de Radioélectricité et Cinématographie - Brussels, Belgium
  • Bachelor's degree (unfinished) in Computer Graphics
    2009 - 2010
    HEAJ | Haute École Albert Jacquard - Namur, Belgium
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