Jamie Arkin, Developer in Denver, CO, United States
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Jamie Arkin

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UI/UX Developer

Denver, CO, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 26, 2017

Jamie is a front‑end developer focused on crafting clean and beautiful experiences. Her fever for color coordination and meticulous notebooks are indicative of her programming style and attention to detail. Much of her focus is on collaboration, efficiency, and learning. Jamie is a perfectionist to the smallest pixel and has a passion for building custom WordPress themes and React applications.


Sketch, Webpack, Gulp, HTML, Node.js, SCSS, CSS, WordPress, JavaScript
JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), WordPress...
Bluestate Digital
Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, jQuery, ECMAScript (ES6), CSS, HTML, WordPress, React...




Preferred Environment

MacOS, Agile, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed and designed is a company intranet that was a Node.js application.

Work Experience

Web Developer

2018 - PRESENT
  • Worked on their main client Cosmos clinic.
  • Worked to maintain cosmos clinic WordPress custom theme.
  • Implemented multiple WordPress templates.
  • Maintained Shopify sites and implemented custom features for a couple of clients.
  • Designed multiple templates for clients using Sketch.
  • Worked with multiple WordPress themes to debug issues, implement new features and develop new templates.
  • Implemented node in many projects to ensure minification and site speed.
  • Integrated ACF(advanced custom fields), WooCommerce and multiple other plugins for WordPress themes.
Technologies: Sketch, Webpack, Gulp, HTML, Node.js, SCSS, CSS, WordPress, JavaScript

Front-end Developer

2011 - PRESENT
  • Created multiple custom WordPress themes and Plugins for clients.
  • Supported and maintained websites, including Google.
  • Integrated SEO such as site maps, google analytics, and more.
  • Managed API development, SEO, custom email templates, and social integrations.
Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), WordPress, Sass, Gulp, Node.js

Web Developer

2018 - 2020
Bluestate Digital
  • Worked with multiple clients such as JDRF, Red Nose Day, Special Olympics, AARP, Obama Foundation, and many more.
  • Created custom donation pages for multiple clients in their customize donation CMS.
  • Maintained multiple sites as once.
  • Developed a lot of design components and implemented custom designs.
  • Implemented numerous customized pages for multiple clients.
  • Worked on very tight deadlines.
  • Collaborated with the designers and other developers on different projects.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, jQuery, ECMAScript (ES6), CSS, HTML, WordPress, React, JavaScript, Node.js

Front-end Engineer

2015 - 2017
  • Built the company's time tracking system in which 100+ employees would use on a bi-weekly basis using Google API.
  • Designed and developed the company's intranet system, which incorporated the original time tracker I built. This was built with Node.js, React, Google, MongoDB, and more.
  • Led and put together a team of developers to work on the company's intranet system.
  • Collaborated with several teams to design and develop tools to help them.
  • Designed custom email templates.
  • Created a shopify custom template for their e-commerce business for selling their custom apparel.
Technologies: Sass, React, Node.js, JavaScript, CSS, HTML

Front-end Developer

2014 - 2015
Conde Nast
  • Supported and worked on several ad campaigns, including Apple to integrate into style.com.
  • Contributed to the redesign and redevelopment team for style.com. Specifically developed the CMS for the editors, including the wireframes and design.
  • On the redesign of style.com, I worked with a team of Java developers to ensure the CMS was connected to the custom API.
  • Designed the CMS with Bootstrap and developed custom functionality in JavaScript and jQuery.
  • Before working on the redesign team, I worked to maintain and add small features such as custom sliders to the original style.com custom WordPress theme.
  • Researched and integrated new technologies such as React to the new site.
  • Optimized speed of the site.
  • Designed custom email templates.
Technologies: Node.js, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML5, React, Sass

Front-end Engineer

2013 - 2013
  • Collaborated with UI/UX designers, designers, and a team of Java back-end developers.
  • Followed an iterative and incremental Agile software development framework for managing software projects and applications.
  • Organized and helped maintain SASS files.
  • Maintained and added new features to Yext's custom client platform that allowed company information to stay consistent on all social media platforms.
  • Created a custom Yext application for Sears that used Google API.
  • Rotated every two weeks to a new team to work as the sole front-end developer, since I was one of two of the front-end developers on the engineering team.
Technologies: CSS3, Sass, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML5, Adobe CS6

Front-end Developer

2012 - 2012
Madison Mott
  • Collaborated with designers in my development process using Adobe Suite.
  • Developed custom WordPress themes using custom WP Plugins, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and HTML.
  • Oversaw project management, maintenance, and custom web development for multiple clients.
Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML, WordPress

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. To promote the charity I built a quiz that allows users to go through and identify who their "Celebrity BFF" would be. I built this from scratch as a node application.

Features include:
- Vanilla javascript
- Gulp
- Babel
- Webpack
- ES6

Cosmos Clinic

Cosmos Clinic is a multi-disciplinary cosmetic clinic that offers a variety of services in Australia. When I took on this client, the site's codebase was very outdated. I worked hard to redevelop most of the legacy code. While still in the process of cleaning up the database, the site has come far from where I started with it.

Features include:
- Webpack
- Gulp
- ES6
- Custom WP fields
- WordPress CMS
- Minification


JDRF leads the fight against type 1 diabetes (T1D) by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D.

I have worked on their site in WordPress, as well as their donation management system in Luminate.
Some Projects worked on:
- Donation forms in Blackbaud's Luminate
- https://www2.jdrf.org/site/Donation2?20066.donation=form1&df_id=20066
- https://www2.jdrf.org/site/Donation2?19984.donation=form1&df_id=19984
- https://www2.jdrf.org/site/Donation2?19869.donation=form1&df_id=19869
- Quizes - some examples include:
- https://www.jdrf.org/hidden-carbs-quiz/
- https://www.jdrf.org/whiz-kid-quiz/
- Sign up forms that link to salesforce - some examples:
- https://www.jdrf.org/speakoutnow/
- https://www.jdrf.org/makeyourvoiceheard/
- https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-recipe/
- Timeline - https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-through-the-years/

I continue to work on their site.

Jetty Blog

A library of jargon-less stories to help users navigate the complex world of insurance and rent. I built this from scratch on WordPress.

Features include:
- Pantheon hosting
- WordPress CMS
- Gulp
- Webpack
- ES6
- Custom WP fields for client

I continue to do regular maintenance for this site.


For both AARP Advocacy and AARP Foundation I have built and customized numerous donation forms and promotional email in their donation management system in Luminate.

Covenant House

Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. We help young people transform their lives and put them on a path to independence.

I work on building out donation forms and maintenance work. Mostly basic coding that includes HTML and CSS.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

My primary work is building out donation pages, along with maintenance items that include:
- Fixing bugs
- Speeding up site for google speed test
- Updating backend
- Cleaning up files
2011 - 2012

Certificate in Entrepreneurship Engagement Fellowship

Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY

2007 - 2011

Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology

Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY


React, jQuery, React Redux, Node.js


Adobe CS6, Adobe Photoshop, Webpack, Gulp, Git, Sketch, Bitbucket




CSS, HTML5, CSS3, HTML, SCSS, ECMAScript (ES6), Sass, JavaScript, PHP 7, Bash


WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Responsive Coding


Software Development, CSS3 Animation

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