Jelena Drobnjakovic, Developer in Austin, TX, United States
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Jelena Drobnjakovic

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Software Developer

Austin, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
December 7, 2015

Jelena has been actively working as a front-end developer for about eight years. Her job includes daily usage of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular/Vue, jQuery, Laravel, and Git. She loves creating beautiful web pages that are optimized and working smoothly on all devices. Besides programming, she has also overseen the organization of work for some projects, which she loves doing. Communication between colleagues is key to building good applications.

Portfolio, Inc.
Laravel, PHP, jQuery, AngularJS, JavaScript, Sass, CSS, HTML, Inc. (via Toptal)
jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress, AngularJS, Sass, Less, CSS, HTML
Teamwikit (via Toptal)
GitHub, AngularJS, Zeplin, Bootstrap, SCSS, HTML




Preferred Environment

Git, PhpStorm, WebStorm, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a hybrid application that connects groups that are near each other, which has chat functionality.

Work Experience


2017 - PRESENT, Inc.
  • Developed static and dynamic websites.
  • Implemented designs.
  • Utilized APIs to process responses from the server.
  • Provided responsive features.
  • Maintained the WordPress site.
Technologies: Laravel, PHP, jQuery, AngularJS, JavaScript, Sass, CSS, HTML

Front-end Developer

2016 - 2017, Inc. (via Toptal)
  • Developed several static and dynamic websites.
  • Worked on two WordPress websites, modifying existing themes based on design files and adding various functionality.
  • Implemented designs from Photoshop and Illustrator files.
  • Implemented responsive design and otherwise handled requirements for mobile devices.
  • Handled fetching, sending, and deleting data using Angular and existing API endpoints.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress, AngularJS, Sass, Less, CSS, HTML

Freelance Web Developer

2016 - 2017
Teamwikit (via Toptal)
  • Refactored and improved the existing CSS.
  • Created new pages based on designs (Zeplin).
  • Implemented responsive design.
  • Created some animations and transitions.
  • Created new routes and handled some page redirections.
Technologies: GitHub, AngularJS, Zeplin, Bootstrap, SCSS, HTML

Freelance Front-end Developer

2015 - 2016
Prompt App, Inc. (via Toptal)
  • Implemented a design based on an Illustrator file.
  • Implemented responsive design.
  • Fetched, sent, and deleted data using Angular and existing API endpoints.
  • Built custom sliders and transitions (swipeable on touch devices).
  • Implemented SPA, changing views using an Angular UI router.
  • Handled login/logout and user session duration.
Technologies: Bitbucket, AngularUI, AngularJS, jQuery, JavaScript, Less, CSS, HTML

Front-end Tech Lead

2014 - 2016
Engineers London, Ltd.
  • Implemented designs on over fifteen different projects.
  • Implemented dynamic behavior and ensured good user experiences.
  • Created responsive web pages.
  • Worked on two hybrid applications that included implementing design and some functionalities.
  • Created reusable and cross-browser code that can be easily styled and adapted to different projects.
Technologies: GitLab, TortoiseSVN, AngularJS, jQuery, JavaScript, Less, CSS, HTML

Front-end Developer

2012 - 2014
  • Created wireframes and designed web pages.
  • Transformed wireframes into HTML with styling.
  • Created custom galleries, sliders, and animations using jQuery and JavaScript.
  • Created websites for tracking tennis matches, results, and players.
  • Created sites using Joomla and WordPress.
  • Implemented new designs in existing websites, creating responsive web pages.
Technologies: Bootstrap, WordPress, Joomla, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML


AppPreviews is an application for ordering app preview videos for the Play and/or App stores. I implemented the design for all devices, so the website is fully responsive.

Mio powers seamless communication between Microsoft Teams, Slack & Webex Teams.

Responsibilities: Implementing design, ensuring responsiveness, utilizing API calls and processing responses from the server.


Gathr is a hybrid application available for Android and iOS. I was in charge of design implementation and creating some functionalities, including chat between groups and individuals, showing which user and how many users have seen the messages, and marking if there is a new message in the inbox.


Helpie is a local service provider for households. I implemented the design, ensured responsiveness for all devices, and created all animations and transitions.


FreshToday is a school lunch provider in Ireland. I was in charge of implementing design and making sure everything works smoothly across devices and in different browsers.

Musgrave Marketplace

New design implementation for an online shop, optimizing existing and creating additional functionalities using JavaScript and jQuery.

This is an SPA, created using AngularJS UI Router. Sliding effects are created with Angular animations. Text and image transitioning are created using Less/CSS and Angular directives which add or remove classes for animating elements when the user scrolls down the page.


TalkThat is a social network for discussion about all things politics. Responsibilities: Refactoring and improving existing code, creating new pages based on designs from Zeplin, handling some page redirections, and creating various animations and transitions.

Cross-Platform Chatbots – enables deploying existing chatbots to other messaging platforms.

Responsibilities: Implementing design, ensuring responsiveness, handling authentication, utilizing API calls and processing responses from the server.
2006 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Information systems and technologies

Faculty of Organizational Sciences - Belgrade, Serbia


jQuery UI, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, React Redux, AngularUI


GitHub, Zeplin, Bitbucket, WebStorm, Sketch 3, GitLab, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe Illustrator, PhpStorm, Git, TortoiseSVN


AngularJS, Bootstrap, Laravel


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




Media Queries


MacOS, Joomla, WordPress


Front-end Development

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