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Jeremy Lawson, CSS Developer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States
Jeremy Lawson

CSS Developer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States

Member since September 26, 2016
Jeremy has over 15 years experience in the web industry. He has worked on a variety of typical project elements from the designs to implementing persistent data and everything in between. Passionate about front-end and experienced in leading projects from major redesigns to green field starts. Striving to provide the best experience for user and developer, he enforces industry best practices to create products that are usable and maintainable.
Jeremy is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • CSS, 15 years
  • GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), 10 years
  • Git, 8 years
  • PHP, 8 years
  • BEM, 8 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD), 8 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • Vue.js 2, 2 years
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac, Windows, Git, Gulp, VS Code

The most amazing...

...project I've redesigned is a client’s major app. I established a style guide and component-based architecture making development more consistent and faster.

Employment

  • Platforms Manager

    2016 - PRESENT
    Arrow Digital
    • Led a team of front-end developers, architecting new projects, providing code reviews.
    • Created build process for front-end utilizing Gulp.
    • Led the redesign of major internal projects, laying down the foundation and providing guidance for growth.
    • Educated the team through Lunch and Learns.
    • Built custom JavaScript projects for various client needs.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, Gulp, Node, .NetMVC, WordPress
  • Full Stack Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Cosmic Strawberry
    • Supported a client's major overhaul of the main customer-facing product. Worked on a design based on needs and customer feedback. Implemented a working prototype, foundation, and build system, and trained existing staff in the development and use of a new site.
    • Built the prototype app for an internal security app for a client as a proof of concept. Then led the production of the full-fledged app.
    • Helped a couple mom and pop shops get their websites designed and launched while they were on a budget.
    • Developed an internal app to help organize unique customer requests and managing client expectations by automatically sending updates as things moved along the pipeline.
    • Built a WordPress system to help ease the process of building brochure websites more affectively and efficiently. Utilizing that system, built several websites that were not only SEO friendly, but responsive and user friendly.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, Node, Mongo,
  • Instructor

    2016 - 2018
    Palm Beach Code School
    • Developed the curriculum for JavaScript portion of a course.
    • Developed the curriculum for the WordPress portion of the course.
    • Led portfolio reviews for students.
    • Led extend tutoring sessions for students.
    • Led community outreach efforts by engaging in local meetups and other speaking engagements.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Lead Front End Developer

    2014 - 2015
    One Up Sport
    • Built the internal dashboard for managing production builds, logs, and various statistics.
    • Laid foundation framework for building production level, cross-device, skinnable, consumption apps.
    • Worked on RESTful API for various team apps that would be consumed by the app framework created.
    • Converted .NET app to Node while adding features requested by the clients.
    • Redesigned and built a public-facing website for the company.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Gulp, Sass, JavaScript, Node, Express, REST, Mongo
  • Lead WordPress/Front End Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Cotton and Company
    • Built large brochure websites for various real estate companies.
    • Trained team on bleeding edge front end technologies.
    • Built a custom framework to assist in building brochure websites faster and more efficiently.
    • Redesigned and implemented company public facing website.
    • Prototyped tool to assist project managers to understand current project status. Designers, developers, artists, copywriters, and project managers have a single location to input various project statuses and managers would have a dashboard to see status on any give project.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Gulp, Sass, JavaScript, WordPress
  • Lead Front End Developer

    2013 - 2013
    TycoIS
    • Translated designs to full rendered mockups.
    • Supported the back-end team with converting rendered HTML to integrated CMS.
    • Supported various internal communications via intranet.
    • Optimized the live site for analytics and tracking based on corporate requirements.
    • Added animation to site to liven up user interactions.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Gulp, Less, JavaScript
  • Director of Web

    2009 - 2013
    4 Media Online
    • Managed a team of designers and developers to build various client websites.
    • Organized and built a system to manage the large number of client requests, sites, and progress.
    • Built an internal CMS to aid in the construction of client websites.
    • Trained the team on various processes, industry best practices, new technologies, and responsive design.
    • Oversaw compliance department responsible for quality control on outgoing sites.
    • Automated portion of quality control to aid as sites got more and more complicated.
    • Oversaw new team hires and training.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Magento, SQL, Payment Systems, cPanel
  • Graphic Artist/Flash Developer

    2008 - 2009
    Dev Element
    • Created various client sites based on in house CMS.
    • Prototyped a Flash application that would allow the clients to build sites using a WYSIWYG editor.
    • Conducted user trials and allowed for user feedback during the production of the prototype app.
    • Built an automated process for finalizing site, getting client approval, and uploading to a live server.
    • Touched up graphics of houses as they came in from contract photographers to be ready for various print and website placements.
    • Contributed as a major part of company rebranding. After deciding on a new name, I created various print materials necessary; business cards, brochures, letter heads, etc.
    Technologies: PhotoShop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, PHP, Flash, ActionScript, SVG
  • Flash Developer

    2008 - 2009
    OMG National
    • Rebuilt the foundation for the main product with updated code utilizing ActionScript 3.0.
    • Created a cross-platform script that allowed the usage of our video player on any site, utilized by our clients.
    • Edited video of actors to fit the requirements of the technology.
    • Added animation to the main product to allow for a friendlier more engaging user experience.
    • Created a foundation for testing solution to ensure production bugs were reported properly.
    Technologies: Flash, ActionScript 3, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Graphic Designer

    2007 - 2008
    Boca Systems
    • Responsible for touching up client artwork for production.
    • Created processing plates based on approved client artwork.
    • Updated company brochure based on updates to the equipment, process, or services we offered.
    • Cleaned plate machines to ensure optimal performance.
    • Assisted in new employee training.
    Technologies: PhotoShop, Illustrator, Quark, InDesign
  • Graphic Designer

    2006 - 2007
    Interstate SignCrafters
    • Created spec sheets for fabricators to build signs.
    • Created spec sheets for various city offices to approve permits and get work orders ready.
    • Cut and applied vinyl to various surfaces with client company information and logos and prepped for shipment or installation,.
    • Prepared vector graphics for the laser cutter and cared for the cutting machine.
    • Assisted in training new hires and sister company employees.
    Technologies: PhotoShop, Illustrator, Coral Draw
  • Graphic Designer

    2003 - 2007
    Freelance
    • Designed, illustrated, typed set, and laid out a number of brochures, flyers, and postcards for various clients.
    • Illustrated various company mascots, logos, and typography.
    • Illustrated various typographic signages for bands and local companies.
    • Created video tutorials in PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Flash/ActionScript 3.
    • Built small-scale websites for local shops and small time bands.
    Technologies: PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, HTML, CSS

Experience

  • TycoIS Redesign (Development)
    https://www.tycois.com/

    I led the charge on the front-end redesign of the corporate website. Working very closely with the designers and back-end developers, we teamed up to produce a project that would pave the way for future iterations.

    I built a foundation that would allow the content management team could contribute more than just text. They had a system of basic HTML structure along with a CSS naming convention that allowed content creators to contribute additions to the site that matched the looked and feel, as well as passed compliance.

  • Elysee Miami (Development)
    https://elyseemiami.com/

    The purpose of this website is to sell the lifestyle of owning an expensive condo and ultimately sell the condo. We focused on high-end design, highlighting the high-end names that worked on different aspects of the building, as well as the lifestyle options around the building.

    My role was converting designers' mockups to functional websites. This project was particularly difficult and rewarding at the same time. The difficult part was understanding how this should be on various devices. This project was one of my earlier attempts at fluid responsive design and browser support made things a bit challenging. I am pleased with the results from a technical standpoint as I believe it achieves all that was desired from the design. The client was also satisfied as this utilizes WordPress and is fully customizable by content editors.

  • Florida Chamber of Commerce (Development)
    https://www.flchamber.com/

    A major overhaul of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. This projects major purpose was to establish consistency, be extremely user-friendly, and be functional on as many different devices as possible. Florida Chamber of Commerce has a wide base of viewership and quality needed to be consistent across all experiences.

    My role was establishing a design that met the above requirements of usability and consistency, as well as development. This site is built on a WordPress foundation which allows for various content contributors and role-based organization. Content contributors can update and change most portions of the site and pages without damaging design integrity.

  • Typer (Other amazing things)
    https://typer.now.sh/

    I built a tool to help students learn about the syntax of HTML and CSS as well as the keyboard.

    This is an interactive type-along, typing what you see on screen and seeing the progress if you are getting things correct. Once you complete a task, the HTML or CSS will be rendered to the screen to help demonstrate what is happening as you type.

  • Sample APIs (Development)
    https://sampleapis.com

    When learning what a RESTful API is for the first time can be daunting. While teaching, my students often got caught up with simple things as everyone did things slightly differently. I build a tool that took some of the complexities away and focused on what is important.

    There is a growing number of endpoints you can pull from to power your mock application. My students would use this in their capstone projects to present at the end of their time at the school.

Skills

  • Languages

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

    Flexbox, GSAP, jQuery, Vue.js 2, Node.js, REST APIs, Handlebars, LocalStorage, React
  • Tools

    Photoshop 2018, Gulp.js, Babel, Bitbucket, Git, Illustrator 2018, GitHub, VS Code, Google Docs, Google Sheets
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), HTML DOM, BEM, REST, Agile, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming
  • Platforms

    GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), MacOS, Windows, Dropbox, Meteor, WordPress
  • Storage

    JSON, MongoDB, MySQL
  • Other

    BEM Architecture, Time Tracking, CSS Grid
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, CodeIgniter, AngularJS
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