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Jesse Ngatai, CSS Developer in Lucerne, Switzerland
Jesse Ngatai

CSS Developer in Lucerne, Switzerland

Member since May 7, 2017
Jesse is a self-taught, multi-skilled, multi-talented front-end developer with over seven years of experience working with WordPress and front-end languages such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, and more. He also has an additional six years of experience in graphic design.
Jesse is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • CSS, 7 years
  • HTML, 7 years
  • jQuery, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • PHP, 6 years
  • WordPress Themes, 6 years
  • WordPress, 6 years
  • Responsive Design, 5 years
Lucerne, Switzerland

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

macOS, Atom Text Editor, GitHub, Terminal, Slack

The most amazing...

...piece of code I've written is a WordPress theme framework that makes quick work out of converting static code into top selling premium WordPress themes.

Employment

  • Front-end Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Blockimmo
    • Oversaw the blockimmo front-end development including the real-estate platform (decentralized application) and company website.
    • Defined and implemented clean, simple user interfaces and experiences and worked closely with graphic designers and creative talent.
    • Managed all creatives and creative projects. This included managing designers, photographers, and videographers and ensuring creative projects such as logo design and marketing material were of a high quality and meet company identity.
    • Created a new design and development process for the company to build upon. This meant incorporating Sketch and Invision as new tools for the company to use, allowing for a more efficient design pipeline.
    • Familiarized myself with blockchain technology (smart contracts, ERC20, etc) so that I could better bridge the tech gap between the users and emerging distributed ledger technology.
    Technologies: Vue.js, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Tailwind, Blockchain
  • Chief of Design

    2015 - 2018
    Muzeek
    • Designed and implemented a new single page confirmation process that allows users to update booking information and contracts between two parties in real time by utilizing AJAX.
    • Cleaned and consolidated old repeated code into a new robust JavaScript plugin that handles much of the app's functionality.
    • Created and built a marketing page animation from scratch (without utilizing an animation framework) that showcases to potential customers how the app works.
    • Conceptually redesigned and subsequently built out (concept all the way through to code) the foundation of the yet to be launched version 2 app that utilizes a modern stack (Vue.js, Webpack, SCSS, etc).
    • Regularly took part in brainstorming sessions and coordinated with the rest of the team in regards to maintaining best practices in design and user experience.
    Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, HTML, CSS, Vue.js
  • WordPress Theme Developer

    2012 - 2017
    Themeforest.net (Self Employed)
    • Developed and maintained my own theme framework that allowed for the rapid creation of WordPress themes and overhauled the somewhat limited feature set and scope of the core WordPress customizer experience.
    • Reached a quarter of a million dollars in sales while maintaining a customer rating of 4.5 stars and up.
    • Successfully designed, built, and handled customer support (concept to finished product) for a number of WordPress themes and premium plugins that over-delivered on customer satisfaction in a highly competitive marketplace.
    • Constantly streamlined my development process by implementing task runners/code compilers that allowed for full live site deployment, documentation updates and zip file creation with a single command from the terminal.
    • Although I worked solo, I always made a point of using best practices in regards to version control on GitHub with all commits and code commented appropriately. I also implemented appropriate PHP hooks in my themes so customers could implement 3rd party customizations without hassle.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

Experience

  • Blox (Development)
    https://bloxboiler.com/

    Blox is my very own front-end boilerplate, created to make building apps easier, faster, better.

    As a genuine lover of solving problems, Blox is never really finished and while it's not yet production ready (it uses javascript that isn't fully supported cross-browser), it is a passion project of mine that I take very seriously.

  • OkayNowThis.js (Development)
    https://github.com/jessengatai/okaynowthis.js/

    A jQuery plugin that makes pausing and resuming queued functions a cinch.

  • Good Design Macro (Article) (Other amazing things)
    https://medium.com/@jessengatai/good-design-macro-16d49a7bbaf7

    An article I wrote that maps out my ideas and thoughts on what I believe makes for good design.

Skills

  • Languages

    SCSS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Vue.js 2
  • Tools

    Atom, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Terminal, Git, Gulp.js, Slack, Sequel Pro, Grunt.js, Vue CLI, Sketch, Postman
  • Platforms

    WordPress
  • Other

    WordPress Plugins, CSS3 Animation, WordPress Themes, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive UX Design, Responsive Design, Responsive UI, Vue-router, Command Line
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Layout, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Development, MVC Design, Responsive Coding
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap
  • Storage

    MySQL
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