Juan Pablo Solano, Software Developer in Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia
Juan Pablo Solano

Software Developer in Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia

Member since December 2, 2015
Juan has been involved with the web industry for over 6 years, working with several kinds of companies, big and small, already established to startups. He has extensive expertise in both design and development. He enjoys and is passionate about both. It's a powerful combination to craft things and potentially change the lives of people for the better.
Juan is now available for hire




Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia



Preferred Environment

React, React Native, SASS, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is my side-project Vet Pro, which is facilitating vet/owner relationships to maximize income and fidelity.


  • Front-end Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    • Integrated React into the legacy codebase to start the migration of the app to newer technologies and prepare it for the future.
    • Enhanced their search experience to include search operators.
    • Worked on performance and speed optimizations.
    • Contributed to the client's latest product: Write, a text editor that will integrate into the rest of the app.
    • Advocated for a larger integration test coverage.
    Technologies: React, GraphQL
  • Web Developer

    2016 - 2018
    Studio Neue
    • Build a number of WordPress sites for the company's clients.
    • Rescued a website that a previous client did not complete and left in very bad shape.
    • Integrated Shopify API into different websites not hosted in Shopify.
    • Ensured that the client would meet all deadlines and had the best results possible. So far ALL of our clients had amazing feedback for the products we've built together.
    Technologies: WordPress, HTML, JS, CSS, Gulp, Shopify, MailChimp
  • React Developer

    2017 - 2017
    • Created UI components for the users' admin pages.
    • Designed and developed new sections of the product.
    • Integrated Storybook to be able to explore the ever-growing number of components this product uses.
    Technologies: React, Redux, UI, Webpack
  • Shopify Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Janessa Leone
    • Developed the theme for the store using theme kit and timber as a starter. The collections needed a special filter that no plugin was providing. I created a Vue.js app that could fit the client's need.
    • Created a stockist page that, based on a zip code, would return a list of stores within a 100-mile radius.
    Technologies: Shopify, Liquid, HTML, CSS
  • Front-end Developer

    2016 - 2016
    • Helped review and improve their internal product design and overall user experience.
    • Helped the front-end team follow some new guidelines so we could unify the design patterns and make the product look more like one person did it.
    • Designed and built the public-facing mobile chat app MVP with React Native.
    • Redesigned the landing page to prepare for the app launch and to convey a more professional, approachable look.
    • Engaged more areas of the company to discuss the product and therefore promote a more involved dev team.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Sails.js, React Native
  • Web Designer and Developer

    2014 - 2015
    • Contributed to the development of a real estate portal that helps agents maximize their income and reach with different marketing strategies. It also works as a search engine of properties.
    • Helped define the product's early features and strategy.
    • Designed the whole website and built the front end using AngularJS and a REST API built in Express.js.
    • Built the MVP using Ionic Framework.
    • Designed and developed six website templates integrated with the platform which help agents get their website really fast and with no hustle.
    • Designed marketing pieces, mainly email marketing and banners.
    • Crafted a complex new property form to ensure ease of use and maximum coverage of information.
    Technologies: Angular 1x, Sass, Gulp, Express
  • Front-end Developer

    2012 - 2014
    • Crafted a number of websites, mobile apps, and intranet systems as a member of the development team.
    • Directed and managed a front-end weekly workshop, where the ~20 front-end developers would meet to share ideas, make presentations, and improve their skills.
    • Improved developer performance and morale by introducing Sublime Text 2 to the company, back in a time when something like Emmet was unknown.
    • Built a small mobile framework to build simple apps faster with Cordova and Angular, using it to create four or five apps before Ionic took over.
    • Mentored and assisted less senior front-end developers, helping them to solve problems and learn new skills.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Web Designer and Developer

    2009 - 2010
    • Created marketing material for sales campaigns.
    • Designed the brochure for all print products.
    • Designed and developed the company website.
    • Made an information map of a partner software to help see where there were faults and possible improvements. This involved a presentation to the team and the later consultancy in the process of building the software.
    • Worked with a significant time zone difference to coordinate weekly deliverables and meetups . We never experienced any problems in any of the projects we did.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript


  • Vet Pro (Development)

    An app to facilitate vet/owner relationships to maximize income and fidelity.

  • Accounting Bot (Development)

    This project is a Slack bot that helps with your accounting. you can tell it to "-200 lunch from Bank Name" and It will debit 200 from the specified account and tag it as "lunch." Or "balance" and it will fetch how much money you have. The persistence of the data is in FieldBooks.

  • Caviar Tresor (Other amazing things)

    An eCommerce site for a German client. Built with CodeIgniter and PayPal integration.

  • Wondercraft (Other amazing things)

    This is my small dev shop.

  • Stop Fucking Shooting People (Development)

    Scraped an external website that had no API to get the number of people killed by guns. Integrated Shopify API to build a small shop and redirect to a Shopify checkout page.

  • Shopify Embedded App (Development)

    Shopify embedded app using OAuth. The app uses React and Polaris (via Shopify) to build the UI. It's hosted on Heroku and uses MongoDB to store user data.

  • Toptal Mentor
    Juan is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Juan shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.


  • Tools

    Slack, Terminal, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch 3, Adobe Illustrator, Git, Grunt, Gulp.js, InVision, Bower, Atom, NPM, Vagrant, WebStorm, Robomongo
  • Paradigms

    UI Design, REST, Scrum
  • Industry Expertise

    Web Development, Web Design
  • Languages

    Liquid Template, Less, JavaScript, HTML, Sass, TypeScript
  • Frameworks

    Sails.js, Bootstrap, AngularJS, React Native, Redux, Ionic
  • Libraries/APIs

    Shopify API, Lodash, Moment.js, Node.js, React, EJS, Mandrill API, jQuery
  • Platforms

    Shopify, DigitalOcean
  • Other

    PSD to Shopify, Apps, Ubuntu Server, Cloudinary
  • Storage

    RethinkDB, AWS S3, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, MySQL


  • Partialy-completed Master's degree in Digital Media
    2010 - 2012
    Hochschule für Künste Bremen - Bremen, Germany
  • University degree in Industrial Design
    2002 - 2008
    Pontifica Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá - Bogotá, Colombia

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