Justin Brazeau, Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Justin Brazeau

Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since February 25, 2016
Justin is a front-end website and app developer with a background in graphic design. He has experience with brand development, digital marketing, print and web design. He focuses on building extensible custom UIs and websites, using Javascript, React, CSS and other front-end tools.
Justin is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Javascript, React, CSS, Sass, NodeJS, VSCode, Figma, Sketch

The most amazing...

...website I've built had 4,000 users who registered an account within 6 months.

Employment

  • Frontend NodeJS Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Scubago
    • Built a dashboard interface system for dive center owners to manage their entire business, and book clients.
    • Integrated extensive amounts of data into the front-end, connecting UI components with a complex database system.
    • Built components with complex user interactions and user flow.
    • Designed and built interactive prototypes of the dashboard interface app system.
    • Build unit and integration tests alongside component library for dashboard app system, to solidify data integration.
    Technologies: React, NodeJS, Sass, Redux, NextJS
  • Frontend Developer

    2017 - 2019
    GoHiring GmbH
    • Built a highly utilized job board filtering tool in react, with hundreds of live updated job boards.
    • Established a set of dynamic landing pages for heavy integration with partner apps.
    • Created branding assets for both print materials, and re-useable web components.
    Technologies: Javascript, React, NodeJS, CSS, Sass
  • Front-end PHP Developer

    2016 - 2016
    Vital Health (via Toptal)
    • ​Designed and developed a responsive corporate website.
    • ​Worked with PHP app views to create UI pages and elements.
    • ​Built and tested responsive, cross-platform email template designs.
    • ​Developed a custom JavaScript/jQuery scheduling interface, working with date, time, and languages.
    • ​Created a detailed version control management with Git and Amazon Web Services.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SCSS, jQuery, Git, Amazon Web Services
  • WordPress Developer

    2016 - 2016
    Hotel Engine (via Toptal)
    • Customized a WordPress website for www.shorttermhousing.com.
    • Performed CMS integrations for thousands of housing property listings.
    • Made a page responsive with an optimized mobile listing search page.
    Technologies: WordPress, HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, PHP, Adobe CS
  • WordPress Theme Developer

    2016 - 2016
    Mount Visual (via Toptal)
    • Built a custom WordPress theme for the company that will be launched in late 2016.
    • Created a fully responsive website theme with integrated WordPress dashboard and plugins; for easy dynamic addition of many types of content.
    • Worked with an existing UI design and flow elements to establish a clean new branding image.
    • Integrated an intuitive video file and streaming support to the WordPress theme and website components.
    Technologies: WordPress, JavaScript, HTML5, Sass, CSS, jQuery
  • Bootstrap Front-end Developer

    2016 - 2016
    Singenuity, LLC (via Toptal)
    • Worked with existing mockups to create functional interfaces for a newly developed app.
    • Created responsive functionality for all dashboard elements of the app.
    • Built a custom JavaScript plugin functionality for specific dashboard elements.
    • Implemented existing branding styles into the front-end design.
    • Added custom UI features for integration with an existing UI.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular
  • Web Designer | Developer

    2014 - 2016
    Navigator, Ltd.
    • Developed brands and branding collateral across multiple platforms such as web, digital, print, and environmental.
    • Created high conversion landing pages for large scale digital marketing campaigns.
    • Built an active WordPress blog that had over 30 active users writing posts.
    • Developed cross-platform branding materials for social media, email, website, and mobile.
    • Provided company wide consultation on web technologies, marketing strategies, and project management tools.
    Technologies: WordPress, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Adobe CS
  • Graphic/Web Designer

    2013 - 2014
    RankXpress
    • Designed customized PSD mockups for local businesses.
    • Built PSD mockups into functional, responsive website designs.
    • Integrated web design collateral with digital marketing campaigns.
    • Managed all the active web projects; working with clients and other designers and developers.
    • Created a customized JavaScript and WordPress functionality for specific small business website needs.
    Technologies: Adobe CS, WordPress, HTML/CSS, JavaScript
  • Freelance Graphic/Web Designer

    2012 - 2013
    Resoware Media
    • Designed branding assets for local businesses that were for use on web, print, and apparel.
    • Focused on responsive website designs working with strong brands and good SEO.
    • Worked with high resolution photography, vector artwork, and copy and integrated those elements into the web design work.
    • Created custom web-features based on specific client needs per project.
    • Integrated print materials, social media graphics, marketing banners, and websites for companies.
    Technologies: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Adobe CS

Experience

  • Job Board List App (Development)
    https://www.gohiring.com/jobboersenliste/

    A Node/React based app that pulls live data of active job boards and allows for filtering and sending requests to job board locations. Various data can be filtered and manipulated. The entire UI and app is also fully responsive.

  • Scuba Website (Development)
    https://scubago.com/

    The website contains a front facing app with various filters and dynamic data populated into re-useable components for customers to book dive trips. It also has a dashboard app system that dive centers can use to manage the customers, fully by themselves, without the use of a third party. Fully responsive and a lot of communication done between the various components.

  • Personal Website (Development)
    http://justinbrazeau.com

    My personal portfolio website with detailed articles about some of the most recent projects I have worked on.

    Also available on:
    Behance (UI/UX) — Be.net/justinbrazeau
    GitHub (Codebase) — Github.com/brz0

  • Gold Tooth iOS UI Kit (Development)
    https://www.behance.net/gallery/49117053/Gold-Tooth

    A UI library built with React Native for iOS/Android. Contains a selection of page templates from designed wireframes. It's available to download on GitHub. Meant to be used as a toolkit to build on for the base of an extended React Native mobile app.

  • Chart Suite (Development)

    I developed a real-time chart application with React and D3.js/ReCharts charting tools. It has the ability to edit chart information and export it to PNG via the web app while in the browser.

  • Terminal UI (Development)

    A React component library built with detailed design specs, and a large assortment of UI components.

  • Odd Scenes (Development)
    https://github.com/oddscenes/os-website

    An updated store, blog and portfolio website including in depth branding and artwork integration. Including a dynamic markdown blog setup to use react components directly inside of the markdown. Written and built using React, NextJS, Typescript and Tailwind.

  • WallTagged (Development)

    I built a drawing web app for use in-browser using JavaScript, React, and Canvas tools. It has drawing tools integrated, using the Fabric.js library. Canvas allows for the use of themes, various drawing tools, and touch support for mobile devices.

  • Homes from The Future (Development)
    http://homesfromthefuture.com

    A WordPress website built for a blog about home automation and IoT (internet of things). It has large media displays, various responsive layout options, and email campaign development.

  • Sass Mixins: Keep Your Stylesheets DRY (Publication)
    Nowadays, front-end development workflows involve many modern tools and preprocessors that not only streamline the whole process, but also allow you to spend less time on common web tasks, giving you more time to focus on other aspects of the project that require more careful and skilled insight. Sass, the scripting language for syntactically awesome stylesheets, comes with robust and built-in support for mixins - an essential feature for keeping your stylesheets DRY. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Justin Brazeau shows us 10 useful Sass mixins that help keep your stylesheets manageable by breaking them into smaller reusable bits, each with its own focus.

Skills

  • Languages

    SCSS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Sass, TypeScript, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Bootstrap, Redux, Jest, React Native
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, jQuery, Node.js, jQuery Plugins, jQuery UI
  • Tools

    Figma, InVision, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Webpack
  • Paradigms

    UI Design, Mobile UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile UX Design, Mobile Design
  • Platforms

    WordPress Theme Design, WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Other

    Styled Components, CSS3 Animation
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL

Education

  • Advanced diploma in Graphic Design
    2010 - 2013
    George Brown College - Toronto, Canada

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