Justin Brazeau

Justin Brazeau

Toronto, Canada
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Justin Brazeau

Justin Brazeau

Toronto, Canada
Member since February 25, 2016
Justin is a front-end website developer with a background in graphic design. He has experience working with brand development, digital marketing, print, and web design. He focuses on creating responsive website and app projects using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WordPress.
Justin is now available for hire
  • Photoshop, 10 years
  • Illustrator, 8 years
  • CSS, 7 years
  • HTML, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • WordPress, 4 years
  • Bootstrap, 3 years
Toronto, Canada
Preferred Environment
Sublime Text, Git, Windows
The most amazing...
...website I've built had 4,000 users who registered an account within 6 months.
  • Front-End PHP Developer
    Vital Health (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • ​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
    Hotel Engine (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • 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 Development
    Mount Visual (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • 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
    Singenuity LLC. (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • 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
    Navigator Ltd.
    2014 - 2016
    • 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
    • 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
    Resoware Media
    2012 - 2013
    • 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 material, social media graphics, marketing banners, and websites for companies.
    Technologies: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Adobe CS
  • Navigator Ltd. (Development)

    Created the website design and the development for a communications firm with full screen video, multiple blog formats, and page layout designs. Worked with high quality images and video content and helped build on a strong brand. The focus was functional design, SEO, and speed optimization.

    Worked on:
    - WordPress CMS.
    - Compressed, minified, and cached content.
    - Intuitive design components.
    - Responsiveness.
    - Brand integration.

  • Port Colborne Festival of the Arts (Development)

    Worked on website design and development for a music festival website. Includes a blog, detailed form submissions for entries, and PayPal form integration. Re-branded the old website elements into a new web experience which was built from scratch.

    Elements that I worked with:
    - HTML5 and CSS3.
    - Responsiveness.
    - PayPal form integration.
    - Brand development.
    - Analytics.
    - Accompanying blog.

  • Ensight Canada (Development)

    Worked on website design and development for an Ottawa based communications firm. Actively integrated the blog with social media accounts. Worked on full screen, responsive, and photographic design. Customized the French translations on all pages.

    Elements that I worked with:
    - WordPress CMS.
    - Responsiveness.
    - Optimized speed/performance.
    - Utilized modern UI techniques.
    - Brand integration.

  • Gateway Casinos (Development)

    Helped a corporate website for a casino company with specific functionality and strong brand integration. Designed a static responsive website with various plugins: a user portal and blog posting capability. Worked with full screen image content headers and added a simple, engaging design.

    Elements that I worked with:
    - HTML5 and CSS3.
    - Responsive layouts.
    - Brand integration.
    - Blog/portal plugins.
    - Material style UI elements.

  • Odd Scenes (Development)

    Implemented the website design and development for an illustration art blog, with a focus on image content. Optimized the images and a fully customized Tumblr blog theme that had a responsive masonry grid layout.

    Elements that I worked with:
    - Tumblr blog.
    - Brand development.
    - Optimized images.
    - Custom image gallery.
    - Unique responsive design.

  • Short Term Housing (Development)

    A WordPress website with housing listings organized by state. Listing information and booking requests are also included.

  • 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.
  • Languages
    HTML5, HTML, SCSS, CSS3, JavaScript, CSS, PHP
  • Frameworks
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery UI, jQuery
  • Tools
    Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, jQuery Plugins, Sublime Text 3
  • Platforms
    WordPress Theme Design, WordPress
  • Storage
  • Advanced Diploma degree in Graphic Design
    George Brown College - Toronto, Canada
    2010 - 2013
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