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 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



  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • WordPress Theme Design, 4 years
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • Mobile UX Design, 3 years
  • SCSS, 3 years
  • Bootstrap, 3 years
  • Mobile UI Design, 3 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD), 3 years


Toronto, ON, Canada



Preferred Environment

Atom, Git, jQuery, Sass, Node.js, React, WordPress

The most amazing...

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


  • 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
    • 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


  • 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.

  • Homes from The Future (Development)

    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.

  • Odd Scenes (Development)

    I built a single-page application with Node.js and React to display an online illustration brand. I used Sass and PostCSS to create unique UI layouts and optimized the speed for high-resolution images.

    I also created the original Tumblr blog associated with the project: http://www.oddscenes.tumblr.com/

  • 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.

  • Gold Tooth iOS UI Kit (Development)

    A UI library built with React Native for iOS. Contains a selection of page templates from designed wireframes. It's available to download on GitHub.

  • Navigator, Ltd. (Development)

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

  • Port Colborne Festival of the Arts (Development)

    I worked on the website design and development for a music festival website. It included a blog, detailed form submissions for entries, and PayPal form integration. Rebranded the old website elements into a new web experience that was built from scratch.

  • Short Term Housing (Development)

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

  • Ensight Canada (Development)

    I worked on the website design and development for an Ottawa based communications firm. I actively integrated the blog with social media accounts and worked on full screen, responsive, and photographic design. I also customized the French translations on all pages.

  • Personal Website (Development)

    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

  • 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

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

    Bootstrap, React Native
  • Libraries/APIs

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

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

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

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

    CSS3 Animation
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL


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

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