Karsten Huehn, Software Developer in San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Karsten Huehn

Software Developer in San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Member since September 11, 2015
Karsten has over ten years of experience in web development, utilizing technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, XML, and JSON. He's worked with Scalable Vector Graphics, Ajax, and CMS platforms like WordPress and Drupal. Karsten is comfortable working on teams of all sizes and also has experience with agile development.
Karsten is now available for hire




San Luis Obispo, CA, United States



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on is a SVG/Canvas based analytics dashboard for displaying data regarding server loads across world data centers.


  • Web Developer

    2016 - 2019
    McMillan Study Guides, Inc.
    • Updated and redesigned the company website to reflect a modern theme/look.
    • Converted individual pages to a strict theme and updated the brand colors updated.
    • Updated the common images, such as the company icon, to vector format for a cleaner look.
    • Added a mobile responsive layout, along with a mobile menu system.
    • Maintained the company’s series of web-based learning tools and applications, including CDC GOLD and Advisor.
    • Updated older scripts and plugins for such functionality as carousels, table grids, accordions, and forms.
    • Developed the company’s new LMS, or learning management system, using Ember JS architecture and adhering to xAPI and CMI5 specifications.
    • Managed weekly bug fixes based upon customer feedback and constant QA monitoring of development, staging, and live servers.
    • Engaged in continuous testing as part of the development team of current and newer features.
    • Collaborated on all stages of systems development lifecycle, from requirement gathering to production releases.
    Technologies: ECMAScript (ES6), JavaScript, Gulp.js, Sass, Ember.js, Less, TypeScript
  • Front-end Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Butchershop Creative (via Toptal)
    • Integrated a LinkedIn field auto-complete.
    • Implemented a form overlay for the submission process.
    • Worked on QA testing.
    • Improved upon several UI elements.
    • Replaced all REST calls from Axios and SuperAgent to jQuery.
    Technologies: jQuery, Lodash, Gulp.js, React
  • Web Developer

    2014 - 2015
    BalancePoint Corp.
    • Built a scalable asset architecture for asynchronous loading of scripts and content based upon platform and location.
    • Translated existing designs into semantic HTML5 code.
    • Created XSLT templates for back-end data translation.
    • Converted existing HTML content into CC Professional TeamSite templates.
    • Leveraged the latest technologies for rapid page loading.
    Technologies: SVG, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript
  • Senior Interactive Developer

    2008 - 2013
    Rosetta Marketing Group
    • Developed professional online presence for a variety of clients, including interactive web applications and content management systems.
    • Built front-end features, including for mobile websites.
    • Created an in-house JS repository of reusable components.
    • Directed services for a wide variety of connected devices, including traditional browsers and kiosk displays.
    • Designed and developed interactive dashboards to provide a GUI view for back-end services and data.
    • Worked with CMS implementations of Web Suite and Adobe CQ5.
    • Reviewed code to validate structures, assess security, and verify browser device and operating system compatibility.
    • Represented web teams at meetings with executives and discussed project goals and milestones.
    Technologies: JSON, SVG, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5
  • UI Developer

    2008 - 2012
    LEVEL Studios
    • Created UI site layouts utilizing best practices in HTML5 and CSS.
    • Communicated with project managers and UX designers to translate project requirements and business objectives into polished user interfaces.
    • Improved and expanded project platforms using PHP, SQL, and JavaScript to develop UI.
    • Optimized web assets for speed and performance.
    • Analyzed requirements and designed, developed, and implemented software applications for multiple websites.
    • Specialized in maintenance, troubleshooting, and bug fixes on existing websites.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML5



  • Languages

    HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3, Less, Sass, SCSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, ECMAScript (ES6), PHP
  • Other

    Responsive UI, SVG, PSD to HTML, User Interface (UI), Ember CLI, HP TeamSite
  • Frameworks

  • Libraries/APIs

    React, jQuery, Mustache, Handlebars, Modernizr, RequireJS, Lodash, Backbone.js, D3.js, Raphaël, jQuery SVG, Ember FastBoot
  • Tools

    JSX, Inkscape, Subversion (SVN), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, Babel, Adobe, Gulp.js, Git
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    OS X, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress
  • Storage



  • Associate of Science degree in Web Development Technologies
    2001 - 2003
    Cuesta College - California

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