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Lijana Saniukaite

Lijana Saniukaite

Alameda, CA, United States
Member since June 4, 2014
Lijana is an entrepreneur with full-stack experience specializing in UI/UX design and engineering. She has over 6 years of experience working independently with a range of clients from large corporations to startups. She has strong skills in building responsive and complex web and mobile applications. She makes great effort to follow the latest trends in technology and constantly learns new things.
Lijana is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Freelance
    HTML, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, WordPress...
  • Pley
    HTML, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, AngularJS...
  • Brightstorm
    HTML, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Python, Django, Git
Experience
  • CSS, 6 years
  • HTML5, 6 years
  • UX Design, 6 years
  • User Interface (UI), 6 years
  • Bootstrap, 4 years
  • Front-end, 4 years
  • Less, 2 years
  • Google Material Design, 1 year
Alameda, CA, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Bootstrap, Meteor, AngularJS, Gulp, Node, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a highly interactive and engaging Parallax scrolling site with lots of fun CSS3 animated SVG graphics.
Employment
  • Designer & Front-end Developer
    2009 - PRESENT
    Freelance
    • Designed product user experiences that are functional, user-centered, and simple.
    • Thought through a workflow, making major--sometimes daring--design decisions to reinvent it.
    • Rapidly prototyped user interfaces and built complex web applications for high-traffic sites.
    • Conducted front-end development and implementation, writing HTML5, CSS3, LESS, and basic JavaScript.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, WooCommerce, Python, AngularJS, Firebase, Grunt, Gulp, Bower, Node.js, Git
  • Senior UX/UI Designer & Engineer
    2014 - 2015
    Pley
    • Worked closely with the CTO and engineering team to improve the website’s architecture.
    • Researched, strategized, and launched UX improvements.
    • Designed high-impact pages.
    • Built responsive pages and coded front-end with HTML, CSS, LESS, and AngularJS.
    • Provided assistance and guidance to junior designers and developers.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, AngularJS, Laveral, Gulp, Bower, Git
  • Lead Designer & Front-end Developer
    2013 - 2014
    Brightstorm
    • Designed and coded 3 websites for the company: Consumer site brightstorm.com; school site schools.brightstorm.com; and company blog blog.brightstorm.com.
    • Created designs, illustrations, PSD mockups, and HTML prototypes, and coded front-end features.
    • Helped improve conversion rates by designing user-friendly landing pages and building responsive mobile-friendly UI.
    • Designed and coded email newsletters, landing pages, and marketing materials.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Python, Django, Git
  • Mobile UI/UX Designer
    2012 - 2013
    CoffeeTable
    • Designed and built interactive iPad/iPhone app UI prototypes using AppCooker.
    • Designed an interactive “App Welcome Guide”.
    • Designed and coded email newsletters, landing pages, and promo banners.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, JQuery, iOS, xCode, AppCooker
  • UI Designer & Front-end Developer
    2012 - 2012
    Prezi
    • Worked with a team of designers and developers to redesign the company’s site.
    • Created PSD mockups and production quality interactive prototypes and coded HTML/CSS/LESS/JS.
    • Designed some of the most sensitive pages of the site - pricing page, product, and support pages.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Python, Git
  • QA Engineer
    2009 - 2010
    Apple
    • Worked in a fast-paced Agile environment with a team of QA engineers, software developers, and business analysts.
    • Developed a test plan and test cases against BRD & FDD.
    • Tested the 360Commerce POS and web-based inventory management application.
    • Reported defects and verified fixes.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, iOS, xCode, EggPlant, Oracle POS
  • Project Manager
    2007 - 2008
    Art Center College of Design
    • Managed and led a project to redesign and improve the online inventory management and distribution system WebCheckout.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
Experience
  • Fofine (Development)

    Designed and coded the front-end for a side project.

  • NationBuilder (Development)
    http://nationbuilder.com

    A CMS template for NationBuilder.

  • Speeding up Application Development with Bootstrap (Publication)
    Bootstrap, one of the most used HTML/CSS/JavaScript front-end frameworks, offers a little more than just fancy customizable user interface elements. It provides a great starting point for many types of projects, a plethora of components, and many nifty styles predefined for responsive layout and utility classes to help keep your HTML and CSS code clean. In this article, Toptal designer Lijana Saniukaite walks us through some practical Bootstrap tips and best practices to speed up your application development.
Skills
  • Languages
    CSS, HTML5, Less, Python, PHP, JavaScript, CSS3
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, AngularJS
  • Tools
    Adobe Photoshop, Firebug, Adobe Illustrator, PyCharm, WebStorm
  • Paradigms
    UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, Agile Software Development, Scrum
  • Other
    User Interface (UI), User-centered Design (UCD), Google Material Design, Front-end, User Experience (UX), Unix Shell Scripting
  • Platforms
    Meteor, Firebase, Unix
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery
  • Storage
    MySQL
Education
  • Associate's degree in New Media, Web Design, Multimedia and Information Resources Design
    2004 - 2007
    Academy of Art University - San Francisco
  • Bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology
    1994 - 1999
    Klaipedos Universitetas - Klaipeda, Lithuania
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