Marko Pekas, Developer in Zagreb, Croatia
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Marko Pekas

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Location
Zagreb, Croatia
Toptal Member Since
July 27, 2022

Marko is a skilled React developer who often works as a full-stack developer. He has experience with many technologies, including Next.js, Tailwind CSS, TypeScript, and Figma. Marko's personal project on the Google Play Store has over 75,000 downloads.

Portfolio

Vont
TypeScript, Next.js, Prisma, Strapi, WooCommerce, APIs, Figma
Freelance
TypeScript, JavaScript, Tailwind CSS, Prisma, Firebase, PostgreSQL, Next.js...
Team Alpha
CSS, Tailwind CSS, Chakra UI, GraphQL, Remix.run, Solid.js, Next.js, Figma...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, Ubuntu, Front-end, React Native, Vercel, Front-end Development

The most amazing...

...app I've developed is called "Anime Workout Program," and it gained 100,000 downloads on the Google Play Store.

Work Experience

Senior Full-stack Developer

2022 - 2023
Vont
  • Decreased site load times by up to 300% on every page.
  • Boosted SEO by using SSR where applicable, increasing organic traffic by 30% during the first month.
  • Allowed for easy scalability to new markets by using Strapi and modular design for the whole website.
Technologies: TypeScript, Next.js, Prisma, Strapi, WooCommerce, APIs, Figma

Full-stack Web Developer

2022 - 2022
Freelance
  • Managed a small remote team to create a web platform for employee onboarding.
  • Advised a startup that now holds Croatia's most extensive physics questions and answers database.
  • Created pixel-perfect websites from Figma and Adobe Experience Design (XD) mockups.
Technologies: TypeScript, JavaScript, Tailwind CSS, Prisma, Firebase, PostgreSQL, Next.js, React, CSS, HTML5, Node.js, SQL, Redux, HTML, JSX, React Redux, React Hooks, Netlify, GraphQL, SCSS, Sass, React Query, PHP, React Native, Docker, Kubernetes, APIs, Full-stack, Graphics, Front-end Development, Webpack, AG Grid, Gatsby

Senior Full-stack Developer

2021 - 2022
Team Alpha
  • Developed a web app that holds Croatia's largest physics questions and answers database.
  • Used social media as a marketing tactic to gain 10,000 new users in a week.
  • Managed unit tests for all React projects for six months.
Technologies: CSS, Tailwind CSS, Chakra UI, GraphQL, Remix.run, Solid.js, Next.js, Figma, Prisma, SQL, React, Redux, Sass, React Query, Amazon Web Services (AWS), React Native, Docker, Kubernetes, APIs, Full-stack, Python, Graphics, Front-end Development, Webpack, Gatsby

Senior Developer

2020 - 2022
Gecko Design
  • Trained and mentored all new junior developers over the course of 12 months.
  • Designed and wrote internal web apps for in-house communication and planning.
  • Oversaw testing and pre-production builds in order to ensure safe deployment to production.
Technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Prisma, MySQL, CSS, HTML5, Node.js, SQL, HTML, JSX, React Hooks, Netlify, GraphQL, SCSS, PHP, React Native, APIs, Full-stack, Python, MongoDB, Flask, Graphics, Front-end Development, Webpack, jQuery, Gatsby

Front-end Web Developer

2019 - 2020
Adria Sport
  • Designed and developed websites for a sporting goods company.
  • Decreased existing site load times by an average of 60%.
  • Improved mobile UX increasing mobile conversion rates by 140%.
Technologies: JavaScript, React, Tailwind CSS, WordPress, CSS, HTML5, SQL, HTML, JSX, React Hooks, Bootstrap, PHP, APIs, Graphics, Front-end Development, jQuery

My Portfolio Site

https://markopekas.com/
This is a portfolio site created to give a quick overview of what I can do in terms of design and animation. Created at the start of my freelancing career, it was what gave me most of my jobs in freelance. A combination of NextJS, TailwindCSS and Framer Motion.

Anime Workout App

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.netlify.silly_hopper_af3a11.twa
Created a Next.js web app for working out with your favorite characters, made into an APK, and uploaded to the Google Play Store. Currently at 100,000 downloads.

I made the app from start to finish, including the back end, front end, design, animations, and marketing.

A Hyper-Search for Physics Questions and Answers

A React app made using PlanetScale, SupaBase, and MeiliSearch that hosts Croatia's largest database of high-school/college-level physics questions and answers. Made with a startup called team Alpha.

AI Photo Of Me

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Languages

TypeScript, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Python, HTML5, SQL, GraphQL, SCSS, Sass, PHP, TypeScript 3

Frameworks

Tailwind CSS, Next.js, React Native, Redux, Bootstrap, Flask

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, jQuery, React Redux, AG Grid

Tools

JSX, Prisma, Webpack, Figma

Other

Front-end, APIs, Graphics, Front-end Development, Gatsby, Web Development, React Hooks, Full-stack, Solid.js, Framer Motion, Chakra UI, Remix.run, PlanetScale, Supabase, React Query, Stable Diffusion, Strapi

Platforms

Windows, Ubuntu, Netlify, Docker, Kubernetes, Firebase, WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vercel, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), WooCommerce

Storage

PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL

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