Michiel Huiskens, Design Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
Michiel Huiskens

Design Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada

Member since July 18, 2017
Michiel is a passionate, multidisciplinary creator with more than a decade and a half of professional experience in web development and UI/UX design. He's driven to create fluid user experiences. He has strong abilities in building custom-made user interfaces utilizing JavaScript, CSS, and HTML and is very experienced with PHP and WordPress. Michiel is continuously experimenting with new tools, frameworks, and libraries.
Michiel is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Toptal
    HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, WordPress, Figma...
  • Crowdstrike
    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, UI Development, Aha!, ReadMe, Figma...
  • Evolving Web
    Git, jQuery, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Twig, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, Drupal

Experience

Location

Montreal, QC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, PhpStorm, CodePen, VS Code, Figma, Adobe Suite

The most amazing...

...web/app product I've designed and developed utilizes Google Firebase to stimulate transparency and interaction between local stores and their customers.

Employment

  • Senior Web Developer and Designer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Toptal
    • Performed front-end development and design to layout, format, style and develop pages, templates, and components within WordPress themes for enterprise clients.
    • Designed and developed rapid prototypes to visualize and test user interface concepts.
    • Applied my experience in interactive motion design using libraries like GSAP (GreenSock Animation Platform).
    • Evaluated pre-existing code for bugs and optimizations.
    • Assisted in defining and maintaining UI component libraries.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, WordPress, Figma, GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), ZURB Foundation, Bootstrap, Front-end, UI Prototyping, UI Development, User Interface (UI), UI Design, Motion & Animation Design
  • Senior Web Developer and Designer

    2020 - 2020
    Crowdstrike
    • Performed front-end development of the Figma designs into Aha! and ReadMe platforms.
    • Collaborated with the designer to ensure the UI is executed as designed.
    • Consulted with app teams to ensure that execution is complete.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, UI Development, Aha!, ReadMe, Figma, User Interface (UI), Front-end
  • Senior Web Developer and Designer

    2018 - 2020
    Evolving Web
    • Contributed to the front-end development of the Western Digital Developer platform.
    • Developed the front end of the Santé Montérégie Health Portal, including the implementation of accessibility requirements.
    • Owned front-end integration of designs into Drupal websites, as well as analysis of user experience and interaction/motion design.
    • Created the front end for the FinDev Canada Website, utilizing Drupal 8 as a content management system.
    • Contributed to the development and maintenance of websites and an internal communication app for la Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec.
    Technologies: Git, jQuery, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Twig, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, Drupal
  • Designer | Developer | Co-owner

    2009 - 2018
    Nuovo Design
    • Designed and developed custom-made websites utilizing WordPress as a CMS.
    • Designed and developed bespoke project/process management tools.
    • Designed and developed websites and offline presentations utilizing Flash for smooth page transitions and animations, full pixel control, and rapid, intuitive development with perfect platform/browser compatibility.
    • Defined the business strategy, products, and services.
    • Formulated project proposals. Performed quality control.
    • Contracted, coached, and coordinated team members.
    • Performed rapid prototyping in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Firebase.
    • Built unique WYSIWYG online content editing capabilities.
    Technologies: Flash ActionScript, Firebase, MySQL, PHP, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Adobe Flash, WordPress, Adobe Suite
  • Web Developer | Graphic and Interaction Designer | Art-Director | Founder

    2007 - 2010
    Vívido Design
    • Created unique websites and offline presentations.
    • Built project management tools utilizing Flash, PHP, and XML.
    • Developed a WYSIWYG content management solution with Flash, PHP, and XML.
    • Developed a modular templating system for building Flash websites.
    • Consulted in communication solutions and strategy.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, XML, MySQL, PHP, Flash
  • Web Developer | Designer

    2000 - 2007
    Michiel Huiskens
    • Designed the website's UI .
    • Developed the website in Flash.
    • Worked on website development in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Designed the graphics for branding.
    • Consulted on brand strategies.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, XML, PHP, Flash

Experience

  • Montérégie Health Portal
    https://santemonteregie.qc.ca/en

    A bilingual (English/French) Drupal 8 website to provide citizens of the Montérégie region with information about health-related services; also complying with WCAG AA accessibility standards.

  • FinDev Canada Website
    https://www.findevcanada.ca/en

    I handled the front-end development of the new Drupal 8 website, with landing page components, to accommodate changes to the website's visuals and marketing messages.

  • Sabre Developer Portal
    https://developer.sabre.com/home

    I contributed to the front-end development of the Sabre Dev Studio using Drupal 8 to offer easy-to-edit landing pages, and a UI kit and theme that can be extended as the project evolves.

  • CSV Studio Prototype
    https://www.csvstudio.com/

    I developed the web application user Interface prototype in HTML, SCSS, and JavaScript on CodePen. I also built a responsive, draggable table to easily navigate large data sets.

  • Portal ArqSC Online Magazine for Architecture, Design, Interiors, and Art

    I worked on the responsive website design and development with WordPress as the CMS.

  • Real Estate Agency Website

    I designed and developed a responsive website, integrating with WordPress and Simbo (a real estate system).

  • Cardápio AiPede

    AiPede is a self-service solution that can be used as a dining menu, wine list, and product catalog. It has solutions for tablets and smartphones.

Skills

  • Languages

    Sass, Flash ActionScript, HTML, CSS, XML, SCSS, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Vue.js 2, Google APIs, Google Maps API, Vue.js
  • Tools

    Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CodePen, InVision, Figma, Chrome Developer Tools, Adobe After Effects, PhpStorm, Git, Adobe Experience Design (XD), VS Code, Aha!, Adobe Flash, GitHub, GitLab
  • Paradigms

    Responsive, Motion Design, UI Design, Agile
  • Platforms

    Adobe Suite, GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), WordPress, Mobile, Firebase, Drupal 8, MacOS, Drupal
  • Storage

    JSON, MySQL
  • Other

    UI Development, Interaction Design (IxD), Product Design, Prototyping, Design, Games, ReadMe, User Interface (UI), Front-end, UI Prototyping, Motion & Animation Design, Cordova
  • Frameworks

    Framework7, Tailwind CSS, Twig, ZURB Foundation, Bootstrap, PhoneGap

Education

  • Bachelor of Design Degree in Communication Design, Interior, and Product Design
    2000 - 2004
    Academie Minerva - Groningen, Netherlands

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