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Mikael Kessler, CSS Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States
Mikael Kessler

CSS Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States

Member since October 14, 2013
Mikael is a detail-oriented front-end engineer that uses technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery to deliver high quality, standard-compliant builds. He has extensive experience and proficiency with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, and Heroku, among other server-side technologies and app deployment platforms.
Mikael is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • TeamSnap
    PHP, WordPress, jQuery, Bootstrap, Sass, PHPUnit, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, GitHub
  • Oracle
    HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, GitHub, Subversion...
  • Atlanta International Soccer Fest
    WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Social Network APIs

Experience

  • HTML, 5 years
  • CSS, 5 years
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • Social APIs, 4 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD), 4 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 3 years
  • WordPress, 2 years
Charlotte, NC, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac OS X, TextMate, Git, SVN

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is working with some of the world's most recognizable brands to develop front-ends that bring their creative visions to life.

Employment

  • Full Stack Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    TeamSnap
    • Served as the lead developer for an enterprise WordPress plugin.
    • Maintained and extended our plugin, offering development in PHP.
    • Extended vendor plugins to work seamlessly with our solutions.
    • Integrated the core TeamSnap product offering with our WordPress plugin via internal APIs.
    • Troubleshot client issues.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, jQuery, Bootstrap, Sass, PHPUnit, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, GitHub
  • Senior User Interface Engineer

    2011 - 2015
    Oracle
    • Developed custom applications using Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MySQL.
    • Developed valid, cross-browser style sheets and layouts.
    • Worked closely with back-end engineers to co-develop Ruby on Rails applications.
    • Provided ongoing maintenance work to platform and custom builds in production.
    • Implemented clients’ brand standards and style guides within Oracle's SRM platform.
    • Utilized version control to safely and quickly develop applications as a team.
    • Efficiently managed time to provide the fastest possible turnarounds on development.
    • Assisted in project scoping to ensure proper time and budget projection.
    • Troubleshot client and product issues to resolve bugs and defects.
    • Trained and assisted clients on the Oracle SRM platform.
    • Cleaned up and refactored code when applicable.
    Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, GitHub, Subversion, Social Network APIs
  • Web Developer

    2010 - 2013
    Atlanta International Soccer Fest
    • Designed the event website.
    • Developed a custom WordPress child theme.
    • Enriched the social media experience.
    • Improved SEO.
    • Developed custom Facebook applications.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Social Network APIs
  • Strategic Services Analyst

    2011 - 2011
    Vitrue, Inc.
    • Implemented enterprise clients’ social media initiatives.
    • Developed enterprise clients’ Facebook tabs using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Analyzed social media campaigns for enterprise clients.
    • Provided monthly analytics reports to clients.
    • Trained clients on new and existing functionality of Vitrue’s SRM platform.
    Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Social Network APIs

Experience

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, CSS, CSS3, Sass, PHP, JavaScript, SCSS, HTML5, Ruby, SQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Facebook API, Facebook SDK, YouTube API, Social APIs, Twitter API, Google API, jQuery Mobile, jQuery UI, Instagram API
  • Frameworks

    WordPress Multisite, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap, ZURB Foundation
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, TextMate, Terminal, ITerm, Git, GitHub, Subversion (SVN)
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), Clean Code, DRY, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Mac OS, Windows
  • Other

    AJAX, SaaS, SEM
  • Storage

    JSON, SQLite, MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications
    2004 - 2009
    The University of Georgia - Athens, GA
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