Nicholas Sullivan, Back-end Development Developer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nicholas Sullivan

Back-end Development Developer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Member since February 22, 2018
Nicholas is an entrepreneur who is extremely dedicated and passionate about producing high-quality creative solutions that meet business goals. He has a broad range of experience working in the communication design industry—covering graphic design, web development, UI/UX design, project management, and building lasting relationships.
Nicholas is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Atom, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a helper class which checks if the requested image size exists and returns a self generated placeholder image using a data URI.

Employment

  • Lead Developer

    2020 - PRESENT
    GrowHealthy (via POCKET MADE)
    • Launched a new eCommerce site that saw an increase of 249% of daily online sales.
    • Implemented a multi inventory solution.
    • Built functionality for online and pickup orders.
    • Utilized WooCommerce hooks and filters to customize checkout.
    Technologies: Back-end Development, jQuery, CSS, SCSS, PHP, WooCommerce
  • Lead Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Marriott Vacation Club (via POCKET MADE)
    • Led the development of a Gutenberg solution to enable marketing to build landing pages.
    • Implemented GitFlow and code reviews to streamline the development process.
    • Work alongside branding to develop landing pages.
    • Implemented Adobe analytics to newly created landing pages.
    • Effectively worked with a remote team spanning PST and EST time zones.
    Technologies: Back-end Development, XML, jQuery, HTML, SCSS, PHP
  • Lead Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Popsicle Studio
    • Implemented cPanel administration to set up WordPress sites, DNS configuration, and Linux server configuration.
    • Developed custom themes and plugins to suit the client's needs (used PHP).
    • Executed search engine optimization (SE) for sites by investigating keywords, implementing it into the site, and tracking the reports.
    Technologies: Google Analytics, SCSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress
  • Senior WordPress Developer

    2020 - 2020
    Opie Marketing Group
    • Developed a pixel-perfect custom theme from provided Zeplin and Sketch resources.
    • Utilized Advanced Custom Fields to build custom Gutenberg blocks.
    • Successfully worked with a remote team spanning London, Toronto, and Argentina.
    Technologies: WordPress, HTML, SCSS, jQuery, PHP, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Model View Controller (MVC), Bedrock, Roots.io
  • Web Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Bishop Fox
    • Created custom Gutenberg blocks utilizing ACF to build out a custom theme to match the provided design.
    • Implemented Advanced Custom Fields for easy customization or development of new pages.
    • Created responsive designs based on provided desktop design.
    • Integrated the site with HubSpot to pull in data from the HubSpot API.
    • Implemented Greenhouse.io API to pull in available careers.
    • Developed a Greenhouse.io job board to enable potential candidates to apply for open positions on the site.
    Technologies: WordPress, Greenhouse, HubSpot, ACF, Gutenberg Editor, Roots, SCSS, HTML, jQuery, PHP
  • WordPress Developer

    2018 - 2018
    The New Wall Street
    • Created a membership-based portal where customers could log in and see their cryptocurrency order history.
    • Added price ticker information for the cryptocurrencies and other stocks.
    • Implemented a KYC GreenID verification system to make it mandatory for users to verify that they were in fact who they said they were.
    • Rebuilt a cryptocurrency order form with the current buy/sell price.
    • Implemented a Zoho API SDK.
    Technologies: WordPress Plugins, jQuery, WordPress, SCSS, HTML, PHP
  • Lead Developer

    2014 - 2018
    Carcloud
    • Created a WordPress helper class which checks if the requested image size exists, it does this by checking the filename and also image dimensions. If it doesn't exist the class will return a self-generated placeholder image as data URI.
    • Built a multi-language feature which allows for translation of each label without using PO or MO files; enabling client ease of use.
    • Engaged with external agencies and directed the major redesign of the UI/UX for the Carcloud platform.
    • Worked on a wide variety of client sites to restyle the Carcloud base theme in line with corporate design guidelines.
    • Worked with GitFlow to maintain the codebase.
    Technologies: WordPress Plugins, jQuery, SCSS, HTML, PHP
  • Web Developer

    2015 - 2016
    The Schaefer Group
    • Developed eCommerce sites with HTML, Sass, and PHP.
    • Managed and developed an EDM campaign.
    • Built PHP custom plugins.
    • Set up of WordPress sites, MySQL databases, and configured the domain DNS.
    • Created paid, animated advertisements (Google Ad-based).
    Technologies: Flash, SCSS, HTML, PHP

Experience

  • Bishop Fox (Development)
    https://www.bishopfox.com/

    • Created a custom responsive theme using Laravel and OOP PHP along with SCSS and jQuery.
    • Implemented custom Gutenberg blocks with ACF to allow for easy customization or development of new pages.
    • Took provided PSD files and created pixel-perfect, responsive code.
    • Implemented the HubSpot API to bring in news and event data.
    • Implemented Greenhouse.io API to display current job openings along with the Greenhouse.io job board to allow for potential candidates to apply for any position on the site.

  • Artvo (Development)
    https://www.artvo.com.au/

    • Developed an eCommerce solution for selling tickets online.
    • Created a custom, Ajax-based, add-to-cart, and plus/minus system to speed up ticket purchase.
    • Developed a gift voucher solution to allow people to send vouchers to gift recipients.
    • Built a custom responsive theme using MVC, OOP, PHP along with SCSS and jQuery.
    • Took Sketch files and created pixel-perfect responsive code.

  • Equestic eCommerce site (Development)

    The Equestic SaddleClip is an extremely easy-to-use electronic sensor that measures and analyzes everything you train with your horse. They needed an eCommerce site for the Australian and New Zealand market.

    I was responsible for the UI/UX design as well as the development.

  • Boutique Equines eCommerce (Development)
    https://www.boutiqueequines.com.au/

    Boutique Equines are an online marketplace for high-end equestrian goods. After completing the UI/UX for this eCommerce site, I undertook the creation of a mobile-first responsive design resulting in increased sales and elimination of server errors.

  • OnePlan (Development)
    https://www.oneplan.com

    I built a custom responsive pixel-perfect theme with supplied Zeplin/Sketch resources. I utilized ACF to build custom Gutenberg blocks and built a custom walker navigation menu to included custom fields like images for only parent nav menu items.

  • Ricky Nowak Leadership (Development)
    https://www.rickynowak.com/

    After I developed a new site for Ricky Nowak & Associates business coaching, the leadership department needed a new site to align with the updated branding. This site is set up to handle a lot of embedded videos and tied in with Mailchimp for capturing emails for their EDM campaigns.

    Technologies: HTML, SCSS, jQuery, PHP, Laravel, Sage Theme, Roots.io, YouTube, Mailchimp

  • Ricky Nowak UI/UX (Development)
    https://dribbble.com/shots/4372189-Ricky-Nowak-UI-Layout

    Ricky Nowak & Associates have been helping mid-to-senior leaders in business coaching for several years. I was responsible for the responsive UI design of their new site.

    Technologies: Sketch

  • Ricky Nowak Coaching (Development)
    https://www.rickynowakcoaching.com/

    Ricky Nowak & Associates have been helping mid-to-senior leaders in business coaching for several years. After completing the UI/UX for the site, I developed the responsive WordPress site using Roots.io Sage theme.

    Technologies: HTML, SCSS, jQuery, PHP, Laravel, Sage Theme, Roots.io

  • Redesign of the Carcloud Platform (Development)

    I led the redesign of a platform redesign and I liaised with external agencies for the UI/UX design. For this project, I developed the templates (HTML5 and SCSS), the helper classes to display admin labels, and the image size helper class.

  • Thrifty NZ (Development)
    https://www.thrifty.co.nz

    Using the Carcloud framework as a base, I completed the styling in accordance with the Thrifty corporate style guide.

    Technologies: PHP, SCSS, HTML5, JavaScript

  • Boutique Equines eCommerce UI Design (Development)
    https://dribbble.com/shots/4372249-Boutique-Equines-eCommerce-Layout

    Boutique Equines are an online marketplace for high-end equestrian goods. I was responsible for the responsive UI design of their new eCommerce site.

    Technologies: Sketch, InVision

  • Dollar New Zealand (Development)
    https://www.dollarcarrental.co.nz/

    Using the Carcloud framework as a base, I completed the styling in accordance with the Dollar corporate style guide.

    Technologies: PHP, SCSS, HTML5, JavaScript

Skills

  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Theme Design, MacOS, Zendesk, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), YouTube, Klaviyo
  • Other

    WordPress Themes, WordPress Design, APIs, ACF, API Connectors, WordPress Plugins, eCommerce Development, Front-end, Back-end Development, WordPress UX, Sage 9, EDM, Video, Vimeo, HubSpot, Gravity Forms
  • Languages

    SCSS, HTML5, PHP 5, HTML, PHP, XML, CSS, PHP 7, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Tools

    Gutenberg Editor, Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator CC, Atom, Git, Flash, Google Analytics, Roots, Git Flow, Roots.io, Mailchimp, Greenhouse, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
  • Frameworks

    Bedrock, Laravel 5
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Infusionsoft API, Instagram API
  • Paradigms

    Model View Controller (MVC), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Diploma in Multimedia (Web Design)
    2002 - 2004
    SAE Technology College - Melbourne, Australia

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