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, MacOS, VS Code, ACF

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a helper class that checks if the requested image size exists, returning 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.
    • Worked 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.
    • Collaborated 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
    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
    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

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

    I was tasked with the UI/UX design as well as the development.

  • Boutique Equines eCommerce
    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
    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 that included custom fields like images for only parent navigation menu items.

  • Ricky Nowak Leadership
    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 many embedded videos and tied in with Mailchimp to capture emails for their EDM campaigns.

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

  • Ricky Nowak UI/UX
    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
    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

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

  • Thrifty NZ
    https://www.thrifty.co.nz

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

    Technologies: PHP, SCSS, HTML5, JavaScript.

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

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

    Technologies: Sketch, InVision.

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

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

    Technologies: PHP, SCSS, HTML5, JavaScript.

  • Wilson Storage
    https://www.wilsonstorage.com.au/

    I built this custom theme using Roots sage. I built all the custom Gutenberg blocks required from designs supplied in Figma. It integrates with Rapidstor booking system, Twillio, and SiteLink API to add leads into their CRM.

Skills

  • Platforms

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

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

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

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

    Bedrock, Laravel 5
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Infusionsoft API, Instagram API, WordPress 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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