Nicholas Sullivan, Developer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Nicholas Sullivan

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Web Developer

Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Toptal Member Since
March 26, 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.

Portfolio

Popsicle Studio
Google Analytics, SCSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, REST APIs, CSS, GitHub...
John Deere
JavaScript, Webpack, Less, Gulp, Sass, Next.js, DatoCMS, Web Development...
GrowHealthy (via Pocket Made)
Back-end Development, jQuery, CSS, SCSS, PHP, WooCommerce, REST APIs, GitHub...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Advanced Custom Fields (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 URL.

Work Experience

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 (SEO) for sites by investigating keywords, implementing it into the site, and tracking the reports.
Technologies: Google Analytics, SCSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, REST APIs, CSS, GitHub, Full-stack, WP Engine, Web Development, Yoast SEO, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Design, React, API Integration

WordPress/Shopify Developer

2022 - 2023
John Deere
  • Used Next.js dynamic routing to build sites for around 50 John Deere dealers.
  • Used DatoCMS to build custom fields and hold all data for the dealers, product range, and page content.
  • Implemented custom tracking with Google Analytics and built custom reports for the client to track the custom metrics.
Technologies: JavaScript, Webpack, Less, Gulp, Sass, Next.js, DatoCMS, Web Development, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Lead Developer

2020 - 2022
GrowHealthy (via Pocket Made)
  • Launched a new eCommerce site that saw an increase of 249% in daily online sales.
  • Implemented a multi-inventory solution for WooCommerce.
  • Built custom functionality for online and pickup orders.
  • Utilized WooCommerce hooks and filters to customize checkout.
Technologies: Back-end Development, jQuery, CSS, SCSS, PHP, WooCommerce, REST APIs, GitHub, Full-stack, JavaScript, WordPress, Web Development, Yoast SEO, Responsive Web Design (RWD), API Integration

Lead Developer

2019 - 2022
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, CSS, GitHub, Full-stack, Web Development, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

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, GitHub, Full-stack, Web Development, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

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, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Gutenberg Editor, Roots, SCSS, HTML, jQuery, PHP, Web Development, Responsive Web Design (RWD), API Integration

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, Web Development, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

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 Development, Yoast SEO, Responsive Web Design (RWD), API Integration

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, Web Development, Yoast SEO, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Wilson Storage

https://www.wilsonstorage.com.au/
I built this custom theme using Roots Sage and 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.

JG King Homes

https://jgkinghomes.com.au/
Craft CMS-based site with a combination of Twig and React on the front end. I inherited the website and worked on streamlining templates, adding new functionality and general updates, and marketing pages.

Exasol Corporate Site

https://www.exasol.com/
Exasol undertook a complete site redesign. This site utilizes Next.js, the WordPress API, and GraphQL to build an extremely fast and responsive site that met marketing goals. The site also has multiple languages with English, German, and French translations.

Data Dreamer

https://www.thedatadreamer.com/
Data Dreamer is a space dedicated to celebrating the real people all over the world, who are directly involved in working with the data that shapes our lives. It was created to shine a light on the pioneers of the sector, showcase exciting projects and tell the stories of the people driving the analytics industry forward. The site allows people to look at data, and dream of what it can help them achieve.

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

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

After I developed a new site for Ricky Nowak & Associates (a business coaching company), 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

Ricky Nowak & Associates has 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 the 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.

Betfair WordPress Site Redevelopment

This custom WordPress theme was built using Gutenberg blocks with Advanced Custom Fields. As the sole full-stack developer for this project, I created the front end, custom back end, and custom Gutenberg blocks. The site is connected to several proprietary APIs to fetch race and sporting data, as well as fetch account information and SSOID.

Languages

PHP, CSS, SCSS, PHP 7, CSS3, HTML5, PHP 5, HTML, JavaScript, XML, GraphQL, Less, Sass, JavaScript 6

Paradigms

Responsive Web Design (RWD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Model View Controller (MVC), Agile

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), WordPress Theme Design, Zendesk, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), YouTube, Klaviyo, HubSpot, Craft CMS

Storage

WP Engine, MySQL

Other

WordPress Themes, WordPress Design, APIs, API Connectors, GitFlow, WordPress Plugins, eCommerce Development, Front-end, Back-end Development, User Experience (UX), Ajax, Full-stack, Yoast SEO, API Integration, Sage 9, EDM, Videos, Vimeo, Gravity Forms, Translation, DatoCMS, Web Development, PHP 8, Sage WordPress Theme

Frameworks

Bedrock, Laravel 5, Next.js, Laravel, Twig, Tailwind CSS

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, WordPress API, React, REST APIs, Infusionsoft API, Instagram API, Vue

Tools

Git, Roots, Gutenberg Editor, Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator CC, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), GitHub, Zapier, Atom, Flash, Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Greenhouse, Sketch, Webpack, Gulp, Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro CC

Industry Expertise

Web Design

2002 - 2004

Diploma in Multimedia (Web Design)

SAE Technology College - Melbourne, Australia

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