Nicolás J. Engler, SVG Developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nicolás J. Engler

SVG Developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Member since August 25, 2016
Nicolás is a product manager with a proven background in creating and developing both physical and digital experiences. He knows that dynamism and proactivity are the top attributes that both developers and designers must have in order to work with cutting-edge technologies and create meaningful products. Nicolás considers himself an advocate of web standards and loves to be involved in the W3C discussion boards for new specifications and drafts.
Nicolás is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Chrome, Slack, Terminal, VS Code, Ubuntu, MacOS

The most amazing...

...quick project I've worked on is a collaborative repository of self-administered LGBTI+ organizations in Argentina

Employment

  • Technical Delivery Manager

    2021 - PRESENT
    Way Too Digital
    • Delivered one of the first major NFT projects to production.
    • Deployed a web-based tool to create a 3D avatar based on a selfie.
    • Oversaw the launch of one of the pioneer projects in the crypto space.
    Technologies: React, Next.js, CSS Modules, Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Harvest, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS
  • Front-end Developer

    2018 - 2021
    US-based Software Development Agency
    • Created Drupal modules with an atomic approach to set up an institutional website as faithful as possible to the design files delivered using Figma and InVision).
    • Scaffolded Sass files to follow the atomic approach proposed by stakeholders.
    • Worked on templating files using Twig as the template engine by default.
    Technologies: Twig, PostCSS, Gulp, Sass, PHP, Drupal
  • Front-end Developer and UI/UX Designer

    2010 - 2021
    Freelance
    • Proposed new UI/UX approaches to a portal that hosted a major number of students from all over the US.
    • Gained experience with Drupal and started working in a full-stack position.
    • Worked with a fully remote, fully distributed team.
    Technologies: HTML5, XHTML, HTML, Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, MySQL, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, Sass, CSS3, CSS
  • Full-stack Designer

    2017 - 2018
    Nuvem Shop
    • Developed on the front-end side of the institutional website.
    • Provided QA for the product and institutional website, reporting bugs or visual incongruences.
    • Helped build fast-paced, hand-made prototypes and wireframes to solve UX problems.
    • Designed landing pages using Sketch and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, among other tools.
    • Developed layouts using (X)HTML(5), CSS(3), PHP, Ruby on Rails, Slim, Sass, and JavaScript/jQuery, among other things.
    • Documented projects and plugins developed both in-house and by third parties.
    • Developed workflows and scripts to run tasks.
    Technologies: Vagrant, MySQL, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Front-end Director

    2014 - 2017
    Indicius
    • Designed websites and landing pages.
    • Developed layouts.
    • Developed back-end functionality for websites and web apps using a variety of languages and frameworks.
    • Designed and developed UIs, always keeping the user experience in mind.
    • Developed email newsletters and templates with a wide range of support for multiple mailing clients.
    • Documented projects and plugins developed both in-house and by third parties.
    • Developed workflows and scripts to run tasks.
    Technologies: MySQL, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Co-founder, Graphic Designer, and Front-end Developer

    2012 - 2016
    Smooth Cursor
    • Designed websites and landing pages.
    • Developed layouts.
    • Designed and developed UIs, always keeping UX in mind as well.
    • Designed a variety of content (logos, business cards, book covers, brochures, posters, signage, etc.) by gathering information and data through research.
    Technologies: MySQL, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Front-end Developer

    2014 - 2015
    Cromatic
    • Developed layouts using (X)HTML(5), CSS(3), and JavaScript/jQuery, amongst other technologies.
    • Designed and developed UIs, always keeping UX in mind as well.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Front-end Developer

    2014 - 2015
    ACHE Soft
    • Developed layouts and websites.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, JavaScript, CSS, HTML

Experience

  • CodePen Experiments

    On my CodePen profile, you can find all of my latest prototypes and demos.

    CodePen is a playground for the front-end side of the web. It's all about inspiration, education, and sharing your snippets of code to show the latest thing you're working on.

  • Life After Modern Layout Properties

    "Life after modern layout properties" is the title of my presentation where we'll be looking at some of the new modules that are currently under development like: CSS Color Module Level 4, CSS Pseudo-Elements Module Level 4, CSS Text Module Level 4, CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3, and Selectors Level 4.

  • Lightweight and Meaningful UIs with CSS

    "Lightweight and meaningful UIs with CSS" is the title of my talk where we'll be finding out how to simply animate user interfaces and avoid code bloat in the process.

  • Indicius
    http://indicius.com

    I was in charge of the front-end development for the revamp project of Indicius' portfolio website.

  • Check the Thumb!

    I was in charge of the development of "Check the Thumb!"—a tool to see if the CTA of a user interface is within the thumb’s natural sweeping arc.

  • SaferSystems
    http://safersystem.com

    I oversaw both front- and back-end development of SaferSystems' brand new site.

  • Red Bull Records

    I was in charge of the front-end development for Red Bull Records' brand new site.

  • Chicago Montessori
    http://chicagomontessori.org/

    I was in charge of the front-end development for Chicago Montessori's new site.

  • Show and Learn
    https://github.com/NicolasJEngler/showandlearn.it

    I host a podcast/screencast series called Show and Learn. Show and Learn is a series about all things front-end, with a bit of design, sprinkled on top initially developed to broadcast several different efforts that go into the work of a hybrid profile.

  • Nuvem Shop
    https://www.nuvemshop.com.br/

    I collaborated in the front-end development for the institutional website of Nuvem Shop's product

  • Make Your CSS Dynamic with CSS Custom Properties (Publication)
    If there is something every front-end developer wants, it is proper support for variables in CSS. For years, to work around this missing feature, developers have resorted to CSS preprocessors. However, all that changes with the introduction of CSS custom properties. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Nicolás J. Engler walks us through CSS custom properties and shows us how they can be used to make better, more dynamic stylesheets.
  • PostCSS: Sass’s New Play Date (Publication)
    PostCSS is the hot new tool that’s making the rounds on the front-end side of web development. It has been quickly and widely adopted, and possibly will have a significant impact on how we base our present-day CSS. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Nicolás J. Engler introduces us and guides us on how to start using this tool, expand it with plugins, or integrate with other CSS processors, task runners, or bundlers.

Skills

  • Languages

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

    jQuery, jQuery UI, React, Node.js
  • Platforms

    Windows, WordPress, Linux, MacOS, Ubuntu, Drupal, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Other

    Front-end Development, SVG, CSS Modules, Harvest, AWS
  • Tools

    Affinity Designer, Sketch, InVision, Git, Grunt, PostCSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Gulp, VS Code, Terminal, Slack, Fireworks, Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Vagrant, Jekyll, Principle, Apache, Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD)
  • Frameworks

    Chrome, ASP.NET, Twig, Ruby on Rails (RoR), AngularJS, Next.js
  • Paradigms

    Scrum
  • Industry Expertise

    Marketing
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Certificate in Computer and Information Sciences
    2015 - 2016
    Treehouse - Portland, Oregon, U.S.
  • Certificate in Graphic Design
    2014 - 2016
    Loopian - Distance Education Center - Teodoro Kocher 5570, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Certificate in Web Design and Web Development
    2012 - 2013
    Loopian - Distance Education Center - Teodoro Kocher 5570, 5121 Córdoba
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems Engineering
    2011 - 2012
    National Technological University - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina

Certifications

  • Agile Projects with Scrum
    NOVEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Oratory and Effective Communication
    SEPTEMBER 2012 - PRESENT
    ADE Global

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