Nicolás J. Engler

Nicolás J. Engler

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Nicolás J. Engler

Nicolás J. Engler

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Member since November 10, 2015
Nicolás is a UI/UX designer and front-end developer with over six years of experience. He knows that dynamism and proactivity are the top attributes a developer must have. He's always looking to learn something new on each project, and work with cutting-edge technologies. He 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
  • Nuvem Shop
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, MySQL, Vagrant
  • Nicolás J. Engler
    CSS, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Sketch, Photoshop...
  • Indicius
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, MySQL
Experience
  • CSS, 6 years
  • HTML, 6 years
  • Sass, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • SVG, 3 years
  • Git, 3 years
  • Gulp.js, 2 years
  • PostCSS, 1 year
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Mac OS, Atom, HyperTerm, Node.js, Slack, Chrome
The most amazing...
...prototype I've coded is the interaction of a shape masked behind some text. The shape rotation was based on cursor position, somewhat similar to a bubble level.
Employment
  • Full-stack Designer
    Nuvem Shop
    2017 - PRESENT
    • 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, amongst other things.
    • Documented projects and plugins developed both in-house and by third parties.
    • Developed workflows and scripts to run tasks.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, MySQL, Vagrant
  • Front-end Developer and UI/UX Designer
    Nicolás J. Engler
    2010 - PRESENT
    • Designed websites and landing pages.
    • Developed layouts.
    • Developed workflows and scripts to run tasks.
    Technologies: CSS, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, XHTML, HTML5
  • Front-end Director
    Indicius
    2014 - 2017
    • 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: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, MySQL
  • Co-founder, Graphic Designer, and Front-end Developer
    Smooth Cursor
    2012 - 2016
    • 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: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
  • Front-end Developer
    Cromatic
    2014 - 2015
    • 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: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Front-end Developer
    ACHE Soft
    2014 - 2015
    • Developed layouts and websites.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET
Experience
  • CodePen Experiments (Other amazing things)
    http://codepen.io/nicolasjengler/

    On his 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.

  • Indicius - Digital Agency Highly Experienced in Design and Development (Development)
    http://indicius.com

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

  • Check the Thumb! (Development)
    http://thumbzone.co/

    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 (Development)
    http://safersystem.com

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

  • Red Bull Records (Development)
    http://indicius.com/case-study/red-bull-records

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

  • Chicago Montessori (Development)
    http://chicagomontessori.org/

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

  • Show and Learn (Other amazing things)
    https://nicolasjengler.github.io/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 .

  • Nuvem Shop (Development)
    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
    HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, Ruby, PHP
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery UI, jQuery, Node.js
  • Platforms
    Windows, WordPress, Linux, Mac OS X
  • Tools
    PostCSS, Adobe Illustrator, Grunt.js, Gulp.js, Git, Adobe Photoshop, Apache
  • Misc
    SVG
  • Frameworks
    Twig, Ruby on Rails (RoR), AngularJS
  • Paradigms
    Scrum
  • Storage
    MySQL
Education
  • Certificate in Computer and Information Sciences
    Treehouse - Portland, Oregon, U.S.
    2015 - 2016
  • Certificate in Graphic Design
    Loopian - Distance Education Center - Teodoro Kocher 5570, Córdoba, Argentina
    2014 - 2016
  • Certificate in Web Design and Web Development
    Loopian - Distance Education Center - Teodoro Kocher 5570, 5121 Córdoba
    2012 - 2013
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems Engineering
    National Technological University - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
    2011 - 2012
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