Nils Borgböhmer, Front-end Developer in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Nils Borgböhmer

Front-end Developer in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

Member since June 21, 2019
Nils is a web developer and UI designer with more than a decade of experience. He loves working between and around the ever-evolving roles of the front-end developer and UI designer, from developing user journey and experiences, through meticulously designing interfaces, all the way to building production-ready web apps. A computer science and communication design graduate, he's looking forward to exciting and challenging projects.
Nils is now available for hire


  • strandrover
    Netlify, GitLab, Sketch, Gatsby, Styled-components, React
  • SumUp
    JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Jekyll, Adobe CC, Sketch
  • Glossybox
    Smarty, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP



Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany



Preferred Environment

Framer X, GitLab, GitHub, Visual Studio Code, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is Smartfit Online Sizing. Delivering self-service bike ergonomics to eCommerce platforms through an easy to install HTML widget.


  • Co-founder

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Co-founded a small design and engineering bureau.
    • Designed and implemented a wide variety of web based projects for clients from all over Europe.
    • Worked remotely from locations in south/east Asia, Australia.
    • Collaborated with a tight-knit network of freelancers.
    Technologies: Netlify, GitLab, Sketch, Gatsby, Styled-components, React
  • Lead Designer

    2013 - 2014
    • Created and maintained corporate identity.
    • Implemented corporate design into websites, apps, tools, campaigns, advertising, etc.
    • Hired the first three team members of today's design department and two of the front end team. They all work there to this day.
    • Extensively collaborated with iOS and Android app teams.
    • Extensively collaborated with web front-end teams.
    • Bridged gaps between back end and front end developers.
    • Organized off-site team events.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Jekyll, Adobe CC, Sketch
  • Senior Front-end Developer

    2012 - 2013
    • Worked with Magento eCommerce platform.
    • Created library of reusable components.
    • Spearheaded major site redesign.
    • Helped organize sprint plannings and reviews.
    • Extensively worked on a completely custom built checkout experience.
    Technologies: Smarty, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP
  • Junior Front-end Developer

    2007 - 2009
    Mické & Oliver
    • Built websites for clients.
    • Transformed Photoshop designs into working websites.
    • Set up HTML email campaigns.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, JavaScript, CSS, HTML


  • Living Style Guide and Component Library for ZALORA

    On-site project working directly with ZALORA’s frontend dev team. Helped to streamline the visual appearance of the web eCommerce platform by rebuilding the existing frontend into re-usable components. Implemented living style guide, which is directly sourcing the show cased components from different Git repos integrated as sub-modules into the platform.

  • Smartfit Online Sizing

    Concept, design and frontend implementation of Smartfit's online sizing product. Responsible for:

    - Customizable widget itself
    - Marketing website
    - Landing page generator for the sales team (possibility to quickly setup individualized marketing pages for specific partners)
    - API docs website

  • Andersch AG Corporate Design and Website

    Andersch AG is the leading expert in the German restructuring market. We redesigned the logo, upgraded the corporate design and built an entirely new website including a fully featured career center from scratch.

    My responsibilities: Implementation website, career center, setup CMS and integrate with Gitlab CI.

  • CloudRain App and Website

    Jumped in on a Kickstarter project of a former co-worker. Helped to successfully raise ~€25,000 through that campaign, developed logo and overall brand look. Built multilang JAMstack website with Shopify integration.


  • Languages

    HTML5, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, GraphQL
  • Tools

    Sketch, Marvel, Illustrator CC, Git, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub, GitLab, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe CC, Jekyll, Affinity Designer, Photoshop CC
  • Paradigms

  • Other

    Front-end, Gatsby, Styled-components, Framer X
  • Frameworks

    Next.js, Smarty
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, REST APIs, jQuery
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, MacOS, Netlify


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Design
    2008 - 2011
    AKD Köln (Academy for Communication Design) - Cologne, Germany
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science
    2004 - 2008
    University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg - Sankt Augustin, Germany


  • Advanced React and GraphQL
    Wes Bos, Bostype Inc.
  • ES6 for Everyone
    Wes Bos, Bostype Inc

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