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

Portfolio

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

Experience

Location

Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

Availability

Part-time

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.

Employment

  • Co-founder

    2015 - PRESENT
    strandrover
    • 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
    SumUp
    • 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
    Glossybox
    • 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

Experience

  • 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
    https://www.onlinesizing.bike

    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
    https://www.andersch-ag.de/

    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
    https://www.cloudrain.com

    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.

Skills

  • 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

    Jamstack
  • Other

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

    Next.js, Smarty
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, REST APIs, jQuery
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, MacOS, Netlify

Education

  • 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

Certifications

  • Advanced React and GraphQL
    NOVEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    Wes Bos, Bostype Inc.
  • ES6 for Everyone
    SEPTEMBER 2017 - PRESENT
    Wes Bos, Bostype Inc

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