Nils Borgböhmer, Developer in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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Nils Borgböhmer

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Front-end Developer

Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Toptal 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.


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




Preferred Environment

Framer X, GitLab, GitHub, Visual Studio Code (VS 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.

Work Experience


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.
2008 - 2011

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Design

AKD Köln (Academy for Communication Design) - Cologne, Germany

2004 - 2008

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science

University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg - Sankt Augustin, Germany


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React, REST APIs, jQuery


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


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


Next.js, Smarty




Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, Netlify


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

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