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Niqui Merret

Niqui Merret

George Town, Cayman Islands
Member since October 30, 2013
Niqui is a front-end developer with extensive experience who has always focused on creating a seamless user experience while pushing the boundaries of technology. She has spent many years in web development, primarily building applications in ActionScript, and more recently has moved toward building responsive HTML5 sites and mobile apps.
Niqui is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Jadehopper, Ltd.
    HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, LESS, ActionScript, WordPress
  • HQLondon ltd.
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, PHP
  • Maverick
    Director Lingo, Flash ActionScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Experience
  • HTML, 15 years
  • Adobe Photoshop, 15 years
  • JavaScript, 15 years
  • Adobe Illustrator, 14 years
  • CSS, 10 years
  • Sass, 3 years
  • Instagram API, 2 years
  • HTML5, 2 years
George Town, Cayman Islands
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Mac, Git, WebStorm, Photoshop
The most amazing...
...contribution I've made is to first-party apps for the RIMs next-generation tablet platform.
Employment
  • Co-Founder, Developer
    2010 - PRESENT
    Jadehopper, Ltd.
    • Developed responsive WordPress sites for a range of different companies.
    • Worked with a small team on the user interface of the BlackBerry PlayBook browser.
    • Developed a browser-based story building platform for a start-up.
    • Developed multimedia components for an interactive installation at a Norwegian music museum.
    • Was responsible for training and developing training material for BBC including notes and exercises.
    • Integrated social photo sharing into an existing web app for an up and coming US-based startup.
    Technologies: HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, LESS, ActionScript, WordPress
  • Developer
    2004 - 2010
    HQLondon ltd.
    • Built a gallery walk-through experience for the HSBC Innovation Labs.
    • Worked with Plugin Media to produce a 3D simulation of baseball pitches for Major League Baseball.
    • Designed the e-learning course, determined the technology and mentored the team for the NHS Spine project.
    • Responsible for corporate and classroom training as a Macromedia and Adobe Certified Instructor.
    • Worked with a selection of advertising agencies in London, UK developing online campaigns.
    • Assisted with the running of Macromedia (and then Adobe) User Groups in London and Brighton.
    • Presented at international conferences on the topics of Accessibility and bug-fixing.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, PHP
  • Interactive Designer
    2003 - 2004
    Prismix Ltd.
    • Designed and developed CSS templates for onFolio.
    • Developed interactive site for a cosmetic surgeon.
    • Lectured as a Macromedia Certified Instructor.
  • Lecturer
    2002 - 2003
    Concept Interactive
    • Macromedia Certified Instructor
    • Adobe Certified Instructor
  • Developer
    2002 - 2002
    Maverick
    • Build web games for a large South African ISP.
    • Developed promotional interactive CD-ROMs for a horse race event.
    • Developed an award winning interactive weather screen saver.
    Technologies: Director Lingo, Flash ActionScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Contractor
    2001 - 2002
    Publik
    • Contracted to design and develop an educational game for SABMiller
    Technologies: Flash ActionScript
  • Instructor, Head of Research and Development
    1998 - 2001
    MediaTek
    • Adobe Certified Instructor.
    • Macromedia Certified Instructor.
    • Developed e-learning for a non-profit to teach basic read/writing skills.
    • Developed e-learning for a non-profit to create basic HIV/AIDS awareness.
    • Developed training material notes and exercises.
    Technologies: Flash ActionScript, Director Lingo, HTML, JavaScript
Experience
  • jadehopper (Development)
    http://jadehopper.com

    Redesigned and developed the site for our company using responsive web design techniques in order to deliver a solution that looks and works great on any device — from laptops to tablets to mobile phones.

  • Tessa Hyde Property Management (Development)
    http://thpm.ky

    Redesigned and developed the site for a local property management company using responsive web design techniques in order to deliver a solution that looks and works great on any device — from laptops to tablets to mobile phones.

  • fotb.me (Development)

    The official conference guide for the Flash on the Beach conference in 2011. Built with traditional web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) to deliver a solely mobile experience for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry PlayBook users.

  • BlackBerry PlayBook (Development)

    Contracted by BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion) to work alongside them and teams at QNX Software Systems in Ottawa, developing for their then-upcoming tablet — the BlackBerry Playbook. Worked on and prototyped some first-party apps on the run-up to the PlayBook launch in May, 2011.

Skills
  • Languages
    HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, ActionScript, HTML, SCSS, CoffeeScript, Sass, Less, Objective-C, SQL
  • Tools
    Tower, Adobe Photoshop, Coda 2, Eclipse IDE, Adobe Illustrator, Charles, Git, Adobe Fireworks, Stylus, PyCharm, Atom, WebStorm
  • Paradigms
    Responsive Web Design (RWD), REST, Agile Software Development, BEM
  • Frameworks
    AngularJS, Bootstrap, ZURB Foundation, MapKit
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Google Maps, Twitter API, Facebook API, Instagram API
  • Platforms
    Mac OS, iOS
  • Other
    CodeKit, User Experience (UX), AJAX, UI Kit
  • Storage
    SQLite, MySQL
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