Niqui Merret, Developer in George Town, Cayman Islands
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Niqui Merret

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Location
George Town, Cayman Islands
Toptal Member Since
November 28, 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.

Portfolio

Jadehopper, Ltd.
WordPress, Flash ActionScript, Less, CSS3, JavaScript, HTML5
HQLondon ltd.
PHP, Flash ActionScript, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
Maverick
JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Flash ActionScript, Lingo

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Adobe Photoshop, WebStorm, Git, MacOS

The most amazing...

...contribution I've made is to first-party apps for the RIMs next-generation tablet platform.

Work Experience

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: WordPress, Flash ActionScript, Less, CSS3, JavaScript, HTML5

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: PHP, Flash ActionScript, JavaScript, CSS, HTML

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: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Flash ActionScript, Lingo

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: JavaScript, HTML, Lingo, Flash ActionScript

jadehopper

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

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

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

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.

Libraries/APIs

Google Maps, jQuery, Instagram API, Facebook API, X (formerly Twitter) API

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Tower, Coda 2, Adobe, Adobe Illustrator, Stylus, Adobe Fireworks, Git, Charles, Eclipse IDE, PyCharm, WebStorm, Atom

Languages

SCSS, HTML5, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, CSS3, PHP, Flash ActionScript, Lingo, SQL, Sass, Objective-C, Less

Frameworks

Bootstrap, AngularJS, ZURB Foundation, MapKit, UIKit

Paradigms

Responsive Web Design (RWD), Agile Software Development, REST, BEM

Storage

SQLite, MySQL

Platforms

MacOS, WordPress, iOS

Other

Web Development, Software Engineering, Responsive Web Apps, User Experience (UX), Ajax, CodeKit

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