Rico Mossesgeld, Software Developer in Metro Manila, Philippines
Rico Mossesgeld

Software Developer in Metro Manila, Philippines

Member since April 25, 2017
Rico has built online publications and services for big agencies, media companies, establishments, foundations, and a major daily. He relies on his proactive communication skills to help partners find solutions, and has shared his development expertise with teammates from different nationalities and timezones.
Rico is now available for hire




Metro Manila, Philippines



Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, Bash, Sublime Text, Git, Windows, OS X

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a basic social media performance tracker built with WordPress.


  • Web Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Equilibrium Design
    • Created a responsive, cross-browser online price estimator, featuring a senior-friendly interface.
    • Converted Adobe Illustrator mockups into functional web-based interfaces.
    Technologies: jQuery, SCSS, HTML, WordPress, PHP
  • Digital Development Head

    2015 - 2017
    Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp.
    • Led a web development team through an update of existing online publications to provide better support for search engines and social media networks.
    • Standardized publisher-friendly features (including Google AMP and Opera Mini support) as part of development workflow.
    • Built and sourced libraries to speed up production and deployment of new publications and services.
    • Provided content recommendations, based on online conversation analysis, to the editorial team.
    • Developed display advertising and content marketing products for clients.
    Technologies: MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, SCSS, HTML5, WordPress
  • Associate Business Director

    2014 - 2015
    • Led the set up of a local social media command center for Coca-Cola.
    • Created sample code to test capabilities and limits of social network REST APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
    • Coordinated team analytics, community management, and content creation efforts for local and international clients.
    • Wrote detailed technical requirements of analytics dashboards for a development contractor to implement.
    • Responsible for revenue tracking, service costing, and servicing senior clients.
    Technologies: Sysomos, REST APIs
  • Head, Digital Development

    2012 - 2014
    ID8 Inc.
    • Used WordPress to build online services to support integrated media campaigns.
    • Provided technical expertise on social media and online publishing platforms for accounts management team.
    • Supplied digital PR strategy and analytics for key local and global clients.
    • Developed the original version of 8List.ph, a WordPress publication that won a PR industry award.
    • Incorporated user-visible pageview data through Google Analytics API.
    • Worked with REST APIs to build a social media account performance tracker.
    Technologies: REST APIs, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML5, WordPress
  • Online Content Manager

    2009 - 2012
    Yellowasp Corp.
    • Supervised article production team for a US-market website.
    • Coordinated with stakeholders on quantity and quality requirements.
    • Provided community management for website forum.
    Technologies: Google Docs, Microsoft 365, CSS, HTML
  • Email Marketing Specialist

    2007 - 2009
    US Auto Parts Network Philippines
    • Conceptualized and worked on copywriting for conversion-oriented promotions for an eCommerce website’s email newsletter program.
    • Provided direction for web designers.
    • Automated newsletter process through Microsoft Excel, cutting production time by 70%.
    Technologies: Microsoft 365, Google Docs, CSS, HTML
  • Marketing Specialist

    2006 - 2007
    Microwarehouse Inc.
    • Serviced internal requests to localize print collaterals of global consumer electronics brands.
    • Handled event ingress and egress.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML


  • 8List

    A groundbreaking and award-winning site that provides your daily dose of entertaining, useful, and informative lists.

  • MB Life

    Millennial-oriented online publication built for The Manila Bulletin, the leading local newspaper of record in the Philippines.

  • Garage Magazine Online

    Online edition of Garage Magazine, the top Men’s fashion magazine of the Philippines.

  • Ramon Magsaysay Foundation Website Revamp

    Implemented for The Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation, a non-profit that gives out what’s been called “The Nobel Prize of Asia”.

  • GoingPlaces.ph

    Online edition of Going Places (formerly Cruising), a travel magazine.

  • Find Your Candidate 2016

    Personality quiz designed to help voters find the most suitable candidate for the 2016 Philippine Elections, based on their positions on key issues.

  • HTMLizer

    PHP class that makes HTML generation code more readable.

  • Night Mode Demo

    Lightweight JavaScript implementation of a Night Mode button that doesn't affect images and videos.

  • Responsive Animated Landscapes

    A CSS3 experiment in creating more dynamic Google Doodle-type headers for 8List.ph. Takes full advantage of browser GPU acceleration.

  • Eight CSS Tips for Advanced Layouts and Effects (Publication)
    Knowledge of CSS is a fundamental skill in the web development space. However, implementing certain web design patterns with just CSS can be a frustrating task, and often requires an in-depth understanding of it. In this article, Toptal Freelance Web Developer Rico Mossesgeld shares several CSS tips and tricks that take advantage of lesser-known CSS features to solve real layout and design problems.


  • Languages

    SCSS, HTML5, Sass, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Bash, HTML
  • Frameworks

    Foundation CSS, Bootstrap
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Facebook SDK, Facebook Open Graph API, Twitter SDK, Twitter API, Google Analytics API, Instagram API, jQuery, REST APIs
  • Tools

    Sublime Text, Jekyll, Vim Text Editor, Git, Sysomos, Google Docs, Adobe Photoshop
  • Platforms

    WordPress, OS X, Windows
  • Other

    User Experience (UX), Analytics, Writing & Editing, Microsoft 365
  • Storage



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Animation
    2000 - 2006
    Ateneo de Naga University - Naga City

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