Robert Pataki

Robert Pataki

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Robert Pataki

Robert Pataki

Manchester, United Kingdom
Member since January 14, 2016
Rob started out as a digital designer over a decade ago—his love of beautiful, user friendly designs drove him to learn to code ActionScript so that he could bring his designs to life through interaction and animation. Over the years, he became obsessed with object-oriented coding, and when the Flash ship started to sink—he focused on learning how to use modern browsers to deliver the Flash experience without plugins using JS, CSS, and HTML5.
Robert is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • HTML5 Video, 5 years
  • HTML5 Canvas, 5 years
  • Sass, 4 years
  • JavaScript MVC, 4 years
  • Agile Software Development, 4 years
  • Responsive Web Apps, 4 years
  • Backbone.js, 3 years
Manchester, United Kingdom
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, Sublime Text 3, Chrome, Git, Gulp
The most amazing...
...open source JS library I've been maintaining (BREWSER) has been tremendously helpful to detect device types and browser capabilities.
Employment
  • Creative Partner | Front-End Developer
    Handcrafted Digital London
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Founded a digital consultancy collective called Handcrafted Digital in London, UK. Their main goal is to bring together like-minded creative thinkers to work on cutting edge solutions, and to offer their clients the best possible digital consultancy service ever.
    • Worked on major UK bank projects aiming to make the face of online banking less daunting to customers not so familiar/comfortable with online banking.
    • Helped a UK startup to build a cutting edge online video solution, which in 2014 received recognition—the project was an honoree in the Best Use of Video or Moving Image category by the Webby Awards.
    • Worked as a freelancer to help fellow London-based agencies as a front-end developer. Worked on a dozen websites and advertising campaigns.
    • Created an open-sourced BREWSER.js, a small JavaScript library, which helps developers to detect their user's device type (mobile, phablet, tablet, desktop), and browser capabilities to make sure that their website/app works best on every device, and that they are serving the right content and interaction types to their users.
    • Helped his clients as a UX/UI/development consultant.
    • Specialized in building responsive rich media interactive websites and web apps.
    Technologies: Git, JavaScript, NPM, Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, Backbone, RequireJS, Angular, CSS Preprocessors, Greensock, Animation
  • Front-End Developer
    Procore Marketing (2nd Account) (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Created a mouse scroll position based animation sequence.
    • Optimized the animation performance using a mixture of CSS3 and GreenSock animations.
    • Updated the existing code base to improve the visual impact and performance.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, ScrollMagic, GreenSock
  • Freelance Front-End developer
    ustwo
    2013 - 2013
    • Worked on an exciting project for a major UK bank to make the face of online banking more appealing to the older and not so tech-savvy generation.
    • Maintained a bunch of Jenkins boxes for the project to make sure that the teams continuous integration was in good hands.
    • Worked with the best UX, UI, and developer talents in town.
    • Learned a lot about writing vanilla JavaScript due to the fact that we were not allowed to use any plugins for the project.
    • Enjoyed working in an Agile environment.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, Jenkins CI, BDD, Git, Ruby, CSS Preprocessors
  • Front-End Developer
    Unboxed Consulting
    2012 - 2013
    • Had multiple training sessions about Agile and Scrum, which Unboxed have been great advocates for.
    • Worked on the FutureLearn website for 6 months - from the very beginning until the launch. Was responsible for working with a bunch of RoR talents, and to build the site's front-end from the ground up.
    • Learnt a lot from his fellow developers about doing TDD, Git, and pair programming the right way.
    Technologies: Git, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, CSS3, HTML5, TDD, BDD, Jenkins CI, CSS Preprocessors, GreenSock, Animation
  • Creative Technologist
    Waste Creative
    2009 - 2012
    • Worked on various advertising campaigns using different types of Flash technologies.
    • Worked closely with Microsoft on advertising solutions for the XBox platform using Flash Lite.
    • Worked with super talented designers, and built rich media, cutting edge websites for clients such as Sega, Turner, and Disney.
    • Built a super sleek website in AS3 for the English band - The White Lies, which both the client and the fans loved.
    • Worked on creative concepts and prototypes with the designer team.
    Technologies: Flash, ActionScript 2, ActionScript 3, Flash Lite, jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, GreenSock, Animation
  • Lead Designer
    Artklikk
    2009 - 2009
    • Designed the startup's logo and branding elements.
    • Designed and built the flagship product's (Full XS traffic monitoring system) website.
    • Worked on the flagship product's (Full XS traffic monitoring system) mobile application using Flash Lite.
    Technologies: Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • UI Designer | Flash Animator | Developer
    Naiad
    2008 - 2009
    • Worked on various hospitality business websites.
    • Designed and prototyped innovative solutions for the company's clients.
    • Learned to code in ActionScript 3.
    • Worked closely with Gabor Tatrai, who became co-founder of Handcrafted Digital in 2014.
    Technologies: Flash, ActionScript 2, ActionScript 3, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, PHP, CSS
  • UI Designer | Flash Animator | Developer
    Carussel Group
    2007 - 2008
    • Worked on creative advertising campaigns for all major car manufacturer brands in the CEE region.
    • Involved heavily in the creative process of the campaigns.
    • Built numerous interactive rich media websites using Flash and ActionScript 2.
    Technologies: Flash, ActionScript 2, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS
  • UI Designer | Flash Animator | Developer
    Carnation
    2006 - 2007
    • Worked on major brands; designing the advertising campaigns.
    • Built loads of interactive websites and apps using Flash.
    • Brainstormed on online advertising campaigns.
    Technologies: Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, ActionScript 2, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Multimedia Developer
    Pókháló Kft.
    2005 - 2006
    • Built a Flash framework to support the business's goals.
    • Animated and coded interactive learning materials.
    Technologies: Flash, ActionScript 2
Experience
  • Amplify Website (Development)
    http://weareamplify.com

    I've helped Crew Studio as a front-end developer and consultant to build a brand new website for their client: Amplify. The site is a fully responsive, rich media interactive experience, which I was fortunate enough to have some extra time to experiment with custom interactive components, animations, and transitions.

  • BREWSER.js (Development)

    I've been working on an open source device and browser detection solution - built completely in JavaScript. BREWSER is a lightweight JavaScript library, which detects the users' device (mobile, phablet, tablet, and desktop), and their browsers' capabilities. The information gathered by BREWSER is super helpful for developers, who want to make sure that the interactive application they built works well on the users' gadgets in the best possible way in order to give the best possible user experience.

  • Virgin Media Pioneers - Interactive Documentary (Development)

    This is an interactive video project of Rob helping a UK startup (Storygami) and it was developed for Virgin Media Pioneers' #OnTheLine series. It was selected as an honoree in Best Use of Video or Moving Image category.

  • GreenSock JS Rails Gem (Development)
    http://rubygems.org/gems/greensock-rails

    Another open sourced project—GreenSock JS for Rails is a simple Ruby gem for the ever popular Greensock JavaScript animation library. I've used GreenSock for almost 10 years, and it's my mission to offer RoR developers with the neatest way of including this great library in their Rails projects.

  • Future Learn (Development)
    https://www.futurelearn.com

    I helped the Future Learn team to set up their new website's front-end stack from the ground-up. I worked very closely with the lead designer, and 6 RoR back-end developers to make sure, that everything was tied up nicely in the front-end. The stack included: Sass, Compass, a custom modular CSS system based on DRY, SMACCS and flexible CSS modules - and of course jQuery, FastClick, GreenSock, and a handful of utilities.

  • Sang Bleu Club eCommerce (Development)

    I built the full front-end for Sang Bleu Tattoo's new eCommerce website.

  • Paradise or Persecution (Development)

    I helped Crew Studios to build a responsive campaign website for the International HIV/AIDS alliance.

    The website's main goal was to raise awareness of popular travel destination countries' mistreatment of their local LGBT community, which is a very important problem, as criminalizing sexual differences makes it virtually impossible for charities and health organizations to properly educate the populations about sexual diseases.

    The website invites the users to participate in a simple correct/incorrect type quiz—through which they can get a better idea of how friendly these countries are to tourists—while being completely hostile towards their own LGBT community.

Skills
  • Languages
    Sass, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, PHP
  • Frameworks
    JavaScript MVC, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs
    HTML5 Canvas, RequireJS, jQuery, Backbone.js
  • Tools
    Grunt, Git, Yeoman, Gulp.js
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    GreenSock Animation Platform
  • Misc
    Responsive Web Apps, HTML5 Video
Education
  • Higher national diploma in Multimedia Technology
    Számalk - Budapest, Hungary
    2004 - 2006
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