Ryan Wells, CSS3 Animation Developer in East Lansing, MI, United States
Ryan Wells

CSS3 Animation Developer in East Lansing, MI, United States

Member since April 21, 2017
Ryan is an intuitive front-end developer who takes pride in producing high-quality deliverables that are engaging and accurate. He is inspired by emerging technologies and enjoys discovering new ways of solving problems.
Ryan is now available for hire



  • JavaScript, 18 years
  • CSS, 17 years
  • jQuery, 11 years
  • HTML5, 10 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD), 8 years
  • CSS3 Animation, 6 years
  • Sass, 6 years
  • ECMAScript (ES6), 3 years


East Lansing, MI, United States



Preferred Environment

Mac, VS Code, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is an immersive single-page application which utilizes web APIs, CSS animations, Canvas, and 360 degree panoramic video.


  • Front-end Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    Michigan State University
    • Developed engaging, high-profile websites within the Communications and Brand Strategy department at Michigan State.
    • Worked as part of a multidisciplinary team of graphic designers, photographers, videographers, content strategists, and developers.
    Technologies: JavaScript, ES2016, React/Redux, jQuery, Sass, HTML5, CSS3 animations, Bootstrap, Foundation, Gulp, NPM, JIRA, Agile/Scrum, Sketch, Abode Creative Cloud, AWS
  • UI/UX Lead

    2013 - 2015
    Michigan State University
    • Designed and presented wireframes, flow diagrams, sitemaps, and hi-fidelity mockups to stakeholders.
    • Developed user interfaces within a mix of Java and PHP environments.
    • Implemented modern standards and best practices, including Responsive Web Design and WCAG 2.0 AA.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, Bootstrap, Foundation, HTML5, CSS. Responsive design, WCAG 2.0 AA, Git
  • Web Developer

    2012 - 2013
    Michigan State University
    • Worked as part of the MSU web team to develop forward-facing websites for various departments across campus.
    • Developed front-end components and implemented them into the university's content management system.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, Bootstrap, Foundation, HTML5, CSS. Responsive design, WCAG 2.0 AA, Git
  • User Interface Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Michigan State University
    • Designed and developed user interface components for their financial system, which supports university research and other high-profile programs.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS. Responsive design, C#, ASP.Net, MS SQL Server, SVN
  • Lead Web Developer

    2007 - 2011
    Lansing Community College
    • Designed and developed forward-facing websites.
    • Presented concepts and project plans to key stakeholders.
    • Facilitated the content management system and content strategy training for the network of web maintainers across campus.
    • Led the project and design as well as developed and led the award-winning 2010 website refresh.
    • Managed the web team staff.
    Technologies: HTML5/XHTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, SharePoint


  • Driven to Make a Difference (Development)

    The project features HTML5 video and audio, single-page application architecture, and HTML5 canvas with 360-degree panoramic environments.

  • MSU Branded Framework (Development)

    Developed the MSU Branded Framework, which consists of modular components that are responsive and accessible. Utilized various tools and technologies for the project, including Zurb Foundation, JavaScript, ES2015, jQuery, CSS/Sass, and Gulp

  • MSU Tomorrow (Development)

    Led the development of the 2016 MSU President’s Report. The goal of the project was to create something that was a departure from the typical university report. The outcome was an immersive, video-rich website highlighting researchers and their innovative work.


  • Languages

    Sass, CSS, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), HTML5, Less, PHP
  • Frameworks

    ZURB Foundation, Bootstrap, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Web Audio API, Node.js, React
  • Tools

    Gulp.js, Photoshop 2017, Git, Sketch, Balsamiq, UXPin, Google Analytics
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Responsive Web Design (RWD)
  • Platforms

    MacOS, WordPress, Windows, iOS
  • Other

    User Interface (UI), CSS3 Animation, User Experience (UX), WCAG 2
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Communications
    2006 - 2010
    Franklin University - Columbus, OH

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