Storm Farrell, Developer in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Storm Farrell

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Front-end Developer

Location
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Toptal Member Since
February 24, 2015

Storm is a front-end developer with 8+ years of experience and a focus on UX. To that end, he has honed his skills in writing succinctly, producing clean and efficient code, and building intuitive products. He gets excited when talking about web apps vs. websites and believes that his value stems from the impact he can have on his client’s customers. He’s available to work on front-end projects with a focus on UI, JavaScript, and React.

Portfolio

Alchemy + Aim
PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress
Firing Squad
Git, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
Freelance
WordPress, Git, JavaScript, CSS, HTML

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Webpack, Git, Atom, OS X

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a payment platform for rental deposits (see mietwise.com).

Work Experience

Designer + Technical Lead

2015 - 2016
Alchemy + Aim
  • Built and maintained the base framework for all custom projects.
  • Interviewed and assisted new staff during onboarding.
  • Built a large number of the company's flagship projects.
  • Contributed to major business decisions regarding the company's direction.
  • Put together systems to standardize the project workflow among devs.
Technologies: PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress

Web Designer

2014 - 2015
Firing Squad
  • Built a donation site with rankings where users could nominate people to partake.
  • Created a forum and community engagement website for a major energy drink.
  • Set the internal standard for coding practices and frameworks used by other developers in the company.
  • Managed projects, client expectations, deadlines, and collaboration with external developers and designers.
  • Built a showcase and eCommerce website for a high-performance bicycle company.
  • Built many sites from scratch, through a CMS like WordPress.
Technologies: Git, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, HTML

Web Designer

2010 - 2014
Freelance
  • Rebuilt a major music blog in South Africa, which resulted in a 1500% increase in traffic.
  • Designed and built an events calendar that could be maintained via a Google Docs CSV.
  • Built a recipe database website for a major food brand's product range.
  • Created a showcase and online order system for a wine company.
  • Programmed a tool for users to place orders for prints of their Instagram images.
Technologies: WordPress, Git, JavaScript, CSS, HTML

Mietwise

https://mietwise.com
Landing pages for a startup I'm part of. I built this in React using GatsbyJS. Following the modern development principles of the JAMstack, the site is dynamic but loads in about one second. It's also in two languages and, as it is technically an app, only requires one-page load (the first one).

See performance results here: https://website.grader.com/results/mietwise.com

SimProject

Full UI design and front-end/React development for an app that runs corporation-like project simulations for business students.

The app itself is not publicly accessible, but a walkthrough of my role in the project is available at the link provided.

Nutrition Stripped

http://nutritionstripped.com/
Complete redesign, rebuild, and maintenance over a year for a high-traffic nutrition blog using WordPress. Included a store and a member's area dashboard for controlling access to specific content. Beyond the static front-of-house, it included filterable content, favorites, and downloads directory based on membership level and products purchased.

Coco + Kelley

A redesign and rebuild of a lifestyle blog. Includes pretty standard features, but I hold this as an example of good execution. It includes Ajax-driven content loading and an affiliate store. All content on the site is easily managed via custom fields from the back-end.

Libraries/APIs

React, jQuery

Tools

Git, Sketch, Prisma, Atom, Webpack, Adobe Photoshop

Frameworks

Bootstrap, Next.js

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, OS X

Languages

CSS, JavaScript, GraphQL, HTML5, Sass, ECMAScript (ES6), HTML, PHP

Paradigms

Responsive, BEM

Industry Expertise

Web Design

Other

Front-end, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), CSS Grid, Gatsby, Apollo

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