Travis Wilson, Developer in Belmont, NC, United States
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Travis Wilson

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UI Development Developer

Location
Belmont, NC, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 5, 2018

Travis is a highly ambitious and motivated front-end UX web developer with 15+ years of experience developing and designing for applications. He has a talent for quickly mastering new technology and concepts and a thirst for knowledge and learning new skills. Travis also has a keen sense of code debugging and problem resolution.

Portfolio

TIAA
ECMAScript (ES6), Sass, Node.js, Gulp, PHP, Angular, Polymer, jQuery...
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React, Next.js, Front-end, TypeScript, Storybook
Alteryx - Server
React, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, APIs, JSON, UI Components, Babel, Agile...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

React, Git, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, Vercel

The most amazing...

...project I worked on was MyLowes. We created the MyLowes card and developed the application for registering and tracking a user's purchase history.

Work Experience

Lead Development Manager

2012 - PRESENT
TIAA
  • Promoted to a lead development manager position delivering financial-related applications and prototypes.
  • Planned, coordinated, and supervised resources and processes related to web-based application design, development, and implementation.
  • Served on internal engineering board determining JavaScript architecture and design patterns for a redesigned component library.
  • Performed code reviews and approvals for component and application development.
  • Participated in building jQuery, Polymer, Lit Web Components, and React components, following ADA-compliant features.
  • Created in-house accessibility standards and recommendations based on WCAG 2.0 and real-world usage.
Technologies: ECMAScript (ES6), Sass, Node.js, Gulp, PHP, Angular, Polymer, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, REST APIs, NestJS, Next.js, Figma, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), SVG, Tailwind CSS, APIs, JSON, Mustache, Web Components, UI Components, Bootstrap, Babel, Agile, Illustrator CC, Laravel 5, Sublime Text, Photoshop CC, SCSS, Sublime Text 3, MacOS, UI Development, Front-end Development, Responsive UI, PHP 7, MySQL, AngularJS, Vue, Charts, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Content Management Systems (CMS), Responsive Design, Web Design, TypeScript, Front-end, Storybook

Senior React Developer

2023 - 2023
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  • Collaborated with a small, dynamic team on developing a web application using React and Next.js. Our primary objective was to create an innovative social ecosystem that harnessed the power of AI technology to facilitate discussions.
  • Took the lead in reimagining and rewriting the entire user experience, ensuring it was intuitive and engaging. My contributions extended to assisting in the design and UX enhancements, refining the application's overall aesthetics and usability.
  • Enhanced the development process and promoted consistency. Introduced essential features for Storybook and comprehensive documentation. This not only expedited future development but also facilitated a smooth onboarding experience.
  • Collaborated closely with an AI developer to create tools seamlessly interfaced with AI technology, adding a unique dimension to the user experience and making it a dynamic platform for discussion and fostering engaging interactions.
Technologies: React, Next.js, Front-end, TypeScript, Storybook

Front-end Developer

2019 - 2021
Alteryx - Server
  • Supported and maintained a JavascriptMVC codebase, adding new features and bug fixes.
  • Converted existing JavascriptMVC apps to React and integrated within core JMVC base app.
  • Implemented a React Testing Library to create unit and integration tests.
  • Created a proof of concept that converted an online web app into a deployable Electron application.
Technologies: React, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, APIs, JSON, UI Components, Babel, Agile, Sublime Text, ECMAScript (ES6), SCSS, Sublime Text 3, MacOS, UI Development, Front-end Development, Responsive UI, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Design, Web Design, Front-end

Front-end Web Developer

2018 - 2019
Aviatrix Systems, Inc.
  • Supported and extended existing framework to enhance marketing, documentation, and microsites.
  • Developed a new PHP framework based on Laravel to deliver a more consistent experience.
  • Managed tag management and ad-related tracking through Google's Tag Manager.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, PHP, Agile, Git, APIs, JSON, Laravel 5, Sublime Text, Photoshop CC, SCSS, Sublime Text 3, MacOS, UI Development, Front-end Development, Responsive UI, PHP 7, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Design, Web Design, Front-end

Front-end Developer

2011 - 2012
Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Worked in an Agile environment alongside back-end developers and designers to create a unique eCommerce experience that focused on a user’s purchase history, details, and all facets of the MyLowe’s Card.
  • Utilized an expert knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to deliver advanced user interfaces and controls.
  • Led the front-end development team as a tech lead for a major release that resulted in a significant increase in user sign-up and sales.
  • Coordinated with multiple teams and departments that included but were not limited to .com, marketing, and store employees to deliver a successful product 25% faster than the original estimated completion date.
  • Received unsolicited praise from peers, managers, and CIO of Lowe’s for a successful launch of the MyLowe project. Awarded the Quarterly Front-end Developer MVP Award for exceptional individual accomplishments.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, REST APIs, SVG, APIs, JSON, Bootstrap, Agile, Sublime Text, Photoshop CC, SCSS, MacOS, UI Development, Front-end Development, Responsive UI, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Content Management Systems (CMS), Responsive Design, eCommerce, Web Design, Front-end

Front-end Web Developer

2010 - 2011
Ettain group
  • Contracted to a Fortune 50 retail company with a major online presence as a front-end developer.
  • Tasked with developing standards-compliant, cross-browser, accessible front-end code.
  • Focused primarily on homepage and daily promotions. HTML and CSS accomplishments include developing the spring, Memorial Day, and Father's Day 2011 homepage templates.
  • Created a custom Facebook application and developed multiple plug-ins with JavaScript, some of which utilized third-party APIs.
  • Demonstrated performance optimization, usability, and accessibility.
Technologies: Handlebars, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, SVG, JSON, Bootstrap, Sublime Text, Photoshop CC, SCSS, MacOS, UI Development, Front-end Development, Responsive UI, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Design, Web Design, Front-end

Web Developer

2006 - 2010
CarolinasAGC
  • Updated content by posting new articles, pages, and calendar events. Developed web forms for event registration and small web utilities.
  • Converted the old web page to table-less, CSS-compliant templates.
  • Created graphics for web and marketing that included promotional web banners and print advertisements.
  • Utilized ColdFusion. Redesigned and developed a calendar of events application, iCal application and developed a user management interface.
  • Provided end-user support for a web-based application, identified bugs within that app, and trained users on functionality.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Photoshop CC, MacOS, UI Development, Front-end Development, Web Design, Front-end

Polymer Component Library

Utilized Polymer, ES6, Babel, SASS, and Bootstrap to develop a library with 40+ reusable components for the rebranded TIAA secure experience. All components developed with ADA accessibility wcag level 3 adherence.

React LED Calculator

http://outfit.rhinoledlights.com/
Developed a React application for an online retailer of LED light bars that allows customers to choose their voltage, select any number of LED light bars, and view the total calculation of watts, amps, and pricing. Depending on the quantity and type of products selected, a discount was applied. Utilizing Shopify API, customers could then have the order sent to a Shopify checkout.

JSFiddle Clone

Because developers like the quick JSFiddle/CodePen sandbox environment but are unable to save and share work on external sites, I created an internal clone that saves to a local database with custom extensions for an existing component library.

React Timers

Developed a set of timers for a popular Xbox/Win10 game. Timers were utilized in-game to track the cooking times of various foods with notifications to ensure players did not overcook or burn food items.

Responsive Preview

Created an internal application to allow users to view and share links to prototypes with a defined breakpoint. There were options for iPhone 6, iPad, Desktop, and more. The shared links maintained the current view and tested the URL.

jQuery Component Library

Developed an ADA-compliant, jQuery-based shared component library utilized on TIAA public pages. The component library is utilized to develop all public-facing content and marketing material. The library was later enhanced to develop a subset of secure pages which required additional components and variants.

MyLowes

Created the MyLowes card for Lowe's Home Improvement that was used to track a user's purchase history. I handled all aspects of the registration, including generating barcodes for temporary cards until a physical card could be mailed. The purchase history includes sorting and filtering as well as options for setting reminders on purchases to reorder.

Lowe's Product Details and Comparison

Redeveloped the Lowe's product detail pages. As part of this project, I created a widget within the details that utilized 3rd party services to receive product price comparisons from other retailers. It enhanced product images with zoom and pan.
1998 - 2000

Course in Computer Science

York Technical College - South Carolina

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, React, jQuery UI, Vue, Polymer, REST APIs, Mustache, Node.js, Handlebars

Tools

Git, Sublime Text 3, Sublime Text, Photoshop CC, Figma, Babel, Gulp, Illustrator CC

Frameworks

Tailwind CSS, Bootstrap, Laravel, Laravel 5, Next.js, Angular, AngularJS, NestJS

Languages

SCSS, Sass, JavaScript, HTML, CSS3, CSS, ECMAScript (ES6), HTML5, PHP, TypeScript, PHP 7

Paradigms

Responsive Web Design (RWD), Agile

Platforms

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Shopify, Vercel

Storage

JSON, MySQL

Industry Expertise

Web Design

Other

Responsive UI, UI Development, Front-end Development, SVG, UI Components, Responsive Design, Front-end, Programming, Web Components, APIs, Charts, Content Management Systems (CMS), eCommerce, Storybook

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