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Vasco de Almeida Gaspar, Software Developer in Lisbon, Portugal
Vasco de Almeida Gaspar

Software Developer in Lisbon, Portugal

Member since July 9, 2017
Vasco is a front-end developer with six years of experience and a background in graphic design. He specializes in building the front-end of JavaScript applications and loves both the technologic and artistic sides of web technologies. He expresses himself clearly and understands things with ease—making communication a breeze.
Vasco is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • Sass, 5 years
  • React, 2 years
  • GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), 1 year
  • Redux, 1 year
  • React Native, 1 year
  • Vue.js, 1 year
  • Three.js, 1 year
Lisbon, Portugal

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

macOS, Visual Studio Code, Git

The most amazing...

...project I've developed is a video game-like website for music streaming and eCommerce, all controlled with keyboard keys.

Employment

  • CTO

    2016 - 2017
    Gaspard+Bruno
    • Managed and mentored a small team of developers—consisting of one senior and one junior front-end developers, plus one freelance back-end developer.
    • Chose the right tech stack and architecture for each project.
    • Developed several React.js isomorphic applications with Node.js for server-side rendering.
    • Developed several WordPress and PrestaShop themes.
    Technologies: React, Node.js, WordPress, PrestaShop, GreenSock
  • Front-End Developer | UI Designer

    2014 - 2016
    Hoko
    • Managed the design of the web app experience.
    • Designed all the graphic elements for other platforms like the newsletters, documentation, and website.
    • Developed the web app's front-end using Rails Views and Knockout.js for simple data bindings.
    • Developed the backoffice dashboard using Ember.js.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Ember.js
  • Front-End Developer | UI Designer

    2012 - 2014
    Glintt
    • Maintained the web application's front-end.
    • Designed new interfaces for web applications and corporate websites.
    • Conducted requirements gathering with clients.
    • Developed the front-end for the corporate software.
    Technologies: jQuery, Sass, HTML

Experience

  • Sara Maia Portfolio (Development)
    http://www.saramaia.net/

    A portfolio website for a fashion designer, built with WordPress, Three.js for the video distortion, and Barba.js and GSAP for page transitions

  • Bike'n Connect (Development)

    A social network to connect cyclists around the world.

    This project was built entirely with React Native, sharing the same code base for both platforms iOS and Android. The project was completed in less than three months with a two-man workforce.

  • Apelido & Apelido (Development)
    https://apelido-apelido.com/

    A website for my small agency that was built with my two close friends.

    Features and Awards:
    - Featured on Muz.li
    - Site of the Day: French Design Index
    - User Approved: Awwwards

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Sass, Less
  • Frameworks

    Redux, React Native, Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap 4, Ember.js, Angular, Knockout.js, ZURB Foundation, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Redux Form, jQuery, Shopify API, P5.js, Node.js, Three.js, Vue.js
  • Tools

    Sketch 3, Adobe Photoshop, Trello, Adobe Illustrator, Webpack 2, Webpack, Gulp.js, NPM, PrestaShop, Canvas, MailChimp, Grunt, Browserify, Xcode, Git, Stylus
  • Other

    Single-page Applications (SPA), Squarespace, WordPress Themes, UI Animation, Front-end Development, Newsletter Templates
  • Platforms

    GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), MacOS

Education

  • Certificate in Usability and User-Centered Design
    2014 - 2014
    The University of Texas at Austin - Online
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Print Technologies
    2008 - 2011
    Instituto Politécnico de Tomar - Tomar, Portugal
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