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

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Software Developer

Lisbon, Portugal
Toptal Member Since
September 27, 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.


GreenSock, PrestaShop, WordPress, Node.js, React
Ember.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
HTML, Sass, jQuery




Preferred Environment

Git, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS

The most amazing...

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

Work Experience


2016 - 2017
  • 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: GreenSock, PrestaShop, WordPress, Node.js, React

Front-End Developer | UI Designer

2014 - 2016
  • 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: Ember.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

Front-End Developer | UI Designer

2012 - 2014
  • 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: HTML, Sass, jQuery

Sara Maia Portfolio

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

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

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

Features and Awards:
- Featured on
- Site of the Day: French Design Index
- User Approved: Awwwards
2014 - 2014

Certificate in Usability and User-Centered Design

The University of Texas at Austin - Online

2008 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design and Print Technologies

Instituto Politécnico de Tomar - Tomar, Portugal


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


Sketch 3, Adobe Photoshop, Trello, Adobe Illustrator, Webpack 2, Webpack, Gulp, NPM, PrestaShop, Canvas, Mailchimp, Grunt, GreenSock, Browserify, Xcode, Git, Stylus


Redux, React Native, Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ember.js, Angular, Knockout (Knockout.js), ZURB Foundation, AngularJS


HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Sass, Less, Ruby, HTML


GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), Visual Studio Code (VS Code), WordPress, MacOS


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

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