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Highly passionate front-end web developer seeking to contribute and gain knowledge working alongside new developers. I’m an exceedingly devoted learner, who enjoys discovering newest practices and tools, committing the majority of my free time to learning and mastering them.
Outside of work most of my time is taken up developing new websites, learning and experimenting with new frameworks, APIs or libraries, williamhjames.com being the most recent endeavor. Other examples of personal projects include everything from HTML5 game development, wedding websites to a full blog using the MERN stack(still in production).
I would love the opportunity to contribute to a new team’s projects in a similar way, helping to build something beautiful inside and out.
January 2018 to present
·Implemented custom HTML and CSS code into CMS system based on evolving needs and strategies
·Cleaned-up legacy code by implementing best practices, utilizing newer tools and standards such as ES6, fetch Bootstrap 4 and others
·Designed and implemented a restructuring of site and navigation
·Committed complicated bug fixes
·Simplified confusing or ambiguous UX, streamlined and restructured information to better implement a visual hierarchy, executed a mobile first approach to old and new code
·Communicated technical issues and concerns in layman’s terms with marketing, accounting, publishing, and content creators
·Responsible for critical aspects of migration to Magento 2.3.2: update themes, extensions, integrate necessary components from Magento 1
·Worked with designers to execute UI/UX changes on Magento 2 that better align with Cru Press branding
·Regularly developed and delivered responsive HTML emails, using email friendly code and practices.
Part-time freelance work Web Designer/Developer March 2017 to December 2017 ·Worked with a variety of clients helping to meet their visions and goals with an online presence. Constructed wireframes, mock-ups and custom made icons to help align with specific client branding or needs
·Delivered clean intuitive UX that fits clients’ goals and vision
·Worked with clients using CMS’s like Wordpress to provide design updates and new functionality to existing websites
Experience working with teams and clients taught me the importance of having strong values and holding myself accountable to them throughout my career. Skilled or not, without them not a whole lot can get done. These are the characteristics that I value most and strive for daily in my work and personal life.
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