Simon's bio

I am a front end web developer in Austin, Texas who builds custom user interfaces on a daily basis that interact with APIs using javascript frameworks. I'm an avid learner and enjoy solving problems with software.

My core professional proficiencies are in HTML, CSS, SASS/Stylus, Javascript NodeJS and frontend libraries such as Vue.js, but I also have working knowledge in with Angular, Python. I have also built custom APIs using NodeJS.

My professional interests include emerging web technologies such as React and ECMAScript 2015/16/17 and functional programming. My hobbies include playing music and coding passion projects.

**Highlights**

- Expert Level in HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3, jQuery, Sass & Stylus
- Working knowledge of React, Vue.js and the MEAN stack (Mongo, Express, Angular & NodeJS)
- Multiple years experience building and maintaining websites / web applications.
- Working knowledge of Python & CoffeeScript
- For rapid development on prototyping & passion projects, I enjoy using the PHVN stack (PouchDB, Hapi, Vue.js, NodeJS)

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

02 / 2013 Current

Clevertech

Frontend Developer

2010 2013

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Frontend Developer

2008 2010

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Web Developer

02 / 2013 Current

Clevertech

Frontend Developer

Frontend web development utilizing responsive web design technologies such as Foundation, Bootstrap, CSS3, Ajax, and JavaScript based libraries.

2010 2013

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Frontend Developer

2008 2010

New Media One

Web Developer

How I Stay Current

Egghead.io

Egghead presents javascript based tutorials on AngularJS, React, Node.js, RxJS, D3, ECMAscript 6, Grunt and tools such as Typescript.

Talks (via YouTube)

YouTube has an endless supply of talks on Front End Engineering. I typically start or end my day watching a talk on anything relevant to the industry.

Projects

Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve started or been a part of during the course of my career.

domino

Lead UI developer at domino.com.

recovering(me)

A web-based recovery program for those suffering from addiction.

elevate

Video Game Launcher

domino

- Worked closely with the marketing and design team to create and update the Domino mobile and desktop website.
- Responsible for Front End Development including Javascript, LESS, Bootstrap.
- Architectured UI components with LESS
- Convert design mockups into web application features

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recovering(me)

A web-based recovery program for those suffering from addiction.

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elevate

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Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

JavaScript

CSS

VueJS

HTML

AngularJS

SCSS

jQuery

AJAX

REST

Node.js

Front-end

Recommendations

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Robyn Burke

UX Designer at Hireology

"Simon is great to work with! He extremely knowledgeable, dependable, always willing to lend a helping hand, and he gets the job done fast, and done right, every time!"

Leandro Ostera

Software Developer at Klarna

"Simon and I worked together on a large project on a daily basis back in Clevertech. He's proven to be an avid, knowledgeable front-end developer with a keen eye for design, and a pretty damn good taste in indie games. I'd be excited to work with him again, and thus I'd absolutely recommend him to any teams looking for great assets."

Featured Blog Post

How I Force Myself to Take Breaks

“Habits can be hard to break. One of my worst is pushing through a days work without taking any breaks while assuming that more work = more productivity. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. Many studies show that focused work intervals combined with frequent breaks will amount to greater productivity...”

Contact

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