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AngelaGiese

Ui/Front-end Web Developer

Web Developer, nerd, and crazy cool person

Hey there! What can I say about myself? I love to code and make websites easy to use on any device and any browser. It's all about good communication and good experiences with websites so you can get what you came for and can get on with your day.

My specialties seem to be with front-end development, responsive websties, and user interfaces either with custom coding or the use of content management systems such as WordPress.

I am a huge nerd and love games, anime, cosplay, reading, sci-fi and fantasy shows. Plus I like crafts and have a ton of interests, which makes me a polymath. You could call me a 'real' and fair person with a casual and friendly demeanor. Watch out for my potty mouth, though.

Currently I am working as a Web Developer for T-Mobile working on website such as the support site, and I plan to be there for quite some time. When I get free-time I take on additional coding work for nonprofit websites for free or very cheap.

Why I'm a good dev

Correct code

Clean, re-usable, standards compliant, validated code. I'm the jerk who often re-writes plugins and scripts so they're done better.

Quick turnaround

I often do the work of multiple people in half the time, and the quality of my work is still great somehow. I'm a witch.

WordPress dev

Custom theme and plugin development, security, plus consultation on how to use that crazy thing called WordPress.

Code Rocket Owner

Since I love to create tools and kits for others to use I started Code Rocket for my freelancing and products. Check it.

  • Female nerd dev
  • 100+

    Amazon e-books coded
  • Git user
  • 2000+

    Tweets
  • Shelter dog owner

Resume

- Education -

  • Indiana Tech

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

    Minor in Web Design
    2003-2007

    Web development, web design, Photoshop, e-commerce, database structure, and more related business and computer courses. Honor roll every year, helped out with the school newspaper occasionally.

- Volunteer -

  • Code with me: Portland

    Mentor

    codewithme.us/portland
    May 2013

    Mentoring journalists as they learn basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills. Answering questions, helping with projects, being an all around cool person as they started to understand the banes of being a programmer.

  • Cornerstone Youth Center

    Website admin, volunteer

    cornerstoneyc.org
    2007-current

    Supervising activities, clean up, and minor mentoring from 2007-2009. Ongoing website admin help as needed.

- Employment -

  • T-Mobile

    Web Developer

    January 2016 - Present

    Corporate web development support on various internal and external support-related websites that deliver customer care and technical support to employees and customers.

  • Microsoft via Aquent LLC

    Contract UI Developer

    April 2013 - Dec 2015

    UX developer on the DevDiv User Experience team under the Visual Studio umbrella of the company. Works closely with engineers and designers to deliver quality web pages and proof of concept mock-ups for MSDN, Visual Studio, TechNet, Windows Phone, Curah, and more Microsoft websites. Various CSS and HTML bug fixes as requested daily for the various Microsoft websites.

  • Amazon via Experis

    Contract Web Developer

    September 2012 - January 2013,
    October 2011 - March 2012

    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Photoshop development for content to be used on Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD devices exclusively. Collaboration with Quality Assurance and management to ensure quality products that meet specifications. Deadline-driven environment.

  • The Seattle Times

    Web Designer/Developer

    August 2009 - October 2011

    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and Photoshop front-end development for the classifieds web sites plus the news web site. Conversion of Photoshop mockups to fully functional web pages. Cross browser and cross platform testing. Custom content management system templating. Third party template creation. HTML email templates for marketing. Collaboration with designers, editors, quality assurance, and managers to complete projects on schedule.

  • DesignFactore, Inc.

    Web Developer

    August 2008 - June 2009

    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL for both front-end and back-end development. Custom content management system creation, database storage solutions, payment gateway integration, WordPress development, static web site development. Conversion of Photoshop mockups from the design team to fully functional web pages. Self quality assurance, time management, and cross-browser testing.

My Key Skills

Semantic HTML5 & CSS3
Sass & LESS
jQuery & JavaScript
PHP & MySQL
WordPress
Photoshop

Portfolio

Curah front-end build

Curah front-end build

New website for Microsoft

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Curah front-end build

Curah front-end build

One major project for me at Microsoft was with Curah! front-end development and styling. This was a brand new website and project for Microsoft and needed created from the ground up. I worked closely with developers and designers, converting Photoshop designs into working HTML/CSS/JavaScript templates, which back-end developers built off of for their coding. This website was built responsively from the beginning and works on tablets and mobile phones.

After website launch I was often called back to fix style bugs as new features were added to the website. As final tasks for the project I implemented Twitter Boostrap and LESS for the developers to have better styling tools as they continue to improve the website with new features.

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Wordament case study CSS

Wordament case study CSS

Tackling new website templates

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Wordament case study CSS

Wordament case study CSS

Styling with CSS for a new page template, starting with Wordament. Care was given to implement this to work and easy to use with a custom content management system, plus making it responsive. This was a new type of page for MSDN, as three-column content like this hadn't been done before.

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The Planet D custom WordPress theme

The Planet D re-design

Custom WordPress theme

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The Planet D custom WordPress theme

The Planet D custom WordPress theme

The adventure couple Dave and Deb needed help with their WordPress website. They hired a designer to custom design and build a WordPress theme for them. The result wasn't quite to their liking, however, especially with responsiveness.

Starting from scratch with the code, I created a new custom WordPress theme for them. No child theme here. Just brand new, clean, lightweight code with Twitter Boostrap to speed up styling for them. We kept the design close to what they were used to, but with more modern touches.

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Amazon.com kindle e-books

Amazon.com kindle e-books

Tackling new website templates

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Amazon.com kindle e-books

Amazon.com kindle e-books

I was hired on by Amazon to help work on content for their Kindle Fire at the time it was released, then again months later. The team I was on programmed children's picture e-books, comics, cookbooks, and others so they would work right on the Kindle Fire.

Some of the books I helped work on (out of hundreds):

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The Temporary People

The Temporary People

Tackling new website templates

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The Temporary People

The Temporary People

This fantastic Seattle-based improv group wanted a new design for their website. I set them up with a new design, new code, a photo gallery, contact form, social media icons, Twitter status widget, SEO improvements, and more.

This project involved:

  • HTML/CSS
  • SEO
  • Contact form
  • Image gallery
  • Video embedding
  • Social media
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Cove School

Cove School

WordPress theme change

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Cove School

Cove School

This school which focuses on childrens' social and emotional learning wanted an updated look for their website. They already had a WordPress website with lots of content, so with a new theme and help from me getting it installed and the content moved over, plus some content updates, their website looks fresh and clean which should help their customers.

This project involved:

  • WordPress
  • Re-design
  • Contact form
  • Image sliders
  • Blog
  • Social media
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Stuff people say about me

  • Female nerd dev
  • 100+

    Amazon e-books coded
  • Git user
  • 2000+

    Tweets
  • Shelter dog owner

Contact

Drop me a line

Currently I am NOT available for employment or freelancing.

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