mkm

Let's get to it!

Hi! I'm a front-end developer and I love being part of a team.

It's really nice working with people who can engage with one another and inspire each other to constantly improve.

Work that consistently challenges me to learn new or unfamiliar technologies, or push what I already know to the limit, is the best. I love learning and I don't feel afraid to take on new tasks, especially when there are other team members with experience who can guide me.

If you'd like to know what I've been up to lately check out some of my recent projects.

Recently Completed Projects

This is a small selection of my most recent work. For more info take a look at my resume.

Sungevity

Award winning site built using Salesforce's site.com CMS, includes an infographic created with snap.svg and some cool gifs. This was my first time working with Snap.svg

visit site›
AriosaDx

Award winning site developed with concrete5. Complete theme with multiple custom blocks.

visit site›
Comrade

Redevelopment of comrade site.

visit site›

Knowledge

Languages:

  • HTML/HTML5
  • CSS/Sass/Less
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Swift

Code Tools:

  • Angular
  • Grunt/Yeoman
  • Xcode
  • Git/Github/Bitbucket

Software:

  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Jira

Melissa McMurtrie

melissa@melissakate.com | LinkedIn | github

Overview

10 years professional experience in the technical field as a web developer.

Experience

 

Comrade Agency February 2013 – present – Web Developer

http://comradeagency.com/

Front–End Developer focusing on prototyping and site development.

  • Worked on award winning websites in the Energy and Medical markets.
  • Developed large scale fully functional prototypes for well known financial groups, including a prototype using Swift and Xcode created for user testing.

White Whale Web Services April 2012 – February 2013 – Front–End Web Developer

http://whitewhale.net/

Front–End Developer on Merrimack College and Washington College websites.

  • Created custom templates, slideshows, and other modular javascript widgets for the Livewhale CMS.
  • Developed Touro College Website using Twitter bootstrap.
  • Created mobile versions of law.upenn.edu, merrimack.edu, washcoll.edu and the Touro College website.

ARS Interactive August 2010 – March 2012 – Lead Front–End Web Developer

http://thinkars.com

Lead Front–End Developer on PBS Kids, a 16 store highly–complex Magento eCommerce site for PBS that was successfully launched within an accelerated 2 month deadline.

  • Developed Ty's Toy Box, a 45+ store Magento site, and Hit Shop USA, a 6 store Magento site.
  • Developed Whirlpool Partner's 2011 Black Friday event using backbone.js and xml which allowed real–time product updates by account managers and resulted in their highest grossing day to date.
  • Successfully implemented dozens of cross–browser experiences through WCS (CMS) for Sears, Kmart, Kenmore, Craftsman that supported IE6–9, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari under extremely tight 1–2 day deadlines.
  • Created a custom wordpress template for mainx24.com incorporating heavily customized google maps plugin.

Freelance Projects March 2009 – Present – Web Developer

http://melissakate.com

Developer of onelittlem.com, a sophisticated eCommerce site with interactive forms built on WordPress.

  • Created a custom plugin incorporating php, ajax and javascript, which allowed an administrator to add or remove fabric types and swatches dynamically to the forms through the Wordpress CMS.
  • Developed munchiesonwheels.com, based in Fresno, CA, includes a menu that can be updated via an xml file and an order form.

Joon New York July 2004 – February 2009 – Web Developer/Designer

http://joonpens.com

Front–end developer and designer for joon.com and pencillovers.com

  • Contributed to the development of the back–end functionality using php.
  • Designed the nationally distributed Joon print catalog, featuring layouts for partners such as Cartier, Mont Blanc and Disney.
  • Photographed and color–corrected pens for the Joon websites and catalog.
  • Designed and developed email campaigns, web advertising and new additions to the website.

See some of my work on codepen.io
 

Knitting!

Yes. I did make that striped sweater. And that cowl/scarf thing. And made this website about friendship bracelets - which doesn't really have anything to do with knitting, but it is craft related. I'm a multi-talented genius. For real.