Hello, I'm Louise,

A Front-end Web Developer.

I have over 5 years experience creating digital products for global brands. I love to build semantic, responsive, mobile first websites and applications with user experience in mind. I am currently available for freelance work so if you'd like to know more please get in touch

Clients I 've worked with:

Projects

A Selection of sites I 've helped to create.

1

Blank Dedicate a Frame.

My role: Front-end Developer

A digital experience for Valentine’s day to celebrate the launch of Disney’s new short film, Blank, on Google Play.

The site allowed users to select a still from the film and dedicate it to someone special for Valentine's day. Each recipient recieved a personalised video featuring the characters from the film. 5000 printed cards were created in the first 24 hours, and over 95,000 digital cards were sent out during the campaign.

As part of the front end development team my role was to make the site responsive and create the animations.

The project was featured on the Google.com homepage, Blank became the most downloaded movie on Google Play and the site won FWA mobile site of the day.

2

The Digital Garage

My role: Lead Front-end Developer

An online learning platform created by Google to help improve the digital skills of small to medium sized businesses.

It offers free tutorials on topics of the user's choice or plans that are specifically tailored to the each business's needs. On completion of the online course user's gain a certification from Google and IAB Europe.

I worked as Lead frontend developer on this project for six months and our team implemented a new set of interactive quizzes to accompany the current teaching materials.

It was a great opportunity to enhance my knowledge of Angular JS, Material Design guidelines and Accessibility standards.

The website has currently launched in 27 European markets and is available in 23 languages to date. So far over 1 million users have created an account and over 6 million lessons have been completed.

3

+rehabstudio

My role: Lead Front-end Developer

A new build of +rehabstudio's website following their rebrand in 2014.

As Lead Front-End Developer, it was my role to implement the project's core architecture, write technical and functional specifications, plan sprint deliverables and delegate tasks to the team. The role allowed me to provide technical insight to the creative team in the earlier stages of planning and protoyping, which is essential to the success of any project.

One key focus during the development of the project was enhancing performance. In order to achieve this we carried out thorough research, analysis and implementation of different optimization techniques such as the critical rendering path and reducing site load times.

Thanks to our approach and methodology, we were able to deliver a fully responsive web application that performed to the highest standard on all devices, while elegantly showcasing the agency's new branding and work.

Experience

My knowledge so far.

Current Skillset

    Semantic HTML5 using BEM/SMACSS
    CSS3 using SASS.
    Backbone.js & AngularJS JavaScript Frameworks.
    Client/server-side templating systems.
    Cross-browser/cross-device testing & debugging.
    Website Performance & Optimization.
    Progressive Enhancement / Graceful Degradation.
    Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator & Sketch.
    Git repo management.
    Build tooling such as Gulp, Webpack & npm scripts.
    Developing with Accessibility in mind.
    Unit testing using Mocha, Chai & Sinon, with Karma.

Current Toolset

  • Atom editor
  • Terminal
  • Git
  • SASS
  • Gulp
  • Webpack
  • Sketch

Presentions

  • 2015 - Spoke to a class at St Dominic's Grammar School, Belfast.
  • 2014 - Gave a presentation at University of Ulster's Careers Fair.
  • 2013 - Spoke at bringitonni.info's Women in IT event to encourage young women to study programming.