Hi, I'm Corinne. So glad you made it to my portfolio site!

I'm a Front-End Developer who enjoys writing organized code, laughing at cat pictures, and making a usable internet.

If there's only one thing you should know about me, it's that I'm a fast learner. I code every day to make that happen.

I also like problem solving, keeping an inordinate amount of colorful sticky notes around the peripheral of my computer screen, and always thinking about the end users who will interact with my code.

What I Know

  • Programming Languages JavaScript, CSS, Sass, HTML5, AJAX, PHP, MySQL, XML, JSON, bash
  • Frameworks/Libraries React, Gulp, jQuery, ES6, Google Maps, GreenSock, Laravel 5, Rails
  • Stacks LAMP
  • Software Adobe Creative Suite, iTerm, VSCode, PhpStorm, Sublime Text 3
  • Other Git version control, GitHub, MVC model, Jira/Atlassian products, Agile methodology, BEM, npm packages, responsive web design

What I've Done

By The Pixel, Digital Agency

August 2017 - Present

Front-end Developer

Garnered skills in SPAs, progressive web apps and UI development

Collaborated with peers using GitHub flow and process from code review and QA testing

Improved client homepage loading time by eight seconds through multiple optimization practices

Personal Projects

Mad Giphy

With each refresh of the page, you will be served a random MadLib from an API. Fill out the MadLib (more fun if you play with someone!), click the submit button at the bottom, and it will search the Giphy API for each of the terms you typed in the MadLib and then replace the term with an appropriate Gif. (I kept the rating on the API PG!)

SkyPanoramix

This is a freelance website I built for a landscape photographer. I created a PHP solution to cut images up into thirds, after uploading, to avoid users from stealing the imagery. (Beautiful scenery! Please check this one out, if only for the photography.)

March Madness

My coworker thought he could beat me in the office March Madness bracket. Here's how it turned out.

Zenman, Website Development and Design

January 2015 - August 2017

(Please note that because of all of my example websites are live, clients have taken over and possibly caused parts of the website to break.)

Senior Front-end Web Developer

Led the development team in weekly code reviews, team meetings, and innovative front-end practices

Kept team on process and inline with agile methodologies using JIRA software

Applied teaching skills to mentor junior front-end web developers on code problems and collaborated with designers to troubleshoot and solve visual problems

Front-end Web Developer

Built custom, scalable WordPress sites from the ground up starting with a bare-bones theme

Developed a WordPress plugin to easily integrate social media feeds using the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn APIs

Created front-end performance process to improve measures within WordPress websites

Worked with many CRM systems to integrate client forms and workflows with their websites

Intern

Developed and maintained WordPress websites while managing the MySQL databases

Learned best front-end web practices and tricks to writing cross-browser code

Amplified skills in Git version control, GitHub and command line tools

Redeveloped a dated website with Flash into a modern animation website, using HTML5/Javascript

agile42 - The Agile Coaching Company

May 2016

Certified Scrum Master Training

Galvanize Workshop

March 2016 - April 2016

Web Development with Javascript Foundations

Semantic Arts, Enterprise Information Integration

February 2015 - July 2015

Intern

Assisted with light Python programming in the Flask microframework to edit the Semantic Arts website and side project websites

Increased knowledge of SEO integration with code and Google Analytics practices

The Boston Globe, Media Company

January 2014 - July 2014

Editorial Design co-op

Gained digital interactive design and development fundamentals from professional developers in the field

Designed sports graphics weekly from a set of data and photos to create data visualizations, while collaborating with veteran sports editors and established writers in the media industry

Colorado State University

Graduation Date December 2014

Journalism major

Information Science & Technology minor

What I'm Reading (Pulled from the Pocket API. Some titles may be wonky!)

Front-End Performance Checklist 2018 [PDF, Apple Pages]

Excerpt: "Micro-optimizations are great for keeping performance on track, but it's critical to have clearly defined targets in mind — measurable goals that would influence any decisions made throughout the process."

Machine Learning Research Should Be Clear, Dynamic and Vivid. Distill Is Here to Help.

Excerpt: "Devoted to clear explanations, native to the Web. For outstanding work communicating and refining ideas."

Understanding CSS Layout And The Block Formatting Context

Excerpt: "There are two ways in which we ordinarily fix this layout problem. One would be to use a clearfix hack, which has the effect of inserting an element below the text and image and setting it to clear both."

On undoing, fixing, or removing commits in git

Excerpt: "This document is an attempt to be a fairly comprehensive guide to recovering from what you did not mean to do when using git."

Styled-Components: Enforcing Best Practices In Component-Based Systems

Excerpt: "Building user interfaces on the web is hard, because the web and, thus, CSS were inherently made for documents."

What I'm Learning

CSS grid layout, progressive web enhancements, WordPress REST API