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About

I love art and technology. I am always learning.

I'm a Front-End Developer currently based in Toronto, ON. I am open to relocating within the province of British Columbia or Ontario. I am currently working with the Postmedia Network Digital team on their user experience initiatives. I've been creating the visual and interactive portion of websites for the last 7 years in a professional capacity. My nerdy love for CSS, however, goes back over 15 years.

My expertise includes accessible responsive web development, audio-video post-production, and photography. My work ethic is that of a reliable self-starter, caring team member, organization guru. For the most part, I am private, brief and to the point, but I am happy to answer specific and detailed questions in detail.

Front-End Development to me is similar to a final round of editing, pulling all the pieces together from a project in a way that is technically well-executed and user-focused while still achieving the initial goals. I am passionate about inclusivity, you'll witness this reflected in the questions I will always have about a project to determine correct semantics and accessibility.

What is a Front-End Developer?
My Skills & Tools

  1. HTML5 icon

    HTML

    Experience with XHTML, HTML5: forms, semantic and accessible elements, SVG, history API, intersection observer API, local storage, service workers, social and SEO metadata

  2. CSS3 icon

    CSS

    Experience with CSS: variables, grid, flex, media queries, support queries, functions, animations, responsive web design, scss, less, bootstrap 3 and 4

  3. JavaScript icon

    Javascript

    Experience with vanilla javascript, JSON data, typescript, Angular 4-7, Angular js, jQuery, jQuery UI, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager

  4. Patterns

    Experience with cookies, unit tests, keyboard focus trapping, form validation, custom validators, form mobile keyboard optimization, form auto-fill optimization, i18n, user-generated content, empty states, video, responsive images, hybrid app upgrading, server & client-side rendering, state transfer, service workers and PWA, lazy routing, lazy loading, single page application, progressive enhancement, graceful degradation, HTTP requests/RESTful API/micro-services/ajax, state management, responsive web design, email templates, schema microdata, rxjs subscriptions, observables, widget implementation, tracking codes

  5. PHP icon

    Back End

    Experience with Python 3, PHP 5/7, WordPress admin, nginx, Apache, MongoDB, MySQL

  6. Git icon

    Developer Tooling

    Experience with git, GitHub, gitlab, gulp, npm, node.js, webpack, karma+jasmin, Jest, Jenkins, xcode, docker, mamp

  7. Adobe icon

    Software

    Experience with adobe lightroom, adobe photoshop, adobe premiere, adobe after effects, adobe illustrator, adobe audition

Is there industry consensus about
what a Front-End Developer does?

Code Experiments

Experience

Year Position Company
2019 – Present Front-End Web Developer
2015 – 2019 Front-End Web Developer
2013 – 2015 Web Developer
2010 – 2013 Peer Tutor
2010, 2012 Video Editor
2011 Post Coordinator Intern
2007 – 2009 Supervisor

Professional Development Training

  • 2020 OpenJS Free Stream
  • 2019 NG Conf Free Stream
  • 2018 Editing Fiction and Memoir by Maggie Morris
  • 2018 Micro Frontends: The Key to Scaling Single Page Applications Webinar Rangle.io
  • 2017 Google mSite Hackathon
  • 2011 Picture Editors on Editing Symposium by CFC
  • 2011 Script Supervisor Workshop by Dug Rotstein

Education

  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
    • 2013
      • Web Design, Development and Maintenance
    • 2012
      • Film and Television Production
      • Specializing in post picture, post sound, and visual effects.

Endorsements

  • …It was easy to innovate with her for UI & UX design issues we had regarding the company website redesign… — Lisa Macklem | Graphics & Web Designer @ 411.ca
  • …first to take the lead the go-getter of the squad. Danielle is analytical and always takes initiative… — Anastasia Ribeiro | Marketing Communications Coordinator @ 411.ca
  • …Danielle is an excellent resource in regards to web based knowledge, she was able to answer any questions I had regarding mutual projects or if I just had a random question while she was doing a million other tasks, great patience… — Ian Milligan | Graphics & Web Designer @ 411.ca
  • I get the chance to write to you, to praise you, to commend you, to update you and to thank you. We were fortunate, we were blessed and we were so grateful to you for making everything so easy for us. — Dann Bouzide | Coordinator @ Windsor Historical Society
  • …Danielle was one of the team’s best assets: she would flawlessly complete her own dev work, take time to mentor more junior developers, and offer her skills for side projects for internal initiatives like corporate videos and events… — Care Fader | Product & Brand Marketing Manager @ 411.ca

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Credits

Role Production Genre
Cinematographer, Picture Editor & Director Veterans Memory Project
Dir. Danielle Bastien
Documentary
Assistant Picture Editor Travel Bhutan
Dir. Eva Ziemsen
Documentary
Picture Editor & Script Supervisor Border Line
Dir. Maria Alejandra Morales
Drama
Picture Editor Grief. Behind the Tableaux
Dir. Eva Ziemsen
Documentary
Script Supervisor Grief. Story of a Mime in Seven Tableaux
Dir. Abraham Bankole, Kyle Carruthers, Jesse Herzog & Jesse Powell
Drama
Dialogue Editor Astronomy Girl
Dir. Robyn Watkins
Drama
Visual Effects Artist Calvin Klein
Dir. John Harden
Spec Commercial
Script Supervisor Jadon's Change
Dir. Abraham Bankole
Drama
Picture Editor & Visual Effects Assistant Teresa's Tummy
Dir. Yosef Baraki
Drama
Script Supervisor Foreign Exchange
Dir. Matthew Ieraci
Family
Script Supervisor Honda Civic
Dir. Dan Whidden
Spec Commercial
Location Sound Recordist Team Canada Hockey
Dir. Lucas Dabrowski
Spec Commercial
Location Sound Recordist & Visual Effects Artist Dive and Diminution: A Punk Story
Dir. Kyle McGuire
Documentary

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