As a front-end developer with a background in design, I collaboate with diverse teams to create user-friendly and appealing application interfaces and websites for users. As a manager and team lead I help motivate my colleagues to lean into their strengths and identify their weaknesses, ask for help, and advcate for their own success. I have experience developing a project from planning to deployment, including client facing interactions, business storytelling, solutions architecture, delegation and uncertainty removal. I have a special interest in user experience, Shopify and Non Profits. I enjoy problem solving for UI/UX conversion challenges.
Name: Verona Gillespie
Phone: + 310 728 0394
Location: Los Angeles, 90065
Status: Working FT for Chelsea & Rachel Co.
Non Profits: VP of Dogs Without Borders (dog rescue), Executive Director of Laika Veterinary Foundation
Cross Cultural Communication · Planning, Delegation & Conflict Management · HTML5, CSS3, jQuery · Mobile First Development · SASS & LESS (Codekit, Suzy, Bourbon), Media Queries · WordPress (WooCommerce, Functions.php, ACF, Child Themes) · Shopify Theming & Optimization · Social Media Growth & Engagement · Wireframing, Balsamiq · PSD to Code Conversions · Photoshop, Illustrator · UI/UX, Website Architecture · Versioning (Git, SVN, Bitbucket), A/B testing · Agile, Waterfall, Rapid, Slack · JIRA & Confluence, Basecamp, Invision, Trello, Zeplin
I lead a team of 8 developers and together we build fully custom designed and developed Shopify+ websites
I developped an in-house Shopify base theme to springboard all of our projects, with a consistent codebase, to reduce developer code churn allowing, and the team to focus on animations, custom functions and user experience instead of copy-pasting Shopify snippets from Stack Overflow.
They call me the fixer. (They don't but they could).
Working with a distributed team, I build, repair, enhance and modify full customized Shopify stores, beautifully designed and developed for the crafting community.
Working closely with in-house designers and project management, developed custom, award winning WordPress sites for international brands.
Used ACF, Gutenberg and the classic editor to manipulate content on the back, and front-end
Collaborated with JS and React developers to create custom components for interactive experiences
Working closely with the backend team, I build and style all the front-end views for a new web-based, Angular.js drafting application for hockey teams across all leagues
Working with a distributed team, in Los Angeles and abroad, I am customizing front end experiences for their white labelled web-app, on a per client basis, as well as advising on overall improvements to UX
Designing new UX flows, visual designs and UI frameworks for customer facing ordering systems, and enterprise administration systems for web/SAAS appliations
Worked with in-house marketing teams to design and develop appealing, converting landing pages for a custom crowdfunding style platform launching interest in High Times Magazine shares.
2019 Google Analytics Certification & Google AdWords Search Certification
Mobile first, Bootstrap, SASS/LESS, Bourbon Neat, Suzy or custom grid systems
My focus is on conversions and ease of use for the user. I believe in mixing beautiful, creative design with a attention to user patterns to help visitors find what they need, fast.
With a background as a contractor I am comfortable leading a team, as well as writing documentation and user manuals.
Los Angeles, 90065