Aaron W. Mazade

Front-End Developer & Interface Designer

Summary

I am an accomplished Front-End developer and interface designer with four years of professional experience and several more as a hobbyist. I am passionate about writing code and constructing web interfaces that people can actually use. I meticulously align project goals with human behavior to achieve the best results for clients. I am confident with color theory, typography, and understanding brand requirements.

Work Experience

Valorous Circle

Lead Technical Developer - August 2016 - Present
Creative Developer - March 2016 - July 2016
Grand Rapids, MI

Design and develop web experiences for small to medium-sized businesses using WordPress.

  • Rapidly design visuals and user experiences in the web browser.
  • Solve complex problems through time-sensitive support ticket requests.
  • Create, maintain and enforce the integrity of our coding standards and procedures.
  • Design the architecture for our development processes and tool set.

XWP

Front-End Engineer
December 2014 - January 2016
Muskegon, MI

Developed web experiences for enterprise-level clients using the WordPress VIP platform. Worked with such notable clients as Resignation Media, USA Today Sports, and Global News.

  • Concept to code using Sass, Git, HTML, PHP, Javascript, and jQuery.
  • Developed front-end build tools using Gulp and Javascript.

Revel

Web Developer
July 2014 - November 2014
Muskegon, MI

Developed custom WordPress Themes for area businesses. Collaborated with designers to plan and execute the user experience.

LongerDays

Creative Director & Web Developer
June 2012 - June 2014
Muskegon, MI

My time was balanced between client projects and company directives.

  • Maintained small business WordPress websites and implemented front-end design and content changes for clients.
  • Proposed and implemented brand, marketing, and web strategies to increase company's web presence.

Freelance

Web Developer & Designer
2004 - Present
Muskegon, MI

Over the years I have developed several passion projects and have created web experiences for many local small businesses on my own.

Expertise

Skillset
  • HTML / Liquid / EJS / Jade
  • CSS / Sass / LESS
  • WordPress CMS & Theme Development
  • Front-End Tool Development
  • Javascript / jQuery
Working Knowledge
  • Scrum / Agile
  • Information Architecture
  • Web User Experience
  • Wireframing / Prototypes
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
Tools
  • Jira
  • Git / Github / Bitbucket
  • Gulp / Grunt
  • Chrome Dev Tools
  • Sketch
  • Google-Fu

References for Aaron Mazade

Chad Lawie

Co-Founder at LongerDays.com

I will not waste your time. Aaron is exceptionally gifted and I would hire him back in an instant.
During his employment at LongerDays.com his responsibilities included user experience, graphic design, web development, marketing, business strategy, and new product developement.
Aaron’s shining character traits include dedication, indefatigability, and prudence.
I advise you to hire him.

John Scianna

Art Director at Revel

Aaron is an awesome guy that I really enjoyed working with. We collaborated closely on several projects and he always went the extra mile. He never settled for good enough; it's refreshing to work with a developer who takes initiative on a project and on tries new things. He has a great mind for user experience, not only solving complex problems, but also identifying problem areas that others never thought of.

Andrej Ciho

Technical Team Lead at XWP

Aaron is very thorough and can be relied on to deliver solid, thought-out work. He takes his craft seriously, is passionate about best practices in the industry and is not afraid to take on complex high-stakes tasks.

Trey Kane

Front-End Developer at Red Ventures

I’ve had the pleasure of hiring and working with Aaron twice in my career. He is a hard working, passionate developer who understands the intricacies of modern web development. We worked together at LongerDays.com and Revel Marketing. During both employments, I was his manager and worked closely together on most projects.

Aaron’s development talent never fails to amaze me; he is always learning new things and growing his skillset so that he can be a more effective and productive developer. In our time working together, I never gave him a challenge that he could not overcome, and his work is always of the highest quality. Even though we don’t work together anymore, I still go to him for advice and to discuss new concepts and ideas.

Aaron is a team member to his core, supporting and doing everything he can to help the team succeed. Sometimes that means helping fellow developers learn a new technique and sometimes it means putting in extra time to meet a new deadline or change of product scope. No matter what, I always knew I could rely on Aaron to put his team first and make it happen.

The other thing that I believe makes Aaron a standout Front End Developer is his passion and understanding for User Interface and Web Design. While working with him at LongerDays.com, he would often design his projects as well as handle the development work needed. This makes him incredibly valuable in a creative capacity, as he has a deep understanding of the best solutions to design problems on the web.

I would not hesitate to hire Aaron again, in any web development or design capacity. He is a great team member, and an all around great person. I have no doubt he would be an asset to your organization.