Laura M.
Front End Developer

United Kingdom-London

8+ years experience

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London & Newcastle

Jan 2019

Freelance Web Developer

I work alongside digital agencies to create CMS based web solutions.


Dec 2017 - Dec 2018


I took a year long sabbatical to travel the world, including a period living and working in Japan as a pottery teacher.


Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

JHC Systems Ltd, Solutions Developer

I worked on a cross discipline, agile team to create a cloud based web application for the finance industry. I used Angular 1.5 and Typescript to deliver features as part of fortnightly sprints. I tested all of my technical work with Jasmine and Protractor. As the quality owner of the HTML & CSS it was my responsibility to set guidelines, advise on best practice and code review all front end work. I worked alongside the Product Owner and Head of UX to create stories that were technically feasible and well designed. My design duties included working with executives and external resources (i.e design agencies) to make sure the team had everything it needed to be able to produce work.


Feb 2015 - Dec 2017

JUMP Ltd, Front End Developer & UX Designer

I built well crafted, responsive websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. I worked closely with the design team to help them translate their designs into appropriate and efficient digital experiences. I also developed a multi-level, user centred design process which was then used on all web and digital projects.


Nov 2014 - Nov 2014

Goodman Fox, Consultant Front End Developer

I worked in a team of three to build a web platform aimed at medical professionals. I used wireframes and style guides to build a responsive front end that was compatible down to ie8. I wrote all front end code for the site as well as consulting with the designer and client about UX and adivising on usability changes.


Feb 2014 - Nov 2014

TribalSpring, Front End Developer

I worked in a small team of developers creating websites and applications for a variety of clients. I gained extensive knowledge of cross browser compatibility and RWD as well as building for mobile. I was introduced to new frameworks, languages and CMS’s very frequently (including PHP, .NET, ASP, Umbraco, CodeIgniter) and required to pick them up in a short space of time. I also advised the design team on UI/UX and the technical capabilities and pitfalls of their designs.


Aug 2013 - Nov 2014

Freelance Web Designer

I built client side websites from the wireframing stage to launch. I used HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well as various frameworks and libraries. I gained experience building responsive sites using grid frameworks and from scratch. I also contributed to open source regularly.


Nov 2011 - Nov 2013

Victoria And Albert Museum, Gallery Assistant

I undertook administrative duties on the secretariat reception and information desk, provided a first point of contact for staff, their guests and museum visitors as well as taking switchboard calls. Assisted the front of house team by giving comprehensive information about the museum, exhibitions, collections and specific objects. I completed regular security checks and troubleshooted any problems in the galleries. I communicated with a wide variety of people including management and visitors.


Nov 2010 - Aug 2011

Children’s Story Centre Discover, Book Buyer

This was an administrative position stocking and merchandising the book shop, gift shop and cafe. I managed the daily stock rotation by liasing with the managing director on forthcoming events and ordering accordingly.

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