ProwseLikeMouse

Front-End Developer + Designer

Hello! I’m Clare, a creative problem-solver who enjoys crafting beautiful and engaging digital experiences, and strong brand identities. I strive to write clean, maintainable code in order to create a great experience for users on both sides of the screen.

Skill Set

Development

Development

I have a strong technical foundation in HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JQuery, JavaScript, and php (WordPress). I am familiar with grid systems including Bootstrap, and I automate my workflow with Git, Github, Gulp, and the Command Line.

Responsive

Responsive

I have a good sense for how to break designs down modularly, so that they may be adapted to all screen sizes, ensuring that content looks stunning and works flawlessly across every medium.

Design

Design

I am proficient in print and layout design, and have a thorough knowledge of design principles and best practices. I am adept with Adobe Suite tools including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, and also have experience working with Sketch.

Logo Design & Illustration

Logo Design & Illustration

I am skilled as an illustrator and iconographer, and have experience illustrating assets for various projects, as well as creating logos and brand identities from scratch.

Portfolio

Custom Wordpress Theme

Ploma Theme

Wordpress/PHP | JavaScript | HTML5 | SCSS

A Writer’s Blog. A clean and elegant theme designed to put maximum emphasis on the written works it exhibits.

JavaScript API App

The Sanders Standard

JavaScript | jQuery | HTML5 | SCSS | Webhose API

Built using the Webhose News API, this project aims to highlight the media blackout on populist Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders by linking to stories from unbiased non-mainstream news sources.

JavaScript App

5 O’Clock Somewhere

JavaScript | jQuery | HTML5 | SCSS

5 O’Clock Somewhere uses JavaScript and your computer’s clock to let you know where in the world it’s 5 o’Clock PM, and what people are drinking there.

Process

Planning

I like to consider the problem the project aims to solve in order to determine what technologies will be the most effective in addressing it.

Collaboration

Open communication with designers, and knowing why certain design decisions have been made is often instrumental in bringing designs to life using the best suited technologies.

Team Work

I love working on a team of developers as a way to share knowledge and ideas, and learn about new technologies.

Best Practices

I try to keep my code as DRY as possible in order to keep it clean and maintainable for other developers.

New Technologies

Curiosity and my drive to build increasingly intuitive apps and websites push me to keep learning and expanding my skills as a developer and designer.