Scooters at Café L’Affare. Matthew J. Sime © 2013

Curriculum Vitæ

Employment

  • CubeFep. 2022 – present

    Front-end Developer

    Cube develop Web3 engagement tools for brands, creatives and communities.

    We are an international team building blockchain web apps in React. The Agile approach ensures we stay connected and develop quickly over two-weekly sprints.

  • ChrometoasterJul. – Sep. 2019

    Front-end Developer

    The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the official secondary-school qualification in New Zealand. NZQA who organise the certification contracted Chrometoaster to design and build an online examination tool for students.

    Working alongside a talented team of designers and developers I helped create exam templates using Vue JS and Tailwind CSS.

    This was a short-term contract before leaving for Hawai’i.

  • AlpheroJul. 2014 – Jul. 2018

    Front-end Developer

    Alphero are a fast-growing design-led digital development company offering end-to-end solutions for Android, iOS and web.

    As a member of the web team, I led the front-end build on a number of websites including: The Co-operative Bank, FMG, MFAT, MyMSD, Overseer, and Paymark.

    After a couple of years at Alphero working with a mix of my favourite CSS frameworks I decided to put my hand to formalising an in-house boilerplate. Out of my jumble of experience, development, and borrowed code I wrote what was to become Alphero‘s standard Sass framework, AINT (Alphero’s Inverted Triangle). AINT gives our web developers a running start on our projects and has proven quick and lean, with our average CSS files weighing in at anywhere from 4,000-7,000 lines of compiled code. It has been used on every web project since early 2016, and it continues to be refined and improved upon.

  • SpringloadApr. 2008 – Oct. 2012

    Lead Front-end Developer

    Springload values their clients and staff highly, while also placing an emphasis on top calibre code. And so do I. This made for an enjoyable and creative tenure that enabled me to fine-tune my front end skills on some wondrously designed projects, including websites for: Chamber Music, CreativeNZ, Deaf Aotearoa, Gibson Sheat, Kiwibank, Loaded Card, NZ International Arts Festival, Right House, and Wellington Airport

    My time with Springload honed my pixel-eye for design, and was invaluable in my path to becoming a fully-fledged Object Oriented CSS developer.

  • Energy IntellectDec. 2001 – Sep. 2008

    Designer / Developer / Desktop Publisher

    Energy Intellect was a Wellington-based metering company who developed smart electricity meters and wireless communication products. I was responsible for design and layouts of reports, presentations, and brochures, as well as their corporate website and customer data portals.

    Here I became adept in many desktop publishing sofware packages – particularly around image creation and editing, and learnt the intricacies—and evils—of print.

Education

  • NatcollJul. 2000 – Mar. 2001

    Diploma of Multimedia

    Major:
    3D Animation
    Other subjects:
    3D Modelling, CD-ROM authoring, Flash, Video Production and Web Design.

Technologies

JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Vue, Tailwind CSS, OOCSS, Git, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Referees

Available upon request.

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