Experience

Lead Front-end Developer, The Proactiv Company
El Segundo, CA (2015–2017)

Developed digital acquisition campaigns for leading acne and beauty brands such as Proactiv, X OutWEN by Chaz Dean, and Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford.

  • Built responsive landing pages, banners, and mini-sites using HTML5, Sass, jQuery, and Foundation on top of a Demandware-based ecommerce platform
  • Worked with the Creative department to establish a common grid system and breakpoints for responsive builds, leading to faster turnaround time and fewer defects for new campaigns
  • Led a department-wide effort to implement retina (2x) images on both new and existing campaigns
  • Built responsive emails compatible with all major desktop and mobile clients

Front-end Web Developer, CÜR Media, Inc.
Glastonbury, CT (2012–2015)

Worked with a small team to create the web client for Raditaz, a personalized Internet radio service, and its on-demand successor, CÜR Music.

  • Completely redesigned the front-end for Raditaz to incorporate major new features such as a visual station browser and improved search
  • Built a standalone web app for CÜR Music using Node, Express, and Handlebars templates populated with JSON data

Front-end Web Developer (contractor), Lot18
New York, NY (2012–2015)

Built responsive landing pages and emails for Lot18, an online wine seller, and its associated membership club, Tasting Room.

Front-end Web Developer, Vertrue, Inc.
Norwalk, CT (2010–2012)

Maintained and improved FreeScore.com, a highly trafficked product website, and built associated landing pages to drive signups from search results and TV leads.

  • Coded a new “Dashboard” page for FreeScore users to access and manage their membership benefits
  • Updated FreeScore’s login and account management process with a new design and jQuery-based live form field validation
  • Converted Photoshop mockups into standards-compliant HTML and CSS

Web Developer, Mercedes-Benz USA
Montvale, NJ (2007–2010)

Assisted in the launch of the new MBUSA.com.

  • Rebuilt Flash-based pages with standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Updated numerous internal websites to current standards, and created a reusable template to aid development of new internal sites
  • Corrected rendering inconsistencies between browsers

Production Assistant, Wiredset Digital Agency
New York, NY (2006)

Worked alongside lead production coordinator to create and manage websites and promotional pages for numerous high-profile clients.

  • Managed websites for Danity Kane, Jamie Foxx, and Peter Cincotti
  • Designed and created promotional landing pages and banners for Apple (iTunes Store), Armani Exchange, Now That’s What I Call Music, Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis, and SXSW

Development Skills

Recent projects available on GitHub
https://github.com/daGUY

Active member of Stack Overflow
http://stackoverflow.com/users/778581/daguy

  • Top 5% of answerers for CSS, HTML
  • Top 10% of answerers for jQuery

Certified ScrumMaster, February 2016 – February 2018
https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/jscariati

CSS Dev Conf 2015 attendee
http://2015.cssdevconf.com

Proficient in various web technologies, tools, frameworks, and platforms, including:

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Demandware
  • Foundation
  • Git
  • Gulp
  • Handlebars
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • JSON
  • Responsive design
  • Sass
  • XML

Education

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY

BS Digital Media, 2007
Certificate in Art & Advertising Design, 2007