Jessie Willms.

WordPress developer and data visualization enthusiast. Freelancer. Reluctant morning person.

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About.

I am a freelance front-end web developer in Toronto.

I specialize in building WordPress, Shopify websites and creating compelling data visualizations. I am learning React.js and node.js.

Core abilities:

WordPress theme development

HTML, PHP, CSS, jQuery/JavaScript

Liquid/Shopify

Familiarity with React.js

Currently learning node.js

Experience using Adobe Creative Suite.

Full resume available here.

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Skills.

  • Data visualization

  • Infographics design/ data visualizations, responsive web design.

  • Great with

  • HTML5, CSS3/Sass, JavaSCript/jQuery, WordPress, Liquid, APIs.

  • Tools

  • Adobe Creative Suite, Gulp, Git/Github.

  • Good with

  • React.js, D3.js

Learning/okay with: node.js

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Work experience.

JessieWill.com

Developer, January 2016–present

Responsible for: developing fully custom WordPress websites

Clients include: VanderBrand, GoatSocial, Thompson Educational Publishing

Out of the Sandbox

Technical support agent, July 2016–present

Responsible for: Helping customers update their Shopify stores and troubleshoot any potential issues by providing clear instructions and advice.

The Toronto Star

Digital designer, September 2014-2016

Responsible for: creating mobile-friendly content on tight deadlines for digital platforms.

Work includes infographics, quizzes, timelines, custom design/development of micro-sites, and other interactives.

iPolitics.ca

Designer/developer, June 2010—September 2014.

Responsible for: creating compelling infographics — both serious analysis and Hill hilarity — interactive content, advertisments, and the occasional print product.

HackerYou

Student, April 2014—June 2014.

Learned: HTML5, CSS3/Sass, Javascript/jQuery, responsive design, working with APIs, and usng Git/Github.

Ladies Learning Code, HackerYou

Mentor, June 2014—present

Volunteer mentor for various Ladies Leaning Code workshops (Introduction to HTML/CSS, Introduction to Responsive Web Design, Introduction to Shopify, Introduction to JavaScript); volunteer mentor to a HackerYou student during each bootcamp.

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Sample work.

  • WordPress site

  • Normli.ca

    Custom WordPress site for Norm Li View live.

    WordPress/PHP

    CSS/Sass

    Responsive web development

  • Micro-site

  • Toronto Star

    Beaten, branded, bought and sold: A Toronto Star investigation. View live.

    Micro-site design and development

    HTML/CSS

    Responsive design

  • Graphics

  • Toronto Star

    In his own words: The Toronto Star's world exclusive interview with Omar Khadr. View live.

    Micro-site design and development

    HTML/CSS

    Responsive design

  • Quiz

  • Toronto Star

    Quiz: Are you smarter than an 8th grader? View live.

    jQuery / Google Spreadsheets

    HTML/CSS

    Responsive design

  • Quiz/game

  • Toronto Star

    Quizzes: Would you open roof for Blue Jays game? View live.

    jQuery / Google Spreadsheets

    HTML/CSS

    Responsive design

  • Microsite

  • Toronto Star

    Miner Opposition feature site. View live.

    jQuery

    HTML/CSS

    Responsive design

  • Microsite

  • iPolitics.ca

    Miner Opposition feature site. View live.

    jQuery

    HTML/CSS

    Responsive design

  • Web app

  • HackerYou

    LCBO beer app. View live.

    jQuery and Javascript

    HTML/CSS

    JSON/API

More work.

Timeline → View it live.

Just for fun → Spot the difference: Paul Calandra vs. Doug Ford View it live.

Just for fun → Spot the difference: Trudeau vs. Bieber: Who’s In Over His Head? View it live.

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Contact.

Email: jessie@jessiewill.com

Phone: 647.782.3080

full resume available here.