Jennifer Lyn Parsons
Web Developer

I'm interested in building tools that are useful, engaging, and leave the world better than I found it.

Technical Expertise

Core Methodologies

  • Front-End Development
  • Responsive/UI
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
  • Semantic, Standards-Based Coding

Languages

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SASS/LESS
  • JQuery/Javascript
  • PHP

Templating

  • Bourbon
  • Foundation
  • Bootstrap
  • Apache Velocity
  • Handlebars

Tools & Other Skills

  • Git
  • Various Web Frameworks
  • Experience Working Remotely
  • Agile Workflow Experience

Featured Project

Luna Station Press

I am the owner, publisher, editor, designer and sole developer for a small press. I also run a quarterly magazine, publishing short fiction by authors from around the world.

This project puts every skill I have to the test, from developing the websites for the magazine and book catalog, to learning the arcane ways of ebook creation, to managing an international staff of volunteers.

Besides being my passion, it is also my experimental playground for new skills and ideas as it constantly evolves.

Luna Station Quarterly Luna Station Press

A taste of the tasks that come into play on this project:

  • Developing and managing multiple Wordpress-based, customized websites, including structuring an issue-based custom content type for the magazine and catalog system for the books
  • Designing, creating and testing ebooks, including all major reading platforms
  • Constantly conceptualizing and improving UX and code base for more efficient, effective sites
  • Monitoring analytics and SEO as well as participating in social media for promotional and community building purposes

Work Experience

Front-End Developer | Sooryen Technologies, Inc.

August 2014 - Present

At this ecommerce solutions company, I use various front end and partner technologies (such as Moovweb) to provide fast, clean, efficient end user experiences.

  • Tech Lead and point of contact in partnership with Bloomreach, serving top 100 ecommerce merchants, improving search and conversion.
  • Successfully launched the 1800flowers.com and orientaltrading.com mobile sites, increasing conversion rates and improving customer satisfaction.

Web Designer/Developer | Brimar Industries, Inc.

December 2010 - August 2014

My main responsibility was designing and building PHP-based user interfaces for the company’s various ecommerce sites and blogs.

  • Designed and coded new checkout, category and product templates for SafetySign.com and PipeMarker.com to increase conversion rates.
  • Restructured CSS files and improved cross-browser compatibility across all sites, including responsive design features and testing.

Web Production Assistant | rayogram

June 2010 - December 2010

At this boutique web agency, I assisted in all aspects of site development, from templates creation to photo preparation.

  • Created Drupal templates, installed and configured modules
  • Updated CSS files
  • Modified PHP templates

Freelance

March 2000 - August 2014

I created CMS-based, as well as bespoke websites, for several clients.

  • Designed and planned the wireframing for the UI
  • Created sites with Wordpress, including custom content types and theming
  • Created sites with Drupal, including theming and module configuration
  • Hand-coded HTML and CSS, and created jQuery plugin implementations

About Me | Contact

I am a web developer/designer from the NYC Metro area with many years of experience in web development and design.

My goal is to create things (apps, websites, physical notebooks if that's how they swing) that help people organize their lives better and then get out of the way to make room for creativity, personal development, and happiness.

When not designing or coding things, I write fiction and essays, play video games, and make things out of wool.