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Lauren Barker,
architect of online experiences.

Front-End Developer // Designer

Geek Skills

and web stuff that I nerd out on

My extensive experience managing the life cycles of complex data driven and media rich web projects is why you want me on your front-end development team. I'm the perfect middle person that can talk fonts to your designers and data structures to your engineers while building a clean front-end framework for your application.

Currently, I'm looking to join a team and collaborate on web projects utilizing modern web technologies. Most importantly, I want to keep learning and having fun while doing it. If you're interested in being a part of this journey, let's get in touch.

Web development is something I enjoy doing but it is not my reason for living. Building awesome web experiences is fun but what really drives me through life is reeling left beach breaks, paddling outriggers, and steep deep freshies wherever the snow falls.

HTML

CSS / LESS

Bootstrap

Javascript

PHP

MySQL

Git

Grunt

Project Management

Newbie

Decent

Pretty Good

Super Hero

About Me

H20 por favor! I'll take it crystalline or liquid

  • Beach Lifeguard and Jr. Guard Instructor

    Morro Bay Jr. Lifegaurds

    For seven consecutive years I worked as a Beach Lifeguard and Jr. Lifeguard Instructor during the summer for the City of Morro Bay.

    May

    2002

  • Cal Poly Magazine

    Cal Poly Magazine

    Hired by Cal Poly's public relations department to build and maintain Cal Poly Magazine. I managed the codebase on site and remotely for about five years.

    April

    2007

  • Cal Poly Graduate to Whistler Ski Bum

    The stock market crashed as I finished my Graphic Communication degree at Cal Poly, so naturally I headed up to Canada to be a ski bum.

    Dec

    2008

  • Teamboat - Steamboat, CO

    I moved to Steamboat Springs for "just the season" and ended up living there year-round for four years.

    Nov

    2009

  • Full Time Employment

    Full Time Employment

    I moved back to SLO and snagged a full time position with XYZ Textbooks as a Front-End Developer. I immediately got to work on the outdated static HTML website.

    May

    2012

  • Moved from SLO to Cayucos

    Cayucos

    My soul was forever thankful for moving back to the beach. Salt water runs though my veins . . .

    Oct

    2013

  • Joined Pale Kai

    Pale Kai Outrigger

    Joined Pale Kai, a competitive racing outrigger club in Avila Beach.

    Jan

    2014

  • XYZ eBooks Launched

    XYZ eBooks

    My colleague and I designed, developed, and implemented a new eBook platform for XYZ Textbooks.

    Aug

    2014

  • Project Cleveland Launched

    Project Cleveland for XYZ Textbooks

    Collaborated with an amazing team at XYZ Textbooks to redevelop the XYZ Textbooks website to better server the goals of their complex user base. We also launched XYZ eBooks v2.0!

    June

    2015

  • A Sad Country Song

    Zion and Barker

    Life likes to throw us curveballs and it threw me a good one. My best friend of 7 years, Zion the Lion, suddenly passed away and two days later I was diagnosed with mono for the first time ever. Once recovered, I decided to leave XYZ Textbooks and wonder the Pacific Northwest for 5 months.

    Sep

    2015

  • Hired with Cal Poly Corporation

    After numerous interviews around the state, I accepted a position with Cal Poly Corporation. As a Full Stack Developer for CPC, I'm constantly updating and releasing new features for their suite of web applications to support student success at Cal Poly University. I'm excited to integrate a modern Front End Development workflow for existing projects, get down and dirty with Node.js, and mentor student programmers so they can build the web of tomorrow.

    Mar

    2016

Hire Me

Here to design, build, and deploy your online presence

I have a passion for building modern, intuitive responsive websites for projects both large and small. From design to implementation and anywhere inbetween, I can help you acheive the results you're looking for.

So if you have a project in mind lets get in touch and work on it together. I am currently available for freelance projects or full-time employment. I am unavailable for freelance projects at this time.

weblbdesigns@gmail.com

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weblbdesigns@gmail.com // 805-235-1227