Tim JK Strickland

Front-End Engineer in the war on jank

About

Who am I?

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My name is Tim JK Strickland.

I'm a Front-End Engineer. I have been working as a front-end engineer for 6.50 years. I'm well-versed in multiple front end frameworks, working professionally on web apps & sites including Shopify, Ruby on Rails, and Wordpress. I'm fascinated with how interaction can affect experience, and I'm here to make the web a better, friendlier place.

Experiences

Aura Frames

March 2018–Present

Front End Engineer

  • Built a production-ready e-commerce Ruby on Rails platform which lead to 3 times sales from the previous year.
  • Optimized site load for fast performance, maintaining an average 900 milliseconds mobile page speed.
  • Conducted user experience testing via Google Optimize to increase conversion rates.
  • Developed customized animations using CSS3 and GreenSock.
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Promeets

August 2017–March 2018

Principle Web Developer

  • Launched a production-ready web app utilizing Javascript and the ThymeLeaf framework, CSS, and HTML with a Java backend.
  • Built a custom checkout flow utilizing Stripe and Stripe Elements.
  • Refactored legacy code with functional javascript for a lighter page load and faster page speed.
  • Shot and edited principal photography for marketing materials.
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Vionic Shoes

April 2017–August 2017

Web Production Specialist

  • Developed custom Wordpress child themes from Photoshop files using PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Writing custom HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP for Magento CMS pages.
  • Optimizing page performance utilizing Google Analytics and New Relic.
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Woodruff-Sawyer

October 2012–April 2017

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

  • Developing new HTML and CSS code for the newly redesigned Wordpress website, saving money and time by keeping edits in-house rather than sending to vendor.
  • Creating and drafting email templates using ActOn Software, utilizing custom HTML and CSS that has generated more click-throughs and conversions.
  • Researched usability and client experience using Google Analytics to adjust the site’s layout resulting in a lower bounce rate.
  • Creating graphics, and leading photoshoots for imagery used in marketing materials that have led to big client wins.
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Education

University of Oregon

September 2012

B.A., English