Michael Raffaele

Front End Developer

Michael Raffaele Résumé

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Portfolio: mraffaele.com/portfolio/

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michaelraffaele

Objective

To work in a modern team environment that challenges me to further improve my front end development skills.

I want to be able to explore modern front end technologies and utilize them in developing effective solutions. I want to work with other developers, sharing my experience and feeding off those around me.

I strive to become part of a team dedicated to continual growth with opportunities for advancing myself on both on a personal and professional level.

Work Experience

Tribal Worldwide Melbourne (2014)

Senior Front End Developer

Major skills utilised:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP

Summary:

Tribal Melbourne are "a digital service design agency specialising in customer/user experience and technology" and I've been working here since late 2014.

Throughout my role as Senior Front End Developer I've created countless landing pages and websites. That aside, my major contribution has been the implementation of modern front end development workflows to enable automation and rapid development.

I have worked on a number of projects for clients including Porsche, Maxwell & Williams, Momentum Energy and Westpac.

Examples of work:

  • momentumenergy.com.au
  • maxwellandwilliams.com.au

JWT Melbourne (2013-2014)

Front End Developer

Major skills utilised:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Wireframing
  • Server Admin (nginx)

Summary:

I began at JWT Melbourne in March of 2013 as a Front End Developer. My very first project was to complete a build for Miele which was a heavily customised WordPress website using every feature under the sun. It had an events manager and payment gateway with single page checkout process, which I later upgraded to enable shopping cart functionality.

During my time at JWT I've performed quite a few internal projects for the digital team. I came on board as a front end developer but have done much more including wireframing, user journey mapping, WordPress development, server administration, and tech validation.

I have worked on a number of projects for larger clients such as Melbourne Writers Festival, TAC, Miele, RAC, Shape Up Australia, Vegemite and Ford.

Examples of work:

tkm9 (2012)

Web Developer

Major skills utilised:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Server Admin (Apache)

Summary:

I began at tkm9 in February of 2012 as a Web Developer with my very first project to be a complete WordPress build. This project was for a custom WordPress website making use of custom posts, taxonomy, navigation and two JavaScript calculators.

Most of my work afterwards was more behind the scenes development geared towards capturing user data, logic behind prize draws, uptime management and receiving data from experientials and then sending results as EDMs or posting to facebook etc. Most of this development was custom built using the CodeIgniter MVC framework.

My role at tkm9 allowed me to work alongside other developers to interact with and implement a range of technologies such as augmented reality applications, iPad applications and also the Facebook Graph Api which I had previously never worked with.

Whilst at tkm9 I was fortunate enough to work with some major clients such as TAC, Collingwood Football Club, Sportgirl, GPT, Kia and Fanta.

Intrepid Travel (2011)

Front End Developer

Major skills utilised:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP

Summary:

Intrepid Travel was my first permanent contract role with a contracted life of 6 months. I commenced my role in May 2011 as a Front End Developer at their Head Office in Fitzroy, which has since relocated to Melbourne CBD.

Intrepid were in the process of a massive redesign and were looking to migrate their entire website across to the open source content management system Drupal. I was enlisted to tackle the front end development and liaise with the marketing team to do some design work as well as with PHP developers who would be doing the grunt of the Drupal work.

It was by far the biggest project I had ever worked on but was also the first project where I had proper support to have it completed. Also, it was my first time working with Drupal which was interesting. I worked closely with the marketing team and other developers to help plan the best approach to develop it.

Due to consistent scope and design changes the project was not completed during my contract period, or for quite some time after, but much of my work at the time is now being used in the final result. Templates, slideshows and a range of interactive elements I developed are all visible.

Web Designer (2010)

Front End Developer

Major skills utilised:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Design

Summary:

I worked for 3 months at Web Force Five in the closing quarter of 2010. Initially I was performing freelance work and was not looking for a permanent role, but the opportunity seemed to have a lot of potential so I decided to go for it.

I came on board to design the administrative area for their content management system and to design client websites. I was also responsible for meeting with clients to obtain the brief and requirements for their upcoming website.

The longer term goal for my position was that I would eventually lead a design team.

Unfortunately the role wasn't for me, design on its own just wasn't enough to keep me interested. I thoroughly missed writing HTML, CSS and JavaScript and doing that in my spare time was not enough. Unfortunately I had no choice but to move on and follow work that was more appealing to me.

Senior Web Designer (2008 - 2010)

Front End Developer

Major skills utilised:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Design

Summary:

I started at ROI.com.au as a Junior Web Designer in 2008 and at first was primarily just updating content and providing fixes for existing websites, but that very quickly grew into designing and developing websites from the concept all the way through until their completion.

In my time at ROI.com.au I completed in excess of 30 websites and Landing Pages. For most of these projects I was responsible for the Design, Development, Project Management and served as the direct contact with the client, often meeting with them to best plan a solution for their business. Typically these sites would be built using Joomla or WordPress.

As well as developing client specific websites, I helped conceptualise, design and single-handedly developed a new Real Estate marketing approach. Initially starting with the selling of 'Feature Properties' - a series small single page websites aimed to promote an individual property by usage of clean, concise information and high quality photos. For one client in particular, this quickly grew into a website called 'Paton Earth' which showcased all of these properties placed on a satellite view of the Mornington Peninsula.

The next step was a project called 'Lifestyle Property' which consisted of a website where properties were categorised by their 'lifestyle' type, eg: Rural, Coastal and Wineries. This website was again single-handedly designed and developed by myself and aimed to further push the simple idea of the Feature Properties.

I continually progressed at ROI.com.au until I eventually was promoted to a Senior Web Designer and was responsible for managing a small team of 3 designers. During my time at ROI.com.au we had more than doubled in size and had been listed in the BRW Fast Starters (2009) and SmartCompany (2009).

Education

Victoria University of Technology (2006 - 2007)

Advanced Diploma of Multimedia (Interactive Media)

Victoria University of Technology (2005)

Certificate IV in Information Technology

St Pauls College (1999 - 2004)

Certificate II and III in Information Technology

Graduated Year 12

References

References available on request.

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