Brian Staruk - Front-End Web Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Website
brian.staruk.me
GitHub
GitHub
Email Address
brian@staruk.me

Internet person with a passion for pixel-perfect usability and universal accessibility. My background is in LAMP development and lately I've been enjoying the creative flexibility offered by modern front-end tools like Webpack, PostCSS, Babel and React. I love learning about new technology and enjoy few things more than reading and writing clean code.

Work Experience

Connective DX – Front-End Web Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
January 2017 thru

Building front-end components for Sitecore-based corporate & marketing sites for national corporations. Using Fuzzy Chainsaw, we are building atomically using front-end tools such as React, Webpack, PostCSS and more.

Janeiro Digital – Front-End Web Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
February 2015 thru January 2017

Building scalable API-driven interfaces for organizations with big data such as Amazon, Catepillar and SevOne with modern front-end technologies including Angular, React & Webpack.

Racepoint Global – Full-Stack Web Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
February 2014 thru February 2015

Building WordPress-based marketing sites & microsites for brands such as IBM and ARM. It was during this time that I began maintaining Starbase for WordPress. We even took home a MITX Award for the work we did with IBM.

AMP Agency – Full-Stack Web Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
November 2012 thru February 2014

Building WordPress-based corporate & marketing sites for brands such as McGraw-Hill and Hasbro. We also built a few PhoneGap apps and toyed with ElasticSearch too. It was here that I discovered my love for the agency life.

Levementum – SugarCRM Developer

Location
Boston, MA
Date
February 2012 thru November 2012 (Contract)

Building custom CRM solutions with SugarCRM for corporations such as Otterbox, Fujitsu and TaylorMade. It was here that I was introduced to Agile methodology and working as an integrated team with version control.

New Perspective Web Solutions – Web Developer

Location
Worcester, MA
Date
January 2009 thru January 2012

Building small websites for local businesses with PHP -- usually a homebrewed CMS and some Drupal & WordPress in the later days. I was the sole in-house developer and responsible for every facet of the build and maintenance process.

Technical Experience

I've always embraced the latest & greatest and strive to stay on the cutting edge while creating accessible user experiences. The bulk of my experience is with HTML & CSS (always the latest spec), JavaScript and LAMP environments (mostly WordPress & Apache/NGINX). I stay current with the latest build tools such as Grunt, Gulp and most recently Webpack. I am very familiar with React & JSX, and I've traded in jQuery for Babel (ES6+) on all of my personal projects.

I am an advocate for free software and have maintained several open source utilities with varying degrees of success throughout the years. The best way to get a sense of what I'm into at any given moment is to check me out on GitHub.