John Darwin Forrest

I am John Forrest, a Seattle-based, front-end web developer of eight years. In that time, I have worked on a variety of complex and challenging projects. I flourish in a team-based environment that encourages collaboration and professional development.

  • 206-399-2669
  • Bothell, WA
  • johnathanforrest@gmail.com

Skills

I build dynamic, interactive sites that provide practical solutions for users' needs.

HTML5
CSS3
JavaScript & jQuery
WordPress & PHP
Responsive Design
Bootstrap

Experience

Senior Front-End Web Developer

Moneytree

March 2019 - December 2020
  • After initial six-month contract, hired on full-time with a promotion to Senior Front-End Web Developer for exceeding goals and integrating well with the team and department.
  • Developed and launched a new external blog in November 2020 in order to drive traffic to Moneytree’s online products. Modified an existing theme in accordance with designer’s wireframes.
  • Modernized the US and Canada sites for ADA compliance according to WCAG standards.
  • Collaborated with a designer to completely redesign the outdated internal blog with a focus on simplifying the user interface while heightening the user experience. Developed a custom theme for the blog using wireframes from the designer. Maintained blog and theme post-launch.
  • Integrated the Greenhouse.io recruiting software into the external job board with a fully-customized integration complete with many dynamic features using JavaScript.
  • Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Kentico, Git, WordPress, PHP, Wrike

Front-End Web Developer - Contract

Moneytree

September 2018 - March 2019
  • Collaborated with designers and developers to implement new site design and architecture for company website redesign.
  • Provided user interface solutions for responsive behavior and accessibility issues.
  • Optimized site stylesheet with a focus on global, reusable styles that worked elegantly with native Bootstrap styles.
  • Maintained site content and assets using the Kentico content management system.
  • Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, WordPress, Kentico, GitHub

Senior Web Developer - Contract

Microsoft

May 2016 - July 2018
  • Coordinated with site managers to develop and deploy site pages for the Windows Dev Center, Hardware Dev Center, and Microsoft Partner Center.
  • Built web pages to site manager specifications using Bootstrap-like design frameworks (WebCore & MWF) in a variety of content management systems.
  • Collaborated with both site managers and the production team during content migrations from WebCore to MWF. Served as subject matter expert in weekly meetings and code reviews.
  • Executed trainings with members in both the local and international production teams, while maintaining documentation that supported these trainings.
  • Resolved site issues by providing technical support to local and international production teams.
  • Technologies: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, MWF, WebCore, Harmony, Compass, SiteMuse, PublishThis!, GitHub

NetSuite Developer

iClick

September 2015 - May 2016
  • Developed custom scripts using JavaScript and the SuiteScript APIs as part of the NetSuite platform for the internal order management system.
  • Built and extended custom templates using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on both the consumer-facing site and the internal order management system.
  • Integrated the UPS Rating SDK with sales orders in order to more accurately estimate shipping costs. This integration also included international shipping and multiple package shipping. Work done primarily in JavaScript with XML for the UPS request and response.
  • Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, NetSuite, SuiteScript

CX Front-End Web Developer - Contract

Nintendo of America

July 2014 - May 2015

Integration Specialist - Contract

Amazon

March 2014 - July 2014
  • Managed 3rd party eCommerce sites in the integration of Amazon's Login and Pay with Amazon widget, requiring deep proficiency in both the PHP and JavaScript SDKs.
  • Developed prototypes for sellers using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery to demonstrate features of Amazon's product.
  • Developed an internal application that incorporated Login and Pay with Amazon for the purpose of catering conferences and other meetings at Amazon from a local pizza vendor.
  • Troubleshot 3rd party developer issues on a daily basis, primarily using PHP and JavaScript.
  • Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, Magento, WooCommerce, Login and Pay with Amazon SDK

Freelance Web Developer

jdforrest.net

June 2013 - September 2015

Education

Certificate of Web Development

Seattle Central College

August 2013

MAEd, Secondary Eduction

University of Phoenix

March 2006

BA, Physical Anthropology and Earth Science

University of California, Santa Cruz

June 2002

Portfolio

Nintendo of America Consumer Services Homepage preview

Nintendo of America

Nintendo of America English Consumer Homepage. I collaborated with a team of designers and developers that completely redesigned this page. My primary tasks were to make the page clean and responsive while adhering to the Nintendo of America style guide. The English page launched in August of 2014.

Nintendo of America Region Select Page preview

Nintendo of America

Nintendo of America Region Select Page. I was tasked to make this page responsive. In addition to the responsive work, I redesigned the map illustration in Photoshop.

Nintendo of America Corporate Page preview

Nintendo of America

Nintendo of America Corporate Site. I was tasked with adding the new header and footer to this site, but adding this code had a negative impact on the legacy code. I essentially had to overhaul the whole corporate site, which included a couple hundred pages.

Nintendo of America Network Status Page preview

Nintendo of America

Nintendo of America Network Status Page. I was tasked with making this page responsive, which was a challenge since it uses an iframe. In addition, I added the header and footer assets.

MHIRT preview

UCSC MHIRT

UCSC Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training Program. The primary goals of this project were to make the custom theme match the look and feel of other UCSC pages and be mobile-friendly.

creoi.org preview

creoi.org

I worked on this site with a team of web designers and developers. My role in this project was to take the static mockups and make a custom template in WordPress using PHP, HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript.

Contact

  • 206-399-2669
  • Bothell, WA
  • johnathanforrest@gmail.com