John Darwin Forrest

I'm John Forrest, a Seattle-based, front-end web developer of five 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
  • Kirkland, WA


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

JavaScript & jQuery
Responsive Design


Senior Web Developer

Lionbridge (vendor at Microsoft)

November 2016 - July 2018
  • Maintained responsibilities held under previous Web Developer title.
  • Spearheaded the production side of the TechNet to Windows IT Pro Center content migration which included the adoption of a new content management system, a new asset management system, and a new design framework (MWF). The new Windows IT Pro Center was launched on time in October 2017.
  • Collaborated with both site managers and the production team during the transition of the Windows Dev Center and Hardware Dev Center to MWF. Served as subject matter expert in weekly meetings and code reviews.
  • Executed trainings on the various technologies used in the production team with members in both the local and international production teams.

Web Developer

Insight Global (vendor at Microsoft)

May 2016 - November 2016
  • 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 a Bootstrap-like design framework (WebCore).
  • Resolved site issues by providing technical support to local and international production teams.
  • Maintained site pages and assets of the dev centers using several content management systems.
  • Redesigned the internal reference page used by all site managers when designing pages.

NetSuite Developer


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.

CX Front-End Web Developer

Parker Staffing Services (contract at Nintendo of America)

July 2014 - May 2015

Integration Specialist

Insight Global (contract at 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.

Freelance Web Developer

June 2013 - September 2015


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


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 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. preview

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.

Outsourcepharma preview

Life Science Strategy Group

I was brought into this project to customize the comments section to incorporate a rating system using PHP. The live page is behind a paywall, so I've linked to the dev site.

Whole Grain Lunch Box blog preview

Whole Grain Lunch Box

This is a baking blog that I made for a friend who ultimately decided to go a different direction with her baking, and did not end up using the site. Since this needed to be a blog, I developed the site in WordPress using only a few plugins.


  • 206-399-2669
  • Kirkland, WA