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Chris DeMars

UI Developer - Speaker - Writer

My passion for the web and the technologies that accompany it are ever growing. I love to look at code and great design and figure out how they work together. My goal is to design, develop, and improve websites by making them not only visually appealing, but also functional, accessible, and usable. Teaching, learning, and problem solving are additional tasks I enjoy taking on. I am motivated to produce excellent results, as well as expanding my knowledge along the way.

Experience

United Shore | Senior UI Developer
November 2016 to Present | Troy, MI
Write semantic, standards-compliant HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Developed the accessibility analysis for our main broker facing application. Increased performance of uwm.com by ~2 seconds through multiple performance optimizations. Debug cross-browser and cross-platform inconsistencies. Assist with gathering requirements, and creating process flows/wireframes to capture them.

DTE Energy | Software Developer
June 2015 to November 2016 | Detroit, MI
Introduced and built components using BEM to be used across the DTE website. Ship new UI features, bug fixes, and minor enhancements within scope. Stakeholder for accessibility on the web team and rafted documentation on best practices and guidelines to follow for engineering accessible user experiences. Conducted knowledge sharing sessions on mobile debugging with browser dev tools and physical devices with the development team.

DTE Energy | Co-Op Software Developer
September 2014 to May 2015 | Detroit, MI

Dot Com Web Productions| Web Developer
May 2008 to September 2013 | Grosse Ile MI

Freelancer/Hobbyist| Web Designer & Developer
1996 TO Present | Michigan

Education

BAKER COLLEGE
A.A.S., Web Development
June 2015

Skills

  • UI/UX
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • CSS Architectures
    • BEM
    • OOCSS
    • SMACSS
  • CSS PRE-PROCESSORS
    • Sass
    • Less
  • Accessibility
  • Performance Tooling
  • JavaScript (working knowledge)
    • React
    • jQuery
  • Responsive Frameworks
    • Bootstrap
    • Foundation
  • Build Systems/Task Runners
    • gulp
  • Electron (working knowledge)
  • Version Control
    • Git
    • TFS
  • Design Tools
    • Photoshop
    • Sketch
    • Axure