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My name is Leslie Crosby and I am a web developer with a need to build the best websites I possibly can. My entry point into full-time web development was WordPress, and I now also enjoy programming with React and Vue — but, honestly, I’m not picky about frameworks or languages.

I live for solving problems, I write eloquent code, and I make websites that work.

If I sound like the kind of person you want on your team, send me an email.

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What I Do

Web Development

U/X & Web Design

Graphic Design & Branding

Selected Work

Blenders & Bowls
Total Brand Overhaul for successful açaí café
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ADORN Boutique
Retail Fashion Rebrand & Website Design
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Wireframes
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Layout Work
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Logos & Lettering
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Experience

Design Good

Web Developer

In just under year and a half I’ve built 13 new and completely custom WordPress sites from scratch, and I’ve actively maintained 12 more existing sites, in addition to ongoing plugin/core updates of dozens more

Additional responsibilities include running client trainings, & HTML email templating

Major tech and efficiency achievements include: implementing version control, introducing secure password management procedures, installation of SSL certificates on 11 new and existing sites

June 2017 - Present
Austin, TX

Dos Mundos Creative

Graphic & Web Designer

Rebranded Blenders & Bowls Açaí Café, including hand-lettered logo; Designed all printed materials from wall menus to promo mailers; Managed printing of large-format jobs, specialty printing orders, and vinyl decals

Other clients include: ADORN Boutique, 1839 Ventures, eRelevance, IDEA Public Schools, Trendkite, In Your Eyes Photography, and Krystal Transportation & Luxury Service

Apr 2015 - June 2017
Austin, TX

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Product Designer, Holiday

Executed decor, greenery, ornament and gift wrap designs for partnerships with Home Depot, JCP and Macy’s

Produced and delivered large, highly-visual presentations of inspiration boards, seasonal color palettes, design decks, and new business concepts, both internally and to major business partners

Managed communication with overseas vendors and traveled to Europe and Asia to develop quality, cost-engineered products. Regularly cross-collaborated with marketing, PR and magazine staff

Oversaw design work of associate designers and freelance artists to meet deadlines and to insure brand coherence and aesthetic viability

Sep 2011 - Mar 2015
New York, NY

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Art Department Intern

Executed design, artwork and copy corrections to book reprints

Responsible for scanning and handling original art

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
New York, NY

Education

  • Full-Stack Certificate (2017)
    Austin Coding Academy
  • BFA, Illustration (2011)
    Parsons School of Design
  • BA, Art History (2011)
    Eugene Lang College

Awards

  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
    The New School University
  • Senior Visual Arts Department Award
    Eugene Lang College

Skills

  • Tech Abilities
    Expertise:
    HTML5, CSS, SASS, WordPress Custom Theming/PHP, Foundation/Bootstrap/Skeleton etc.
    Competence:
    JavaScript (vanilla, jQuery, React, Vue), Git/Gulp/NPM/CLI stuff, AWS (S3, EC2), MySQL, Google Maps API, Search Console, Analytics
    Familiarity:
    Meteor, Prismic CMS/API, Webflow, Shopify (Ruby/Liquid Templating)
  • Favorite Software
    VS Code
    Illustrator
    InDesign
    Figma

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