ari@philosophyanddesign.com
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Contact Me

Send me an email if you are interested in contract work or consultation.

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Ariel Guzman


This is me!

I'm a professional web developer and designer. I am also a practicing philosopher and illustrator.

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SPRING FEVER


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Mangree


Mangree is a custom CSS & Javascript framework used for testing and building a UI.

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Source Code


CodeSource is a reference guide to developing a single page application by level of difficulty. Work in progress.

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Boilerplate


Boilerplate is meant to be a quickstart template to web development.

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Argus


My first basic webpage.

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PnD test


This is was my second website. Uses jquery slides, sectional layout, sprites, back to top.

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PnD v2


This is was my portfolio site version 2. V1 was a muse site but it was too basic to include here.

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Real Estate


My first site using boostrap framework, svg, animation, google maps, fullscreen slides, and modern layout.

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JSFiddle


I keep experiments and interview solutions in my jsfiddle account. The link is one example

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Ethereum


I'm building an open source RESTful API for ERC20 tokens and Ethereum. Smart Contract via Truffle and Open Zeppelin.

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Graphic Design

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PnD v3


Version 3 of my portfolio site and prior to this current one.

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Logos

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Posters

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Business Cards

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Web Design

Resume

Web Development skills

HTML5/CSS3/ES5 – Ability to design, code and update responsive websites. 

PSD to fully coded Website & Email

Javascript – JQuery, AJAX, JSON, ES6, ES7 & JSX

PHP – proficient in php development using Symfony framework and Wordpress 

Python - basic familiarity and working knowledge of Django Framework 

C++ - basic proficiency building and compiling programs and working with the Qt framework

Unit Testing – basics of behavior driven development (BDD) & Test driven development (TDD) using Javascript Testing with Jasmine and Mocha

Client – React, Angular, Webpack

Server – NodeJS/Express, Apache, Nginx, Websockets, Webhooks

Web App Development – MVC/MVVM/MV*, Restful API, GraphQL

Operating Systems (OS) – OSX, Linux(Ubuntu), Windows 10, Virtual Machines, Docker

Stacks – working knowledge of XAMPP/MAMP/WAMP/LEMP(Nginx), MEAN, MERN

Databases – working knowledge of mySQL, Postgress, MongoDB

Hosting – FTP, SFTP, SSH, SCP, Shared & Virtual Server Cloud (VPS) hosting management and performing server setup and backups

WordPress Development – child theme updates, full theme build, SEO, plugin & theme development, Wordpress API, Woocommerce

Marketing - SEO, Open graph, Email marketing (MailChimp)

DevOps – knowledge of Continuous Integration (CI) and infrastructure, Quality Assurance, Cyber Security, Deployments

My Workflow

HTML: PugJS, Haml, SlimJS, HandlebarsJS

CSS: Sass/Scss, Less, Stylus

Javascript: JQuery, NodeJS, ES5, ES6 & JSX (working), AJAX

JS module loaders: RequireJS (AMD), Browserify, Webpack

Editors: Atom, Brackets, Visual Studio, Vim/Vi, Nano

Task Runners/Build/Automations: Webpack, Gulp, Grunt, NPM scripts

Cross-browser: Html5Shiv, Modernizr, Normalize.css

Package Managers: NPM, Bower, Bundler (Ruby), Pip (Python)

Frameworks: Bootstrap, Foundation, Mangree (custom: https://github.com/ar-to/mangree), Django, Sinatra, Express, FeathersJS, Qt

Command Line Interface (CLI): Bash (UNIX Shell), Command Prompt(Windows)

Version Control: Git

Chat: Slack, Hipchat

Graphic Editors: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD)

Languages: Javascript(expert), PHP (proficient), Python(basic), Ruby (basic), C# (basic), C++/Qt/QML(basic), Rust(basic), Haskell(basic)

Extras

Cross-browser testing

Responsive web design

Web design / UI / UX 

Semantic Markup

CSS Animations

GitHub Account (https://github.com/ar-to)

Codepen (http://codepen.io/Ar-to/)

Cloud Services: Linode, AWS

Computer Science: Algorithms, Data Structures

Blockchain: Bitcoin and Ethereum (ERC20 Token, Smart Contract) and Stellar development

Web Design skills

Proficient with Adobe suite, particularly Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Muse.

Web Design Process – Wireframe creation, PSD website design, Adobe XD prototyping, Web banners, simple gif animations.

Graphic Design skills

Identity design, stationary – comfortable using templates, grids or creating new designs (e.g. logos, brochures, etc.).

Illustration skills

Traditional and digital media, comfortable with portraits, concept sketches and digital painting. Familiar with technical drawing, perspective and basic industrial design techniques using markers and pens.

Other Experiences

June 2018 – Present – Full Stack Developer at Smorgborg (Start Up)

• Part of a small team of developers responsible for building a web application for organizations using React, Redux, Redux-Sagas, and GraphQL.

October 2017 – Present – Full Stack Developer at Threebx (Start Up)

• Part of a small team of developers responsible for building and maintaining web, mobile, desktop applications and RESTful APIs using php, nodejs, c++, MERN (with FeatherJS) stack, Docker, AWS. Also worked in DevOps, Architecture, and on various blockchain networks.

February 2017 – November 2017 – Front End Web Developer at Apartments247.com

• Built and Modified websites using a proprietary CMS with Django & Less. 

October 2016- Present – Founder & Owner of EhSpook

• EhSpook is a software development company. Worked with various clients and projects across a broad range of stacks and services related to web development. Services included Wordpress, Web App Development, consulting, design and illustration, building and maintaining large web applications.

October 2010- October 2016 - Logistician at U.S. Air Force

• Performed responsibilities as a logician and manager within the supply chain of small and large teams.

June 2007- June2010 - Freelance Design work

• Worked on various independent projects while in college. Gained experience working for a variety of clients with different needs and expectations.

June 2005-May 2008 - Carpenter

• Developed hand-eye coordination, endurance, and team-work.

Education

Bachelors in Philosophy, expected completion Fall 2018 – University of Maryland University College

Associates in Logistics, 2016 – Air University, Community College of the Air Force

Associates in Communication Design, 2010 – Northern Virginia Community College

Associates in Interactive Design,2010 - Northern Virginia Community College

Advance Leadership and Management Development Course, 2015 – via U.S. Air Force