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Francesca McConnell

Creative Front-End Software Engineer
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About me

I am a creative front-end software developer with a passion for the intersection of visually striking web pages and engaging functionality. I love applying my front-end development skills, my extensive experience in the fine arts, and my problem-solving skills to the exciting medium of software engineering.

Before enrolling in Turing School of Software & Design to study software engineering, I spent ten years as a freelance photographer. During that decade, I lived abroad and shot with a variety of amazing clients, developing strong people skills along with a keen eye for aesthetic. Having formerly studied fine art at the University of Colorado, I was always been drawn to expressing my creativity in whatever way I could.

My experience as an artist definitely influences my software development style as I am most excited by designing and building beautiful webpages from the ground up. The main focus of my work is implementing modern designs while maintaining seamless functionality.

I am thrilled to have found a new creative outlet in front-end software development and look forward to always learning more.

Preferred locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Denver, CO
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Design
  • Fine Art
  • Hospitality
  • Photography

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Atom
  • Chai
  • Chrome
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Npm
  • React
  • Sass
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • TypeScript
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Visual Studio
  • Webpack
  • Wordpress

Currently learning

  • AngularJS
  • GraphQL
  • GSAP

Projects

Daily Wow

Daily Wow

Project scope time 12 hours
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Tools Used

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • React
  • Webpack

Daily Wow randomly chooses a moment Owen Wilson has said 'wow' to give you your daily dose of encouragement. School project built in a five-day sprint using React, CSS, and end-to-end testing with Cypress.

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Travel Tracker

Travel Tracker

Project scope time 10 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Chai
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Npm
  • Webpack

Travel Tracker is a web application that allows users to sign in to view their personalized travel dashboard. A user's dashboard includes a scrollable div of all their trips--passed, upcoming, pending, and approved--with a few travel details about each adventure. Also seen on the dashboard are the total each user has spent on travel since the beginning of the current year (if they have traveled this year) and an option to book more adventures. Once submitted for review, the new trip request can be seen in the user's trip section.

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Rancid Tomatillos

Rancid Tomatillos

Project scope time 20 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • JavaScript
  • React

Rancid Tomatillos (not to be confused with Rotten Tomatoes) is a movie library showing the latest popular film and their trailers.

-Produced a React-based movie application in a two-week sprint -Coordinated project management with GitHub Projects -Implemented RESTful APIs to fetch and display travel data, including embedded videos -Administered test-driven development with Cypress -Created desktop / mobile-friendly UX design with CSS

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Roll For Initiative

Roll For Initiative

Project scope time 20 hours
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Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • React
  • TypeScript

Roll For Initiative is an interactive game based on dungeons and dragons. choose your warrior and defend your honor. School project built in a one-week sprint using TypeScript, CSS, and React. Testing implemented using Cypress

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