Profile picture

Kimberly Ward

Front End Engineer
Pronouns she/they
Open Resume Email Directly

About me

As a former marketing strategist turned software engineer, I am eager to bring my skills of problem solving and cross-team collaboration into a new role in the tech industry.

I first learned to write HTML and CSS during a web design course while working towards my undergraduate degree. While I didn't see a clear path into the software industry at the time, it cultivated my interest in UX design and how web applications work behind the scenes. After spending several years working for nonprofits in marketing, e-commerce, and social media roles, I realized that the projects I enjoyed most allowed me to flex my critical thinking and project management skills.

Software engineering is exciting for me because it encourages exploration, curiosity, and lifelong learning. I enjoy the process of untangling complex problems and building applications that are intuitive and satisfying to use. In my future roles, I look forward to developing my UX and front end development skills while creating tools that have a positive impact on people's lives.

In my free time you can find me rock climbing, fostering pups, or visiting art museums.

Preferred locations

  • Memphis, TN
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Museums and Institutions
  • Non-Profit Organization Management
  • Photography

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Atom
  • Chai
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Npm
  • React
  • Sass
  • TypeScript
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Webpack

Currently learning

  • GraphQL

Projects

Myco-Log

Myco-Log

Project scope time 36 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Cypress
  • Express
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Sass

Myco-Log is an individual project that uses the React framework and typechecking with PropTypes. Designed to be used primarily on mobile devices, the site layout is responsive to screens of all sizes. This application is the first I've built using functional components exclusively (no class components). I also built and deployed my own API with Express and Heroku.

Launch the App Code Repository
Screenshot detail for project Myco-Log
Screenshot thumbnail #1 for project Myco-Log Screenshot thumbnail #2 for project Myco-Log Screenshot thumbnail #3 for project Myco-Log Screenshot thumbnail #4 for project Myco-Log

Recip-Eco

Recip-Eco

Project scope time 44 hours
Collaborators Profile picture for Lauralyn Watson

Tools Used

  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • React
  • Sass
  • TypeScript

Recip-Eco is a React application built by 4 team members with the purpose of learning TypeScript fundamentals. This group project incorporated React Router to create a multi-page user experience and was tested with Cypress. During this time, we also began studying and implementing React Hooks in functional components.

Launch the App Code Repository
Screenshot detail for project Recip-Eco
Screenshot thumbnail #1 for project Recip-Eco Screenshot thumbnail #2 for project Recip-Eco Screenshot thumbnail #3 for project Recip-Eco

Rancid Tomatillos

Rancid Tomatillos

Project scope time 33 hours
Collaborators Profile picture for George Lemmon

Tools Used

  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • React

Rancid Tomatillos is the first paired project we created using React. As a movie rating site, Rancid Tomatillos displays a list of over 40 movies with the option to sort and filter movies based on user-selected criteria. End-to-end testing was thorough and involved learning Cypress to test user flows.

Launch the App Code Repository
Screenshot detail for project Rancid Tomatillos
Screenshot thumbnail #1 for project Rancid Tomatillos Screenshot thumbnail #2 for project Rancid Tomatillos

Travel Tracker

Travel Tracker

Project scope time 45 hours
Collaborators

Tools Used

  • Atom
  • Chai
  • Chrome
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Webpack

Travel Tracker is solo project built using vanilla JavaScript and tested with Mocha and Chai. This project focused on using Test Driven Development, Object Oriented Programming, and the Fetch API to build an interactive travel site where users can log in to view their trips and book a new trip. After completion of all core functionality, this project was refactored with SCSS.

Code Repository
Screenshot detail for project Travel Tracker
Screenshot thumbnail #1 for project Travel Tracker Screenshot thumbnail #2 for project Travel Tracker