Mikkel Ridley

Front End Web DevHTML, CSS, JS, ShopifyRuby, Python, C
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About Me

Hello, World!

I’m a Front End Web Developer from San Francisco, California.

  • Name: Mikkel Ridley
  • Email: mikkel250@gmail.com
  • Phone: (415) 890-2735
  • Nationality: United States

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Skills

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (ES6+)

My main area of expertise. With modern advancements in all three, there is far less need to use a framework unless a specific design pattern or goal is trying to be accomplished.

CMS: Shopify, WordPress

I’ve set up multiple Shopify stores in my current role, including a staging to production pipeline so new features can be tested and developed without affecting the live store, and deployed to production with no interruption of service.

Python/Django, and Ruby/Rails

Two other languages I really enjoy are Python and Ruby. I studied these as I was learning web development, including some of the web frameworks that are built with them: Django, and Rails.

Databases and API's

I can work with API’s to fetch data, as well as with backend (or cloud hosted) databases such as SQL, MongoDB, Firebase, and GraphQL to perform CRUD operations.

UX/UI and Tech Support

Five years of Tech Support experience gives me excellent insight into common problems and solutions for a better user experience.

MERN Stack

I studied this when learning web development, have the basics down, and should be able to exponentially expand my abilities given the opportunity to spend more time working in this stack.

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Experience

Frontend Web Developer

Kul, Inc. | qulcbd.com

Fully Remote

May 2020 – Present

I wear many hats as half of the development team for a small, lean startup.

Work with the Shopify platform on an ecommerce site in the health and beauty space.

Own all frontend code, and all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (currently using Kanban).

Build and modify site using a combination of page builders, Shopify’s theme editor, and custom coded pages using HTML, CSS, Shopify Liquid, and JavaScript.

Install and work with 3rd party Shopify apps to enhance the site with advertising, reviews, coupons, lead generation, etc. 

Set up a development, testing and deployment pipeline from scratch using a combination of Git (Bitbucket), ThemeKit, and 2 Shopify Plus stores (one each for staging and production).

Collaborate with multiple stakeholders in gathering requirements within and outside the organization using the Jira and/or Trello Kanban ticketing system to create attractive and functional pages based on designs or desired behavior (e.g. clients, users, designers, marketing, C-suite, 3rd parties/vendors) and implementing a pixel-perfect look and feel

Spearheaded rebranding the retail ecommerce site from Kul to QÚL, which involved building a second shop, transferring over all relevant data, adjusting all the copy, logos, and photos, as well as adding a number of new pages for the incoming rewards system.

Build the user-facing parts of a new rewards system designed to attract users and increase sales, including building the dashboard on the 3rd party site using a combination of HTML, CSS, Javascript, a few chart libraries (mainly c3), and features of the external platform (Xflow) including conditional logic similar to JSX inserted into the HTML, and incorporating widgets.

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Education

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

-Nelson Mandela

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Portfolio

Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.

John Carmack - Google Inc
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Contact

San Francisco, CA

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. 

George Addair