Patrick Gabriel

Web Developer/Designer

Manalapan, NJ

Dancing on the line between functional and beautiful, I aim to develop and design websites that convey professionalism and style. Three years of professional freelance Web Design/Development, 12 hour days, tight deadlines, countless cups of coffee and numerous phone calls with clients have shaped me into the designer I am today. I aim for beauty, professionalism, and business impact. I strive to always work on challenging, meaningful and impactful problems that ultimately will hone my skills to better myself in whatever it is I do. I enjoy taking the time; Web Design is something that I am passionate in. It is that passion that allows me to strive to try to always put out my best work.

Work Experience

  • Freelance Web Developer/Designer

    Web Designer|Mar, 2013Current

    Web Development/Design for a variety freelance projects, using software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Experience Design & Sketch for design while using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and React for development.

    • Sam Grinberg Comics

      Web Designer|Jan, 2017Jul, 2017

      I was tasked with designing a website for Sam Grinberg, a local comic artist. My responsibilities included general overall design of the website as well as some html/css. My aim with this particular client was to create a blog that accentuates his art through a very simple medium. I believed that a lot of white space was key to meld with his black and white only comic book style.

      • Technologies Utilized: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Photoshop, Sketch
    • Vocate Academy

      Web Designer|Dec, 2016Mar, 2016

      This project was crafted for an education startup in New Jersey called Vocate Academy. This company specializes in a tutoring service that allows you to preview a future career before majoring for it in college. For this website, I was in charge of Graphic Design work for the actual site itself, promotional videos, and some social media flyers/graphics. I was challenged to create a website that would grab the attention of the visitor with bright colors, while still keeping a professional feel, and making sure the message of the company was accurately portrayed.

      • Technologies Utilized: HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch
    • Espresso Joe's

      Web Designer|Apr, 2016Jun, 2016

      Tasked with designing/developing a new revamped website for Espresso Joe's Cafe in Keyport, NJ. I was challenged to design a website for them that fit their overall corner cafe aesthetic, which houses a host of independent artists that perform at the cafe every week. I'm currently trying to capture that aesthetic while also making the website extremely functional to allow visitors to quickly view menu items, current events, and schedules.

      • Technologies Utilized: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Wordpress, Photoshop, Illustrator
    • Zravia

      Web Designer|Apr, 2014May, 2014

      I was challenged to make a portfolio website for a local New Jersey DJ going by the name Zravia. Upon meeting with the client, I was told to create his portfolio website in a monochrome style while allowing his visitors to stay up to date with everything from blog posts to new music releases. I decided to design an infinitely scrolling timeline page, where everything flows chronologically, top post being his newest work.

      • Technologies Utilized: Photoshop, Illustrator
    • DKPV - Photography Portfolio

      Web Designer|Aug, 2013Sep, 2013

      Doug Keenan is a photographer originally from Monroe, New Jersey. I was tasked to create a portfolio as well as logo for him that was minimal, but still looked great. For him, the most important thing was the photos - and he didn’t want a website filled with too many animations, bells, and whistles that would eventually detract from the true reason he had created his website in the first place - as a photography showcase.

      • Technologies Utilized: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Photoshop, Illustrator
    • Verizon Wireless

      Sales|Mar, 2014Jun, 2015

      Commission based sales at Verizon Wireless, specifically in the cell phone division. Daily duties included talking to numerous clients on a daily basis, tending to their needs and finding a solution, certain managerial tasks such as bank deposits, scheduling, and light IT work.

      • Target/Radioshack/Brightstar/Marketsource Mobile

        Sales|Jan, 2011Feb, 2013

        Commission based cell phone sales associate within several Target stores under the companies Target, Radioshack, then when under new management Brightstar in conjunction with Marketsource. Exhibited social skills on a daily basis to Target Customers to sell wireless cell-phones for the companies Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, as well as a myriad of prepaid cell-phone providers such as Tracfone, Net10, Virgin Mobile, Verizon Prepaid and AT&T Prepaid. Performed management-like duties such as opening and closing the store, performing inventory, and submitting bank deposits. Worked with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile's respective authorized retailer POS systems.

        Education

        • Rutgers University - Coding Bootcamp

          Full Stack Web Development Certification|20182018

        Projects

        • Klips - Twitch Extension

          React Developer/Designer|Sep, 2018Current

          Klips is a Twitch Extension that utilizes React to dynamically display the top rated clips for any given streamer that installs it. Technologies Utilized: Photoshop, Sketch, Invision, React

        • Encore - a setlist.fm client

          Web Designer/Developer|Jul, 2016Current

          Encore is an IOS app dedicated to finding setlists for concerts. I am tasked with designing the application itself as well as sign up/landing pages. Technologies Utilized: Photoshop, Sketch, Invision, Swift

        • AMPS - Apple Music Playlist Share

          Web Designer/Developer|Aug, 2015Current

          AMPS is a way to share specifically Apple Music Playlists amongst other people. With this project I had designed/developed the sign up and beta website as well as any logos/graphics. Technologies Utilized: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Swift

        • UTRADE - A Student Marketplace

          Web Developer/Designer|Dec, 2014Current

          UTRADE is a student marketplace, a safe way for students to buy/sell anything for college as opposed to other outlets such as CraigsList. It allows students to sell their books, furniture upon moving out/in of apartments/dorms, and other general items. I'm tasked at developing as well as designing the website. Being that I am a college student myself, I find it enjoyable to craft a website that is catered toward my demographic. The design as well as the functionality is being geared toward the 18-24 year old college student demographic, and the website should perform optimally for that purpose. Technologies Utilized: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby

        Skills

          • React
          • Javascript
          • HTML
          • CSS
          • Sketch
          • Adobe Photoshop
          • Website Design
          • UI/UX Design