I've been a full-time contractor since 2018 and have worked with 6 clients on over 25 projects. I’ve launched websites solo and have been embedded in teams long-term. I pick up development languages and frameworks quickly and am comfortable hopping on whatever tech stack best suits the client's needs.
Before freelancing, I spent 7 years as a UX Designer and Developer in the consumer retail, entertainment, sports, and B2B software industries. I volunteered with a tech non-profit for 3 years, organizing events and teaching classes for the local chapter. I've led in-person workshops on GatsbyJS and Intro to Web Development.
Interested in working together?
I'm always looking for new clients! Whether you have a specific project in mind or your agency needs a part-time developer to handle project overflow, I'm happy to hear from you. Reach out through my contact form or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frontend Web Developer
Maria Szubski Digital, LLC
Work with clients to strategize and build web applications, with an emphasis on front-end development and maintainable code standards. Translate designs into accessible, user-friendly interfaces with React, GatsbyJS, VueJS, and Ruby-on-Rails.
- Create and test component systems with Styled Components and StorybookJS.
- Create CSS keyframe animations and interactive SVGs.
- Build GraphQL queries to hook up headless CMS's like Contentful and Dato.
- Set up automatic deployment with GitHub and Netlify.
Chapter Leader & Instructor
Girl Develop It // Cincinnati Chapter
Responsible for leading and supporting instructors, volunteers, and students in the Cincinnati tech community. Planned quarterly course schedule, promoted events, fostered community partnerships, grew the chapter, awarded scholarships, and ran day-to-day operations. Event Coordinator in charge of training and overseeing meetup organizers. Instructor for Intro to HTML & CSS workshops.
Nielsen // Nielsen User Experience
Governed Nielsen’s collection of big data applications to ensure brand cohesion, consistency, and ease of use. Designed interfaces across multiple frameworks including AngularJS, Sencha, MicroStrategy, and D3. Created mobile applications that adhere to iOS and Material Design guidelines. Built and maintained UX Standards documentation website.
I've led in-person workshops for people in the local tech community through Girl Develop It and JAMStack Cincinnati.
Recent Tech Talks I've Led
Graphic Design Intern
Moment // Digital Product Design Intern
Designed data-driven web and mobile apps with an emphasis on usability. Researched rapid prototyping tools that could speed up company's workflow.
Interactive Design Intern
The Ant Farm // Entertainment Advertising Agency
Developed jQuery-based sites that promoted company products. Created assets for ad campaigns, including website designs and social media themes.
Digital Design Co-Op
JCPenney // IT Innovations
Redesigned large-format kiosk and iPad app UI to improve in-store shopping experience. Pitched concepts for digital shopping experiences.
Web Design Intern
Evenflo // Marketing Department
Maintained internal CMS and social networks. Built consumer-facing Flash-based product manuals and installation guides.
Bachelor of Science in Digital Design
University of Cincinnati // College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning
Participated in the Professional Practice program, alternating quarters of courses with job experience in the field of Digital Design, focusing on both UI design and web development.