My Background

Hi, I'm Maria and I work remotely as a Freelance Front-End Developer based in Cincinnati, OH. I specialize in Javascript, React, GraphQL, and the JAMStack. I love to help small businesses and agencies develop websites with the best practices in accessibility, user experience, and modern code standards.

I've been self-employed full time since 2018 and have worked with 8 clients on over 29 projects. I pick up development languages and frameworks quickly and am comfortable hopping on whatever tech stack best suits the client's needs.

Prior to freelancing, I spent 7 years as a UX Designer and Developer in the consumer retail, entertainment, sports, and B2B software industries. I also 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?

Whether you have a project in mind or your agency needs a recurring freelancer to handle overflow, I'm happy to hear from you! Connect with me through my contact form, on LinkedIn, or at

- Maria

Professional Experience

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Frontend Web Developer

Maria Szubski Digital, LLC

Work with clients to strategize and build web applications, with an emphasis on single-page application architecture and accessibility. Translate designs into accessible, user-friendly interfaces with React, GatsbyJS, VueJS, and Ruby-on-Rails.

  • Build GraphQL queries to hook up headless CMS's like Contentful and Dato.
  • Create and test React component systems with Styled Components and StorybookJS.
  • Set up automatic deployment with GitHub and Netlify.
  • Create CSS keyframe animations and interactive SVGs.
Jan 2018 – Present
Cincinnati, OH

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.

Apr 2018 – Dec 2018
Chapter Leader & Instructor
Jul 2017 – Apr 2018
Class Organizer & Instructor
Nov 2015 – Jul 2017
Web Development Teaching Assistant

UX Designer

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.

Nov 2012 – Dec 2017
Cincinnati, OH

Guest Speaking

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
Jun 2019
👩🏻‍💻 Getting Started with GatsbyJS
JAMStack Cincinnati
Jul 2018
⚡️ GDI 100k Celebration: My Coding Journey
GDI Cincinnati
Apr 2018
👩🏻‍💻 Intro to HTML & CSS
GDI Cincinnati
Jan 2018
👩🏻‍💻 Intro to HTML & CSS
GDI Cincinnati

Co-Op Internships

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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.

Winter 2012

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.

Summer & Winter 2011

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.

Summer 2010

Web Design Intern

Evenflo  //  Marketing Department

Maintained internal CMS and social networks. Built consumer-facing Flash-based product manuals and installation guides.

Summer 2009


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.

Class of 2012

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