Travis Fantina

...is my name, I'm a junior front-end developer looking for opportunities.

As a self taught developer I am highly motivated and have a strong desire to keep learning and improving.

I have done freelance work as both a UX designer and a developer working with WordPress and Rails.

MagicTrackr

Built a time tracking application for a team of about 20 individuals to manage time spent on about 50 different projects in a large corporate environment. Worked mostly with Ruby on Rails but some of the front end utalizes vanilla JavaScript, jQuery and Turbolinks.

Timeline Nov 2018 - Jun 2019

Tools

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • Turbolinks
  • Sketch App
MagicTrackr screenshot

Avalie Meu Professor

Served as Co-founder and CTO building a web-app to help Brazilian Students choose their professors and discuss their university experience. I learned Rails through the process of building this application.

I developed the minimum viable product that allowed users to add their professors, post reviews and aggregate ratings. Any review could be flagged for inappropriate content. For administration I built a portal for moderators to go in and review and remove flagged content.

Timeline Feb 2016 - Oct 2017

Tools:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Bootstrap
  • Devise
  • Sketch App
  • Heroku
  • Both GitHub and BitBucket

WordPress themes screenshot

WordPress Themes

Created three themes for WordPress from the ground up: RSS: Really Simple Style, an elegant and simple theme that puts your written content first and eliminates distractions; and two personal themes Travisfantina-2017 , TravisFantina-2018 for previous incarnations of this website.

Timeline: Sep 2017 - Present

Tools:

  • WordPress
  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • GitHub

Q&A Transcript Manager

Worked closely with the founder designing a minimum viable product based on their initial ideas and specifications. The application is designed to help Court Reporters manage their transcripts, set deadlines, budget their time and workload. I was the lead designer on the product and took the design from the initial stages all the way to the handoff with the developer. Throughout development I continued to consult on design issues.

After the initial launch I was asked to return to add additional features informed by user feedback. This gave me a unique opportunity to reaches my original designs and make changes almost a year later.

Timeline: April - July 2017 & February - March 2018

Tools:

  • Sketch App
  • Illustrator
  • InVision

Transcript manager screenshot

Star Rider Productions

A very simple webpresence for Star Rider Productions, the creators of Captain Canuck. It makes heavy use of CSS Grid displaying a portfolio of dozens of images. The images are managed by Contentful the headless CMS and pulled through the Contentful API.

Tools:

  • HTML & CSS
  • Contentful
  • NPM Build tools (Webpack and Babel)

Star Rider screenshot

Elsewhere

My contributions can be found on: GitHub.

CodePen is an amazing resource for front end development I tend to go there and start a new pen whenever I have questions or want to experiment with a potential front end feature. Consequently, my CodePen has a lot of silly junk that I created for one small idea I was working on, but you can also find some of my past work as well as some of my freeCodeCamp projects.

About

I've spent over a decade working with HTML, CSS and WordPress, creating websites for myself and family members throughout my teens. After two years of volunteer service I entered university and began teaching myself JavaScript, Ruby, and some associated frameworks like Rails and React.

I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2017 with a degree in Business Management from the Marriott School. While at school I supplemented my business studies with classes in the MEAN stack, HTML, and CSS.

At school I served as the Entrepreneurship Club's VP of marketing using Illustrator and InDesign to create promotional materials and flyers for club events.

Experience:

Tools I Use:

I’ve kept a blog since 2007 here using WordPress but for the time being I am posting more on Medium.

My work was recently published on freeCodeCamp's blog: What I learned by diving into Hacktober fest for the first time

If you are interested in contacting me please drop me an email: contact@travisfantina.com

You can also DM me @tfantina on twitter