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Saul Hardman

Experience

  • Realla

    London, England / Remote

    Lead Frontend Web Developer

    Contract

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • Ruby on Rails
    • PostCSS
    • Sass
    • Vue
    • Webpack
    • Rollup

    Undertook a modernisation of the front-end toolchain, migrating from Sprockets to Webpack. Implemented a component-based architecture to improve CSS and JavaScript portability, reuse, and removability. Formalised a design system from new and existing designs to improve visual consistency and lessen redundancy. Extrapolated the design system into a standalone CSS utility framework to aid in migrating to the new architecture.

    Adopted linters and other static analysis tools to catch possible errors long before production. Implemented a responsive image solution backed by Imaginary to ensure photos were as lightweight as possible without compromising on quality. Developed a critical asset pipeline to achieve an average page load speed of under 2 seconds. Realla were successfully acquired by CoStar midway through my contract.

  • iDEA

    Remote

    Frontend Web Developer

    Freelance

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • PostCSS
    • NuxtJS
    • Netlify
    • Contentful

    Jamstack website powered by Nuxt, deployed on Netlify, using Contentful as a Headless CMS. Provided a staging environment that displays preview content for review prior to pushing changes live. Integrated the Instagram Basic Display API to update a feed of images on build.

  • AllofUs

    London, England

    Creative Technologist

    Full-time

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Sass
    • Backbone.js
    • Socket.io
    • RequireJS
    • Grunt
    • Unity

    Led the development of a series of 3 interactive installations for the Manifattura Di Arti Sperimentazione E Tecnologia (MAST) in Bologna. I was involved from the prototyping stage right through to hardware procurement and installation.

    I worked on a wide range of projects, most of which utilised web technologies in traditional and novel contexts. Led frontend development of the Boat International rebuild, liaising heavily with the backend development partners.

  • UNIT9

    London, England

    Creative Developer

    Internship

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • Sass
    • Canvas
    • Wordpress

    Industrial placement at UNIT9’s app division. I was part of their core development team: building award-winning web experiences and—along with another placement student—rebuilding the agency's portfolio.

    I continued working with them on a freelance basis until starting my final year at University. UNIT9 were kind also enough to sponsor my final year tuition fees.