Iris Shields

Web Development Expert

Besides having worked as a freelancer I have worked at several companies for a total of 12 years. I mainly worked as web developer with design skills but also as graphic designer and in a far past as a backend engineer.

Coming from Europe and now being in the hotbed of Silicon Valley, I have worked for a wide range of interesting companies. More recent companies are for instance: Beaconfire, Oracle and AppDirect.

Whether you are a small, medium or a large business, you can hire me for short or longer term, for web design or just the development. I am available locally, in Half Moon Bay California, the wider San Francisco bay area, or remote; anywhere in the world.

Below you can see the most recent jobs from my resume, read a bit more about the projects I have worked on and what my role was within those projects.

Feel free to contact me.

06/15/2015 - now

Self Employed, Freelance Web Designer, Web Developer

Analyze business and business process, establish user groups and strategy. Web design, graphic design and web development. Internet Marketing, SEO. Usability is very important, the user is at least a potential client and it is important they get around the website with ease. I use the Adobe suite, HTML5, CSS(3), jQuery and JS and other possible JS libraries to enhance the experience.

06/15/2016 - 04/04/2017

Senior Web Developer and Graphic Designer at SentinelOne

SentinelOne is a startup that develops Next Generation security. They needed a new company website and needed advice on technology and platform. I built them a new website on WordPress with a custom built theme and all the administrative tasks that come with the setup of a new site; hosting, security, caching etc. The design team handed over the Photoshop files so I could build the theme from scratch. For project workflow I used Sage theme starter and Gulp. Gulp is a build tool on node streams. After I set it up, Gulp enabled me to automate tasks like compiling, minifying and even browser refresh, with one push of the button.

For development itself I used HTML5, SASS, PHP, JS, jQuery, Bootstrap, GIT and Adobe suite.

02/09/2015 - 06/15/2015

​Senior Web developer/ Designer at SKULLY

Skully is a start up that is developing a new type of motorcycle helmet. Because I was Senior web developer as well as designer I was working on web design as well as  leading branding meetings, brand design and graphic design. I was working with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery and JavaScript.

06/15/2013 - 02/06/2015

​UI Engineer/ UX Engineer at Responsys - Oracle

Developing a responsive prototype of the new design, that the UX designers have designed in Fireworks. Our UX team has been set up to overhaul the web based marketing software and design a responsive and improved front end of the existing software. As the only UX/ UI Engineer within the UX team, my job was to build a working prototype, with several different solutions to certain problems and make them testable. I would then advise the UI engineering teams on the best solution and how to code it. I was also developing code templates for the UI engineering teams to use. I was building the prototype in ExtJs, which is an object oriented JavaScript based library, and SASS. I was also looking for ways to improve the existing code structure and codebase, for the ExtJS part as well as the SASS part.

05/29/2012 - 06/14/2013

​​Front End Developer at AppDirect

I was responsible for customizing the AppDirect platform for the AppDirect customers, integrate the platform into their website. Develop new features. Fix bugs. Keep the platform up to date with the newest technology, like responsiveness, HTML5 and CSS3. Writing plans and execute projects to transform the platform to responsiveness and HTML5 with and to an accessible platform. Worked on the Staples platform amongst other big client platforms.

10/15/2011 - 04/30/2012

​​Front End Developer at Beaconfire

My role was to transform Photoshop files into working websites, cut them into HTML and CSS code with JavaScrip and jQuery elements (slideshows, menus etc). Use of HTML5 and CSS(3). Make mobile websites either with Mediaqueries and responsive design or stand alone. Additional task: implement JavaScript/ Jquery elements in websites, cross-browser testing, bugs fixing, alter existing page code, improving work process, making graphic design changes in Photoshop.