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Thinker, Researcher, Inventor

Front-end web developer & designer

Speacializing in all areas of the web

About

Short History
Waqas Gulraiz
Waqas Gulraiz

I have been in the business of building websites since 2003. At that time, I saw lots of transitional fast moving trends of web design and development; this always pushed me to reinvent myself among numerous technologies. I actually remember when most of the web designers were print designers converting their craft over to the web with a single graphic, applying a lot of their prior thinking and they were satisfied with their approach.

Currently the situation is different; websites are designed not only for desktop monitors but also covering multiple resolutions for smart devices such as phones and tablets. We can now begin to prioritize the hierarchy and structure of content. I am big fan of flexible, simple, and usable structure and apply this approach when planning any project. I can also use tools to convert goals into measurable outcomes. This would be the phase where we decide what provides value to the user experience and what simply fluff is.

Browse around my site, take a peek at my portfolio, checkout my resume! And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Web UI/UX Design
An innate eye for beautiful, branded and usable Web UI/UX design. Delivering wire-frames, UX flows, mock-ups, interactive prototypes, design specifications and responsive web applications for mobile, tablet and desktop designs for scalability.
Front-end Development
Responsive HTML5/CSS3 coding across a broad array of interactive web and mobile projects, the process includes; project analysis across various browsers & platforms, W3C validation testing and code optimization using Google Analytics tool.
CMS Integration
Full-time expertise in almost all major frameworks; you name it! such as Bootstrap, WordPress, WooCommerce, Joomla, Virtuemart, osCommerce and Magento. Responsive web design & development is available for all.

Resume

Creative leader with over 8 years of experience in Front-end web development (HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap), CMS Integration (WordPress) and UI Designing (Photoshop).

Highly proficient in front-end web development, UI designing, brand development, CMS integration & protection, web performance, W3C validation, code optimization, social media design and SEO Concepts. Not only technical minded, can also lead teams, manage projects and achieve results.

Valuable and cooperative coworker by: being fair, honest, awesome interpersonal skills, a relaxed temperament and willing to help others when needed; effectively resolving conflicts at appropriate times; and assisting new staff to become familiar with policy and operations.

You can call me on +92-3224332531, email me at contact@waqasgulraiz.com or use the social network links at the bottom of the page to find out more about me.

You can also download a copy of my CV in a PDF file (.pdf).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Role: Front-end Developer
Company: vFlyer Inc. www.vflyer.com
Location: USA
Work type: Remotely contract
Date: Feb 16, 2013 to Present

Project #1: www.lasso.net
Project #2: www.resumespring.com
Project #3: www.vflyer.com/main/marketing/sites/vflyer-sites

  • Integrated Bootstrap 3 and HTML3/CSS3 workflows to make the front-end responsive or adaptable all the way.
  • Tested front end performance with Firefox/Chrome Devtools.
  • Responsive compatibility tested using BrowserStack.
  • Worked remotely and on site, collaborating with team members via Skype/Emails.
  • Bugs identified, fixed and reported via Google drive documentation.
  • Used FTP to update files on staging server and code reviews.
  • Helped project manager, product owner and other front-end/back-end developers regarding responsive design best practices and user experience guidelines.

Role: WordPress Designer & Developer
Company: Zolo Marketing Group. www.zolomarketing.com
Location: Canada
Work type: Remotely contract
Date: Sep 04, 2014 to Present

Project #1: www.mobil1calgary.com
Project #2: www.biggunsroofing.com
Project #3: www.datsroofing.com
Project #4: www.floradesign.ca
Project #5: www.haysroofing.ca
Project #6: www.primoheat.ca

  • Custom designed for desktop and mobiles screens both in Photoshop.
  • All of above mentioned websites developed from scratch using this WordPress blank theme Business Lite.
  • Maintained cross browser compatibility and tested across various screen resolutions.
  • Correspondence was made via Skype and revisions discussed using ScreenCast.
  • Aweber Opt-In (signup) integrated for www.mobil1calgary.com.

Role: Front end Design & Code
Company: CREACRE Info Group Corp. www.creacre.com
Location: Canada
Work type: Remotely contract
Date: Mar 16, 2015 to Oct 10, 2015

  • Re-designed the www.creacre.com for desktop and mobiles screens both in Photoshop.
  • Led front-end development on a mobile first, responsive design using an array of modern front-end technologies. (HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3.0).
  • Implemented a search panel with multiple drop-downs on homepage and a search results page for both mobile and desktop screens.
  • Correspondence was made via Skype and revisions discussed using ScreenCast.
  • Worked remotely and on site, collaborating with back-end developers via Slack.

Role: Lead Web Designer & CMS Integrator
Company: Cinnova International. www.cinnova.com
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Work type: Full time employment
Date: Sep 2007 to Nov 2012

  • Led the full range of projects development (from static to dynamic and brochure to eCommerce websites) and explored myself among cutting-edge technologies such as WordPress, osCommerce, Magento, Joomla and Dot Net Nuke.
  • Introduced responsive HTML5/CSS3 technology first time in the company and produced adaptable websites to view in various screen resolutions/devices.
  • Protected the CMS based websites from online virus attacks such as Malware and further introduced the security checklist to go every website through. Scanning tool sitecheck.sucuri.net adopted to detect malware.
  • Optimized the front-end code to maintain the search engine performance and tested the websites in the following reporting tools:
  • Designed website mockups using Photoshop and utilized rapid prototyping techniques to guide initial conceptualization.

HONOURS

  • Employee of the Quarter Award 2008 (Cinnova International)

    Outstanding performance and dedication to the mission and goals of the company

  • The Achievement Award 2009 (Cinnova International)

    Outstanding performance and dedication to the mission and goals of the company

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

  • Bachelors of Arts, 2008
    University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • IELTS 2005 (Band score 5.0)
    British Council, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Certification in Computer Fundamentals
    Ministry of Education & Youth, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Front-end Skills

HTML5
CSS3, LESS, SASS
Bootstrap
jQuery
Javascript
PHP MYSQL

CMS Development

WordPress
WooCommerce
osCommerce
Joomla
Virtuemart
Magento

UI/UX Design Skills

Photoshop
Fireworks
Snagit
Axure
Illustrator

Version control systems

GitHub
Bit Bucket

Dev Environment

Linux/Apache (XAMP)
Koala SASS compiler

Project Management

Slack
Trello
Basecamp
5pm

Testing Tools

Browser Stack
W3C Validator
Browser dev toolbars
Google analytics


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Email: contact@waqasgulraiz.com
Phone: +92-322-4332531