If I only get one shot,
all I want you to know this is.

I'm hungry as f🍣🌭k.

I'm a self-taught, highly-motivated, full-stack developer who started in the front-end of things. With 6 years (06-12) of graphic design under my belt and another 6 for web (12-18) - when I say full-stack I mean it.

My idea of a weekend well-spent consists of walking around the house figuring out how the world works 🌏 (I talk to myself a lot 😅). Catching up with friends for a glass or two 🍷. Listening to The Rolling Stones 🤘. With a sprinkle of writing thrown in for good measure ✍️.

Digital Swiss Army Knife

const isDigitalSwissArmyKnife = skillObject => {
  let skillTotal = Object.values(skillObject).reduce((a,b)=>a+b)
  return (skillTotal >= 9000) ? true : false ;
}
const jesseNgatai = {
  // pluralsight skill iq (200 >= expert, 100 >= proficient)
  'GraphicDesign': 225,
  'CSS': 205,
  'ReactJS': 187,
  'Node.js': 177,
  'HTML5': 174,
  'MySQL': 168,
  'jQuery': 159,
  'JavaScript': 156,
  // WordPress Knoweldge
  'Core': 300,
  'Theme Development': 300,
  'Plugin Development': 250,
  'PHP': 250,
  // Personality
  'HUNGER': 6450,
}
if( isDigitalSwissArmyKnife(jesseNgatai) ) {
  console.log('hire this guy!!');
}

Recent Education

Experience

Current
Senior Front-end Developer @ Toptal

Toptal is an exclusive network of freelance software developers, designers, and finance experts. Toptal prides itself on only hiring talent from the top 3% in any given field.

  • Javascript
  • Vue.js
  • React
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP

2015 > 2018
Chief Of Design & Front-end @ Muzeek

A SaaS startup changing how the live music industry interacts with one another by streamlining the booking, payment, and event coordination process.

Responsibilities: As the COD I build out new front-facing features taking them from concept all the way to launch. While the position is largely autonomous Im constantly providing and listening to feedback from all team members to better design, build and maintain thoughtful features that add value to our customer's overall experience.

  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • MySQL
  • UI / UX

2012 > 2017
Envato Elite Author @ Theme-forest.net

Themeforest.net is a leading digital stock-products marketplace where authors sell their digital goods. To date, I have 4,800+ WordPress sales with an average customer rating of 4.65 stars (based on 346 reviews) in addition to my theme Crush being a major top seller upon its release.

Responsibilities: As a one-man team, the scope of my responsibilities was broad. This included brainstorming theme ideas, developing themes from concept to launch, updating code to maintain compatibility with the CMS, creating marketing material, providing daily tech support for customers and answering pre-sale questions.

  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • WordPress Core
  • Online Marketing
  • Customer Support

2006 > 2012
Lead Graphic Designer @ PromoDirect (dead)

A B2B promotional directory and marketing company that linked wholesalers and resellers together.