When I'm not working I spend my days studying and building. This website is constantly evolving, comeback in a few days and you might notice a few changes (or a few bugs). Most nights I can be found at my desk staying up far too late to solve that "last" problem.
Fueled By Coffee
Coffee is my one and true vice. I would never get anything done without my fix. I may or may not have more coffee gear than my local coffee shop. My go to drink is a classic macchiato espresso. Keep an eye out for a little coffee easter egg hidden around here somewhere.
A Little Awkward
Always a bit uncomfortable but always going out of my comfort zone. "Enjoy your meal" "you too..." is pretty common in my day to day. I like to call it charm. I thrive on the "uncomfortable" feeling, it means that you are growing. Comfort zones are for the complacent.
A Little Obsessive
Once I get into something, I REALLY get into it. If you're looking at this site at 2 am don't be surprised if you see a change mid scroll. I probably just had an "Ah ha!" moment and hopped out of bed to make a quick adjustment. Often times I dream about fixing bugs, still not sure if this is a good or bad thing.
- Coffee Jitters
- Buy Me A Coffee
- The Run
- Gotta Catch 'Em All
- Word Guess
- It's In The Code
- Konami Code
While I was building this portfolio I occasionally started to add easter eggs, little hidden gems that I thought would make people happy if they were to stumble across one. I started with 1. Then 1 turned into 2, and now there are currently 8 easter eggs hidden throughout this website. I will likely end up adding more if a new idea pops up, I've had a lot of fun creating them. If you end up looking for all 8 and need a hint feel free to ask me, or crack open the dev tools and poke around!
Jenreyes.design is a portfolio I built using Gatsby.js for an Art Director friend of mine. She was looking to migrate her website from Sqaurespace, and I took it as an opportunity to learn Gatsby.js. I built it from the ground up as a 1 for 1 to match her Sqaurespace website, animations included. I broke up the site into reusable React components, which will allow me to easily add more projects in the future. Thanks to Gatsby's optimizations and code splitting the site is lightning fast.
Quick Audit is a Chrome Extension that runs a GTmetrix audit on the current tab with one click without having to navigate away from the page you are currently testing. I commonly have the need to run GTmetrix reports throughout my day while optimizing websites, I built this extension to help make that process more streamlined. Clicking the extension icon opens a window with no address bar/tool bar and automatically runs your current url through GTmetrix.
Winter Advertising Agency
This is the first website I have made professionally. As an intern my first project was to take an existing website and recreate it on another platform. I started with a blank canvas and built it from the ground up, once I was finished it looked exactly like the original. Completing this project proved that I would be a valuable team member, I was hired on shortly after. If I had the knowledge I have now when I was first tasked with making the site, I would have done a few things differently.
Todo Web App
Nieves Landscape is a multi-million dollar landscaping firm based in Orange County. They hired me to get rid of their old broken site and build them a new fresh mobile first website. I tried to show the personality of the business in the design. I optimized it to load quickly, and I did some SEO to make sure they ranked high on google searches. This website/design won two awards from Hermes Creative Awards, as well as gets a lot of traffic month after month.
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