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Tess Rezard

Tess Rezard

Junior Front End Web Developer
Oxford, Oxford District, Oxfordshire

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About Tess Rezard:

I am a self-taught front end web developer, making a career transition into the tech industry. I started coding in 2022 and have been eagerly developing my skills ever since. I have completed multiple web development projects which can be found on my website. The technologies I use have included React, JavaScript, CSS, Sass, HTML, Redux, JSON, RESTful APIs, AXIOS, as well as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

My most recent project ‘Reddit Mini’ is a pared-back recreation of Reddit. This project is front-end-focused, using Reddit’s unofficial JSON API which allows you to make requests for read-only Reddit data directly from the browser. The main technologies I used were React, Redux, Sass, and React routing.

I have a background in art and design, and experience in the film industry as well as in retail merchandising. I have cultivated a unique blend of skills, and have honed both my technical proficiency and a personable, collaborative approach.

After earning a BA (Hons) at the University of Edinburgh, I started working in film on major Disney and Marvel productions. In this industry I cultivated skills in creative problem-solving, attention to detail, and a great deal of patience. It also helped me develop resilience working under intense pressure, and the invaluable skill of efficient time management.

In 2022, I began working at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. As merchandising assistant it was my responsibility to manage stock and support our online shop. I was working across multiple digital platforms, namely Magento, Shopify, and Galaxy, and used software such as Counterpoint and Oracle. My work with our online shop strengthened my resolve to work with digital products and technologies. Eager to expand my skill set, I started learning to code with Harvard’s CS50 course and then focused on front-end development through Codecademy. I committed myself to gaining these skills while maintaining my employment at the Ashmolean and at St Clare's Oxford, where I work as a library assistant.

My diverse background in art and design, coupled with commercial experience has equipped me with valuable skills. I've developed a keen eye for detail, honed organisational skills, and cultivated a strong commitment to delivering excellence.

In summary, I bring a unique blend of technical, administrative and design skills, along with a solution-oriented attitude. I believe my enthusiasm for continuous learning and adaptability to new environments positions me as a candidate ready to contribute to your team.

Sincerely, Tess Rezard

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Tess Rezard

Front-end Web Developer

       / About me

I am a self-taught front-end web developer and designer. My creative background has carried over to coding, where I apply my creative problem-solving skills. I have diligently cultivated a meticulous attention to detail and honed an unwavering patience, all of which I channel into crafting compelling websites with clear and efficient code.

        / Skills

>> Programming : React, Sass, JavaScript (ES6+), Redux, HTML, CSS, Git, npm, SQLite

>> Design: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

>> Languages: English (native), French (native)

>> Currently learning: Redux, BEM, Jest, TypeScript, SQL

 

       / Education
>> University of Edinburgh / Performance Costume 2016 -2019/2.1

>> Kingston University / Foundation Diploma 2015- 2016 / merit

>> Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres / French Baccalauréat 2006-2015 / high honours

 

       / Projects

>> Reddit mini
     Core tools: React, Redux, Sass, APIs, React Routing, npm, git, JSX,
     > A read-only Reddit-inspired web application using React and Redux, using the Reddit JSON API for data retrieval. >Styled with SASS, the project replicates key features of the Reddit platform in a custom design.

>> Playroom
    Core tools: HTML, CSS , JavaScript (ES6+), npm, git      >Portfolio/Personal website.
     > Used JavaScript to create an interactive colour changing styling feature.

>> Jelly Gems
    Core tools: React, CSS , JavaScript (ES6+), JSX,     React Routing, npm, git, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop > Mock shop, 'sells' imaginary sweets in exchange for wishes, secrets and promises.
     > Interactive shopping experience, with products, basket & checkout

>> Jamcore
     Core tools: HTML, CSS , JavaScript (ES6+), React, Axios, Spotify Web API, JSX, npm, git
     > This project uses the RESTful Spotify web API to search tracks, create a playlist for users, and add tracks to the playlist.
     > Jamcore is in development mode with Spotify.
 

 

       / Vocational Courses

>> Codecademy / Front End Engineer Career Path / 2023
>> Harvard edX / CS50 / 2022
>> University of the Arts London / Graphic Design for Beginners / 2022

 

       / Work

>> St Clare's, Oxford / 2021-present / Library Assistant >> Oxford University - The Ashmolean Museum /

2022-2023 / Merchandising Assistant

>> Tahra Zafar Ltd / Freelance work in 2019 & 2021 / Costume Maker / Fabricator

>> Disney / Marvel Studios / Dr Strange in The Multiverse of Madness / 2020-2021 / Costume Textiles & Breakdown artist

>> Universal Studios / Jurassic World Dominion / 2020 Creature Effects Fabricator Junior

>> Disney / Lucasfilm / Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker / 2018 Creature Effects Trainee

Education

The University of Edinburgh

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