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Wil Gerard

Resumé

Currently living in

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Work Preferences

Remote

Open to roles

Long Term Employee

About Me

javascriptreact.jsnode.js

I offer a versatile skill-set that includes full-stack web development, software engineering, design, and photography. My main coding stack is React, Node, Express, and MongoDB. For design, I use Adobe software and Figma. I'm grateful for any opportunity to connect with others, help ideas come to life, and continually expand my horizons. When I'm not working, you can find me playing chess, hanging out with my cat Lou, or climbing at the bouldering gym.

Ideal Workplace Values

Ideally, I'd like to work on a diverse team using technology for social good.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

My ADHD helps me get into a flow state of work - which allows me to hyper-focus on the task.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationAdaptabilityStrategic ThinkingCreativityAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Written checklists1:1 meetingsFlexible scheduleUninterrupted work timeStanding desksMeditation / quiet roomErgonomic seating1:1s with the team

Environments I'm comfortable with

Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Experience

Check out my work

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wilgerard.com
Working since Jul 2022

UX Engineer - Mentra

A close partner to the core Mentra team - I collaborate with cross-functional team members in design, business, operations, and data science to develop new functionality for our frontend and backend services.

JavaScriptReact.jsNext.jsGraphqlProject management
Worked for 3 years, 3 months from Feb 2019 to Apr 2022

Software Engineer | Designer | Photographer - Self-employed

I offer clients a skill-set of software engineering, full-stack web development, graphic design, and photography. Previous projects include websites, applications, logos, branding, and photography.

photographygraphic designweb designWeb developmentUI/UX

Education and Credentials

Attended for 2 years from 2009 to 2011

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Associate's degree - Graphic Design