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Hello! I’m

Leigh Olesen

I am an adventurer.

about me

Characteristics

EXPLORER

I learn via exploration, so I have traveled the world and across a wide swath of subject matter terrain. For example, I spent 4 months in Nepal where I studied Buddhism for 1 month at a monastery in Kathmandu, and React for 3 months in a cozy mountain lakeside town. My roots have been set down in Denmark.

TEACHER

Whenever I find something I love, my mind begins creating fun ways to learn about it. As a proud auntie, a former web development manager, a graduate of a video game design university program, and over 500 hours of yoga teaching experience, I pull on different experiences to craft teachable moments.

DEVELOPER

Interaction and web development have been the meat and potatoes of my career, and my way of thinking has been shaped by a programming mindset. I grew up fascinated by video games and have always wanted to use technology to create the experiences I have found so rewarding.

PROBLEM SOLVER

Throw me a problem and I’ll solve it. I’ve conquered a huge breadth of skills because of this ability, which has given me a wide range of options for a deep dive. I am a “T-shaped” developer, with many skills to pull from, and specializing in JavaScript frameworks, learning design, and UX.

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WORK HISTORY

Jun 2007 – Current

Freelance Developer & Strategist

Neptune Illume

Full-stack e-learning and web app development and design, encompassing user research, content strategy, UX/UI design, wireframing, build, database integration, and hosting

Aug 2017 – Jan 2019

Software Developer & UX Consultant

SystemArchitecture.NET

Full-stack web development and design, building user interfaces for web and Windows-based applications.

Oct 2015 – Jan 2017

Web Development Manager of Creative Services Team

Himalayan Institute

Lead content, branding strategy, implementation, and QA testing of all web projects, working with the Creative Services department, department heads, and the Himalayan Institute community.

Aug 2013 – Oct 2015

Senior Interactive Developer in Marketing

Health Advocate

Spearhead development of all projects for the marketing department, including websites, animations, videos, and email communication projects.

Nov 2010 – May 2012

Senior Developer in Marketing

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Lead developer in BMStudio’s first in-house touchscreen presentation, regarded by the Sales team
as the best presentation they had ever seen.

EDUCATION

2009

Digital Media

Drexel University

Liberal arts curriculum focused on 3D modeling and animation, human-computer interaction, web development, programming principles, design, new media theory, photo, audio, and video processing.

2020

Web Development Certifications

FreeCodeCamp

Completed three certifications in Responsive Web Design, JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures, and Front End Libraries.

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Coding Skills

React

JavaScript

SASS

.NET/C#

Design Skills

Wireframing

Photoshop

Figma

TESTIMONIALS

Vincent Micale

President / System Architecture

Her ability to collaborate with our database programmers and drive user interface design has resulted in absolutely amazing solutions for our clients. The result has been stunning interactive interfaces that are intuitive, aesthetically-pleasing, and highly effective in terms of usability. Leigh is a ray of sunshine on any project she touches.

Nikki Estrada

Business Owner / Nikki Estrada Yoga

Her tech skill set is so high, I know I can email her regarding just about anything and she knows what to do. Leigh is someone you want on your team because she’s a pro and a trustworthy source of information. She’s the best!!

Ann Meneses

Senior Designer / Himalayan Institute

Finding a developer with a keen sense of design and user experience is very rare and important. I think Leigh is a diamond in the rough as far as developers are concerned.

portfolio

Legacy dashboard

Legacy Dashboard

a seamless accounting experience

Himalayan Institute website

Himalayan Institute

a complete rebuild

contact bot & event sign-up

Contact Bot & Event Sign-Up

automated flow solutions

Small Business Website

friendly and informative

Wellness Blog

fun custom Wordpress theme

Course Creation & Marketing

engaging, researched curriculum

eLearning Training

interactive instruction

contact

Let’s Socialize

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based in Copenhagen, Denmark

Studying for the Fall – Freelance Currently Available

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