LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 2018

PROFILE

Let me introduce myself.

I'm a self-taught web developer who is obsessed with colors, textures, shapes, typography and iconography on digital canvases. I'm a son, a brother - analog at birth but digital at heart - working daily to create version 2.0 of myself.

Groud Dalton Frank
Trinidad and Tobago
27 • 11 • 1989

My education.

My education is not formal and somewhat unorthodox. After leaving high school with a full GCSE/O'Level certificate I invested many hours into learning different software and technologies.

I strongly believe that meaningful education doesn't always come in the form of a university degree. As such, crafting my own education was and still is my primary focus. Luckily for me there is a wealth of online resources to aid me in this. It's amazing what you can learn with a search engine and some discipline.

CXC GCSE/O'level Grades

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    MATHEMATICS

    Grade 3

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    ENGLISH A

    Grade 1

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    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Grade 3

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    CHEMISTRY

    Grade 3

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    BIOLOGY

    Grade 2

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    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Grade 1

These are my competencies.

I am working hard to aquire new skills and build on my current skill set. Personal education is a priority so I am always open to learning both news things and new ways of doing old things.

  • JavaScript

  • JSON

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • Sass

  • LESS

  • Python

  • Java

  • C

  • C++

  • PHP

  • MySQL

  • Ruby

  • Bootsrap 3+

  • UIkit

  • VelocityJS

  • GSAP

  • jQuery

  • ZeptoJS

  • VueJS

  • ReactJS

  • AngularJS

  • GNU/Linux

  • Command-line

  • LAMP

  • Google

  • Visual Studio Code

  • Atom

  • Vim

  • GIT

  • Virtual Machines

  • Inkscape

  • GIMP

  • Vectr

  • Canva

  • Figma

  • Illustrator

  • Photoshop

  • MS Word

  • MS Excel

  • GNU/Linux

  • Window

  • MacOS

  • BSD

  • ChromeOS

  • Android

  • iOS

  • SEO

  • HIDPI Optimization

  • Mobile Optimization

  • Browser Optimization

  • Old Browser Support

  • Site Accessibility

  • Best Practices

  • Minimalist Logos

  • Ornate Logos

  • Flyers

  • Back-end

  • Singing

  • Dancing

  • Sense of Humor

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Interpersonal

  • Communication

  • Listening

  • Working Under Pressure

  • Leadership

  • Willingness to Learn

  • Multitasking

  • English

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

  • Serbian

Here's my work history.

I have worked in a number of capacities both inside and outside of tech. I believe a diverse work portfolio is never a bad thing and has helped shape myself, my experiences and my work ethic.

Business Operations Assistant I
@Office of the Prime Minister(C.A.S.T)
Human Resources

September 2014 - Present

IHRIS (Integrated Human Resources Information System) is a PeopleSoft database for the work records of public servants/civil servants in the republic of Trinidad and Tobago. I was responsible for updating and/or entering data related to pay increase, increments, leave taken(vacation, sick maternity,etc), leave granted, performance appraisals, record transfer either within the department or externally (e.g. Ministry of Education), etc.

Skills honed:
How to be meticulous in the face of monotony.
Professionally dealing with confidential information.

Business Operations Assistant I
@Ministry of Tobago Development
Planning and Research Unit

May 2014 - September 2014

My duties revolved around entering data, collected by field worker from fishermen, on various things like fish caught, distance, distance traveled, etc. The data was entered into a program called SPSS.

Skills honed:
How to be meticulous in the face of monotony.

Business Operations Assistant I
@Ministry of Tobago Development
Human Capital Development

June 2012 - May 2014

My responsibilities were always fluid. Some days were very clerical in nature(typing, printing, researching and compiling data) and other days were more adventuous(accompanying my supervisor to various locations, event planning, some heavy lifting and even chaperoning). I did a lot of work that was outside my job spec but I think that's why I enjoyed it the most. It broke the monotony of office work.

Skills honed:
How to be be fluid and flexible.

Office Assistant
@Memeber of Parliament (Tobago West)
General

April 2011 - May 2012

My duties were very typical clerical work but also involved elements of project management.

Skills honed:
Team work
Project prototyping and managing vocational community programmes.

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EXPERTISE

This is what I can do for you.

UI CRAFTING

UX ENGINEERING

WEB DESIGN

ILLUSTRATIONS

PORTFOLIO CREATION

DESIGN CONSULTANCY

I help build brand trust and loyalty through engineering a consistent and impactful user experience. I focus on bringing content to life through the thoughtful application of colors, iconography, typography and code to create a user interface with impact!

This is how I do it.

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Plan

Ideas are worthless unless they can be implemented and implementation is only effective with proper planning.

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Prototype

Prototyping is extremely critical for design and development. It is the proving ground where code and design are either improved on or discarded.

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Product

The bi-product of proper planning and effective prototyping is a "living" digital experience. I turn ideas into experiences.

Code done right.

Readable

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Legible

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Sensible

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Responsive Design.

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I design for
humans.
I engineer for
devices.
I craft
digital experiences.

Some of my projects.

UX/UI HTML/CSS

Awhe Boy Website

A.W.B is a painting company based in Tobago. I designed the logo, business card, website and did the site copy.

UX/UI HTML/CSS

Online Portfolio

This is a draft design of a digital resume/online portfolio for a communications consultant, content manager, entrepreneur and butterfly enthusiast. It's a work in progress.

Design Prototyping Concept Art

Illustration

An illustration of a minimal tourism landing progressive web app.

UX/UI Design HTML/CSS Tech

My Blog

This is my personal blog where I talk about code, design and tech.

CONTACT

Let's talk.

I'm currently available for freelance work. If you'd like to get a quote or if you are interested in hiring me, please feel free to reach out.

+1 • (868) • 343 • 3756

+1 • (868) • 639 • 0283

groudfrank@gmail.com

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