Joshua Sanger

About Me

Always learning, always striving for perfection.

I approach every project with enthusiasm, with an ultimate goal of pixel perfection, all while keeping the user in mind. During the design stage, a design decision is not made unless it either adds to the user's experience or enhances usability. From start to finish, from mobile to desktop, my goal is to make something that’s not only engaging and exciting, but something that allows the user to find exactly what they need, when they need it.

Whether it’s a new JavaScript library, a new technique I recently read about, or a new way to layout a site, I always try to implement something new into my projects. This not only keeps me excited about my job and increases my skill set, but it also gives my clients a modern, fresh, looking site that leaves users wanting more.

With more and more users viewing sites on mobile, tablet or "phablet" devices, responsive design is a must have on any of my projects. Gone are the days of redirecting users to a "mobile-friendly" version of your site. Instead, content is shifted, layouts are changed, and styling is altered to make a website look fantastic, no matter what screen size, platform, or device.

Like my websites, I am also platform agnostic. I can efficiently work on OSX or Windows, even though I prefer one over the other (but I’ll never tell). Lately my arsenal includes:

"...What I do have is a very particular set of skills."

As a Senior Front End Developer, I specialize in creating modern, simple and engaging user interfaces. I achieve this by staying current with best coding practices, tricks, and techniques.

I take pride in writing clean, well documented, and extensible code. Some of the languages I use daily are:

Since the web industry changes quite often, I always have a queue of coding practices, frameworks and libraries that I am currently working on mastering. Lately I've been working on:

My experience

I come from a background of customer service. From cashier, to client relations, customer care, and management, I have done it all. This not only helps me in speaking with clients, but it also gives me a leg up on my competition. I am easily able to find out exactly what my clients needs are, and how I can help them achieve their goals.

I have been in the web industry since 2012, and haven’t looked back since. Currently I am working as a Senior Front End Developer at Shopify.

I invite you to head over to my LinkedIn profile for a full list of projects, work experience, and more. You can also contact me and I'd be more than happy to discuss my thoughts, experience, and opinions on all things web.

My education

As a constant learner, and as someone who always has a course on the go, I understand the value of self-education and the importance of having a growth mindset to learn everyday. After graduating at the top of my class from Durham College's Contemporary Web Design program in 2014, I have continued to push myself and expand my skills through self-study. During my 2 years at Durham College, I tutored my peers and taught weekly seminars, demonstrating my passion for staying up-to-date with the constantly evolving web industry.

Since college, I have had to learn countless new skills and adapt to ever-changing industry standards. If you'd like to learn more about my education and skill set, please feel free to visit my LinkedIn page or contact me directly to discuss my experiences and thoughts on self-education.

Let's get in touch!

I would love to hear from you!
Whether it's to chat, ask me about a project, pick my brain, ask me about an opportunity, or you're simply a little lonely, you can reach me / follow me on any of the below options. You can also leave a message with my contact assistant and I'll get back to you shortly!