My story

I'm Yuji, a front-end developer and user experience designer based in Austin, TX.

From watching my dad work on computers when I was a kid, I cultivated a passion and curiosity for technology which led me to teach myself how to code in middle school. Though I ended up studying Business Information Systems, I wanted to use my coding skills to build products and found my niche in front-end development.

Starting out

I started my career at Boeing as a web developer and was given the opportunity to redesign an enterprise website on mobile communications. Through this project, I updated the front-end framework and rebuilt the user interface to help employees locate and consume critical content. While the overhaul led to increased user engagement and fewer help desk calls, the biggest impact for me was on a personal level. It showed me the power of understanding the user and how employing thoughtful design and well-written code could solve real needs.

Over the last few years, I've continued to use these skills in the corporate world, but through personal projects, I've been able to more fully express my passion for front-end development and UX. Whether, it's building a landing page for work, or an app on the side for my church to help coordinate events, I'm always looking for ways to improve and deliver my best work yet.

At the end of the day

While I love what I do, I know life is more than just work and I make time to recharge my passion and creativity through some fun and relaxation. Outside of work, you can find me playing board games with friends, watching Marvel movies with my wife, listening to a Mitch Rapp audiobook, or occasionally DJing a wedding.

Contact me

Current role

09/2017 - Present
in Austin, TX
Front-end Web Developer
Magpul / Marketing
development
ux / ui
ecommerce / cms
  • Develop all Magpul business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) website content and eCommerce activities
  • Provide oversight, guidance, and act as subject matter expert to all implementation partners on user experience (UX) design and website development
  • Collaborate with the marketing team for website innovation and wireframe design, to build responsive web pages
  • Designed, developed and implemented new website and product pages using HTML, Less, CSS, JavaScript, and Adobe XD which resulted in increased customer engagement and product sales
  • Created website style guide to drive interface consistency and maintain the integrity of the Magpul family of websites
See resume

Skills

Languages
  • Javascript (ES6+)
  • CSS / Sass / Less / Styled Components
  • HTML / Pug
  • GraphQL
Frameworks
  • React
  • Gatsby
  • Prisma
  • Apollo
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Bootstrap
Tools
  • Git / GitHub
  • ESLint / Prettier
  • Chrome / Firefox Dev Tools
  • Jest
  • Postman
Design
  • Adobe XD, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Mobile-First Responsive Design
  • User Interface & Experience
  • Prototyping
See resume

Let's work together

Have an opportunity for me, or questions about my work and skills? Let’s chat!

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