Kristi Miller

Software Developer|based in Denver, Colorado

About Me

With a passion for crafting captivating digital experiences, I merge the precision of a seasoned photographer with the strategic acumen of a business owner. As a dedicated web developer, I thrive on collaborating with clients, leveraging my keen eye for design and attention to detail to bring their visions to life. Whether you're a small business seeking to establish an online presence or a large company looking for a developer to create a unique digital identity, I am committed to delivering tailor-made solutions that exceed expectations. Explore my portfolio and let's embark on a journey to elevate your online presence together.

My Experience, Education, and Volunteer Work

Experience

Rightpoint

Software Developer II (Front End)

October 2021 - Present

August 2023 - Present
Iron Mountain (Website Redesign)

Developing an extensive component library utilizing Next.js, Storybook, and Framer Motion. This library is designed to be integrated into a Sitecore Experience Manager instance and rolled out across sixty global websites, including those with right-to-left orientation.

April 2023 - August 2023
Intermountain Health (Website Redesign)

Developed an extensive component library based on new designs utilizing React, Sass, and Storybook. Was made responsible for collaborating, building, testing, and presenting over 25 responsive, reusable components.

September 2022 - April 2023
E*Trade / Morgan Stanley (Website Mitigation)

Worked with a team of developers to migrate the E*Trade codebase from Angular JS to React.

July 2022 - September 2022
St.Luke's Medical Center (Component Library)

Established a relationship and close communication with design team and client to ensure the production of nearly 30 internally used components were styled to match the creative intnt of the team. Utilized Sass and HTML to build and demonstrate responsive, reusable component library for an internal application.

June 2022 - April 2023
Knauf Insulation (Website Styling)

Worked closely with client and design team to style various components utilizing CSS ad HTML.

October 2021 - September 2022
Unqork Design Services (Talent Support)

Provided support for various clients using Unqork's "no-code" application development solution. Some clients included Foxo Technologies, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Mutual, and the Cities of New York, Chicago, and Washington DC.

Aetna

Software Developer in Test

July 2021 - October 2021

Ran and investigated daily regression and end-to-end testing, focusing on Test Driven Development. Tools and technologies used included BDD Automation Frameworks, Cucumber, Java, Gherkin, Postman, RESTAssured, and Selenium WebDriver.

Education

University of Colorado - Boulder

Bachelor of Science Journalism

May 2009

Majored in Media Studies, studying topics of print and digital design. Special emphasis in Photojournalism. Member and director of the campus photo club. Minor in Women's Studies.

Turing School of Software and Design

Certificate in Front-End Software Engineering

May 2020 - January 2021

Turing is the soleaccreditedweb development bootcamp in the U.S., offering intensive seven-month-long software development programs. Their Front-End program focuses on communication, collaboration, technical proficiency, and workflow best practices, incorporating user stories, wireframing, issue management, continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD), test-driven development (TDD), and code review. The tech stack for the Front-End program includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, React, and Cypress.

Volunteer Work

Turing School of Software and Design

Front-End Student Mentor

January 2021 - Present

Guide and mentor Front-End Development students both individually and in group settings, offering support to overcome obstacles and readiness for assessments. Employ interactive exercises to foster engagement and facilitate learning. Additionally, administer and develop practice activities.

Longhopes Donkey Shelter

Animal Caretaker

October 2022 - Present

Ensure injury prevention by adhering to established safety protocols and managing animal behavior effectively. Improve animal welfare by maintaining regular exercise routines and providing optimal nutrition, along with maintaining clean, sanitized, and comfortable living environments for the animals.

Notable Skills & Expertise

  • HTML & CSS
  • Sass/SCSS
  • Javascript ES6+
  • React
  • Next.JS
  • TypeScript
  • Figma
  • Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
Philosophy background

Development Philosophy

My goal is to sculpt digital experiences that transcend the ordinary, blending cutting-edge design with seamless functionality.

Continuous Learning

I fully embrace a growth mindset and remain open to learning new technologies, languages, and best practices. The software development landscape evolves rapidly, so staying updated is crucial for staying relevant.

Attention to Detail

As a former photographer, I tend to see details that can often fall through the cracks. I have a keen eye for detail and I pride myself on my ability to create pixel-perfect web products based on designs.

Collaboration

I have worked with teams remotely all over the world in my development career. Effective collaboration and clear communication are essential for sharing ideas, resolving conflicts, and ensuring everyone is aligned towards the project goals.

Code Quality

I am committed to producing code that is clean, readable, and easy to maintain. It's imperative for me to establish a standard by adhering to coding conventions, design patterns, and industry best practices. My objective is to craft code that is not only efficient and scalable but also comprehensible for both myself and fellow developers.

UI/UX Design

Being visually oriented, User Interfaces hold immense significance for me. I am dedicated to crafting striking and elegant user interfaces that deliver exceptional user experiences. I've been expanding my design expertise throughout my professional journey, and I am committed to furthering that growth in the future.

Testing and Debugging

I've cultivated a strong habit of creating thorough tests to validate the accuracy of my code. When confronted with challenges, I debug with precision and speed. Throughout my career, testing has been indispensable, ensuring the reliability of my work.

What folks are saying...

I've had the pleasure of working closely with Kristi as a fellow front-end developer within Rightpoint's Product Development practice. Throughout our collaboration, I've witnessed Kristi's remarkable proficiency as a software engineer, characterized by her seamless adaptation to emerging technologies and patterns. What truly sets her apart, however, is her exceptional aptitude for articulating complex technical concepts to both colleagues and clients with a blend of warmth and assurance.

One aspect of Kristi's contributions that particularly stands out is her insightful presentations on topics like accessibility and CSS, which have not only been illuminating but also deeply engaging for our team. Moreover, she consistently goes the extra mile, actively participating in internal initiatives and readily extending support to her peers across various projects within Rightpoint. In addition to her technical prowess, Kristi possesses a rare combination of creativity, meticulous attention to detail, and a genuine warmth that commands respect both personally and professionally.

Without a doubt, any organization would be fortunate to have her as an invaluable asset to their team.

Alex KioWorked with Kristi on the same teamas a Front-End Software Engineerat Rightpoint

I worked directly with Kristi Miller multiple times in my tenure as Architect at Rightpoint in front-end development. Kristi brought a great attitude, a great base skill level, and the skill to pick up new libraries and paradigms quickly for a disparate set of projects. Kristi also went above and beyond what was required of her to help her team members through pair coding and high-quality code reviews. Kristi has lead thought leadership sessions among the front-end cohort and showed passion in important initiatives like accessibility training that helped me grow in my knowledge.

I would happily work with Kristi again and am unreserved in my recommendation for her anywhere she goes.

Emily OlsonManaged Kristi directlyas a Staff Engineerat Rightpoint

You want to reach out to Kristi if you know and value the eye that she has for photography, design, AND software engineering. Kristi is a triple threat looking for the right opportunity and company that will allow her to take her craft to the next logical - and impressive - level.

I love everything about the greenfield project MatriMania, pitched by Kristi Miller during our time at Turing as a final capstone project. MatriMania is an application that connects it’s users into the mind of well established photographers and all the wisdom and clarity the photographers bring into preserving special moments, such as weddings. This team has established an app where photographers can partner with the people enjoying the party. And while it is an amazing tool for organizing and coordinating wedding crowds, it solves the novel and allusive problem: “I wish so and so was in this photo.” I get excited when I see the ways that an established and professional photographer such as Kristi can bring her empathy into the photo, the color palette, and - more importantly - the code.

Arique AguilarStudied with Kristias a Frontend Studentat Turing School of Software and Design

Kristi's coding prowess is well renowned. Hearing as much as I have about how she's the go-to person if you need someone to look over this, or refactor that, it came as no surprise when our cohorts were joined that she brought that same strength to any meeting she was a part of. While we didn't technically work on a project together, in a way we did, as she was a constant lighthouse in the storm for the front end side of my team. "I was hanging out with Kristi working on this yesterday" was a common refrain from the rest of the front end cohort. In small morning standups, she would bring her wit and empathy, as well as clever advice. Kristi's presence would bolster any team that would be lucky enough to have her.

Luke Hunter James-EricksonWorked with Kristi, but on different teamsas a Backend Studentat Turing School of Software and Design

Kristi works harder than most people I know. When something needs to get done, Kristi will step up and take control thanks to her dedication, organizational skills, and desire to see things through till the end. I have worked with Kristi on multiple projects and on each one she's been a delight to work with. Her friendly demeanor, communication, collaboration skills, and eye for design and details makes her a valuable project mate. If I was or am struggling with UX/UI design/styled components/anything CSS related, Kristi is my go-to source for help.

Eric BerglundWorked with Kristi on the same teamas a Frontend Studentat Turing School of Software and Design

Kristi brings strength, composure, and creativity to the groups she works with. Kristi was one of my teammates in a particularly challenging refactoring project. Working with her gave our group a solid sense of direction where we always knew what we were doing. She is thoughtful with her words and actions, and made the project all the more enjoyable and exciting to take on.

Chad DickersonWorked with Kristi on the same teamas a Frontend Studentat Turing School of Software and Design

Kristi is a valuable asset to any creative team. I have yet to meet a more thorough photo editor. Every marketing project Kristi worked on ended up looking exactly how she planned it to and her patience with even the most painstaking of projects seemed to be endless.

Not only is Kristi a great photo editor but she is innovative and original. She can turn dry, boring information into something eye-catching and exciting. She has a knack for finding great ways to connect with her target market.

I would recommend Kristi to anyone who asked because she truly is a one- of-a-kind employee.

Aimee FritzWorked with Kristi on the same teamas a Customer Service Managerat SteriTec

I've had the pleasure of working closely with Kristi as a fellow front-end developer within Rightpoint's Product Development practice. Throughout our collaboration, I've witnessed Kristi's remarkable proficiency as a software engineer, characterized by her seamless adaptation to emerging technologies and patterns. What truly sets her apart, however, is her exceptional aptitude for articulating complex technical concepts to both colleagues and clients with a blend of warmth and assurance.

One aspect of Kristi's contributions that particularly stands out is her insightful presentations on topics like accessibility and CSS, which have not only been illuminating but also deeply engaging for our team. Moreover, she consistently goes the extra mile, actively participating in internal initiatives and readily extending support to her peers across various projects within Rightpoint. In addition to her technical prowess, Kristi possesses a rare combination of creativity, meticulous attention to detail, and a genuine warmth that commands respect both personally and professionally.

Without a doubt, any organization would be fortunate to have her as an invaluable asset to their team.

Alex KioWorked with Kristi on the same teamas a Front-End Software Engineerat Rightpoint

I worked directly with Kristi Miller multiple times in my tenure as Architect at Rightpoint in front-end development. Kristi brought a great attitude, a great base skill level, and the skill to pick up new libraries and paradigms quickly for a disparate set of projects. Kristi also went above and beyond what was required of her to help her team members through pair coding and high-quality code reviews. Kristi has lead thought leadership sessions among the front-end cohort and showed passion in important initiatives like accessibility training that helped me grow in my knowledge.

I would happily work with Kristi again and am unreserved in my recommendation for her anywhere she goes.

Emily OlsonManaged Kristi directlyas a Staff Engineerat Rightpoint

You want to reach out to Kristi if you know and value the eye that she has for photography, design, AND software engineering. Kristi is a triple threat looking for the right opportunity and company that will allow her to take her craft to the next logical - and impressive - level.

I love everything about the greenfield project MatriMania, pitched by Kristi Miller during our time at Turing as a final capstone project. MatriMania is an application that connects it’s users into the mind of well established photographers and all the wisdom and clarity the photographers bring into preserving special moments, such as weddings. This team has established an app where photographers can partner with the people enjoying the party. And while it is an amazing tool for organizing and coordinating wedding crowds, it solves the novel and allusive problem: “I wish so and so was in this photo.” I get excited when I see the ways that an established and professional photographer such as Kristi can bring her empathy into the photo, the color palette, and - more importantly - the code.

Arique AguilarStudied with Kristias a Frontend Studentat Turing School of Software and Design

Kristi's coding prowess is well renowned. Hearing as much as I have about how she's the go-to person if you need someone to look over this, or refactor that, it came as no surprise when our cohorts were joined that she brought that same strength to any meeting she was a part of. While we didn't technically work on a project together, in a way we did, as she was a constant lighthouse in the storm for the front end side of my team. "I was hanging out with Kristi working on this yesterday" was a common refrain from the rest of the front end cohort. In small morning standups, she would bring her wit and empathy, as well as clever advice. Kristi's presence would bolster any team that would be lucky enough to have her.

Luke Hunter James-EricksonWorked with Kristi, but on different teamsas a Backend Studentat Turing School of Software and Design

Kristi works harder than most people I know. When something needs to get done, Kristi will step up and take control thanks to her dedication, organizational skills, and desire to see things through till the end. I have worked with Kristi on multiple projects and on each one she's been a delight to work with. Her friendly demeanor, communication, collaboration skills, and eye for design and details makes her a valuable project mate. If I was or am struggling with UX/UI design/styled components/anything CSS related, Kristi is my go-to source for help.

Eric BerglundWorked with Kristi on the same teamas a Frontend Studentat Turing School of Software and Design

Kristi brings strength, composure, and creativity to the groups she works with. Kristi was one of my teammates in a particularly challenging refactoring project. Working with her gave our group a solid sense of direction where we always knew what we were doing. She is thoughtful with her words and actions, and made the project all the more enjoyable and exciting to take on.

Chad DickersonWorked with Kristi on the same teamas a Frontend Studentat Turing School of Software and Design

Kristi is a valuable asset to any creative team. I have yet to meet a more thorough photo editor. Every marketing project Kristi worked on ended up looking exactly how she planned it to and her patience with even the most painstaking of projects seemed to be endless.

Not only is Kristi a great photo editor but she is innovative and original. She can turn dry, boring information into something eye-catching and exciting. She has a knack for finding great ways to connect with her target market.

I would recommend Kristi to anyone who asked because she truly is a one- of-a-kind employee.

Aimee FritzWorked with Kristi on the same teamas a Customer Service Managerat SteriTec