Hello.

I'm Rebecca Dittmar

Front-End Developer

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(503) 927-9605

From the discovery of new methods and tools, to the tiny details of syntax, and the sheer creativity of developing and evolving solutions, front end development is a passion as much as a career. My hobby turned into a career over a decade ago and I’ve seen my work save thousands of animals' lives, help new businesses get off the ground, and propel established organizations into a more automated and future-prepared state.

What best describes my approach and practice is this list of core values that are indelible to my work. (I'm not alone in thinking these qualities are essential.)

  • Rapid assimilation of and application of new knowledge
  • Tenacity and persistence
  • Adaptability and agility of mind/ideas/solutions/problems
  • Responsiveness, availability, and punctuality
  • Affability and a genuine interest in understanding others
  • Mentoring and teaching others. Open Source!

What I do

Develop

HTML/HTML5
CSS/CSS3/SCSS
Responsive Frameworks
Wordpress & Associated PHP
jQuery & Javascript
Backbone.js/Underscore.js
Gulp/Codekit/Compass
Terminal/Bash
Django Front End Development
3rd Party CMS & CRM
VisualStudio ASP.NET Front End
Custom Email Templates
Git/GitHub
Sharepoint
Bower/NPM
Flash & XML

Design & Structure

Photoshop
Illustrator & SVG
Mobile App GUI Elements
Art Illustrations
CMS Theme Design
Branding/Logos
Print &Label Design
Wireframing/Navigation
Prototyping/Concepting
QA Device & Browser
Training
Documenting/SOPs/Wiki
Content & Messaging
UI/UX

Projects

Who I do it for

DistinctDaily Front End Developer - 2015-2016

Rare chance to build and evolve a site on the level of knowing every line and fulfilling my not-so-inner Type A.

While there may not be many sure things in this world, one thing you can depend on is Rebecca. She possesses the killer combination of being a highly skilled front-end developer and passionately dedicated to her work. She consistently delivers clean, optimized solutions on time and exceeding expectations. Rebecca is also an invaluable asset to a team. She thrives on collaboration and is a great communicator. She brings not only technical expertise, but design experience and creative problem solving to the table. I would absolutely recommend her for your team or project and hope that I have the opportunity to work with her again in the future.

Gene Sluder, Chief Architect

I collaborated with Rebecca on DistinctDaily’s site. She combines creative thinking, expertise and a positive can-do attitude as a Front End Developer, which makes her an absolute pleasure to work with. She brought great design know-how to the process and offered many ideas that helped take the UI to the next level. As a technical expert, she knows all of the technical tools in depth and is able to quickly learn new tools. If you ever need someone to deliver under pressure, no slip-ups, just results, Rebecca is great!

Billy Huys, UI Designer


9spire - Freelance Contractor Front End Developer/Designer - 2001-Now

Full lifecycle of website from idea, design, development to launch and maintenance. Investment in all aspects from marketing, design, messaging, servers, email, forms, payments, & reporting.

Rebecca has become an integral part of our business by enabling us to communicate our company mission and commitment to product quality to a global audience. Almost daily we receive compliments on the design depth and interactivity of our website.

Aaron Fishman, East Bali Cashews

Rebecca is more than just a web designer. She's an artist and a craftsman. Her keen eye for detail and her creative input brought my website to life in ways I never thought possible. Hire her now. It will be to your glory.

Adam Cushman, Red 14 Films


Foundation to Support Animal Protection Senior Designer - 2007-2015

Generating impacting, eye-catching sites to raise awareness. Campaigns viewed by millions, with thousands of animals saved, increased memberships and supported local activists. Design Props

Rebecca has raised the bar with innovations in the functionality and user experience of our websites. Rebecca thrives on taking on challenging design and functionality requirements and does the research necessary to implement new and trending technology.

Donna Zeiber, Directior of Interactive Media Group at FSAP

Rebecca and I worked together at PETA. She was always the go to for rush requests and projects because she works so quickly. Rebecca enjoys researching and experimenting with new methods on each project, which is vital in web development since best practices change daily it seems. She's always happy to share new development techniques and tricks with colleagues to save time and headaches. In addition to our PETA work, I had the opportunity to work with her on a side project where she proved to be incredibly organized and driven!

Alicia Duffy, Web Designer & Front-End Developer


Organizations I belong to

Women Who Code, ChickTech, PDXWIT, Javascript Admirers and more!

Who I am

9spire

9spire

This site was built in three four days from concept to launch and inspired by the 9 spires of Buddha tattooed on the nape of my neck by a menthol-chain-smoking monk with a sharpened stick. That's the power of the 9 inspire.

That, and I won't open my new Mac until this portfolio is live...

9spire

Writing

Since typing code all day isn't enough, my evenings often include a quick blog article about my latest travel adventures. Ask me for access, it's pretty entertaining and more popular than I ever expected. The blog itself is the standard Wordpress Twenty Fifteen theme. Why? Too busy working, adventuring, and writing about it to make a pretty website. It's okay to judge.

9spire

Photos

Although I couldn't tell you the exact model of my camera, or adequately describe my favorite settings or lenses, I take a lot of pictures and some of them look pretty good. Friend me on Facebook and you can see them all.