Husband, father, developer, and user experience aficionado

Hello! My name is Joshua Christensen and I love developing websites! It's the small things that lead to the big picture that excite me. HTML5, CSS3, Less/Scss, AngularJS, jQuery, and Photoshop are my passion.

About me

I like to think of myself as someone who enjoys a nice caffeinated beverage before coding, during coding, and after coding.

I am a passionate and determined front-end developer with 9+ years of experience working with HTML, CSS, Less & Sass/Scss, Bootstrap, AngularJS (actively learning Angular 2), jQuery, and Photoshop. I’m also working with Node on a regular basis.

I pride myself in writing well-written code that is readable and efficient. I love learning new tech and pushing myself to be better well rounded developer.

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Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

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HTML5 & CSS3
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AngularJS & jQuery
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UI/UX Design
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C# ASP.net MVC

Professional experience


  • 3PL Central - American Fork, UT
    April 2015 - Present
  • Team Lead & Lead Front-End Developer
  • HTML5 • CSS3 • Less • AngularJS • jQuery • Photoshop • Cross Browser Compatibility • C# ASP.net MVC5 • SQL Server • AJAX • SVN
    • Responsible for a team of developers ranging from Jr. to Mid-Level. My responsibilities include:
      • Mentoring
      • Pair programming
      • Exploring new technologies and their impact on the product
    • Primary resource for all things HTML, CSS/Less, jQuery, and AngularJS
    • Architected major AngularJS components including:
      • Custom validation system
      • Slideouts that are used to create and edit data
      • Import/Export of csv files
  • SolutionStream/Jamberry - Draper, UT
    November 2014 - April 2015
  • Sr. Front-End Developer
  • HTML5 • CSS3 • Less • jQuery • Photoshop • Cross Browser Compatibility • C# ASP.net • SQL Server • Git
    • Worked closely with the project manager, designers, and developers to improve the usability of the Back Office and Admin section of the Jamberry Nails website.
    • Provided usability insight on how the current website was being used and offered suggestions on how to improve conversion.
    • Helped to drive the team to use modern web development tools such as,
      • Less & Bootstrap 3
      • HTML5
  • Traeger Grills - Springville, UT
    April 2013 - November 2014
  • Team Lead & Sr. Front-End Developer
  • HTML5 • CSS3 • Less • AngularJS • jQuery • User Experience Strategy & Architecture • Cross Browser Compatibility • Photoshop • C# ASP.net MVC4 • SQL Server • AJAX • SVN
    • Took the lead and managed a small team in the development of the Traeger Grills website.
    • Extensively used HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, AngularJS, Bootstrap, C# 4.0, and ASP.net MVC 4
    • Stepped up and owned my code and projects.
    • Held Lunch n Learn meetings where I would present technologies trending in the industry and current tech used at Traeger.
  • GroSocial - Orem, UT
    April 2012 - February 2013
  • UI/UX Specialist
  • HTML5 • CSS3 • Less • jQuery • Photoshop • Cross Browser Compatibility • Git
    • Wire framed and designed the GroSocial app.
    • Actively pushed the company to try new things, explore new technologies, and broaden their creative pallets.
    • Worked closely with development and marketing and bridged the gap between the two departments.
    • Met deadlines and worked the time needed to meet deadlines and personal goals.
    • Stretched myself and actively pushed myself in new directions to learn new technologies.
  • NetSteps - Lehi, UT
    January 2011 - April 2012
  • UX Designer/Developer
  • HTML5 • CSS3 • jQuery • Photoshop • Cross Browser Compatibility • C# ASP.net MVC
    • Developed and co-designed corporate websites and personal websites on a pre-existing framework.
    • Explored new technologies to be used by our team.
    • Worked closely with development and QA to ensure we released a quality product.
    • Met deadlines with passion.
  • VacationRoost - Salt Lake City, UT
    September 2009 - January 2011
  • Web Developer & User Experience Analyst
  • HTML • CSS3 • jQuery • Photoshop • User Experience Strategy • Cross Browser Compatibility • C# ASP.net
    • Relied upon to fulfill the HTML & CSS needs of the developers and graphic designer.
    • Optimized images in Photoshop for high performance websites.
    • Took existing web pages and optimized them for a greater user experience.
    • Improved the property details page for the geographical and regional sites.
    • Improved search layout and design to encourage searching from our advanced search page.
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