Travis Libby

Travis Libby

Frontend Engineer

What am I all about?

Travis hard at work

I focus mainly on the frontend portion of the stack but I also spend a lot of time exploring full stack javascript. In my previous career I focused primarily on user experience and UI design. Although I maintain a strong appreciation for the importance of design, I get the most satisfaction out of all things code! I'm currently employed as a Frontend Engineer at a great company called Xero where I enjoy helping small businesses reach their goals with the best online cloud accounting product on the market!

When I'm not working I enjoy going on hikes and exploring the world with my wife Olya and my dog Skyler. Recently I've gotten into woodworking as a hobby mostly by repurposing existing pieces of furniture into new and unique ones. I've also gotten into cooking and especially enjoy french food and wine. Eventually, I'd like to move back to the east coast and finally learn to ski.


My Skills and Qualifications

The strongest tools in my wheelhouse are HTML, CSS, and Javascript. I'm also versed in the MEAN stack and enjoy building full stack javascript applications. My design background means I have a strong aesthetic and this is evident in all of my work.

Core Skills
HTML, CSS/SASS, Bootstrap, Javascript, Knockout, Bower, Grunt, Git/Github
Currently Studying
Angular, Node JS, Express JS, MongoDB, Ionic, Cordova
Future Study Plans
Data Structures and Algorithms with Javascript

Xero - Frontend Engineer
December 2014 - Present | San Francisco, CA

As a frontend engineer at Xero I work on an Agile team of product owners, program managers, QA/QE, product designers and front and backend developers. I work with a stack of tools that include HTML, CSS, Javascript, Knockout, and Durandal on the frontend. We consume a REST API for our spa framework built with .NET. We solve complex problems every day and I've most recently been involved on a team that rebuilt the entire payroll onboarding process for our U.S. organizations.

Xero - Product Designer
November 2013 - November 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Before making the transition to engineering I spent a year in design. As a product designer I worked very closely with the product owners on our team who are the most well versed in both accounting and our target audience. Together, with other members of our product team we put together experiences that make accounting for small business as painless as possible.

Avant, LLC. - Senior UI/UX Designer
November 2011 - November 2013 | San Francisco, CA

In the agency environment I was able to utilize a variety of my skills including visual design, user experience, and front end development. As a small team we often worked on completely different projects for a number of unique clients from one week to the next.

Lauchlan - Senior Designer
March 2010 - October 2011 | Exeter, NH

I wore a lot of hats as part of Lauchlan. As the first designer hired I worked very closely with the founders to establish web, print, event, and video solutions for leading OEM technology companies.

ebay enterprise (formerly e-Dialog) - Campaign Developer
August 2009 - February 2010 | Burlington, MA

As a campaign developer, my job included working closely with project managers to build, deliver, and debug data-driven email campaigns.

Metaliq (defunct) - Designer
January 2008 - October 2008 | Burlington, MA

As my first real professional gig as a designer I was fortunate to work with a company with close business relationships with Adobe and Microsoft. For these companies we worked as a think tank creating projects like Adobe Kuler and a web application for Microsoft Zune. I also had the pleasure of contributing to the rebrand of the then popular Flash Forward conference.

University of Maine | Orono, ME | Graduated May 2005
Business Administration/Marketing, Minor in Geological Sciences

Academy of Art University | San Francisco, CA
Computer Arts/New Media MFA Program (142 credit hours)

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