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Alex Carpenter ¬

UI Engineer at Clerk

CV

UI engineer who enjoys working at the intersection of design and engineering teams

Experience

Clerk

Senior UI Engineer • Jan 2024 - Now

UI Engineer apart of the design team, working on the dashboard UI and marketing website.

  • Next.js
  • Tailwind CSS
  • TypeScript
  • Framer Motion
  • React Aria Components

Watershed

Web Engineer • Aug 2023 - Dec 2023

Web Engineer apart of the marketing department, building and maintaining watershed.com. Helping companies cut carbon.

  • Next.js
  • Sanity CMS
  • CSS modules
  • TypeScript
  • Radix Primitives
  • Framer Motion
  • HubSpot
  • Statsig
  • Semrush
  • Google Tag Manager

HashiCorp

Senior Web Engineer • Jul 2021 - Jul 2023

Lead Web Engineer on the core web team, helping build and maintain public-facing HashiCorp websites and web applications with Next.js.

  • Next.js
  • Dato CMS
  • Reach UI
  • TypeScript
  • CSS modules
  • Framer Motion

NationBuilder

UI Engineer • Nov 2018 - Jul 2021

UI Engineer working on the design team, collaborating closely with engineers implementing new features and building out our design system Radius.

  • React
  • Rails
  • Bootstrap

Mighty in the Midwest

Senior Web Engineer • Oct 2015 - Nov 2018

Senior Developer building and maintaining client websites built with Craft CMS, ExpressionEngine, and Shopify. Lead front-end initiatives to improve CSS and JavaScript architecture and implement an atomic deployment pipeline for our projects.

  • Craft CMS
  • Shopify
  • SCSS
  • jQuery

Masuga Design

Web Engineer • Feb 2012 - Oct 2015

Front-end Developer building user interfaces for clients like A&E Networks, Image Comics, and Fox Networks Info with ExpressionEngine.

  • ExpressionEngine
  • Craft CMS
  • SCSS
  • jQuery

Skills & Interests

  • CSS modules
  • Design systems
  • Framer Motion
  • Next.js
  • React
  • Sanity CMS
  • Tailwind CSS
  • TypeScript

Recommendations

“Alex is an excellent teammate and an exceptionally talented web developer. When he joined the team we gained an incredibly strong collaborator. His thoughtful approach to both producing work and actively reviewing code instantly improved the entire teams workflow. It is clear that Alex is a life long learner and therefore is always sure to bring a new, novel approach to solve a problem.”

— Jimmy Merritello, Web Engineer, HashiCorp

“Alex and I worked together on the design team at NationBuilder. Alex is a natural problem solver, and a talented visual designer. That combination makes him an excellent front-end engineer. We worked together on a new feature with a complex UI and he was able to interpret the designs with a care and detail that is rare, while also making thoughtful UX suggestions. Not to mention Alex is just a great person, easy to talk to and lovely to work with.”

— Amy Stuart, Senior Designer, NationBuilder

“I worked with Alex on a variety of different projects. He is excellent at his craft and a pleasure to collaborate with. His attention to detail always resulted in an extremely polished final product.”

— Andrew Possehl, Senior Designer, NationBuilder

“Alex is incredibly skilled, efficient, and thorough in his work. Perhaps more than any other co-worker I have had, Alex possesses a deep and wide understanding of modern web technologies, while his steady passion for producing best-of-class work inspires his peers to write cleaner, simpler, and more elegant code.”

— Kyle Luck, Developer, Mighty in the Midwest

“I would recommend Alex to any forward-thinking web team. His passion for web standards along with his friendly attitude made him an invaluable part of our development team. I’m always especially impressed with his commitment to continuous learning and I hope to have the chance to work with him again!”

— Melissa Taylor, Director of Client Services, Mighty in the Midwest

“Alex is incredibly thorough and thoughtful with his work and is always seeking out improving in his craft. He’s conscious of meeting deadlines and communicates concerns early so that project teams can be proactive in problem solving.”

— Danielle Dunn, Project Manager, Mighty in the Midwest

“Alex is a true autodidact that is dedicated to keeping up with the latest development tools, methods and trends.”

— Benjamin Kohl, Back-end Developer, Masuga Design