Francesca Borg

francesca.bte@outlook.com franborg.co

07897861952

Personal Statement

I’m a front-end engineer who enjoys building products and fixing software, from architecting to implementing designs and testing. I am also interested in the product side of tech, exploring SEO, UI & UX design iterations, and understanding the market for a product.

Skills

  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Redux
  • Redux-Saga
  • NPM
  • HTML5
  • React Testing Library
  • Hugo
  • SASS
  • CSS3
  • Jest
  • Enzyme
  • TestCafe
  • PostCSS
  • Jenkins
  • JIRA
  • Git
  • Webpack
  • Babel
  • Material UI
  • Node
  • Agile

Projects & Portfolio Pieces

Bookmark Llama

https://bookmarkllama.com

Bookmark Llama is a micro-SAAS product that allows teams to share and sync bookmark folders natively in the browser. The frontend is written in TypeScript & React using Material UI components. Though the extension is in its early stages, it’s already being used by companies wherein teams can share up-to-date resources in their bookmark folders.

Doodle

During my employment at Doodle, I worked on a greenfield enterprise product. I joined the team at the beginning of the project, and I was heavily involved in the technical architecture and product design decisions and discussions.

Web Development Curriculum

While working at DCI, I began preparing coding exercises and challenges for the class I was working in. Soon, I was asked to work on the new curriculum and I built all of the content for Programming Basics, HTML and CSS, and JavaScript. Besides developing this, I also created end of module challenges which were graded using unit tests so that teachers could quickly gauge the level of their students.

Pure CSS Art Series

https://codepen.io/fran-cesca/pen/YdxOEp

Over a span of six months or so, I created a series of pure CSS art wherein I created little scenes or images using nothing but CSS (no SVGs or imgs). One of the reasons why I enjoy CSS art is because it’s a big push on the limitations of the tool. The result is something unique and the creation of something that the tool would not normally be used for.





























































































































Employment History & Education

Founder

B&F Solutions - Self-employed

January 2022 - present

  • Market research, product discovery, and competitor analysis
  • Initial designs, including UI and UX mapping
  • Sync Engine for browsers’ bookmarks
  • Frontend architecture for a browser extension
  • Frontend implementation using React, TypeScript, and MUI
  • Cross-browser compatibility for Edge, Firefox, and Chrome
  • Improving UX and the product through analytics and data-driven research
  • Keyword research, on-site SEO, and SEO-driven content writing

Frontend Engineer

Doodle - Berlin, Germany & London (remote)

January 2020 - July 2021

  • Maintaining internal component libraries
  • Working within an agile team to continuously deliver features
  • Creation and implementation of documentation standards for all company repositories
  • Unit, integration, end-to-end testing and TDD
  • Identifying, reproducing and resolving bugs as well as identifying and resolving tech debt
  • Pair programming and code reviews

Assistant Teacher for Web Development

Digital Career Institute - Berlin, Germany

February 2019 - December 2019

Online English Teacher

SmileABC & UUABC - Beijing, China

July 2017 - February 2019

Researcher & UX designer

Dutch Media Lab - Amersfoort, The Netherlands

June 2016 - June 2017

Game Designer

MITA - Smart City, Malta

June 2015 - December 2015

M.Sc. in Digital Games - Distinction

University of Malta

October 2015 - December 2017

BA. Hons. in Philosophy - First Class

University of Malta

October 2012 - June 2015