Nic Guest-Jelley

Work Experience

Front End Developer | Lonely Planet

March 2016 - present


I work on the Front-End Development team that is hard-at-work on improving the user experience on the Lonely Planet website. We are improving the infrastructure by implementing our new experiences in React and Node, using an api for the first time at Lonely Planet. I spend most of my day implementing new features in our new React universal app, but also support legacy pages that use ES6/handlebars and Rails.

Tools Used

  • React & Redux
  • Node (Express)
  • Webpack
  • Mocha/Chai/Enzyme
  • Git
  • ES6
  • SCSS/Radium

Front End Developer | V. Alexander (contract)

Jan 2016 - March 2016


  • Began rebuild of legacy jQuery app in React
  • Led implementation of improved version control system
  • Added Jenkins to deployment process for automated builds/deployments

Tools Used

  • React & Redux
  • Webpack
  • Bootstrap
  • Git
  • jQuery
  • Require
  • Handlebars

Team Lead & Senior Front End Engineer | Spendsetter

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015

I was promoted into this role shortly before the company downsized.

  • Helped determine and execute team priorities through sprint planning
  • Delegated tasks and responsibilities across the team according to current needs
  • Managed front end releases from start to finish
  • Troubleshot problems on the fly and was ultimately responsible for determining and implementing the best solution

Front End Engineer | Spendsetter (previously Moontoast)

Nov 2013 - Oct 2015


I worked on a front end development team that built and managed two web applications as well as the company's marketing site and blog. My responsibilities spanned implementing core functionality to making improvements on our existing code base. I worked closely with the product team to carry out business objectives in an intuitive way. Our applications relied on a RESTful API built in a Python back end.

  • Improved and implemented front end architecture
  • Built and maintained admin and client-facing applications
  • Built and maintained marketing site

Tools Used

  • Backbone & Marionette
  • Foundation CSS Framework
  • UX design
  • Bower, Grunt build tools

Web Builder | Web Solutions |Jack Henry & Associates

Sept 2011 - Nov 2013

  • Hand coded HTML/CSS/JQuery from Photoshop/Fireworks designs
  • Integrated HTML/CSS/JQuery into CMS
  • Developed responsive websites
  • Streamlined building processes
  • Trained new builders
  • Updated documentation
  • Coordinated Web Builders group, including leading strategy meetings
  • Strategized and troubleshot with customers
  • Provided input into the design process based on customer needs and site functionality

Web Builder, Associate | Web Solutions |Jack Henry & Associates

2010 - 2011

  • Imported content in CMS
  • Modified CSS and HTML to meet client specifications
  • Provided feedback to project managers regarding client edits

Webmaster | Department of English, University of Florida

2007 - 2011

  • Developed, updated and maintained department website
  • Maintained Perl backend for departmental surveys
  • Co-developed site redesign, Fall 2007

Web Liaison | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida

2005 - 2007

  • Provided all teacher technology training for networked classrooms
  • Developed and maintained web sites, including comprehensive help pages.

Instructor | Department of English, University of Florida

2003 - 2009

  • Crafted courses with web-focused assignments and creative projects
  • Emphasized analyzing creative websites to learn how they were built



  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • CSS3 via Sass & Compass
  • Web optimization & cross browser compatibility


  • Github
  • Komodo Editor, PyCharm, WebStorm
  • Atlassian Jira
  • Adobe Photoshop, Sketch
  • WordPress
  • CSS Frameworks, including Foundation and Twitter Bootstrap.


Master's in English | University of Florida


Bachelor's in Psychology | Louisiana State University