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Samuel Larsen-Disney

www.sld.codes | s.larsendisney@gmail.com

Creative, collaborative and courageous developer with extensive experience in web based technologies and UX design. Looking for the next challenge to improve customer experience and deepen engagement.

EXPERIENCE

Front-End Engineer

American Express, London | 2020 - Present

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Responsible for creating and maintaining performant, acessible ReactJS and JS components used across the organisation's online presence.

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Created tools that allow us to measure how our components are being used. Versions, bundle size, accessiblity, best practices and SEO impacts are tracked automatically.

JS, ReactJS, Jest, Redux, GatsbyJS, Emotion, Styled Components, Sketch, Invision

UX Engineer

American Express, London | 2019 - 2020

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Developed a new referral experience that features enhanced referral rewards for platinum and gold card members. It has engaged with 600,000 customers to date.

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Created a self-service automation tool for assesing a webpage's performance, accessibilty and generating screenshots of the page for multiple view ports. This has increased the ability for markets to self service, reducing the need to engage engineers to acquire this information.

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Facilitated design sprints and lightening decision jams to help the team ideate.

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Built web-ready animations, onboarding experiences, faster sites in newer frameworks and chat bots.

User Experience, Rapid Prototyping, JS, Typescript, ReactJS, Redux, GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Node, Express, Electron, Adobe Suite, Sketch, Invision

Graduate UX Designer

American Express, Burgess Hill | 2019

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Conducted research into how we could improve elements of the referral hub. This included competitor analysis, analysis of existing site, creation of personas, wireframes and mockups.

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Built a prototype for a research archive that summarises, tags, intelligently links and prioritises research for better design decisions.

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Was the only graduate in my cohort to formally manage interns and have gone on to be the youngest engineer to manage graduates

User Experience, User Research, User Testing, JS, ReactJS, GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Sketch, Invision, Python

Graduate Front-End Engineer

American Express, Burgess Hill | 2018 - 2019

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Designed and built GRAD, a hub for technology onboarding. The collection initially intended for graduates, is being used campus-wide and receives over 250 unique vistors a month and has accumulated over 20,000 views.

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Replaced uses of Oracle forms (legacy software) in Loyalty. By doing so we no longer need to pay for extended support reducing development costs by half.

Internal Tooling, Analytics, JS, ReactJS, Redux, Node, Sketch, Java

Co-Founder

AMNiiS, Remote | 2017 - 2019

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Designed & built the TrailBee application, a dedicated school transport administration tool. The application consisted of a parent app and an admin user interface for schools.

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Created a design language system for the application that was adopted for both desktop and mobile experiences.

React, React Native, JS, SocketIO, Node, MongoDB, Sketch

TECHNICAL SKILLS

JavaScript

HTML

Node

ReactJS

Electron

Bootstrap

Redux

React Native

GatsbyJS

NextJS

Express

GraphQL

Typescript

Jenkins

Jest

Python

DESIGN EXPERTISE

User Research

Usability Testing

Visual Design

Design Sprints

DESIGN TOOLS

Sketch

Invision

Figma

After Effects

Illustrator

Photoshop

Premiere

AdobeXD

EDUCATION

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence BSc - King's College London University

Dissertation on using visual search engines to combat fake news.

INTERESTS

Hackathons

I enjoy teaching the next generation to code and have a bit of a reputation for staying up all night.

Photography

Everything from wildlife to wedding photography. One of my photos "The Brighton Fox" was featured in Brighton & Hove's Annual Calendar in 2019.

This CV was coded in ReactJS.

Samuel Larsen-Disney

www.sld.codes | s.larsendisney@gmail.com

A front-end developer with four years experience using ReactJS to build performant and accessible applications. Looking for the next challenge to improve customer experience and deepen engagement.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

JavaScript

HTML

Node

ReactJS

Electron

Bootstrap

Redux

React Native

GatsbyJS

NextJS

Express

GraphQL

Typescript

Jenkins

Jest

Python

DESIGN EXPERTISE

User Research

Usability Testing

Visual Design

Design Sprints

DESIGN TOOLS

Sketch

Invision

Figma

After Effects

Illustrator

Photoshop

Premiere

AdobeXD

EDUCATION

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence BSc - King's College London University

Dissertation on using visual search engines to combat fake news.

INTERESTS

Hackathons

I enjoy teaching the next generation to code and have a bit of a reputation for staying up all night.

Photography

Everything from wildlife to wedding photography. One of my photos "The Brighton Fox" was featured in Brighton & Hove's Annual Calendar in 2019.

This CV was coded in ReactJS.

EXPERIENCE

Front-End Engineer

American Express, London | 2020 - Present

-

Responsible for creating and maintaining performant, acessible ReactJS and JS components used across the organisation's online presence.

-

Created tools that allow us to measure how our components are being used. Versions, bundle size, accessiblity, best practices and SEO impacts are tracked automatically.

JS, ReactJS, Jest, Redux, GatsbyJS, Emotion, Styled Components, Sketch, Invision

UX Engineer

American Express, London | 2019 - 2020

-

Developed a new referral experience that features enhanced referral rewards for platinum and gold card members. It has engaged with 600,000 customers to date.

-

Created a self-service automation tool for assesing a webpage's performance, accessibilty and generating screenshots of the page for multiple view ports. This has increased the ability for markets to self service, reducing the need to engage engineers to acquire this information.

-

Facilitated design sprints and lightening decision jams to help the team ideate.

-

Built web-ready animations, onboarding experiences, faster sites in newer frameworks and chat bots.

User Experience, Rapid Prototyping, JS, Typescript, ReactJS, Redux, GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Node, Express, Electron, Adobe Suite, Sketch, Invision

Graduate UX Designer

American Express, Burgess Hill | 2019

-

Conducted research into how we could improve elements of the referral hub. This included competitor analysis, analysis of existing site, creation of personas, wireframes and mockups.

-

Built a prototype for a research archive that summarises, tags, intelligently links and prioritises research for better design decisions.

-

Was the only graduate in my cohort to formally manage interns and have gone on to be the youngest engineer to manage graduates

User Experience, User Research, User Testing, JS, ReactJS, GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Sketch, Invision, Python

Graduate Front-End Engineer

American Express, Burgess Hill | 2018 - 2019

-

Designed and built GRAD, a hub for technology onboarding. The collection initially intended for graduates, is being used campus-wide and receives over 250 unique vistors a month and has accumulated over 20,000 views.

-

Replaced uses of Oracle forms (legacy software) in Loyalty. By doing so we no longer need to pay for extended support reducing development costs by half.

Internal Tooling, Analytics, JS, ReactJS, Redux, Node, Sketch, Java

Co-Founder

AMNiiS, Remote | 2017 - 2019

-

Designed & built the TrailBee application, a dedicated school transport administration tool. The application consisted of a parent app and an admin user interface for schools.

-

Created a design language system for the application that was adopted for both desktop and mobile experiences.

React, React Native, JS, SocketIO, Node, MongoDB, Sketch