Paul Baisley

Full-stack JS developer and all-around digital media enthusiast.

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Projects

Cup of Sugar

Cup of Sugar is a localized, community-oriented application that aims to bring neighbors closer together by fostering connections based on mutual aid. Users can post offers and requests to a public bulletin board, where other users can comment on posts and also message each other privately.

Technologies used: React, Node, Express, PostgreSQL, Knex, SCSS, Mocha/Chai, Jest, Zeit, Heroku.

cup of sugar app screencap

Technologies used: React, Node.js w/ Express, PostgreSQL, Knex, JavaScript ES6, SCSS, Mocha, Chai, Jest, Supertest, Zeit, Heroku.

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Astro Nautico

An interactive landing page built for independent record label Astro Nautico. Sun position changes based on the user's current time. Responsive and accessible.

Technologies used: Three.js, Vanilla JS, SCSS, HTML5

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Technologies used: Three.js, Vanilla JS, SCSS, HTML5

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Language Teacher

Language Teacher is an app for learning new languages using spaced-repetition, which asks users to translate words based on how many times they've answered each word correctly or incorrectly. Users can create an account and keep track of their progress. More languages/features coming soon!

Technologies used: React, Node, Express, PostgreSQL, Knex, SCSS, Cypress, Mocha, Zeit, Heroku.

language teacher app screencap

Technologies used: React, Node.js w/ Express, PostgreSQL, Knex, JavaScript ES6, SCSS, Mocha, Chai, Jest, Supertest, Zeit, Heroku.

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Video Store

A full-stack application for organizing film collections. Users can add film titles and collections, with any number of films belonging to any number of collections. Built with film collectors, fans, archivists and sellers/traders in mind.

Technologies used: React, Node.js w/ Express, PostgreSQL, Knex, JavaScript ES6, SCSS, Mocha, Chai, Jest, Supertest

video app screencap

Technologies used: React, Node.js w/ Express, PostgreSQL, Knex, JavaScript ES6, SCSS, Mocha, Chai, Jest, Supertest, Zeit, Heroku.

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About Me

Hi! My name is Paul. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be an artist. I've spent much of my life realizing that vision, working across a wide [array] of creative disciplines, from music and audio/video production to painting, drawing and graphic design, in addition to running an independent record label for over a decade.

But something was off. I was being torn in too many different directions. How could I bring all these seemingly disparate interests together? Was there something that could act as glue?

I found my answer in software development, first as a flame, but soon as a roaring bonfire. Once I began to understand the limitless creative possibilities afforded to those who could speak computer, I was hooked. After learning HTML and CSS, I quickly grew to love JavaScript as my language of choice, using it with Node and React to build full-stack applications.

From this intersection of technology and art is where I ground myself. It is where I attempt to synthesize my creative skillset, and where I continue to learn and find new ways to create meaningful, vibrant work that helps uplift and inspire others.

I look forward to growing with you!

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