Hello, my name is Ryan Bednar. I’m a front end developer with several years of personal and professional experience.

Over the years, I've built websites for industry-leading brands including NBC Universal, Nintendo, USA Network, American Red Cross, BBC, and Sephora.

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After graduating from Drexel University in 2008, I got my start as a hybrid designer/developer. I have been continuously active in the field ever since. It’s been my privilege to work with some great agencies in the Philadelphia area on a wide range of projects. Since 2012, I’ve been working at EPAM Empathy Lab, developing large-scale responsive websites for industry-leading brands and organizations including NBC Universal, Nintendo, and American Red Cross.

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed working closely with other designers. As an active member of AIGA Philadelphia for the past 6 years, I continue to contribute to the local design community. I currently serve on the board as an Interactive Co-Chair, assisting with updating our chapter’s website, managing our email communications, and coordinating events focused on interactive enrichment and collaboration.

I love bringing designs to life through code and building on what I’ve learned from my past work. I see every project as an opportunity to improve my skills and techniques. I strongly believe that people deserve websites that are both elegantly designed and efficiently crafted.

In my first year at EPAM, I learned JavaScript from the ground-up and went from a beginner’s understanding to actively contributing functionality and debugging production level code. I continue to enhance my knowledge by following blogs and creating personal projects based in the latest web technologies.

Here is some work I’ve done recently:

Gulp Baseline REPO
a project starter toolkit or rapidly prototyping static HTML pages/components using Handlebars, Stylus, and Gulp, features live reloading, helpful js libraries, and custom CSS helper mixins I created over the years
Germany Trip Companion App REPO LIVE
This project is a ReactJS app I created to filter and sort through a select list of local cafes, bars, restuarants, and historical sites based on geolocation for my trip to Germany.
When In Rome REPO LIVE
I revisited the React app I created up for my Germany Trip. This version includes newer versions of a lot of technologies, filters through more data, and is deployed via firebase.