Hello, my name is Ryan A. Bednar. I’m a Front End Developer with over 5 years of 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.

I'm currently working for EPAM Empathy Lab and am based out of their Center City Philadelphia Office.

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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.

During my first year at EPAM Empathy Lab, I learned JavaScript from the ground-up. I went from a beginner’s understanding of JavaScript, to actively contributing JavaScript functionality and debugging expertise on client-ready deliverables and projects. I continue to build my knowledge of new techniques and technology through a mix of print and online resources.

Here is some work I’ve done recently:

Gulp Baseline code
a project starter toolkit or rapidly prototyping static HTML pages/components using Handlebars, Stylus, and Gulp, features live reloading, pre-included js libraries, and custom helper mixins I created over the years
Responsive Cover Letter Project code
a responsive single-page site that uses TweenMax, Response JS, jQuery, and custom JavaScript to enhance the experience for medium and large screen sizes
Philly Roundup code live
a small Angular app I created to sort, filter, and present JSON data based on restaurants and cafes featured on the Visit Philadelphia blog Uwishunu