Claire Hendry

Fullstack Web Developer
  • August 23, 2020

I am a fullstack developer with a passion for creative and dynamic application development.
My background in illustration, animation, and higher education give me a unique and
creative approach to problem-solving and experience working with a wide variety of people.

I'm interested in working on a team with great and creative programmers and using my background in illustration and animation to create interactive and user-oriented websites. I love coding because it is both big-picture and all about the details; understanding and breaking down complex problems into bite-sized chunks.

Languages: Javascript, HTML, CSS
Libraries & Frameworks: React, React Router, jQuery, Node.js
Other Technologies: Git, Github, RESTful APIs, AJAX, JSON, PostgreSQL, RESTful APIs, npm, Jest, Chai, Supertest, Knex.js, Express
Art: Adobe CS, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, AutoDesk Maya, ZBrush, Photography, CNC Digital Fabrication

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United States of America
Master's Degree


MFA @ Maryland Institute College of Art
Aug 2014 — May 2016

MFA in Illustration Practice with a focus on using Adobe Creative Suite for illustration and animation.

BA @ Union College
Aug 2004 — Jun 2008

Double majored in Classics and Biology


Software Engineering Student @ Thinkful
Dec 2019 — Aug 2020

Learned industry best practices and practical software development standards with a focus on HTML, CSS,
JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, React, and algorithms & data structures.
- Created and deployed mobile-first applications while learning new languages and frameworks by collaborating several hours every week with a senior web developer.

Select Projects:
- Creative's Block -
Technologies used: JavaScript, ReactJs, CSS, Node.js, Express, PostgreSQL, Git, Github, Heroku, Vercel
- A full-stack platform service for artists and creatives to gain constructive feedback on projects through a community of other creatives.
- Designed and implemented relational database schema and RESTful API interface for back-end server.
- Implemented JWT-authenticated client-side application using public and private routes.

- Escape to Nature -
Technologies used: JavaScript, ReactJs, CSS, Node.js, Express, PostgreSQL, Git, Github, Heroku, Vercel
- Generate a slideshow of randomly selected nature images and soundscapes categorized by a chosen color.
- Implemented fullstack application integrating data from third-party API and connected a relational database hosted on Heroku.

- Zodiac Quiz -
Technologies used: JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Photoshop Animation
- Test your knowledge of the Zodiac signs with this short, interactive quiz. Questions are continuously updated and randomly chosen for a unique experience each time.

Adjunct Professor @ University of the District of Columbia
Aug 2018 — May 2020

 Educator for a variety of classes within the Art and General
Education Programs. Worked closely in small-classroom settings
to further the artistic goals of a diverse, urban student body.
 Designed and implemented curriculum across several design
and animation courses.

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