Hello!

I'm Brittany Chiang, a design-minded front-end software engineer focused on building beautiful interfaces & experiences

Get in touch [email protected]

Background

I'm a fifth year student at Northeastern University in Boston expecting to graduate in May 2018. Thanks to Northeastern's co-op program, I've had the privilege of completing two wonderful six-month co-ops at MullenLowe U.S. and Starry. Currently, I'm spending my third and final co-op as a UI Engineer on the iTunes & Apple Music team at Apple.

As a front-end engineer, I enjoy bridging the gap between engineering and design — combining my technical knowledge with my keen eye for design to help create a beautiful product. My goal is always to build products that are scalable and efficient under the hood while providing engaging, pixel-perfect user experiences.

When I'm not in front of a computer screen, I'm probably snowboarding, cruising around on my penny board, or crossing off another item on my bucket list.

Skills
Languages
  • JavaScript (ES6)
  • HTML
  • CSS/Sass
  • Python
  • Java
  • SQL
Frameworks
  • Jekyll
  • Ember
  • Backbone
  • D3
  • React
  • Angular
  • Cordova
Tools
  • Node.js
  • Bash
  • Git & Github
  • Gulp & Grunt
  • Chrome DevTools
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
Design
  • Sketch
  • InDesign
  • InVision
  • Prototyping
  • User Testing
  • Typography
Experience
July 2017 - Present
UI Engineer Co-op
Jan - June 2017
Studio Developer
July - Dec 2016
Software Engineer Co-op
Jan - May 2016
HCI Teaching Assistant
Jan 2016 - May 2017
President & Web Chair
July - Dec 2015
Creative Technologist Co-op
Mar - May 2015
HCI Research Assistant
View My Resume
Other Projects

Final project for my Database Design course at Northeastern. A simple web application that allows users to filter through a database containing Lonely Planet's Top 500 Travel Destinations. Users are able to add themselves as visitors as well as leave reviews of the destinations.

Python MySQL Flask HTML CSS JavaScript

myNEU student portal web prototype for my information science senior project. I conducted a study that aimed to answer the question of how myNEU can be improved to provide students at Northeastern with a better user experience. Informed by usability metrics gathered from user tests, I redesigned and developed a web prototype of myNEU.

Jekyll HTML SCSS JavaScript

A web app that allows people who are at a party or social gathering with a DJ to request songs via their smartphones. The web app allows people to see the currently playing song, request songs, upvote songs, and rate songs so the DJ can see how the crowd is feeling and act accordingly. In other words, Crowd DJ is essentially a crowdsourced music queue.
🏆 Won Best UI/UX Design at Hackbeanpot 2017 🏆

React Sass Firebase Spotify API

A simple weather app I made at HubSpot's Fall 2016 Web App Workshop with Node.js, Express, and Heroku. I used the OpenWeatherMap API to get weather and forecast data, and then used the current city's coordinates to create a map background that reflected the current city using the Google Maps API.

JavaScript CSS Node.js Express Heroku OpenWeatherMap API Google Maps API

An online version of my 2016 resume I made for fun. I was interested in learning React.js, so I found this simple tutorial and it kind of spun into this weekend project. I probably didn't need to use React at all, but hey, at least I learned a few things!

JavaScript React CSS

A web application built on the MEAN (MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node) stack for my web development course at Northeastern. I created this web app with the intention of providing Northeastern Students a better experience browsing the courses offered at Northeastern.

HTML CSS JavaScript Node.js Angular Express MongoDB

Complete overhaul and redesign of NU Women in Tech's club website using Jekyll, built while serving as web chair on the e-board.

Jekyll HTML CSS JavaScript Bootstrap

As someone who has an eye for typography, I wanted a way to visually see different font combinations together. I whipped up this simple website to display some of my favorite pairings combined with some fun lorem ipsum variations I found on the web.

HTML SCSS

My first portfolio website I designed and built in 2014. I learned quite a bit about HTML, CSS, and SEO. Since then, I think my web development and design skills have improved immensely.

HTML CSS Bootstrap JavaScript jQuery

MullenLowe's 2016 holiday site built around an algorithm that generates a holiday greeting to each and every person on the planet. As new names appear, visitors can watch them fall, like snowflakes, onto a stylized world map. Users can also find their own name and see it as part of the world collective. Check out this short video describing the project.

HTML SCSS JavaScript jQuery

Tumblr site complementing JetBlue's HumanKinda campaign and documentary. The site houses the video documentary, many graphics created by Mullen for the campaign, and an interactive quiz to determine how "HumanKinda" you are. Learn more about this project here.

HTML CSS JavaScript jQuery