LauriceParkin

webdeveloper techtrainer writer

In the early 2000s, I taught myself the basics of HTML and CSS and designed some rudimentary websites. I’ve upped my skills a bit since, graduating from the Software Engineering Immersive at General Assembly. Although I’m trained in Full Stack Engineering, my passion lies in front-end design and development.

I believe in web design that makes a strong visual impact, with a focus on excellent user experiences. Code can solve problems. And, it can yield beautiful things. I’m both delighted and fascinated at what the combination of imagery, typography and javascript can create.

My work is a mix of problem-solving, storytelling, programming, and design. It's empathetic, solution-driven, and rooted in the desire to learn something new every day.

If you’re in need of a website or front-end development work, let’s talk.

Email: hello@lauriceparkin.com

Scroll to check out some recent projects:


project one

know before you nom
In the window of every restaurant in New York City, there’s a sign showing a grade of A, B, or C. Being curious about how these grades were calculated, I did some research. I built this website to allow users easy access to the grades of restaurants in their neighborhood as well as provide some info as to how the grades are calculated. Users can search via zip code and grade, because hey, it’s always good to know before you nom.

This project was built with React using an API from New York City’s Department of Health.

Visit the site. View the github repo.








project one

haiku you
In April, 2020, most of the planet found itself on lockdown to combat the Covid-19 virus. This led many to explore the challenge of being inside and perhaps cultivating new creative skills and experiences. As someone who loves the art form of Haiku, I created this site to allow users to not only learn more about this ancient art, but also to post creations of their own. Once registered on the site, a user can post Haikus, leave comments about the work of others as well as edit their own.

This project is a full CRUD app built with React on the frontend and Ruby on Rails on the backend. Authentication is implemented using bcrypt.

Visit the site. View the github repo.








project one

book judge
I love books—reading them as well admiring the art of their cover designs. My book love inspired this project which allows the user to choose a date and view the covers for the top five New York Times Bestsellers for both the fiction and non-fiction lists. My goal was not only to showcase book design, but also present a unique view of the cultural zeitgeist over the past decade as seen through books.

This project was built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using an API of the New York Times Bestseller list.

This project was built with React using an API from New York City’s Department of Health.

Visit the site. View the github repo.





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