Blas Yaselli

Freelance Front-End Developer
and Founder of The Music Ninja

Now Playing: Duck Sauce - It's You

Personal Profile

It all started with Flash

Being given a copy of Macromedia Flash 4 in middle school changed my life. I started creating silly games, animation and soon preoccupied my time programming and solving technical problems.

Fast forward 11 years (including 6 years of professional experience) and I still have the same passion and determination to build and grow applications from scratch.

Personal Interests

When not consulting, coding or managing The Music Ninja I fill my time with either of the following:

  • I love to travel and have been to parts of Europe and South America;
  • I listen/watch way too many tech podcasts;
  • I enjoying cooking but not as much as eating;
  • and I love babysitting my 3 wonderful nephews and teaching them about Minecraft.

NO Bullsh*t

I love to solve problems. I am an experienced Front-End Developer that has spent many years working with teams of creative designers and programmers, as well as managing projects on my own. My goal is to help people create competitive web and mobile applications to make the internet a much enjoyable place. If you are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person to help you brainstorm, develop and create your next adventure, hire me.

Technical Skills

90%

PHP/MYSQL

100%

Wordpress

95%

HTML5 / CSS3 / jQuery

80%

SEO

90%

Social Media

50%

Figuring out percentages of my skills

Work Experience

Founder / Entreprenuier

Content Manager Graphic Design Web Developer
With only 3 years after its conception, The Music Ninja grew to reaching over 2 million pageviews a month, partnered with leading advertising networks SPIN Magazine and parent company Buzzmedia and continues to lead as one of the best sources for independent music on the internet. Other networks include IndieClick, USAToday and Townsquare Media.
What started as a passion project on my own, soon grew to a company with over 15-20 active writers managed by a handful of amazing editors. My role as Editor-in-chief was to revise, schedule and coordinate editorial on a daily basis. I developed and designed every single aspect of current layout on Wordpress (with custom plugins), including our ajax music player which makes use of Soundcloud API and Soundmanager libraries, extensive custom jQuery and Javascript code and Facebook Open Graph. With growing demand for advertising, I become well experienced with DoubleClick for Publishers to create, manage and report on ad campaigns.
Working on a site that gets millions of hits a day has taught me a lot on optimization database structure, server side security and the importance of social media strategies to accelerate growth.
Period: March 2011 - Present

Front-End Developer

Seo Specialist Multimedia Director Senior Flash Programmer
Starting as a Flash Programmer, I was responsible for building full flash websites and widgets with a small team of creative designer and outsourced programmers. Languages included Actionscript 2.0 and 3.0, HTML and javascript along with the usage of the entire Adobe Creative Suite. My experience with manipulating objects within timelines allowed me to create powerful visual effects for commercials using After Effects and video editing software Adobe Premiere.
While working at Concepta, I was responsible for starting and managing Search Engine Optimization campaigns. I have successfully increased the Google traffic of my clients and personal projects by optimizing and executing leading SEO strategies including (most importantly) creating original content.
However, what I am most notoriously known for during my stay at one of the best Web Agencies in Orlando is my detailed and rapid development cycles for transforming Photoshop layouts into pixel perfect HTML/CSS websites and applications. I worked closely with designers to create web applications (ranging from Wordpress sites and plugins, Microsoft .Net administrative applications and Mobile speicfic apps both on the web and IOS) that required an extensive knowledge of PHP/MYSQL and a undeniable understanding of jQuery/Javascript. I extremely comfortable serving as Project Manager on teams of 5-9 people
I quit working at Concept Web Solutions to grow and maintain one of the most popular music blogs on the internet, The Music Ninja
Period: August 2006 - August 2011

Education & Diplomas

Bachelor in Computer Science On Going
I am in the process of finishing my Bachelor degree in Computer Science and continue on to a Master of Business Administration.

Graduated: On going.

Valencia Community College

Computer Science
Valencia Communiy College gave me an opportunity to continue my education after High School while still working a full time job as a web developer for Concept Web Solutions.

Portfolio Coming Soon

Let's get in touch

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