Zijian Yan

Developer & Designer

with a background in the Arts

I'm Zi, a New York-based developer and designer focused on React, Node, JavaScript, clean web design and impactful branding. A lifetime in the arts has rewarded me with professional skills in web design, graphic design, illustration, film, audio, and music.

Let's make great work together.

Skill
Frontend
  • HTML / CSS / SASS
  • JavaScript
  • React.js
  • React Native
  • Redux/React-Redux
  • Webpack/Babel
  • Material Design / UI
  • jQuery
Backend
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • SQL/PostgreSQL
  • Sequelize
  • AJAX
  • REST API Services
  • Authentication
  • Websockets / Socket.io
Other Technologies
  • Git
  • TDD with Mocha/Chai
  • Heroku
  • Docker
  • Travis CI
  • Wordpress
  • Gatsby.js
  • TypeScript
  • GraphQL
Art + Design
  • Web design, Branding design, Graphic design, Illustration, Videography, Film editing, Audio engineering, Music composition

    Sketch, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Webflow, Zeplin, Final Cut Pro, AVID Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
Education

Fullstack Academy

New York, NY // 2018
Software Engineering

Columbia University

New York, NY  //  2014
MFA in Film Directing

New York University

New York, NY  //  2010
BA in Cinema Studies
and Music Composition
Experience

Software Engineering Teaching Fellow

New York, NY //  2019
Fullstack Academy of Code

Creative Lead

San Diego, CA  //  2015-2018
Wonderist Agency

Digital Art Mentor and Podcast Engineer

Los Angeles, CA  //  2015-2016
The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling

Digital Designer

Los Angeles, CA  //  2014
The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

Web Designer

New York, NY  //  2012
Columbia University

Quality Controller

New York, NY  //  2010
The Criterion Collection
Honors
Adobe Design Achievement Awards Finalist
Alfred P. Sloan Grant Winner
Columbia University Fellowship
NYU Trustee and Tisch Scholarship
Interests
Coding, digital painting, writing @pianosketches, and the common good.
Work is love made visible.
- Kahlil Gibran
Development

Artlens

REACT NATIVE + IMAGE ANALYSIS ANDROID APP
An Android app built using React Native, designed to capture and generate a color palette from a photograph. Built using Node, Axios, Webpack, Babel, React, Redux, React Native, Expo, and Google Cloud Vision image analysis and artificial intelligence.

Shut Up and Draw!

NODE + REACT + HTML5 ILLUSTRATION GAMe
A mobile-friendly app bringing telephone pictionary to the web. Built with SQL, Postgres, Sequelize, Node, Express, AWS S3, OAuth, Twilio, Socket.io, Webpack, Babel, React, Redux, Material-UI, Mocha, Chai, and Travis CI.

Grace Shopper

NODE + REACT E-COMMERCE WEBSITE
A full-stack e-commerce website built using SQL, Postgres, Sequelize, Node, Express, Stripe payment processing integration, Token authentication, Webpack, Babel, React, Redux, and Material-UI.

Roll Call

NODE + REACT web app
A full-stack web app built to manage the enrollment and disenrollment of students from a database of schools. Built using SQL, Postgres, Sequelize, Node, Express, Webpack, Babel, React, Redux, and Material-UI.
Design
HONORS
_branding
Film
Contact

Zijian Yan was born in Venezuela, grew up in Wisconsin, and studied at Columbia University and NYU. His career has approached code with the creativity of art, and art with the precision of code.
He's ready to join your team.

zi@zijianyan.com
New York, NY
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