About Hiram Hibbard

I'm the Lead Front End Engineer at Hathway.

I'm an experienced front end developer with many years in the web development field. I'm obsessed with efficiency, usability, promoting best practices, and building for performance. I'm a very passionate problem-solver at heart. I'm a self-starter that is known at my company for needing very little management and being great at earning a client's trust, affording me much autonomy and ability to interact directly with clients and manage the development side of my projects.

Clients

I've worked with many brands, both large and small, includingTransUnion, Transamerica, Brita, Liquid Plumr, KC Masterpiece, Behr Paint, Titleist, Amway, and more.

Current

I've been employed at Hathway for the past 6.5 years, and write and update our internal engineering guidelines and mentor the team on best practices and modern techniques. I also built and maintain our internal starter theme (including SCSS/JavaScript/HTML and build tools) for starting new web projects.

I have a highly trained eye for design and user interaction. I'm also great at identifying and mitigating risk early, helping to communicate technical issues, problems, and solutions to stakeholders, and interpreting and solving for a client's needs. I'm a highly experienced front end engineer, with skills inJavaScript, CSS/SCSS, PHP, HTML, WordPress, Laravel, Git, MySQL, Unix CLI, Grunt/Gulp, jQuery, MVC, and cross-browser techniques.

Work History

Hathway
Lead Front End Engineer
I work with a wide variety of clients to rapidly architect and build web apps and websites. I mentor junior developers and maintain our internal coding guidelines and promote best practices.
Oct 2009 — present

Web Editors
Designed and built websites for small to medium businesses.
Web Designer
Jan 2008 — Jan 2009

Diamond Valley Web Design
Designed and built websites for local businesses.
Web Designer
Jan 2005 — Jan 2008

Projects

KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce website
I built the redesign of kcmasterpiece.com on WordPress.

Liquid Plumr website
I led a small team of developers to build the updated liquidplumr.com website on WordPress.

Hathway
I was responsible for building the website of our company. Built using harp.js, a JavaScript - based static HTML generation engine.

Applied Materials Heritage Hall touchscreen kiosk
I built an 8 - screen permanent installation featuring the history of Applied Materials (a fortune-500 company) using large touchscreens, with JavaScript and HTML to render a draggable timeline which enabled the selection of different videos related to locations on the timeline.

Dita Eyewear
I built the previous iteration of Dita.com, a luxury glasses company, using Magento to power the store.

Amway Red Wings facebook app
I was part of a team who built a Facebook app that allowed a user to upload a photo of themselves which was later used to create a mosaic mural.

Eat Smart website
Built on WordPress. Eat Smart is a large supplier of packaged salads and vegetables.

Artistry Testimonials skincare product testimonials app
Built on Laravel. An app that allows Amway reps to upload testimonials of their skincare products.

Minka Group
Built on Drupal, a comparison site of Minka's wide range of products. I was part of a small team and was responsible for the front end architecture and code.

Straight Down golf apparel web store
Web store powered by Magento.