Hi, I'm Nikhil

I’m a front end developer with a passion for good design and UX.

I love making things that are a pleasure to use while solving interesting business problems.

My Work

Here is a selection of my recent work and projects.

UK Bank Holidays

Using the fetch() api to get and display upcoming bank holidays

Brexit means Breadsticks Chrome Extention

Brexit Chrome Extension

A chrome extension (written in JS) that turns any mention of the word 'Brexit' around the internet to 'Breadsticks'

Personal Portfolio

Expressing my personality and showcasing my design and CSS/SASS skills while keeping things simple.

Bombay Train Map

I designed a better map for the Bombay Train system.

Quick Summary

I love solving business problems using code. I love it so much that I decided to walk away from an 8+ year career in digital marketing to become a web developer.

In the past year, I've dedicated all my spare time to obsessively learning new skills and I don't plan on stopping.

Along with my technical development skills, I understand the fundamentals of marketing deeply (principles like conversion optimisation, SEO, web analytics, A/B testing, email marketing and so on). Having spent time in client-facing roles with some high profile brands, I've had the good fortune of learning soft skills like effective communication and rapport building from the best in the business.

Technologies I've been focusing on:

CSS 3

CSS Flexbox

CSS Grid

JavaScript (ES6)

SASS

React

Git

Gulp

Webpack

Professional Experience

Here's a quick summary of my professional experience. For details, please see my CV.

Senior Digital Account Executive at Quba Digital [May 2018 - Present]

Over the past few months, I've been working at a leading digital agency, managing website launches and liaising between clients and developers to best meet client needs. This gives me a unique perspective across the entire business.

Head of Digital Marketing & Content at EyeforTravel [2010 - 2018]

Over 8 years of B2B digital marketing experience promoting conferences in the Americas, Europe and Asia. I was in charge of overall marketing including partnership marketing, content marketing, email marketing, conversion optimisation, SEO and more.

Education

MA Marketing & Advertising (2:1) [2008]

Leeds University Business School

Bachelors in Mass Media (Advertising Major) [2007]

St.Xavier's College, Mumbai