The man behind the mask
Who am I?
My name is Emile Hay. I'm a front-end web developer and visual designer based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I am passionate about all things digital, especially the web, and I am constantly looking to glean new skills and collaborate with others.
Currently my day-to-day work consists mostly of using Javscript frameworks to develop web-based applications for cutting-edge insurance solutions. However, I am constantly looking for new and exciting technologies, methods and tools to create awesome websites, apps and the like.
And now, for my next trick...
What do I do?
I use a combination of Sketch, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to design modern and beautiful web/app user interfaces.
Even the most visually appealing design can miss the mark. I place great emphasis on usability, accessibility and user experience when designing a product.
When the design and user experience is just right, I use an array of modern web development technologies to bring the website to life.
Using web-based languages and tools, I develop applications that look good across a wide variety of devices and platforms.
I've been keeping busy
Some of my past projects
The Beholder Films website is a minimalistic single page scrolling website. On this project I had complete creative freedom so I designed it from scratch and also built it as a custom theme in WordPress.
Mercedes-Benz Zero Cost
The Mercedes-Benz Zero Cost website was a challenge unlike any I had faced before. While the website development in general was fairly straightforward, I had to provide a lot of support for older browsers including IE8 and screen resolutions as low as 800×600.
While not originally assigned to the project as it was built in Drupal and I specialize in WordPress development, I assisted with last-minute styling on the Hyperloop One website before it went live. In addition to that I also animated the graph on the homepage.
Hug Insurance – Web Development
Hug Insurance operates in Australia and offers Australia’s first single policy insurance solution. I built the front-end for the web application that allows users to choose what they want to insure and to get a quote. It is built as a Single Page Application (SPA) powered by Mithril.JS