About Jeffry.in

Jeffry.in is the blog of Jeffry Wainwright, a software engineer who enjoys open source, being outside, and trying to live life with purpose.

Unrelated to software, he rides road bikes, runs and commutes as much as possible via skateboard. His latest passion is surfing! 🏄

Everything on this site was written and built by him—except for some potential shared videos which will be cited.

Social Networks

Github  Instagram  Twitter  Tumblr  Strava  LinkedIn  Facebook

Open Source Projects

Core Contributor

  • StickyBits, Stickybits is a lightweight (<2KB) alternative to position: sticky polyfills
  • Scrolldir, y-axis scroll direction without jitter
  • Shave, a minimal JavaScript Plugin for Truncated text
  • Reframe.js, a minimal JavaScript Plugin for reframing html elements so they’re an intrisic ratio of the original—greate for embeds


Some work history 💼

Dollar Shave Club
Los Angeles, CA | March 2016 - current

  • Engineer Analytics Platform
  • Built a content platform, shipped September of 2016 🚀
  • Maintain Open Source Products (see above)
  • Build content applications in various languages

Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter
Front End Engineer
Los Angeles, CA | May 2014 - March 2016

  • Design/discuss products for Billboard, THR & Pret-a-reporter re-designs (Illustrator, Photoshop, Basecamp, Jira)
  • Build quality modular frontend templates using Twig
  • Develop exciting user experiences with Sass & JS
  • Code robust frontend systems HTML (Twig), CSS (Sass, Compass, JS (JQuery, Backbone)
  • Tools: Jira, Git, Grunt, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sublime Text, Vagrant

Team Awards 🏆

  • The Hollywood Reporter, Online Magazine, 2015, 2014
  • The Hollywood Reporter, Magazine of the Year, 2015, 2014

KPIs 🎯

  • Increased page load speed
  • Improved productivity & sustainability
  • Increased readership (by 15% - both brands)

Outlook Amusements (California Psychics)
User Interface Developer
Burbank, CA | March 2012 - March 2014

  • Built responsive frontend framework for New Conversion Sites
  • Developed responsive email templating framework
  • Maintained Model View Controller (MVC) Adaptive Site
  • Code: HTML (Jade, .Net Webforms, CSS, JS (JQuery)
  • Tools: Photoshop, Sublime Text, Visual Studio

KPIs 🎯

  • Increased user clicks (over 50% increase - email)
  • Saved money (responsive pages vs supporting mobile & desktop websites)

User Interface Developer
Rockville, MD | Jan 2011-Jan 2012

  • Built site templating system for content & data
  • Developed & implemented an online style guide
  • Designed User Interfaces Charts, Graphs & Social Area
  • Code: .NET Web forms (HTML templating Language), CSS, JS (jQuery)
  • Tools: Notepad ++, Visual Studio, Visual Source Safe

KPIs 🎯

  • Increased production time (4x faster),
  • Daily unique users (+300k)

Education 🎓

  • The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
    • B.F.A. Visual Communications
    • Chicago, IL 2009
  • The University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • B.S. Fine Art
    • Madison, WI 2003
  • American University
    • Summer Program
    • Washington, DC 2000
  • The Art Institue of Chicago
    • Pre-college Program
    • Chicago, IL 1999


  • Design: Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Sketch
  • Dev: Sublime Text, Terminal, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Sketch
  • Code Management: Git, Stash, Github, BitBucket
  • CMS: Drupal, CQ5, Sitecore, Wordpress, SailThru, Strongmail, RebleMouse, MailChimp, SquareSpace, Shopify, Google Products
  • Project Management Basecamp, Bamboo, Jira, Trello

Code base

  • HTML: Jade, Twig, Liquid, Jinja, Mustache, Handlebars
  • CSS: SASS, PostCss
  • JS: jQuery, Backbone, Underscore, Ember, Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, LoDash, Rollup, Node
  • Frameworks: Bootstrap, Semantic