Christina Laba

Web Developer

Building a better internet, one div at a time.

About

Product designer turned web-developer based out of Toronto. Challenging myself everyday to master new tools and continue to learn in an industry that never stops growing.

Fuelled by caffeine and an innate curiosity and love for all things thoughtfully designed, I find myself focused on usability and clean design. Passionate about creating playful and engaging user experiences.

Banners, Rich Media and Dynamic Ads

Project - View Live

All ad concepts were written and designed by creatives at Publicis. The banner units were developed and animated by myself.

Technology

GreenSock Animation Library / Javascript / CSS / HTML

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Spotted In Toronto

Project - View Live

Spotted in Toronto is created in collaboration with Manon Rugge.This app provides a curated list of spots to visit in the city as a tourist. We intend to develop it further in the near future to include, bike routes and clickable map markers.

Technology - View Github

Javascript / Google Maps API / Sass / HTML

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Project - View Live

A quick little game to help you make a decision. Play Rock, Paper, Scissors against math.random, first to 3 wins. All animations were coded using GreenSock Animation Platform.

Technology - View Github

GSAP / Javascript / JQuery / Github / HTML

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Vaporwave Album

Project - View Live

Vaporwave is an internet born music genre and art movement that emerged in the early 2010s. It gained a following through the tumblr music scene, with reddit following suit. As a tribute to this “A E S T H E T I C”, Vapor-Art.com allows users to play with images and text to create a piece of A R T.

Technology - View Github

Javascript / jQuery / Sass / HTML

Baloos Ballons

Project - View Live

Baloos Balloon is a fully responsive game inspired by my feline friend. It was my first complete build using React. I set up a database on Firebase to store my leaderboard stats.

Technology - View Github

React / Javascript / Firebase / Gulp / Github / Sass / HTML

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Soundtrak

Project - View Live

Soundtrak is a group project which required the 3 of us to collaborate through Github. Working form the brief, we utilized the MovieDb to allow users to filter movies by genre. When a movie is selected and the user has been authenticated by Spotify, we use the Spotify API to return original soundtracks or playlist for this movie.

Technology - View Github

React / Javascript / APIs / Gulp / Github / Sass / HTML

Social Videos

Project - View Live

All ad concepts were written and designed by creatives at Publicis. The videos were animated by myself.

Technology

After Effects / Media Encoder

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Mockup for Mehker Website

Project - View Site Mockup

Mehker is a custom upholstery business that is set to launch in 2020. For this project I was asked to use a custom font to create the neon lighting. Using After Effects, I created the lighting up and flickering of the neon and the light being cast onto the couch under it. This video will be embedded on the homepage of the Mehker website.

Technology

After Effects / Photoshop / Media Encoder

Thunderdome Video Reel

Project - View Video

This project was created using footage that I shot in the middle of the desert, back in 2017. Some of the techniques used include - stabilizing video, time stretch, freeze frame, text animations, audio key framing/looping and a custom reflection effect.

Technology

After Effects / Media Encoder

screenshot of the thunderdome

Contact

hello@christinalaba.com