coffee lover, dog person, frontend engineer


Hi. I’m Mike Zarandona. I’m a developer, and I live in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. I love to build things for the web and mobile devices. My area of focus is Front End application development, and I specialize in JavaScript, React, progressive responsive design, and animations.

If I could describe what I do in one sentence it would be simply that “I love to craft complex solutions for complex problems.” I have always had this passion, from as far back as I can remember when I would carefully plan and build overly-ambitious lego structures in my childhood bedroom.

To build for the web and web applications, one needs to have a wide range of skills; the list below are what I would consider to be my core skills, but every single day on the web is a school day and to stop learning would be to stop developing.

Web & Application Development

  • HTML (including HTML5)
  • CSS (including CSS3, Less, and Sass)
  • Web standards and semantic markup
  • JavaScript
    • React
    • Angular
    • jQuery
  • Webpack
  • MVC application architecture
  • Web animations
  • Responsive design
    • Atomic responsive design
    • Mobile-first responsive design
    • Breakpoint-less responsive design
  • CMS development
    • Wordpress
    • Statamic
    • Craft CMS

Product & Experience Design

  • Product management & roadmapping
  • Web and application architecting & wireframing
  • Lean UX & MVP-focused roadmapping

Analytics & Big Data

  • Aggregation-driven reporting
  • Crafting deliverables consisting of meaningful insights & action items