Hi, my name is

Chase Ohlson

Freelance Web Developer in Los Angeles

About

My name is Chase Ohlson. I’m a frontend software engineer & freelance web developer in Los Angeles -- with roots in digital marketing & SEO. I'm passionate about music, technology and basically everything that makes the internet tick.

My work currently consists of a full time engineering role at Lingo & managing ongoing freelance clients and side projects. I find this balancing act to be super resourceful in terms my learning as a web developer, as well as for keeping up with the rapid expansion of developer tools, libraries, frameworks, etc.

My freelance web development roots are in Wordpress & Shopify, of which I'm self taught. In 2017, I started at UCLA to broaden my knowledge of the Node.js ecosystem. Since then, I fell in love with & have been primarily using React & Redux in web applications. For static sites, I love using Gatsby for creating blazing fast, SEO-driven headless frontend user interfaces.

Whether you're a business owner looking to get started on a project with a freelance web developer, a developer looking to collaborate on something cool, or just wanting to say hi, shoot me a message and let's work together.

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Experience

The Noun Project
Frontend Engineer
May 2019 - Present

The Noun Project is a global marketplace for design assets serving millions. I work on the web application & Sketch plugin for their digital asset manager, Lingo (lingoapp.com). The tech stack at the Noun Project consist primarily of:

  • Python (Django & Flask)
  • React (Redux & Hooks)
  • CSS-in-JS (Emotion)
  • Docker
  • AWS
Wondersauce
Front End Engineer
July 2018 - May 2019

Wondersauce is a digitally led integrated advertising agency. At Wondersauce, I've worked on and led projects using a variety of web development technologies, including:

  • React, React Native, Vue
  • SSG's (Gatsby, React Static, Nuxt) + Netlify
  • Wordpress, Shopify
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Firebase/Firestore
Sensai
Front End Engineer
February 2016 - July 2018

Sens.ai was a social media companion hybrid application. I worked on various parts of the business:

  • Worked on numerous features of React/Redux hybrid app. The app consumed APIs written in Go, and was containerized with Docker. App was shipped to Apple/Android marketplaces with Cordova
  • Worked on rebuilding the frontend of our internal Ruby on Rails app by integrating React/Redux
  • Developed Wordpress websites using my own custom Underscores/SCSS/Gulp/Parcel starter theme
  • Created application mockups & wireframes using Sketch
South Mission
Founder, Lead Developer
October 2015 - Present

South Mission is a small collection of freelance web developers, designers & digital marketers I founded with a partner. I run the web development for all projects handled through our team of 3-4 freelancers. We offer:

  • Web & Application Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Pay-Per-Click (PPC)
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Lead Generation
Coalition Technologies
Digital Project Manager
May 2015 - Feb 2016

Coalition Technologies is a premier digital agency offering web development in Los Angeles, California. I was responsible for the timely and efficient coordination of the following:

  • Custom Wordpress, Shopify & Magengto builds
  • Mobile/Responsive Design
  • SEO Optimization
  • PPC/SEM Accounts
  • Link Building
Frontend Engineer
May 2019 - Present

The Noun Project is a global marketplace for design assets serving millions. I work on the web application & Sketch plugin for their digital asset manager, Lingo (lingoapp.com). The tech stack at the Noun Project consist primarily of:

  • Python (Django & Flask)
  • React (Redux & Hooks)
  • CSS-in-JS (Emotion)
  • Docker
  • AWS
Front End Engineer
July 2018 - May 2019

Wondersauce is a digitally led integrated advertising agency. At Wondersauce, I've worked on and led projects using a variety of web development technologies, including:

  • React, React Native, Vue
  • SSG's (Gatsby, React Static, Nuxt) + Netlify
  • Wordpress, Shopify
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Firebase/Firestore
Front End Engineer
February 2016 - July 2018

Sens.ai was a social media companion hybrid application. I worked on various parts of the business:

  • Worked on numerous features of React/Redux hybrid app. The app consumed APIs written in Go, and was containerized with Docker. App was shipped to Apple/Android marketplaces with Cordova
  • Worked on rebuilding the frontend of our internal Ruby on Rails app by integrating React/Redux
  • Developed Wordpress websites using my own custom Underscores/SCSS/Gulp/Parcel starter theme
  • Created application mockups & wireframes using Sketch
Founder, Lead Developer
October 2015 - Present

South Mission is a small collection of freelance web developers, designers & digital marketers I founded with a partner. I run the web development for all projects handled through our team of 3-4 freelancers. We offer:

  • Web & Application Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Pay-Per-Click (PPC)
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Lead Generation
Digital Project Manager
May 2015 - Feb 2016

Coalition Technologies is a premier digital agency offering web development in Los Angeles, California. I was responsible for the timely and efficient coordination of the following:

  • Custom Wordpress, Shopify & Magengto builds
  • Mobile/Responsive Design
  • SEO Optimization
  • PPC/SEM Accounts
  • Link Building

Recent Projects

ZOERDRGZ

An uber-hip portfolio for friend & design collaborator Zoe Rodriguez. Built with my own Gatsby DatoCMS Starter. Designed by, of course, Zoe.

Development Tools

  • Gatsby
  • React Hooks
  • Intersection Observer
  • Styled-Components
  • DatoCMS
  • Netlify

TriActive USA

A new website & lead generation tool for TriActive USA. Built with Gatsby & DatoCMS. Design by Zoe.

Development Tools

  • Gatsby
  • React Context & Hooks
  • Netlify
  • Lodash
  • DatoCMS
  • Mailgun

Penrose

An light yet animation-heavy landing page experience for Penrose Grand Del Mar. Built with React & Gatsby. Design by Wedge&Lever.

Development Tools

  • React
  • Gatsby
  • Styled-Components
  • Netlify
  • Contentful
  • Mailgun

Lulalu

Custom Shopify store built with Slate v0. Design & project by Wondersauce.

Development Tools

  • Babel JS
  • SCSS
  • Lazy Loading
  • Custom Klaviyo API Wrapper
  • Custom Yopto API Integration
  • Google Cloud Functions

SGL Motors

Blazing fast static website for SGL Motors built with Gatsby & React.

Development Tools

  • Gatsby
  • React
  • Netlify
  • Airtable
  • Styled Components

Chase Ohlson V2

My website & freelance web development blog. Built with Gatsby & React.

Development Tools

  • Gatsby
  • React
  • Netlify
  • Netlify Cloud Functions
  • Spotify API Integration
  • Styled Components
  • Contentful

Rinzen

Custom Shopify store/blog designed & developed for Los Angeles based DJ/Producer, Rinzen. Built with Slate v0.

Development Tools

  • Slate
  • Mailchimp API Integration
  • Songkick API Integration
  • Google Cloud Functions
  • Designed with Sketch

I've Worked With

Things People Say

I'm really happy I found Chase. He is responsive, efficient and thorough, and makes it super easy to wrangle my Shopify website. If you're looking for a great freelance web developer, this is your guy.

Katie F.

Ori Apparel

Chase is my go-to for all things web. He has been a huge asset to my business for 3 years. Chase is reliable, honest and great at what he does. Highly recommend!

Katie W.

Hydrate IV Bar

Chase built and designed my blog for me about a year ago and I couldn't be happier with his work. He is so easy to work with, professional and always there when I need him. My business has increased immensely since hiring Chase and I will continue working with him and recommending him to my colleagues for years to come!

Carissa S.

BroccYourBody

Chase has been the freelance web developer for our feature film from the pitch stage, through production, to the marketing/distribution stage. Whenever a change has to be made, he always jumps on it. His design is fantastic and user-friendly and he is extremely collaborative. I won't use anyone else moving forward. WORK WITH HIM.

Kelly B.

Writer/Director

We started looking for a freelance web developer last year and were fortunate to find Chase. He's been easy to work with since the very beginning: organized, responsive, and helpful. And always on time.

Dana N.

AUX Architecture

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