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 The Noun Project (working on 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
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
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
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
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
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 & Magento builds
  • Mobile/Responsive Design
  • SEO Optimization
  • PPC/SEM Accounts
  • Link Building
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
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
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
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
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 & Magento builds
  • Mobile/Responsive Design
  • SEO Optimization
  • PPC/SEM Accounts
  • Link Building

Recent Projects

Penrose V2

Full marketing website with custom animations for Penrose Grand Del Mar. Built with React & Gatsby. Design by Wedge.

Development Tools

  • React
  • Context
  • Hooks
  • Gatsby
  • Styled-Components
  • Vimeo API
  • Lambda Functions

Beehive LA

Sleek dark-themed site for an LA-based artist management, touring & studio collective -- Beehive. Built with Gatsby, designed by Zoe. Launching soon.

Development Tools

  • React
  • Gatsby
  • Hooks
  • SendGrid
  • Plyr
  • Spotify
  • Styled-Components

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 V1

An light yet animation-heavy landing page experience for Penrose Grand Del Mar. Design by Wedge.

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. Both design + development.

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.a

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 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 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

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

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

Recent Posts

October 21st, 2019

How to Proxy API Requests in Development Using Parcel Bundler

I'm a big fan of using Parcel to bundle my website/web app assets. It goes by the "it just works" mantra, far removed from it's alternativ…

August 22nd, 2019

Using Plyr in Gatsby Projects for Youtube & Vimeo

Video is always pretty annoying to deal with. So are iframes. I really like using Plyr for skinning 3rd party videos because it's extreme…