I’m an interactive developer with over 6 years of agency contracted front-end experience.
My expertise lies in fast, clean, reliable code that brings pixel perfect designs to the web.
With a focus on complex animations and interactive elements I quickly bring designs to life with additional movement and interactivity.
I graduated in 2012 from Emerson College, where I earned a degree in interactive media with a minor in political communications. Starting in college I began pursuing freelance and independent projects ranging from video production to web design and development. Upon graduation I started Immerge Interactive and began working with a variety of agencies in the Philadelphia area as a contracted web developer.
From a young age I have been drawn towards the arts. I truly began to create my own work when I discovered live visuals, creative coding and data visualization. For the last ten years I have been experimenting with creative coding as an opportunity to create my own work focused around real-time graphics and interactivity.
CMS & server side technologies including Wordpress, Shopify, PHP, and mySQL.
Development tools to speed up production, currently node.js and gulp.
Project management suites as part of a team utilizing git, Bitbucket, Asana, Slack, Basecamp and Jira.
Creative coding experience building generative visuals, interactive installations and large scale projects through Immerge Interactive.Full Resume
President, Lead Creative
Immerge is a creative studio specializing in interactive video & lighting design. We create interactive installations & touring productions for stages, events and public spaces. At Immerge, we love building bespoke touring productions and interactive installations from the ground up. Our creative and technical solutions span from content creation through realtime control system.Learn more
Elements Landing Page
Built for speed
Immerge Elements are custom built interactive video and lighting components for stages and public spaces. As part of a social advertising campaign this landing page was built to provide more information and generate leads alongside social posts. With a highly mobile audience speed was a major concern, responsive images and lazy loading provide the fastest page speed possible while still showing off the product with large high-resolution images.Visit GIT
Nicholas Lavella Resume
CSS Grid Experiment
I took the opportunity while building out a new online resume to experiment with CSS Grid. The page utilizes CSS Grid to evenly space and resize the various resume components across all resolutions. Some light animation was added to highlight various elements and create a more dynamic experience.Visit Git
Immerge Interactive LLC
Highly responsive, highly animated
In an effort to highlight the dynamic and interactive work done by Immerge, this single page website was build with lots of animation. The site also dynamically resizes components and modals for a full responsive layout that is more experimental than your average site. This includes animated icons, page transitions and lazy load image galleries.Visit
She’s Red Haute
Fast clean Wordpress
She’s Red Haute is a rapidly growing fashion blog targeted specifically for redheads. As an active blog, a fast clean Wordpress foundation with flexible easy to use templates was created. This allows for quick posts that dynamically displayed large imagery and linked products to stores and affiliates. Utilizing custom fields and dynamic styling, each page provides a constant layout that is quick to add and edit posts on the go.Visit
White Horse Village Generator Project
Interactive project guide