I’m an interactive developer with over 7 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 provides both end-to-end web support for small companies or can work as part of a larger team as a front-end developer.
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.
Web app & interactive elements via React, MongoDB, Node.js & Express.
CMS & server side technologies including Wordpress, Shopify, PHP, and mySQL.
Development tools for production including NPM, Gulp, Yarn and Docker.
Project management tools as part of a team utilizing Git, Bitbucket, Asana, Slack, Basecamp and Jira.
Creative coding for interactive installations and large scale projects through Immerge Interactive.Full Resume
For Small Teams & Companies
On demand development with full stack capabilities including technical direction, project development, deployment and maintenance.
For Large Teams & Agencies
Front-end development support as part of an existing team or large project. Capable of collaborating within whole projects or leading individual efforts such as Google Maps locators, animations or landing pages.
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
Medecision Infographic Experience
Custom experience, Wordpress integration
The Medecision "Addressing Social Determinants of Health" infographic experience is an interactive page insert into an existing Wordpress website. Originally the infographic had been designed for print, the team presented the desire to animate and create an interactive experience that could be inserted alongside their existing content. This fully responsive infographic features dynamic sections, loading animations and parallax scroll effects. Without augmenting the existing theme, the section was integrated into an existing page with advanced custom fields to manage the content.Visit
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