Nicholas Lavella

Interactive Developer

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.


Technical proficiencies

Modern responsive web development utilizing HTML5, CSS3, Sass and Javascript.

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
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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.

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