Nicholas Lavella

Philadelphia based interactive developer

Nicholas Lavella

Nicholas Lavella has over 5 years of experience, specializing in agency level contracted front-end development.


Emerson College - Boston, MA (Dec 2012)

Bachelor of Arts - Honors Program

Major: Interactive Media

Minor: Political Communications

Study Abroad: Kasteel Well, Netherlands

Research Accomplishments

Honors Thesis: Multiuser Interactive Artworks

An exploration of the mechanics, effects and execution of multiuser interactive artworks.

Areas of Experience

Responsive Web Development

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Sass
  • Javascript
  • jQuery

CMS & Server Side

  • PHP
  • mySQL
  • Wordpress
  • Shopify

Development Tools

  • Node.js
  • Gulp
  • Git Version Control
  • Bitbucket

Project Management

Asana, Slack, Basecamp, Jira

Additional Skills

Video Production

  • Onsite Recording: Complete HD camera and professional audio kit available
  • FCPX Editor
  • Color Correction
  • Audio Mastering

Motion Graphics

  • After Effects
  • Code generated designs

Aerial Cinematography

Offering aerial cinematography and photography as a UAV Certified Pilot

Creative Code

Experience building generative visuals, interactive installations and large scale projects. To see more visit Immerge Interactive LLC


Custom Wordpress themes

Full site development with Wordpress as the CMS with minimal plugins besides Advanced Custom Fields to fill in custom built templates

CSS Animations

From complex to simple CSS animations of content or data

Javascript Components

Custom javascript components to provide interactivity and responsiveness to modern web designs


Specializing in complex troubleshooting and issue tracking

Development Retainer

Retainer contracts available for site maintenance or long-term team partnerships


Full Service Agencies

As a freelance developer I work with a variety of agencies ranging from 10 to 200 employees across the Northeast.

These projects have covered a variety of industries including:

  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Property Development
  • Education
  • B2B


"Working with Nick is always a pleasure. He's very skilled in a number of areas pertaining to web development. He's quick. He's reliable and his markup is always error-free. You won't be disappointed in working with Nick!"

Justin - VP, Integrated Marketing

"Nick was great to work with - he was proactive, communicative, asked smart questions and always had thoughtful suggestions. His code was always spot-on AND delivered on time."

Anna - Interactive Project Manager

"I have worked with Nick on several complex projects and in all cases, the work was done on time, on budget, and with a high degree of professionalism. Nick not only did exceptional work based on the specs of each project, but he also gave input on how to make the end product even better."

Greg - Director, Creative Services


Much of my experience falls under work for hire but to see some of my personal projects please visit