Mike Katsufrakis

Hey there 👋!

I'm a seasoned software engineer in sunny Portland, Oregon who skews heavily towards the front-end and enjoys UI and UX development.

I've spent time in all sorts of industries - FinTech Startups, Digital Agencies, Nationally-recognized Brands, and even Government/Defense work.

While I am a self-starter, I love working in highly-collaborative environments, and I will always be a strong advocate for the end user.

Some technologies I like:

  • CSS (it's a sickness)
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • React
  • GatsbyJS
  • GraphQL

I can work in pretty much any stack, and I am highly adaptable! Let's talk if you want to know more!

The places I've worked:

  • Flow Finance (2021 - 2023)

    Senior ➡️ Lead UI/X Engineer

    At Flow, I was charged with building the user interfaces for all of our applications, managing our design system, consulting with our Product Owner to derive requirements, and generally lend my UX expertise and instincts to anybody who needed it.

    As a nice bonus, I had the privilege of mentoring our Junior engineers.

  • Nike (2021)

    Software Engineer

    I was brought on to help shepherd sunsetting a legacy Angular application for the Line Planning Management division, then we built a series of MVP applications with React & Redux to replace it.

  • Live Axle (2011 - 2020)

    Senior UI/UX Developer

    Live Axle was a digital agency, and as such, I was responsible for crafting solutions for our clientele in both the TV/Film/News, and hardware manufacturing industries.

    What we did
    • Drupal development
    • Embedded application development with Angular and React
    • Embedded hardware interface development (well, I did it once, and BOY is that a story!)
    • Styleguides and web templating for large enterprise

    Select clients: Disney, NBC Universal, MillerCoors, Sony Pictures, Qualcomm, Cisco, Tektronix

  • SecureNet Payment Systems (2010 - 2011)

    Web Developer & UI/X Designer

    Here, I was primarily in charge of designing an invoicing application and lending expertise to a team of ASP.NET developers who needed someone who could build interfaces outside of their chosen framework.

  • L-3 MPRI, now Engility Corp. (2006 - 2010)

    Multimedia Lead ➡️ Web Developer, Army.mil

    I began as a lead on our multimedia team, where my largest achievement was creating a 30-minute documentary series in Flash, then I transitioned to being a web developer for the US Army's custom CMS, CORE.

  • SRA International (2002 - 2006)

    Multimedia Developer

    Here I had to be a true jack-of-all-trades. I supported DARPA (you may make a Metal Gear Solid joke here if you wish) in the following ways:

    • Building websites for their internal offices
    • Designed internal branding/logos, then created layouts and design for printed material
    • Video production and editing
    • 3D Modeling and Animation
    • Assembled large briefings and bespoke graphics/charts to put before Congress and POTUS