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Sasha Vining

full-stack web developer

Recent Work

Full-Stack Development

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Full-stack houseplant care app. Users can search for plants by care needs; be recommended similar plants to ones they already own; create a user profile and track plant care.

tools used: MongoDB, Express, Node.js, JavaScript, REST API, Passport.js, HTML, CSS

 screenshot of Examen Apium, a Latin translation of the NYTimes Spelling Bee

Examen Apium

A Latin language word game, modeled after the NYTimes Spelling Bee. 500 users and climbing. Built on a Latin word database with 320,000+ entries, scraped and maintained by me.

tools used: MongoDB, Express, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

 screenshot of Certator, a full-stack quizzer application for Latin students


Full-stack quizzer application for Classics students. Users can choose from two different modes and track their answer speed.

tools used: React, MongoDB, Node.js, GraphQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

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A full-stack application for managing a pet care business. Users can log in, manage their clients, schedule, and send email updates to their clients. Built on a team of three developers.

tools used: MongoDB, Express, Node.js, JavaScript, REST API, Passport.js, HTML, CSS

WordPress / Web Design

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Classical Association of New England

Site redesign for the Classical Association of New England. In addition to the redesign, we added a great deal of new functionality, including a membership and payment management system for over 350 annual members.

tools used: WordPress, JavaScript, PHP, CSS

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Diversity in Dentistry

Wordpress site redesign for a nonprofit focused on mentoring young people interested in the dental field, Diversity in Dentistry.

tools used: Wordpress, CSS

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Gifted Resource Center of New England

Wordpress site redesign for a therapist and resource center for gifted children, based in RI, Gifted Resource Center of New England.

tools used: Wordpress, CSS

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Keane Sense of Rhythm

Wordpress site redesign for a Minnesota-based tap studio and nonprofit.

tools used: Wordpress, CSS

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Goodness People

WordPress site build for a New York-based nonprofit, Goodness People.

tools used: WordPress, CSS

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Consulting Color

WordPress website built for a Virginia-based nonprofit, Consulting Color.

tools used: WordPress, CSS


decorative image: branch with olives I am passionate about crafting accessible, mobile-responsive full stack web applications. The focus of my freelance web design work has been building homepages for small, local businesses and small-to-medium sized nonprofits. I love hearing about your organization’s needs and crafting a website to meet your goals. The power of a well-crafted website to drive engagement and donations to worthy causes has made my work with nonprofits particularly rewarding. I am proficient in CSS, HTML, JavaScript (ES6+), and React. I have also recently built websites in Wordpress and Shopify. I would love to set up a consultation to discuss an approach and platform that would work best for you.

I started my career as a Latin and ancient Greek teacher. When instruction went online in March 2020, then hybrid shortly thereafter, I had to change my approach. Suddenly, the design and accessibility of my digital materials became the single best predictor of my students’ ability to engage with, and access, instruction. Through a combination of coursework and trial and error, I learned how to make digital experiences that made students want to engage, and with which all students could find success.

Driven by a newfound passion for designing content for the web, I learned HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the tools that I felt were lacking during online instruction. From there, it has all been history. I went from designing web apps for Latin and Greek in the classroom to freelance web development. Get in touch to see what a perspective at the intersection of ancient and modern can do for you!

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