A successful web developer requires more than just coding skills to thrive and innovate in the real world. The Front-End Development program provides a unique environment for students to explore creative coding based on a strong design foundation. Throughout the one-year program, you will touch base on design courses and make sure your development level is top-notch with the latest market technologies related to creative and application programming, such as React and WebGL. Regardless of the area of your focus, mastering these spectrums and tying them together is what will make you stand out in the competitive ever-growing front-end development market.
Students will get a foundational understanding of programming with design in mind, especially interactive programming. Students also learn programming languages such as Python and gain practice working with algorithms for problem-solving and the history of the web. Interactive design skills and advanced web programming are introduced, including animations and motion on the web, JavasScript, and CSS.
Animations and Motion on the Web
Ethics on the Web
Development as a Job
React Web II
Introduction to Backend Programming
Applied Math and Physics
3D Modelling and WebGL
Hjörtur Hilmarsson - Co-Founder, Creative Developer and CEO, 14islands
Hjörtur is the CEO of 14islands, a design and development studio from Stockholm in Sweden and Floripa in Brazil. He co-founded the studio in 2011 and since then they've done work with companies such as Google, Adidas, Disney, Facebook, HBO, Shopify, Ericsson, and many innovative startups in the world. Their projects have won multiple awards such as the FWA, Awwwwards, CSS Design Awards, and European Design Awards.
After discovering the internet in 1997, Hjörtur worked as a creative developer for over 20 years. He cares deeply about building digital experiences that spark joy and bring value to people. To make websites and apps that both inspire and explore boundaries of what's possible on the web.
Marco Barbosa - Managing Director and Co-founder, 14islands
Marco Barbosa is the managing director of 14islands, a design and development studio from Stockholm in Sweden and Floripa in Brazil. He joined forces at 14islands in 2013 and since then they've done work with companies such as Google, Adidas, Disney, Facebook, HBO, Shopify, Ericsson, and many innovative startups in the world. Their projects have won multiple awards such as the FWA, Awwwwards, CSS Design Awards, and European Design Awards.
With a strong passion for creativity and good design, he has been in the industry for more than 10 years and is always on the look for nice experiences. Self-taught and with a strong enthusiasm for collaboration to get things done properly, he cares about putting people together and turning meaningful projects into reality.
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Front-end engineers with interaction design skills who use code and creativity to come up with a variety of media, such as image and video processing, 2D and 3D graphics, and animations. You may create generative art, sound responsive visuals, as well as interactive product demos.
Junior front-end developer
Depending on the size of the company, you may be responsible for creating interactive elements on the site like scrolling panels, integrating videos and images as well as determining how elements are displayed.
Senior front-end developer
As a senior front-end developer, you will need to display a solid balance of design and programming skills. You will be expected to supervise the creation of mockups and prototypes as well as appealing mobile-based or web-based applications ensuring usability best practices and assisting backend developers. They are acting as a mentor to junior developers, through code reviews and design document critiques.
You may focus on the technical aspects of the entire design system and also champion properly coded digital products. the UX/UI engineers are the bridge between designers and software engineers. Ultimately, a UX/UI engineer is a front-end engineer who facilitates effective design collaboration between the design and engineering teams.
Front-end team lead
This role bridges the creative and technical aspects of project delivery - supervising a team of front-end developers, the team lead integrates front-end and server-side technologies to merge the technical architecture with creative designs and art direction. To achieve this integrated approach, the qualified candidate must have a fundamental understanding of the creative aesthetic while implementing technically across a variety of platforms and frameworks, as well as participate in business development, project planning, and knowledge leadership.