This week I got to speak with Jase Smith, a kindred spirit bouncing across the designer/developer line out of Denver, Colorado. Before you know it, we’re doing a bit of a rundown of Jase’s career path, all the way from that all-too-familiar fake-it-til-you-make it early days to being a successful developer and mentoring as a form of industry payback.

We didn’t get to talk about as many of them as I would have liked, but Jase graciously made a Collection of some of his favorites. Quite a few explorations of color!

Jase is on Twitter as @CSSBites, has a site of the same name, and is on LinkedIn.

Time Jumps

  • 00:24 Guest introduction
  • 02:11 What kinds of jobs have you had?
  • 05:52 Getting started in client services
  • 09:08 Working in the survey app business
  • 14:08 Working in Angular
  • 20:41 Sponsor: Reflect
  • 21:43 Using CodePen for private work ideas
  • 28:35 Portal to tomorrow Pen
  • 31:20 Collection of favorite Pens

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