Oh, hello.

My name is Justin Smith.
I make websites.
This is what I’ve been working on.


React + web3.js

Rise is an international talent management platform, a project management tool, and a payment management solution for creative teams.

Freelancers' work was managed via a custom Ethereum Smart Contract. Through the React app, users could interact with the Smart Contract to define the scope of work, agree upon milestones and acheivements, and exchange funds. Freelancers could choose to be paid in Crypto stablecoins, or in fiat.


Python Django + React.

Wisr is a platform for connecting students at colleges and universities with alums from that university for mentoring and career advising. We created a private network for each institution, which in-turn helps to bolster student success and alumni engagement.

Each Wisr site is highly customized to based on the needs of the students at each school. We were a small team at a scrappy startup, working in an industry that evolves slowly and expected enterprise level configurability. As the lead UX/UI engineer on the team, I touched every piece of our product, from product design and planning, to designing and building features.

The Groundwork Admin

Python Django + React.

The Groundwork was founded to create a tech platform for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. That same technology was spun off as a Platform-as-a-Service product which provides those same tools to non-profits and NGOs. The Admin app provided customers with a place to configure the platform, manage donation, supporter and event data, and view interactive reporting.

The Groundwork Admin was a single page React/Redux app, built on top of a Django Rest Framework backend which served as a passthrough to a microservice architecture. We used Babel to translate ES2015/16 to web-safe JavaScript.

Hyr Medical

Rails + React.

Hyr Medical is a Cleveland-based startup building a platform that connects doctors and hospitals for part time work. Hyr"s two-sided marketplace allows hospitals to post job openings, and physicians to view and apply for jobs.

As the CTO of Hyr Medical, I worked closely with a team of designers and developers to architect, design, and build the MVP. I was also involved in fundraising and attended several investor pitches, while working closely with the CEO and CMO to refine the business strategy.

Supporter Signup Block

Front End Dev, UX Design.

The Groundwork created a series of tools to allow new organizations to quickly spin up and deploy customized "blocks" for data capture. A Donation Block allowed customers to configure and embed a donation form on their site in minutes. Additionally, we built a Supporters Signup Block, which accepted a wide variety of customizable user data. We also created a Builder utility for each Block, which provided customers with a UI for configuring and customizing their Blocks prior to embedding them into their websites.

The Supporter Signup Block was built on top of a custom JavaScript framework, which utilized jsx templating, and vanilla JavaScript for configuration logic. Each Block was embedded via a single script element, with custom data attributes for configuration.

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