emily lordahl

Designing & Developing 
in Brooklyn, NY

SpiritGuide
SpiritGuide is a web application that will lead users to yoga studios, vegetarian restaurants, juice bars and farmers markets by searching one of the five boroughs of New York. Built with Ruby on Rails and Backbone.js, data was parsed and rendered via Yelp's API and NYC OpenData. Location data for businesses is displayed via the Google Maps API. Search results saved to a user's profile populated a PostgreSQL database using a Rails server.
CheckUp
CheckUp is a single-page web application, built with Backbone.js, that allows a user to securely sign up for an account and login to receive health tips based on his or her age and gender. A user can mark certain health tips as complete to track yearly checkups and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Data was parsed and rendered via the HealthFinder.gov API. Users and their health progress were collected in a PostgreSQL database using Sequelize on a Node.js server.
featur
Featur is a single-page web application, built with Backbone.js, that allows a user to search for a music artist to find collaborators and their shared songs. Users can create and save personal playlists and playback songs through Spotify's web plugin. Data was parsed and displayed via Spotify's API. Playlists and songs were stored in a PostgreSQL database using Sequelize on a Node.js server. Built with Eric Kwong and John Sanders.

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Montréal born, Virginia raised, Brooklyn livin’.

I completed my B.F.A. in Graphic Design & Art History from James Madison University in 2011 and have since worked in the print world at boutique design studios and a daily deals startup. White space, grid systems and beautiful typography will always have my heart.

In early 2015, I decided to transition out of print by taking General Assembly's Web Development Immersive. I spent 12 weeks rigorously learning the fundamentals of programmatic thinking and concepts through JavaScript, Ruby and numerous other front-end and back-end technologies.

If I'm not designing or brushing up on my coding capabilities, you can find me traveling, dreaming of restoring my tabletop letterpress, attempting to train for a half-marathon, spending time with friends and family or squealing at the sight of a Dachshund.

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