Marilyn Magnusen

Front-end Developer


About Me

I'm a Front-end Developer who enjoys working on interesting projects, of real value to the end-user. I work mostly with vanilla JavaScript, React.js and Wordpress.


After a few stints working for different startups (Streetcar, which was aqcuired by Zipcar, RateSetter - one of the largest peer-to-peer lenders in the UK), and running my own business, I started working at Marvel. I spent nearly two years doing everything from testing, bug reports, data analysis and data visualisation. The great thing about working in a startup is that everything is new and unchartered, meaning you have the opportunity to dip your hand in everything.

A large portion of my time was spent working alongside the dev team, especially in the run-up to new releases. It wasn't long before I went from testing and reporting bugs, to poking around in our systems, then peaking under the hood and trying to learn about how things actually worked.

I started off with Code Academy, learning the basics of HTML and CSS, moving onto Treehouse and using Youtube, Stack, Medium and anything else I could get my hands on. I found Codebar and still religiously attend.


I'm currently working on a variety of personal and freelance projects, focussing on expanding my knowledge and skill-set.

Sworkit Blog

Built with the Wordpress CMS, creating a custom theme from scratch. Current on-going project.

View site here

Sworkit Shopify Store

Fully functional ecommerce site for high-growth fitness app.

View site here

Sworkit Help Center

Created with Zendesk, inline with existing brand.

View site here

The Next Step

The Next Step is a jobs listing site for Developers.

The stack: the backend is built in Python, using the Django framework to create an API. The front-end is built in React, consuming the Django API to manage authentication and data.

You can view the repo for it here or view the prototype here.

Hard Skills

Vanilla JavaScript

Core javascript

Working with contenteditable attribute

Simple unit tests with Jasmine


React Router

Consuming APIs

External Libraries

Manual QA Testing

Devising test plans for new product releases

Comprehensive bug reports

TestFlight for iOS


Creating APIs with serializers

Templates, views & url patterns

Custom models

Soft Skills

Git version control - you can find a link to my Github profile

Experience working with agile teams in sprints

Comfortable with terminal and command line

Atlassian - Jira issue tracking

Find me on the web