Ross Merriam, Web Developer & Designer

My name is Ross Merriam.
I am a Toronto-based Web Developer who also loves typography and design.

For the last seven years I have been crafting unique online experiences for passionate businesses owners and some of Canada's leading digital agencies.


Job Experience

Direct Focus Online

Full-Stack Developer | 2014-06 - Present

Currently I am employed as a Full-Stack Developer for Direct Focus Online. My job responsibilities include the creation of custom WordPress sites, server creation, server maintenance and troubleshooting as well as the integration of Amazon Web Services for optimization of our various sites and web apps. I also perform bi-weekly code reviews for junior developers.

Hootsuite Campaigns (formerly Brightkit)

Front-end Developer | 2013-06 - 2013-09

For the social media contesting platform Brightkit (now Hootsuite Campaigns) I was apart of an Agile team where I worked closely with a back-end developer that was creating REST endpoints that my front-end code could hook into. The features that we developed over the course of my contract became the Caption Contest now one of Hootsuite Campaigns most popular services.

Invoke Media

Full-Stack Developer | 2012-03 - 2012-06

In the spring of 2013 I worked as a developer on a number of campaigns where I worked closely with a designer and then solely developed online experiences for some of North America's most innovative online brands such as AOL and F*Cancer.


Developer / Web Editor | 2008-05 - 2011-09

For three years I worked as the web editor of Geist Magazine and handled the publication of all online content. The creation of a custom magazine-style Drupal theme and handled the upgrade of the site archive of more than 2000 articles from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6.


My seven years experience as a freelance web developer has given me a well rounded skill set in all aspects of web development.

Client-side Development

  • HTML5
  • CSS3 / SASS / LESS
  • Javascript / jQuery

Client-Side Frameworks

  • Foundation
  • Bootstrap
  • Angular Js

Server-side Development

  • Python
  • PHP
  • NodeJS / React

Server-side Frameworks

  • Wordpress
  • Django
  • Drupal
  • Laravel


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Zencoder

Automation Tools

  • Grunt
  • Fabric
  • Bash Scripts
  • Ansible