Nicholas Lavella

Philadelphia based interactive developer

Nicholas Lavella

Nicholas Lavella has over 7 years of experience, specializing in agency level contracted front-end development.

His expertise lies in fast, clean, reliable code that brings pixel perfect designs to the web. With a focus on complex animations and interactive elements, Nicholas provides both end-to-end web support for small companies or can work as part of a larger team as a front-end developer.


Emerson College - Boston, MA (Dec 2012)

Bachelor of Arts - Honors Program

Major: Interactive Media

Minor: Political Communications

Study Abroad: Kasteel Well, Netherlands

Research Accomplishments

Honors Thesis: Multiuser Interactive Artworks

An exploration of the mechanics, effects and execution of multiuser interactive artworks.

Areas of Experience

Modern responsive web development utilizing HTML5, CSS3, Sass and Javascript.

Web app & interactive elements via React, MongoDB, Node.js & Express.

CMS & server side technologies including Wordpress, Shopify, PHP, and mySQL.

Development tools for production including NPM, Gulp, Yarn and Docker.

Project management tools as part of a team utilizing Git, Bitbucket, Asana, Slack, Basecamp and Jira.

Creative coding for interactive installations and large scale projects through Immerge Interactive.

Additional Skills

Video Production

  • Onsite Recording: Complete HD camera and professional audio kit available
  • FCPX Editor
  • Color Correction
  • Audio Mastering

Motion Graphics

  • After Effects
  • Code generated designs


For Small Teams & Companies

On demand development with full stack capabilities including technical direction, project development, deployment and maintenance.

For Large Teams & Agencies

Front-end development support as part of an existing team or large project. Capable of collaborating within whole projects or leading individual efforts such as Google Maps locators, animations or landing pages.


Full Service Agencies

As a freelance developer I work with a variety of agencies ranging from 10 to 200+ employees across the Northeast.

Agency partners service a variety of industries including:

  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Insurance
  • Property Development
  • Education
  • B2B


"Working with Nick is always a pleasure. He's very skilled in a number of areas pertaining to web development. He's quick. He's reliable and his markup is always error-free. You won't be disappointed in working with Nick!"

Justin - VP, Integrated Marketing

"Nick was great to work with - he was proactive, communicative, asked smart questions and always had thoughtful suggestions. His code was always spot-on AND delivered on time."

Anna - Interactive Project Manager

"I have worked with Nick on several complex projects and in all cases, the work was done on time, on budget, and with a high degree of professionalism. Nick not only did exceptional work based on the specs of each project, but he also gave input on how to make the end product even better."

Greg - Director, Creative Services


Much of my experience falls under work for hire but to see some of my personal projects please visit