Jason Yergeau

About my freelance work

Technical skills

  • JavaScript (ES6+)
  • React.js, Next.js (5+ years)
  • Design Systems, Figma
  • E2E and Unit Testing
  • Semantic versioning, Git Flow
  • Deployment strategies
  • Integrating RESTful APIs
  • Performance testing and improvement
  • QGIS, data visualization

I build websites

I think as much about the content of a website as I do about the structures that support it. That makes me a natural collaborator for writers, designers and stakeholders. My love for traditional book publishing comes through in my belief that "digital experiences" are about presenting the right information at the right time, and not about limiting our expectations to 30 second blips.

I help clients mediate between new content production and archives, between promoting events/ticketing with the right context (long-form articles, collections, maps). I fit well with knowledge institutions like museums, universities, news publications; but also cultural sector clients such as festivals and art researchers. I don't exclude opportunities from other sectors, and over my career I've worked for a very wide spectrum of clients and products.

I do product management as well

As a Technical Product Owner, I define goals, gather requirements, and translate objectives into actionable plans. I'm an empathetic and careful listener, and because I care so much about the content, creating a website always feels like an unfolding rather than executing a top-down succession of milestones. But there is a process, and if there's one thing I know I can do, it's make websites. This is a craft I've been working on since the mid 90's.

Basic things about me

  • I'm unavailable for new contracts in 2023.
  • My native language is English, and I'm fluent in Dutch.
  • I'm a U.S. citizen and permanent Dutch resident. I do not require a visa to work in either country.
  • I can work on-site near Haarlem/Amsterdam (hybrid)
  • I prefer projects that last more than 2 months, but I'm not closed to other opportunities.