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Hello, I’m Ara Abcarians.
I'm a web developer, designer, and nerd living in Los Angeles, CA.

What I Do

I'm the Web Development Manager at Bluebeam. Previously, I was a UX Engineer/Manager at Media Temple and a Senior Web Developer at Huge. Over the last decade I've helped brands such as Disney, FX, Beats By Dre, Royal Caribbean, and Samsung build new digital experiences.

I'm currently available for freelance projects.

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Willoughby & Associates

Willoughby & Associates is a full-service litigation law firm providing first-class, cost-effective, and personalized counsel to Los Angeles for over 30 years.

I was tasked with refreshing their brand identity and modernizing their website to work across all devices and help them stand out from competition.

Client
Willoughby & Associates
Role
Designer & Developer
Project Type
Website, branding, printed media
Platform
HTML, CSS, JavaScript,
Jekyll
Screenshots of Bluebeam website

Bluebeam, Inc Website Redesign

Bluebeam develops innovative solutions that set the standard for collaboration and workflow efficiency for design and construction professionals. I led the development efforts of the first huge redesign. The bluebeam website is localized for 14 different countries.

I also helped create the companies living styleguide and design system, Bluprnt.

Client
Bluebeam, Inc.
Role
Lead Developer
Project Type
Website
Platform
HTML, CSS, JavaScript,
Grav CMS, PHP, Smartling
Screenshots of Media Temple website

Media Temple Website

Leading the front-end development of the Media Temple website redesign was one of the most rewarding projects I've ever worked on. Working closely with our internal creative team as well as the talented designers of Character in San Fransisco, I developed a custom responsive framework and started the company's first internal living style guide. I wrote about my experience over at CSS-Tricks.

Client
Media Temple
Role
Lead UX Engineer
Project Type
Website
Platform
HTML, CSS, JavaScript,
jQuery, AngularJS, PHP
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Media Temple Account Center

Though it was among the better looking admin dashboards in the web hosting space, a redesign of (mt)'s Account Center was long overdue. Used by over 150,000 customers, it was one of the most daunting projects I've ever been a part of. It required extensive research and planning, modernizing code on 450+ pages, and countless iterations.

Client
Media Temple
Role
UX Engineer
Project Type
Website
Platform
HTML, CSS, JavaScript,
jQuery, AngularJS, Perl
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GIA Gem Encyclopedia

As part of the Gemological Institute of America's website redesign, I was tasked with building the Gem Encyclopedia, a virtual journey through the science and lore of gemstones from across the globe. The challenege was taking these massive amounts of gemstones and presenting them, while allowing the user to filter results in a number of ways.

Agency
Huge Inc.
Role
Sr. Web Developer
Project Type
Website
Platform
HTML, CSS, JavaScript,
jQuery
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Powerbeats By Dr. Dre

As the sole developer on the project, I built the microsite for the first generation of Powerbeats By Dr. Dre. The site featured various photos, videos, and an interactive 360° look at the new headphones.

Agency
Huge Inc.
Role
Lead Front-End Developer
Project Type
Website
Platform
HTML, CSS, JavaScript,
jQuery