Aylin Marie

front end engineer empowering teams with thoughtful design systems while specializing in accessibility

Based in Atlanta and building at Mailchimp. Formerly Banyan.

Merhaba! Hello!

My career didn’t start off in the creative industry. Not even close. I spent hours in a cramped office ticking away at audit reports or writing up risk procedures for banks. In 2017, I felt it was time to shift gears and start figuring out what it means to “love what you do”. I quit my job (after a year of self-teaching) and jumped into an immersive web development program at General Assembly.

I landed my first role as a front end developer for a creative agency that focuses on social good companies in Atlanta. On the side, I use to work with entrepreneurs to help launch their digital presence on different platforms. There is nothing more exciting than watching people make their brand or project come to life. I know what it feels like to build and grow in a place of passion, and I know what it feels like when you’ve accomplished it!

As I started developing more knowledge in my craft, I found a role that combined my love for both design and engineering. I now work on building a design system for Mailchimp as a UX Engineer.

If I'm not digging into code or pairing fonts, you can probably find me on the other side of the hemisphere :)

Work

Senior Front End Engineer - Design Systems

Mailchimp

Currently building React components, creating design tokens, testing for accessibility and writing documentation for our pattern library. I work with product teams by onboarding them into our new design system and support them during implementation.

Web Developer

Banyan

Front end developer who created and maintained end-to-end web application development using Angular and Drupal for non-profits, businesses, and government entities. Clients included Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics.

Independent Developer

Squarespace

Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs has been a passion of mine. I helped build brands and websites exclusively on Squarespace for a number of clients. As an independent front end developer, I was also a Squarespace Circle Member growing my web design practice. I was featured on a Squarespace member story sharing my journey from accounting to finding my craft in the tech space. I've worked with them as a 2017 Portfolio Consultant during the A3C Conference and hosted Squarespace courses at General Assembly.

Projects