About Nick Hulea


2020-PRESENT Third and Grove - Frontend Developer - Remote

  • Ouster - Frontend/Backend - Frontend: Gatsby Backend: Contentful Deploy: Netlify
  • Third and Grove - Frontend/Backend - Frontend: Gatsby Backend: Drupal 8 Deploy: Netlify/Gatsby Cloud
  • King Arthur Flour - Frontend Maintainer - Frontend: Twig Templates, Gulp, SCSS, ES6, Algolia Instantsearch.js Backend: Drupal 8 Deploy: Acquia CI: Travis
  • VMware Cloud Health Redesign Drupal 8 site - Frontend: Twig Templates, Gulp, SCSS, ES6 Backend: Drupal 8 Deploy: Acquia CI: Travis

2017-2020 J. Paul Getty Museum and Trust - Software Engineer - Los Angeles, California/ Remote

  • Internal Project Dashboard to monitor project development and milestones - Frontend: Vue, Vue-cli, Vuex, Vue-Router Backend: Wordpress, WPGraphQL Testing: Cypress/Jest Integration: CircleCI
  • Ongoing project of implementing Elastic Stack for internal/external search and APM - Backend: Apache Nutch, Elastic Stack Frontend: Vue, Vue-cli, Vue-Router Testing: Cypress/Jest Integration: CircleCI Deployment: AWS/Netlify
  • Maintainer Getty Publications project Quire. Quire is a command line interface that converts markdown files into HTML, EPUB, MOBI and PDF. Quire leverages Nodejs for the CLI, Hugo (Static Site Generator), Bulma, Pandoc (File Converter), Prince XML (web to PDF). Quire adheres to strict accessibility standards of WCAG. Quire also has flexible deployment built in, deploy to your favorite serverless network. Theme is tested with Cypress/Jest, CLI is tested with Jest. CLI bundled with RollupJS. CircleCI for integration and releases.
  • New Docent Website. The docent site was a major refactor since the last site was built 7 years ago. - Frontend: Vue, Vuex Backend: Wordpress, WPGraphQL Testing: Cypress/Jest Integration: CircleCI Deployment: AWS. The Wordpress site connects to a scheduling system and uses this data to create a custom experience for each user based on their role and schedule. AAM award winner
  • Bauhaus 100th Anniversary site for the Getty Research Institute - Quire CLI, Hugo, Webpack 4, Bulma, Babel, Deployed to Netlify https://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions/bauhaus/new_artist/

2013-2017 Natural History Family of Museums - Lead Digital Developer - Los Angeles, California

  • Project lead and strategist for all digital properties and projects
  • Administrated LAMP stacks on 3 servers (dev, stage, production)
  • Managed multiple custom forms with PHP and NodeJS backends, secure processing and notification was always my highest priority.
  • Integrated development between datasets from multi backends (MYSQL and MongoDB) and APIs.
  • Made use of Google Maps API and JS Canvas API to create an interactive Google map tracking application with custom directional image of a Pterosaur that followed a predetermined path set in KML file that would finish on a given date
  • Used Gulp to compile SCSS and JavaScript
  • Various JavaScript frontend development (interactive, utility, game)
  • All deployments were via dedicated Rackspace servers via Gitlab deploy scripts

2012-2013 The Confluence Group - Creative Director/Web Director - Los Angeles, California

  • Built 3D animations with 3Ds Max, VRAY, and composited in After Effects (https://vimeo.com/40062967)
  • Created various promotional sites for our affiliates
  • Retouched photos and edited promotional videos
  • Maintained Drupal instances for a custom reporting dashboard for clients (Each client had their own private dashboard to view the stats from the advertising campaign)
  • For data visualizations for reporting using D3.js and Highcharts.js.
  • Deployed via Pantheon

2009-2012 Flaunt Magazine - Digital Design Director - Los Angeles, California

  • Controlled the flow of all visual media within Flaunt Magazine’s web and print media pipeline.
  • Maintained a high performance Rackspace cloud server that ran a Drupal instance with CloudFront CDN
  • Created layout, advertising, cover, and special insert design
  • Maintained and facilitated all technology at the office, including, large-format printers, web and LAN servers, cameras, computers, and software
  • Organized and edited a large range of media types, from streaming video to 3D models and high-resolution graphics


Websites & Art


ACLU - Location: Remote

  • Built Drupal 7 module to make new optional frontend styles for content
  • These features were created for the Southern California ACLU but were pushed to the national sites

Adult Swim - Location: Remote

  • Built Promotional website for new show 'Black Jesus'
  • The website made use of the Javascript Canvas API, Youtube API and CSS3 to showcase the promo video in a 'heavenly' way. The scene contained animated clouds and god sized hands.

Cat Bounce - Location: Remote

  • Rewrote high traffic Flash website to JavaScript using Matter JS and Webpack 4.
  • The site receives several hundreds of thousands visits a month
  • 2019 Webby Award Winner


Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, California 2002-06


Creative, philosophical thinking based in logical and algorithmic coding experience and know-how to create unique solutions for all design and development problems. Expert knowledge of creative and development software in Linux, Windows and Mac.


  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Rust
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby on Rails
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • XML
  • Git
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • Erlang
  • C#
  • C
  • JAVA
  • GO
  • Arduino
  • GraphQL
  • Lua
  • Mongo

CMS, Frameworks and Libraries

  • Drupal
  • Composer
  • Drush
  • Docker
  • Lando
  • Vagrant
  • Zend
  • HighchartsJS
  • JQuery
  • Django
  • Angular
  • Vue
  • VueX
  • React
  • Redux
  • Larvel
  • NodeJS
  • Backbone
  • Underscore
  • Backdrop
  • OpenCV
  • Caffe
  • Tensorflow
  • Wordpress
  • D3.js
  • Hugo
  • Gatsby
  • MiddleMan
  • Jekyll
  • Vuepress
  • Matter.js
  • Three.js
  • socket.io
  • Pandoc
  • NPM
  • Prince XML
  • Apache Nutch
  • Elastic Stack
  • Webpack
  • Gulp
  • Grunt
  • Rollup.js
  • Varnish
  • SVN
  • Git
  • Deno
  • Pika
  • Jest
  • Tape
  • Cypress
  • CircleCI
  • Jenkins
  • Travis
  • XState


  • 2020 The American Alliance of Museums MUSE Award Winner for The Bauhaus 100th Anniversary site for the Getty Research Institute
  • 2019 The American Alliance of Museums MUSE Award Winner for The Getty Docent Site
  • 2019 Webby Award catergory Weird for cat-bounce.com
  • Certificate of achievement from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for revitalization project
  • Folio Ozzie Award
  • Best Overall Design, Consumer Silver Award - Flaunt Magazine April, 2010
  • Best Cover, Consumer Under 250,000 Circulation Bronze Award - Flaunt Magazine: The Census Issue April, 2010