Richard Chin

Front-End Web Developer


Hi, I'm Richard, a Front-End Web Developer and Graphic Designer based in Toronto. I enjoy creating interactive websites and web apps written with clean, DRY code that are designed with pixel perfection.

Currently, I'm a web developer at Kira Systems where I take ownership of all digital marketing assets including the corporate website, email marketing and blogs.

Prior to taking the Web Development Immersive at HackerYou, I was a Marketing Design Lead at Jonas Club Software, where I collaborated with multiple departments to establish new ways to communicate with clients, develop relationships, reinforce brand image and drive sales revenue.

When I'm not near a computer, I'm most likely out on an adventure with our puppy dog, Harley.

Skills & tools






Hugo SSG



React JS


Kentico CMS




Experience Design


Sketch App

Latest work

The Puggle Is Real - React JS Web App

The Puggle is Real

React JS, Firebase, Google Maps API, HTML5, CSS3, Sass

A web app that assists dog owners who are busy with their day-to-day lives and are in search of trustworthy and responsible dog walkers in their area.

Built with React JS, members can register and join the online community as a 'dog walker' or as a 'dog owner'. Inputted data and media are stored into Firebase, where it is later called for display. Utilizing the Google Maps API, markers are added to pinpoint the locations of all members within the local vicinity of the user.

Sub Crawl - Interactive Web App that finds all the bars closest to your subway stops

Sub Crawl

JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Yelp API

Had a long day at work? Need a drink on your commute ride home? How about eight?

This interactive web app uses JavaScript and jQuery to communicate with the Yelp API to grab the closest residing bars to every TTC subway station stop along your desired route, between your starting and final destination.

* Please drink responsibly. Don't forget to buy a TTC day pass or use your Presto card, otherwise it'll be an expensive commute .

HackerYou Hangman - JavaScript & jQuery Game

HackerYou Hangman

Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Sass

An oldie but a goodie — your traditional Hangman game but with HackerYou staff names (and pups!)

After just a week of learning JavaScript, Matthew Parris and I collaborated and applied our existing knowledge of JavaScript (arrays, math.randoms, splits, lengths, for-loops, appends, index-ofs, etc) to create this fun, interactive game.

Jonas Software - Website

Jonas Software
Website Redesign

HTML5, CSS3, Photoshop, Illustrator, Responsive

Jonas Software owns and operates over 50 independently managed software companies around the world. With roots formed in the club management and construction markets, Jonas Software has grown extensively in over 15 vertical markets. Jonas Software is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc, one of North America’s largest and most respected software companies.

With rapidly evolving web technologies and design trends, it was imperative to stay in the forefront as a modern technology company. A website redesign was greatly needed for a stale website that was only four years old. A new brand was to be re-established and the company’s goals had to be made abundantly clear — Jonas Software is in the business of acquiring and growing businesses.

Fun facts


Everything I need for life's adventures:

  • Nikon d7100
  • GoPro
  • DJI Mavic Pro


Recently expanded our family to include Harley, our crossbreed puppy:

  • ¼ Rottweiler
  • ¼ Husky
  • ¼ German Shepherd
  • ¼ Australian Shepherd

Flyer Miles

  • Joshua Tree, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite
  • Road trip to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI.
  • E. Caribbean Cruise.
  • London & Scotland.
  • Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion.


I enjoy home cooked food, sous-viding steaks, weekend bbq-ing and on occasion, checking out new cuisines and local restaurants on Yelp.


I've been bleeding blue and white ever since the Potvin era > Cujo era > Eagle era .. we'll skip everything in between .. and now the Freddy era (oh, and that matthews kid).

Get in touch

Markham, ON