About me


Greetings! I'm Cristina Del Gaudio Lester, a versatile creative professional with a passion for crafting exceptional digital experiences. With a decade of expertise spanning various facets of technology, I've established myself as a Full Stack Developer, UX Designer, and Illustrator.

A Journey through Innovation

My journey? It started as a freelance explorer, navigating front-end web realms, diving into reliability, DevOps, performance tweaks, system management – you name it. Through this journey, I've fine-tuned skills and embraced new frontiers.

From Front-End to Back-End

What started as front-end wizardry took an exciting twist into the realm of back-end development. The allure of Node was irresistible, leading me to master it and create my first RESTful API. Even as I dived into back-end intricacies, my love for front-end remained strong. I've sculpted client apps with React, falling for its data magic and the elegance of its hooks.

Pioneering Progress with PWAs

Exploring new avenues in pursuit of progress, I embraced Test-Driven Development techniques to craft a Progressive Web Application using React. This experience ignited my curiosity and deepened my appetite for continuous learning as I uncovered exciting programming possibilities.

Collaboration, Communication, Creativity

A true team player at heart, I thrive on idea-sharing and foster communication as the cornerstone of achieving goals within stringent deadlines. My willingness to embrace challenges has led me to projects that coax me beyond my comfort zone. Guided by the mantra "Whatever comes up, I’ll figure it out!", I believe that learning how to learn is life's most profound lesson.

Beyond the Code

Besides my tech endeavors, I'm a bass enthusiast, accomplished illustrator, culinary aficionado, fitness enthusiast who loves weight lifting, a dedicated yoga student, and a passionate Muay Thai kickboxer. During my downtime, you'll find me indulging in simple joys like cuddling with my cat Mochi, strolling with my dog Coco, immersing myself in music (and occasionally creating it), and enjoying quality time with my lifelong partner and best friend, Joe.

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Main skills

  • πŸ‘•βœ¨DRY & Clean coding
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ Problem Solving
  • πŸ”₯ Extra Fast Learning
  • πŸ“ UX/UI design
  • πŸ› Debugging
  • πŸ‘Œ Site Reliability Engineering
  • πŸ‡ Performance Optimization
  • πŸ’» System Management
  • πŸ“ Pixel perfect UX/UI design
  • 🎨 Creative Illustration
  • πŸ—―οΈ Communication
  • πŸ™ Teamwork
  • πŸ§πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Mentoring

Technical Skills


  • React + Redux
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Python
  • Node
  • React-Native
  • Next.js
  • Angular
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • Java
  • C
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • NoSQL
  • Bash

Dev Tools

  • VSCode
  • Git
  • Atom
  • Sublime Text
  • PHPStorm
  • React Dev Tools
  • Postman
  • JSDoc
  • TypeDoc
  • Shell
  • iTerm2
  • Cmder
  • Prettier
  • ESLint
  • Chrome DevTools
  • React Dev Tools
  • Redux Dev Tools
  • Google Page Speed Insights
  • Google Lighthouse

Services / Platforms

  • MongoDB
  • Google Firebase
  • AWS Lightsail
  • AWS Lambda
  • Github Pages
  • Netlify
  • Vercel
  • Heroku
  • Docker
  • DatoCMS
  • WordPress
  • Shopify
  • Drupal
  • MediaTemple
  • MailChimp
  • DigitalOcean
  • WPEngine
  • SendGrid
  • Cloudflare
  • StatusCake

Styling Frameworks and Libraries

  • Material UI
  • Tailwind CSS
  • Styled Components
  • Angular Material
  • Materialize
  • Foundation
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • InVision
  • Sketch
  • Avocode


  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Firebase
  • PhpMyAdmin
  • Apache
  • Nginx


  • Linux
  • MacOs
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iOS

Design Tools

  • Figma
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • InVision
  • Sketch
  • Procreate
  • GIMP
  • InkScape
  • Krita


  • Fluent:
  • English
  • Italian
  • Basic:
  • Spanish
  • French

What they say about me

Cree is one of the best and brightest coworkers that I have had the pleasure of working with, she brought years of experience and expertise to every project that we have worked on. She always came through hitting every deadline without compromising on quality. Every interaction that we have had has been nothing short of pleasant, I would 100% recommend any company looking to add an engineer to give her a shot.
- Daniel Namkoong Former Coworker, Software Engineer
I met Cristina (Cree as I've known her) when I joined the ranks of Site Reliability Developers at a marketing firm. She had held that role long before I got there and from the beginning she was extremely helpful in onboarding and stabilizing me. Cree and I share a love of growth and learning, this was most ​evident when I saw her refactor code that no one else wanted to touch or when she brought in fresh techniques to solve age-old site-optimization issues. I highly recommend Cree as a valuable technical resource to anyone who wants a reliable, ambitious, and dedicated team member. She was wonderful to work with and will be a boon to any team she joins.
- Dani Amsalem Former Coworker, Marketing Developer at SignUpGenius
While working through multiple projects on the CareerFoundry full-stack developer program, Cristina demonstrated adept learning abilities grasping and applying various tools and techniques, her pace of learning enabled her to complete her program two months earlier. In her tasks, she showed curiosity, finding creative ways to solve problems in her code. She communicated frequently and proactively, often seeking clarification on tasks and feedback. Most of all, she showed a strong desire to continually excel in her work across the entire application stack.
- James Katarikawe Web Development Tutor, CareerFoundry