Rachel Brandsness

Software Engineer/Digital Designer

Designing, Developing, Optimizing

I'm a software engineer with experience in UX and digital design creating user-considerate, highly-performant apps and websites for businesses and individuals.

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Mobile Friendly

Websites and apps that look good on all your preferred devices and browsers.


Designed with the user in mind to create the best possible digital experience.


Optimized sites for search engine performance.


Building the foundation.


Adding style and personality.



Creating life and functionality.


Transforming the front-end.


Powering the back-end.



Persisting your data.

Built With Care

If you're thinking about getting some webwork done, you need to talk to Rachel Brandsness. I'm used to people developing layouts for stuff and then handing them off to me, and then I fix all their mistakes and drop all of our database-driven stuff into it - Rachel whipped out our new website, and it was a breeze to integrate - it looks great (I had an agent tell me it looked like a 'very expensive website'), scales, and didn't require any fixing at all. Really good work. Rachel is pretty fabulous at this stuff, and she's using current tech (advanced css, divs, etc. I still use Tables, but I'm a loser) that works on handhelds and across all major browsers. If you need some web stuff done, get with Rachel.
You'll thank me.

— Sean Harrison, Coldfusion Developer, Owner - SmashingIT, Nashville, TN



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About Me


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A native of the Pacific Northwest, I built my first website in 2013 and never looked back. As a full-stack software engineer, I build and work with websites, web, and mobile applications on a number of platforms, specializing in React, React Native, Node.js, Express.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and REST API integration. I have several years of experience in UX-focused, SEO Optimized, Mobile-First Responsive Design, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, and Wordpress development, and have developed and designed using Bootstrap 4, Zurb Foundation, and Native Base. I also design graphics, logos, and other custom content, and am proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, with some experience in Sketch. I am the designer/developer behind all Dame Saint Orléans Websites.

Ever a fan of Legos and taking things apart and putting them back together to learn how they work, I was hooked on learning to code right away. Most of all, I love the opportunity for continued learning that development presents. When not coding, I play guitar for several rock bands based out of Nashville, TN. I also love to ski and am a devoted connoisseur of spicy foods, most notably in the form of burritos. I look forward to working with you on your next project!

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