Adam J. Arling

Recording Engineer, Live & Studio Musician, UI/JavaScript developer


...and web projects

Innovative and proactive Front-End Developer capable of developing component-based, JavaScript web applications for demanding clients. Talented in building front-end stacks, team leadership and independent problem-solving. Highly organized multitasker with expertise in scheduling projects, enhancing designs and verifying code. Prepared to offer React, JavaScript and UX abilities in challenging roles.

Northwestern UniversityI currently work for Northwestern University Libraries Repository and Digital Curation department, writing open-source, repository applications which digitize the world's cultural heritage assets.


GatsbyJS, React, and Netlify CMS power this new website for pop sensation ABBARAMA.

Northwestern Libraries Digital Collections

React/Redux discovery application architected from the ground-up. Hits an AWS Elasticsearch index, reads IIIF manifests, and utilizes ReactiveSearch for faceting & search.


Cryptocurrency trading PWA which enforces disciplined trading entrances and exits. Built from the ground up with React, Firebase suite and various crypto APIs. Launch February 2020.

Daredevil Pedals

Chicago-based fuzz pedal company making the raddest hand-wired fuzz and delay pedals on the market. Check 'em out and fuzz on.

Film Independent

WordPress, PHP, CodeIgniter MVC, Filemaker Pro

Urge Overkill

A smattering of WordPress plugins, some custom PHP modules and CSS drive Chicago's indie darlings, Urge Overkill's website.

OpenSeadragon React Viewer NPM Package

NPM package React component designed as a wrapper around the OpenSeadragon viewer. If your application supports tiled images for deep zoom, import this component into your React application, feed it a IIIF manifest URL via props and it will render an OpenSeadragon viewer with custom navigation, filtering of tile sources, and zoom/pan controls.

Morningstar Investments

ES5 JavaScript custom framework, AEM (Adobe Experience Mananger), CSS3/HTML.

Avalon Media System

Audio / Video repository application co-developed by Indiana and Northwestern Universities. A Rails application, where I re-vamped the entire JavaScript implementation into ES6+ modules, and began a UI component pattern using ReactJS and Webpack.

The Last Vegas

GatsbyJS, React, and HTMLUP tool this website for Chicago's garage, glam boogie rock faves.

ARCH: Institutional Repository

Arch is Northwestern Libraries Institutional Repository, designed for self-deposit of works including research, thesis, and dissertations by faculty and students. Built on top of the Samvera community's Hyrax application, I customized this Rails application to adhere to Northwestern Global Marketing branding guidelines.


Music projects, touring, living


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