Hello, my name is Marcello Palmitessa

I am a Front-end Web Developer from Italy with a strong focus on responsive web design, accessibility, and performance.
I love to work with developers and designers to imagine and shape the future.

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About Me


I am a senior Front-end Web Developer based in Milan, Italy, working for a multinational IT corporation with over 18 years of experience. I am passionate about web technologies, usability, user experience and accessibility.

In 2007, I started learning about Usability and User Experience, spending months studying books and articles of Jakob Nielsen, Alan Cooper, Steve Krug, Luke Wroblewski, and others usability experts. In the meantime my development and user interface design skills evolved towards a more clean approach, putting the end user at the center of the experience. As I matured as full-stack web engineer, in 2016 I started to focus mostly on front-end web development.

Picture of Tati, a Birman cat breed, white and black, sitting on the bookshelves. I’m quite into the Japanese culture, I love to climb mountains, fantasy & science-fiction books & movies, and my beautiful cat "Tati".

What I Do

Responsive Web Design

Mobile First and Desktop Last, I work closely with designers to provide the best experience for end users.

Live Style Guides & Pattern Libraries

I'm experienced in building Live Style Guides and Pattern Libraries by following the Atomic Design principles.

Web Accessibility

I build accessible websites and applications compliant with guidelines & regulations. I can perform accessibility audits to identify issues and provide insights.

Modern Front-end Workflow

I develop using a modern front-end workflow by using task runners, module bundlers, asset optimization and backend-less web server.

Work Experience

Experience Technology

Jun 2016-Present

@Avanade Italy

As Front-end Architect I turn designed experiences into reality. I provide efficient and scalable solutions to deliver a seamless experience across multiple touchpoints.

My goal is to help designers shape and imagine the future, as well to help developers to implement innovative solutions. Together with other countries SMEs, I'm leading the Avanade global community about Front-end Engineering.

Technical Architect & Web Development Advisor

Dec 2015-May 2016

@Avanade Italy

As Technical Architect my job has been to set up the proposal development process (design blueprint, estimation, delivery model, price, staff planning), create a mobilization plan & manage the transition into delivery, define a training plan for the solution.

For the Software Engineer Talent Community I was nominated as Web Developer champion/advisor with the following responsabilities: As Sitecore Technical Architect I contributed to develop, maintain, and train people on our internal assets for cutting-edge Sitecore development.

.NET & Sitecore Solution Architect

Apr 2015-Nov 2015

@Avanade Italy

As Solution Architect at Avanade, I contributed to architect customer solutions: from analysis, up to define the delivery model, estimations, methodology approach, staffing, and writing the technical design.

I specialized in delivery of Sitecore solutions and thanks to my extensive front-end development knowledge I contribute to add more value to the offers for our customers.

Technical Lead

Jun 2013-Mar 2015

@Avanade Italy

As Technical Lead I delivered with success several web projects based on .NET & Sitecore CMS.

I lead on-shore & off-shore teams, organize teamwork, define tech guidelines, software architecture, customer interface, writing technical documentation, code reviews, actively identifying bottlenecks, propose resolutions & guidelines, putting all my experience into the field.

Senior Developer and Frontend Designer at KpnQwest Italia

Dec 2012-Jun 2013

@Synergia ICT

I was in charge of several frontend tasks to redesign their web application using Twitter Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, and AngularJS, on top of an ASP.NET WebApi backend.

I also developed new applications on ASP.NET MVC 3/4 and maintained some of the customer existing web apps.

Frontend Web Developer

Oct 2012-Nov 2012


Refactored the frontend of their web application, introducing a clean design inspired by my project BootMetro, giving the app a Windows 8 look & feel.

Developer Analyst

Apr 2011-Sep 2012

@AGS Group

Software engineer and team leader

Jan 2011-Apr 2011


Senior Developer

Jan 2009-Dec 2010

@Pirelli Sistemi Informativi

Consultant as Senior Developer in Pirelli Sistemi Informativi, on the Pirelli Tyre B2B platform. Evolving maintenance to Pirelli apps; WebServices & WCF Services, SAP Integration with BAPI calls; migration of B2B apps from 32-bit to 64-bit server.

Co-founder & Software Solution Architect

Jun 2007-Dec 2008

@Objectweb S.r.l.

Solution Architect for software development of a CMS 2.0 Framework with ECommerce module.

Senior Developer

Dec 2006-Jun 2007

@AIVE S.p.a.

Consultant as Software developer in AXA Assicurazioni Spa for AIVE Spa.

Developer Analyst

Dec 2002-Dec 2006

@Filo diretto Assicurazioni Spa

Microsoft .NET Technology specialist. Analysis & development for reporting, accounting, insurance specific applications. Web development with Microsoft ASP.NET technology. Database development with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and PostgreSQL.

Developer Analyst

Dec 1999-Nov 2002

@CSP Spa

Software Engineering Trainer. Project Leader for software development. Consultant at Vittoria Assicurazioni Spa.


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