Clever Laziness

About Me

Juan Villela

Hi, I’m Juan Villela and I like websites. Most of my time is spent making them for others online. When I’m not working, I’m probably still coding.

Writing isn’t my strong suit. But I do it quite often from time to time. It’s therapeutic and helps me clear my head. In this blog, I write about notable things I find interesting and some of my coding projects. I’m not sure what else to say so here’s a list of “fun facts” about me, I guess:

  • I like stickers. Almost every electronic I own is covered in stickers.
  • From time to time I build mechanical keyboards.
  • I love cooking. It relieves my stress, makes me happy, and feel an immense sense of accomplishment almost immediately.
  • I like JRPGs. Like the 200-hour-long, convoluted storyline, with 30 characters type of JRPGs.
  • I collect hoard Magic The Gathering cards, which are kept in a cool binder I almost never open. For some reason, I also keep a record of which cards I own on a database and render it on a nice UI on this site. You can check it out on the MTG page.
  • I really like making lists. It’s a concise, well-structured, and simple method of conveying your thoughts for others to understand.
  • I delivered a baby once. It was not magical for me, the staff on the ambulance, or the person giving birth. It’s the most stressful I’ve ever been in my life.


I currently work as a Senior Full-Stack Web Developer over at Big Pixel. These days I mostly make Angular and React enterprise apps. And some REST and GraphQL APIs. But here’s a cool list of skills:


TypeScript, JavaScript, SCSS, CSS, HTML, SQL, Shell, Go


Angular, React, Next, Gatsby, Hugo, Eleventy, Jekyll, NestJS, Express, GraphQL


Redux (Sagas, Thunks, and RTK), Webpack, Jest, Cypress, aXe, TravisCI, CircleCI, GitHub Actions, Gitlab/Bitbucket Pipeline

Design Tools:

Figma, Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, Affinity Designer

Other Skills:

Nunchuck, Bo Hunting, Computer Hacking

If you’re interested in a more comprehensive look at my experience, you can checkout my online resume.