James Paik

I'm an entrepreneur with a technical background.

  • Currently I'm the lead full stack developer at Actovia.
  • On the side, I run a web development business, Zinnia Development.
  • I also enjoy developing games as a hobby and run Cosinic.

I focus on building beautiful and scalable applications that both the development team and the end users are satisfied with. I tend to explore new technologies and build projects with them to expand my boundaries in this seemingly endless field.



Aug 2016 - Present

Lead Front End Developer

  • Lead the UI/UX redesign and development of the Actovia Application. Currently maintaining and developing new features for the application.
  • Developed and now improving an internal custom CRM to work specifically with the Actovia Application.
  • Working closely with Backend and SQL developers using JIRA and pushed for Agile methods.
  • Streamlined workflow with Task Runners (Gulp & Webpack), SCSS, Babel and new ES JS standards with documentation for the team.

Trade Trendy

Sep 2015 - Dec 2016

Co-Founder & Technical Lead

  • Lead the development of Trade Trendy to revolutionize the online clothing market. Trade Trendy was an online marketplace to trade used clothing, shoes, and accessories.
  • Developed the application using Ruby on Rails framework with Bootstrap on the front end.
  • Produced a scalable architecture for expanding the business as user base grew using AWS.
  • Conducted weekly sprint goals with another developer to meet deadlines.

Zinnia Development

Jul 2014 - Present

Founder & Lead Developer

  • Incorporated Zinnia Development LLC for my hobby on creating websites for small businesses officially in 2019.
  • Started developing websites for businesses in 2014.
  • Designed and developed over two dozen small business websites since ineption.



Dec 2018 - Present


  • Bamboozle is an online multiplayer game based on a board game.
  • Used Node.js running Express.js for views and routing with Socket.io for real time interaction.
  • Running on a DO Ubuntu droplet with Nginx as reverse proxy and PM2 for management.
  • As of 2020, there are around 100 players around the world playing daily.

GPA For Me

Apr 2016, 2020


  • Released new version in 2020 using VueJS with an authentication service and serverless database to store information for users.
  • Old Version: To explore AngularJS, I created a GPA Calculator using Angular2.
  • It calculates GPA in real time with both semester and cumulative GPA scores. Users can choose from the three different GPA scales as well.
  • Every season during the end of the semester, there are over 5,000 students that use this to calculate their GPA and hope for the best.

Course Sniper

Dec 2015

Front End Developer

  • Designed and developed the front end of the web application that is used by over 7,000 Rutgers students every semester, assisting them with class registration.
  • Rewrote the frontend to be responsive and user friendly

RU Direct

Apr 2015

Front End Developer

  • Developed an android app for the bus system at Rutgers University during HackRU 2015.
  • Continued to maintain the project resulting in over 10,000 Rutgers students using it daily.
  • As of 2019, Rutgers changed their services to TransLoc, resulting in the shutdown of this app.

Favorite Tech

  • HTML5
  • SCSS
  • JavaScript
  • Vue.js
  • Angular
  • Node.js
  • Nuxt.js
  • C#/ASP.NET
  • PHP/Laravel
  • Python/Flask
  • VS Code
  • Git
  • Jira
  • Linux/Ubuntu
  • Nginx/Apache

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