A portfolio site of Gar Liu - specializing in front end development



An exploration of fonts and motion. The PieChart Font is the first of the collection and is built entirely from code.
Date: Febuarary 2018
A pet project where I designed and developed an app to randomise anything in a fun way. It's also a platform that allows me to add various styles of visualising information randomly.
Date: January 2018
BudLight Living
Budlight Living was releasing tickets to 4 events during the 2017. This was an ongoing project that required updates to showcase the featured events. The technnology stack used were: React, react-router, mobx, styled-components
Date: 2016 October
Real Canadian Super Store
Built the front end platform for Real Canadian Super Stores to showcase stories.
Date: September 2017
I made a particle library that uses web fonts to be expressed through thousands of particles. To show what the library can do, I created a demo that used the lyrics of a music video by M83. By mixing combinations of various types of animations, this made the lyrics more expressive by being able to adapt to the cinematography of the music video. This is a work in progress and will grow to allow users to make their own music videos.
Date: 2016 October
From 2014-2023, the city of Toronto will spend approximately $3.2 billion on capital projects. Filter and sort this visualization by ward to see where and how that money is being spent.
Date: 2016 April

Since 2006, I've worked with many of the top ad agencies in Toronto as a creative developer. However, I prefer using my personal projects to represent my passion, work ethics, ability to both code and design. I feel so lucky to be able to express my ideas and share it with others - it lets me know that I'm kind of on the right track.