I made my first web site when I was 12,
and never really stopped
I was born and raised in Chile, and attended a British school. In 1997 I built a web site for my class on Geocities. I couldn’t make rollover buttons, so I made animated gifs that just pushed themselves. This was my first multi-layered Photoshop image. Revolutionary, I know.
Being a web developer is a great mix of art and nerdiness
I took my digital camera to school every day during my senior year. I built a web site with over 1000 photos and edited videos. I had four free hosting accounts to balance the disk space and bandwidth. Oh I also designed that logo for my senior class. We made t-shirts.
I can do two things at once (sort of)
I moved to Seattle right after I turned 18 to start at UW. I also started working full-time at Northwest University as the Assistant Web Developer. I introduced CSS (yes, they were still using font tags) table-less layouts and PHP. I quickly began building custom apps in PHP + MySQL. A couple years later I became the only Web Developer there.
Efficiency is my crack
In 2010 I graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication Design and started working at Clocktower Media. Besides building out dozens of web sites for clients, I helped modernize Clocktower’s development process: we introduced version control, a local development environment, our own MVC framework, code reviews and coding standards.
Making websites all day just isn’t enough for me.
I make them at night, too.
3do3dont.com is a 3D movie review website, aimed at answering the question “Is it worth seeing in 3D?” The site makes use of several APIs and page scrapes to gather content, and custom-built AJAX review voting systems. I also developed a mobile version of the site using jQuery Mobile.
QWZ.ME (pronounced “Quiz Me”) is a new startup I am part of, doing design and development. Essentially, QWZ.ME is a simple way to create quizzes. Originally named “Assessments To Go,” I picked out a better name for the service, designed the logo, developed the frontend and did some backend work, too.