Designer & samurai front coder since 1996. An old rocker forged in national and international companies like Codice Software (Plastic SCM), Homestays Technologies, Zentyal, Wunderman, Adecco, ICA, FaQtoria New Media and Quelinka in any kind of web and mobile projects. I usually dream with wireframes, I always breath concept art and I eat HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. Some times I picture my self sharpening my katana and my mind with TDD, Scrum and another samurai skills.
My name is Fernando Val, UX/UI Designer & Front-end Samurai located in Zaragoza, Spain.
Design has always been my passion and delivering appropriate product experiences is the base of every project I worked on. I work across different media and platforms, from design to code. Really I’m a mix between Designer and Developer.
I have worked in both graphic design, for more than six years, and web design, multimedia, user experience, information architecture and front coding for more than ten years.
I managed some projects for clients such as Telefonica, Movistar, Ford, Land Rover, Repsol IPF, Ibercaja, Andalucia Tourism, TV Castilla La Mancha, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Labour, Indra, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Torrente 4 Lethal Crisis the movie, MAZ and much more.
I worked in startups such as Homestays manager and Zentyal, also in international agencies such as Wunderman and Adecco and another national firms such as ICA and Quelinka.
I have been CEO of my own agency in past, Faqtoria New Media. and Freelance for twelve years.
My goal is to learn and be absorbing everything new that is emerging. I am very passionate with my work.
Today I consider myself a professional straddling the world of design and programming. I see so much creativity in choosing a color palette and an appropriate layout, how to seek the most optimal and simple as possible to code for a particular functionality.
After six months living in Dublin, my English reached intermediate level. If you are patient, we can communicate…
- Design and Art Direction for web and mobile
- UX and UI design
- XHTML, HTML5, CSS3, LESS & SASS, Twitter Bootstrap, ZURB Foundation, Emmet
- PHP, Codeigniter, WordPress, Drupal, Ruby On Rails .erb templating, Middleman
- Javscript TDD
- Agile, Scrum, etc.
“Fernando has designed the original version of the homestaymanager.com website and web application. He is a talented and creative graphic designer with a modern and fresh taste for websites and web applications, he is also an exceptionally nice and loyal person which boosts team morale and helps create a friendly and upbeat work environment.”
Paolo Donà, Director & CTO, Homestays.com