About me

“It’s a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.”
- Elbert Hubbard

Since 2003, I have been a web developer focused on PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3 and HTML5 websites, and web-based applications for desktop and mobile. With a solid background in graphic design, I have developed learning systems and e-commerce enabled sites and tools, designed databases and administration systems for small and medium-sized enterprises, served as webmaster (with great skills in Ubuntu Linux server installation, configuration, deployment and administration), and worked with many CMSes, e.g. Wordpress, Joomla, Moodle and Magento for production environments, and internal use by various companies in Mexico, USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Malta. In addition, I am very competent in 3D modelling and animation (Cinema 4D), and video editing.

I began working at the tender age of 17 in graphic design. The majority of my work was in the prepress department of printing shops due to my high level of proficiency with computers and design software, which, back in the 1990s, was a rare trait.

Subsequently, I enrolled in a four-year graphic design university course in Mexico and started my own advertising agency in late 2002. This successful business venture, which I am very proud of, led me to work with many clients on printed applications, billboards, branding and logo design, etc. As time passed by, I became aware of the growing demand for digital content and the shortage of professionals and companies with the required expertise to meet such demand, so I took the initiative to learn and develop in ActionScript, PHP-MySQL, and JavaScript/Ajax.

In 2004, I specialized in Adobe Flash and ActionScript programming, which led me to move to Norfolk, VA, USA for an opportunity to work in developing flash-based applications (e.g. interactive mall maps) for digital kiosks at a company called HotSpot Marketing. At the same time, I honed my skills by developing a mixture of PHP/flash-based digital magazines for other companies based in Virginia and North Carolina.

I returned to Mexico in 2007 and following popular demand from my former clientele, re-opened my advertising company and focused on web development. My partners and I saw a growing need for customized, web-based administration systems for small and medium sized enterprises. Developing these soon became our primary service.

In 2012, I sold my successful company and moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to be with my then-girlfriend and somehow managed to fool her into marrying me. I worked there for nearly two years, developing interactive learning tools for a Singapore based company.

In late 2014, I moved with my wife to New York, NY, USA, where I work as a freelance web developer ever since.