I want to help people making their life easier and improving their experience in using the products I design.
So you wanna date me?
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Name: Claudio Meirana
Birth: February 1983
After graduation from art school, I discovered web design in 2004.
Soon I realized Photoshop was not the only answer and decided to dip my hands in code... Wow, I felt a real hacker back then, even if I was merely using tables and inline css for layouts!
Meeting Andy Clarke's Transcending CSS was my turning point; semantic web, stylesheets... It was a real breath of fresh air for the time, so I began practicing and preaching. I still remember an harsh confrontation with a customer about Flash...
Enough of memories!
I love minimalist design that enhances content and usability without distracting the user. This is a wonderful time with all these new devices and possible interactions!
As for tools, I am a Mac user and while I am familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator, I prefer Pixelmator and Sketch, even if pen and paper are the best to jot down rough ideas and cannot easily be replaced by software... I am kinda old fashioned here :)
For code development I am proficient in:
HTML & CSS (Bootstrap for templating, Less and SASS for pre-processing)
a bit of PHP (mainly for WordPress theme development)