Hello, World.

I am Pranas.
Front-end Designer.

About

More About Me.

Senior UI/Front-End Designer with 10+ years experience.

Proficient in the design of web pages using HTML5, XHTML, PHP, MXML, XML, CSS, SASS, LESS and JavaScript/AJAX.
Creative, self-driven professional who is capable of streamlining the day-to-day E-Design operations and maintaining a superior level of design requirements for all projects. Familiar with development of GUI following User-centered design concepts.

Experience with information architecture and usability best practices.

Experience working in a team-environment, using source control and other collaboration tools.
Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written, and both technical and non-technical, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals in a professional and service-oriented manner.
Ability to approach problem solving with resourcefulness and creativity.

Hands-on experience on Responsive web design (RWD) as well as Progressive enhancement (based on browser, device, or feature detection).
RWD is an approach to web design aimed at allowing desktop webpages to be viewed in response to the size of the screen or web browser one is viewing with. In addition it's important to understand that Responsive Web Design tasks include offering the same support to a variety of devices for a single website. As mentioned by the Nielsen Norman Group: content, design and performance are necessary across all devices to ensure usability and satisfaction.

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Services

What I Do.

  • Web Usability

    It is the ease of use of a website. Some broad goals of usability are the presentation of information and choices in a clear and concise way, a lack of ambiguity and the placement of important items in appropriate areas. [...] Another concern for usability is ensuring that the website is appropriate for all ages and genders. The idea of Usability is centered on the concept of making the interface of the website more user-friendly. The focus is to make users feel at ease and remove all the bottlenecks from the conversion path so that users don’t have to deal with any inconvenience while browsing or purchasing a product online.
    [Wikipedia]

  • web Accessibility

    Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.

    The needs that Web accessibility aims to address include:

    • Visual: Visual impairments including blindness, various common types of low vision and poor eyesight, various types of color blindness;
    • Motor/mobility: e.g. difficulty or inability to use the hands, including tremors, muscle slowness, loss of fine muscle control, etc., due to conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, stroke;
    • Auditory: Deafness or hearing impairments, including individuals who are hard of hearing; Seizures: Photo epileptic seizures caused by visual strobe or flashing effects.
    • Cognitive/Intellectual: Developmental disabilities, learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.), and cognitive disabilities of various origins, affecting memory, attention, developmental "maturity," problem-solving and logic skills, etc.

    [Wikipedia]

Skillset

I've got some skills.

  • 99%
    HTML5
  • 95%
    CSS3
  • 60%
    JQuery
  • 95%
    Photoshop
  • 75%
    Wordpress
  • 90%
    Google Analytics
  • 85%
    Adobe Brackets
  • 75%
    Adobe XD

 

 

  • 99%
    Responsive Web Design
  • 95%
    W3C Standards
  • 90%
    User Experience
  • 95%
    Information Architecture
  • 75%
    Prototyping
  • 90%
    Mock-up Design
  • 85%
    Accessiblity - WCAG 2.0
  • 75%
    Usability

Career and Education

More of My Credentials.

Experience

August 2008 - Present

University of Bologna

UI Designer

Product, UI, and UX design; ability to write clean, semantic HTML & CSS; Up-to-date with HTML5, CSS3, CSS2.1, XHTML, HTML, and semantic practices. Understanding of and experience with responsive design. Knowledge of developing for cross browser compatibility. Experience with Subversion. Wireframing with Adobe Photoshop CC 2017. Prototyping with Adobe Experience Design and Mockflow.

September 2005 - December 2007

City of Bologna website

Front-end Designer/Developer

This job was focused on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and light backend work (mainly middleware the likes of PHP and MySql). On top of that Flash animation.

September 2000 - August 2005

Bologna Tourism

Web Designer

Webmaster and content manager. Literally designing the look and feel of the website, by means of Macromedia Fireworks and Dreamweaver, not to mention Flash.

Education

September 2016 - January 2017

International School of Comics

Product Design

Introduction to digital illustration and management of the most current digital software programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. The course promoted creativity, encouraging the use of extensive research into the use of mixed-media, in order to expose the students to many materials, textures and styles.

January 2005 - June 2005

C#

Object Oriented Programming

C# is an Object Oriented Programming Language developed by Microsoft as part of the .NET initiative. It has a C/C++ like syntax and similar keywords. It is quite similar to Java. Among other things they both compile to bytecode which is run on a Virtual machine.

November 1988 - June 1995

University of Trieste

University degree in Philosophical Aesthetics

Main issues in philosophical aesthetics may be approached as purely philosophical questions or as questions that arise in the meeting of philosophy with the arts. For example: What is beauty and what is its place among other things in the world? What is art and what is its place among other things and other activities? How is aethetic quality judged?

Portfolio

Some of my projects I have done over the years.

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