David Urbonas / Toronto based front-end developer & UX/UI Designer

David Urbonas

UX/UI Designer & Front-End Developer

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About

A hybrid that can do it all

I am a graphic designer & front-end development professional experienced in bold creative thinking, collaborative environments, tight deadlines, steep learning curves, and drinking copious amounts of coffee. While there are many people who can program, very few have any grasp of design at all leaving their projects looking unfinished or unpolished. With my graphic design education and my “self-taught, learn the hard way” programming knowledge, I have a one up on my competition in building projects that look great both on the visual side, as well as the coding side.

Since the beginning of my career I have been focused on graphic design and front-end development, however these days I have gained a true love for UX/UI mobile design. The process of cramming a lot of data into a small area of space (mobile viewport), while maintaining the simplicity and understanding of that data and minimizing the amount navigational taps gives me a “Nerd-On”. I am keen on joining any team that deals in both front-end development and mobile design as the industry keeps moving in that direction.

If you choose to hire me, you will truly gain a dedicated employee. I am currently only looking for freelance projects. I have a registered corporation called ToggleRight Inc, for easy contract dealings.

MY TIMELINE

mid 2000

Finished a 2year Graphic Design program at Seneca College @York

late 2000

Responsible for leading and managing all kinds of design and development projects and handling all facets including strategic planning, conceptual design, development, execution, implementation and testing.

late 2002

Oversaw all web projects and services including site architecture, front-end development and various CMS & CRM implementation, such as WordPress and MailChimp. Also responsible for such things as responsive designs, server configuration and administration, website SEO, and social media engagement. To this day I still work with them, but on a project to project basis.

early 2006

Became IOneMedia’s creative director handling a small team of designers and programmers

mid 2012

Traveled for 6 months around the world visiting 12 countries. I feel blessed to have been able to go on such an amazing adventure and meet so many people from around the world

early 2013

Created ToggleRight Inc. and was immediately contracted by Spijko as their lead Front-end Developer and UX/UI Designer working on a jQuery and Android mobile app for Laugh Factory along with other projects. Was given a team off-shore, to lead and have backing me up when I needed some serious programming muscle.

mid 2013

Was contracted by Maxtrim, a company that sold supplements and beauty products. I was responsible for rebuilding their existing web sites and integrating them with the Lime Light CRM system. Other responsibilities included ad banner designs, brochure design and overall maintenance of 5 sites.

Present

Working at Frameworks as a full-time UX/UI designer.

KEEPING MY SKILLS SHARP!

treehouse

codeschool

codeacademy

Portfolio

Portfolio website 2.0

Portfolio website 2.0

Clothes Call

Clothes Call

fashion app

RealTime

RealTime

Cumulus

Cumulus

cloud storage concept

One of a Kind Wallprints

One of a Kind Wallprints

custom wallpaper

Managego

Managego

Property management software

Laugh Factory (mobile design)

Laugh Factory (mobile design)

jQuery mobile/Android native app

Maxtrim – Garcinia Cambogia

Maxtrim – Garcinia Cambogia

Product purchase site

Nuvoderm

Nuvoderm

Maxtrim – Maxcleanse

Maxtrim – Maxcleanse

product purchase website

Jilian Maddin

Jilian Maddin

IOneMedia

IOneMedia

PINKbear

PINKbear

Laugh IQ

Laugh IQ

"humor neural network"

Pretty Hardware

Pretty Hardware

knobs & handles store

Photography

Photography

Stop Motion BBQ

Stop Motion BBQ

David Urbonas

Contact

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