Rebranding of the Selfcare area and user shop
My name is Célia Leocádio, I’m a Webdesigner from Portugal.
I have been working as a professional Web Designer for more than 8 years and I have taken part in advanced courses on Webdevelopment, CIW Curriculum, Projects management and I have a degree in Information Systems Management .
Constant training is a part of my evolution as a professional webdesigner and I always try to use the latest technology and improve my skills in this area. I keep myself informed through my feeds on the latest trends and styles.
I enjoy being able to combine my creative mind with my Creative Web Design skills, into a creative digital work.
My main concern on designing a interface is always the User, so I favor simplicity and usability, over fancy fireworks and dazzling flash animations. I love designing beautifull and atractive sites but go easy on the lavish enhancements that may confuse the User..
Mobile is here to stay, and I'm top of that, as you may be seeing this site on a smartphone :)
I believe one has to know the whole process of webdevelopment in order to fully understand user needs, technology constraints, and all the involved stakeholders. That way I like to take a project from early concept up to it's implementation, on whatever platform it is used. I have worked in projects in several languages, from Ruby on Rails, Java, Php and .Net., always supervising final product design and ForntEnd code.
Tasks include: Sharepoint branding, Prototiping high-fidelity aplications with the help of CSS Frameworks for several Webapps and Institutional Sites. CSS and HTML fine-tunning for Usability and Cross Browser Compatbility.
I've worked with more than 15 companies to develop websites, from branding to CMS development, using OpenSource tools, like Wordpress & Drupal
Previosly a Flash Studio, ILX hired me to convert their clients sites to HTML and CSS as well as designing new ones. Main Tasks where Design and Slicing, developers did the rest.
At Virtual, I designed the company's new image and logo. Produced all marketing materials. Redesigned the company Site. Developed some of the company's client sites using Joomla CMS
This site was made with the help of Zurb Framework, wich deserves some love for it's outstanding work.
Also, my good old MacbookPro, my sidekick forfour years now, but still reliable and fast.