CV – Résumé

front-end developer / designer

Agustín Amenábar L.

full name: Bernardo Agustín Amenábar Larraín

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Summary

Graphic Designer by profession, web developer by choice, self employed most of my career.

Currently working as a Senior Frontend Engineer at Westwing Group, in Munich.

Mediating between clients, stake holders, designers and their users, facilitating their interaction and goals through web technologies. Working on the web mostly passionately as a front-end developer, always trying to integrate new technologies or new approaches into projects. Huge fan of the 80/20 principle, especially when time is scarce.

Giving wings to designers’ creativity, providing them with options and ideas has been my work for more than 8 years. Doing responsive design before the term was even coined (since the era of full Flash sites). A veteran ActionScript orphan, now in love with front–end technologies, semantics and progressive enhancement. Particularly re-enchanted by Javascript in the recent years.

Doing the most varied client work since 2004, always elbow to elbow with designers. From UX to server–side optimization, a wide view of problems usually lets me find solutions where they are most effective.

Skills, Languages and Tools

In order of relevance

Frameworks / CMSs

Listed here, in order of preference, is only what I’m fluent in and what I like working with. I have working knowledge of many more.

Day to day Tools

My Toys

Dearest projects

All of the work in medula.cl has been done under my lead; most, directly by me. I have created several long relationships with customers and organizations which enable constant iteration of projects even on tight budgets. Some of the most notable are:

Westwing Redesign

(2015)

www.westwing.de

Coded most of the redesign of the two most visited pages at Westwing.

Monitoring and pushing the frontend performance of the Westwing website, looking to get the highest impact with the lowest effort possible.


La Guía Silvestre / The Sylvan Guide : biodiversity and wild areas app.

(2014)

huilmo.org

My baby, a project in the making. A compiler of biodiversity guides, each aimed at specific locations, with geolocation and local storage of information. It currently can load, process and import Missions from Project Noah and compile them in a Ionic web-app.

Initially started with Sencha Touch 2, but switched to Ionic + AngularJS + NodeJS and fell in love with them.

I applied the project for seed funding, but on september 2014 got rejected for not having enough potential profit.

Note: the huilmo.org website was hacked together from a lousy template in one night, not my code.

The repo can be found at: https://github.com/baamenabar/vas


DMJ Analytics

(2014)

dmjanalytics.com

A deep exploration of authoring and managing SVG assets with modern tools like Gulp.

The SVG animation and CSS animations of SVG where also hand coded.

The site is small and optimized for mobile, responsibly responsive, mobile first.


Paz Vial: e-commerce

(2010 – 2014)

pazvial.cl

A long project that turned a Flash image gallery into a full fledged responsive on-line store. Custom code, front to back. Built as budget became available with frequent revisiting of each module. Designed the UI for the back-end and coded the whole site. Co-designed the client side defining visitor goals and tasks.

In 2014’s iterations attention was put on redesigning and building a mobile-first, responsive site, optimized for speed. It was the first time doing a front-end style guide before the actual site, it deeply informed the design process ad helped a lot with the rebuild estilos.pazvial.cl .

In 2012 coded the full front and back-end, integrating a modified version of my jQuery File Upload and Crop project.


VIK Winery e-commerce & promotional site

(2010 – 2014)

vik.cl & secure.vik.cl

2014 we rebuild the wine store, mobile first and optimized for speed, plus several new modules for the store functionality.

2011 I did a complete rebuild of a Flash Site retaining most of the look and “responsive” layout, but coding with mobile-first responsive site. Including an adaptive images script which uses Javascript and PHP to load the adequate size images. The site was tested to work from IE7 to Blackberry 5, including common Android and iOS devices and browsers.


Aramark Chile Services offline mobile web-app

(2013)

Aramark services

The iPad version of an interactive presentation we did earlier that year for presenting Aramark’s services for the mining industries at Expo Nor (mining exposition).

Lead the team of 6 who developed the web app on short notice, from project management to the illustration team. Did the animation, some colouring and the coding.

It’s a website developed to fully work off-line as an app launched from the home screen, aimed at the iPad, but also works perfectly on mobile phones.


Driver: mobile app + WordPress

(2012)

driver.cl

I conceived and completely developed the WDIT Android app. It was developed with Sencha Touch 2 and Cordova to be deployed as a proof of concept for improving security standards in a mine.

The application allows users to select the activities assigned to them and check every task or sub step which can be also verified by a picture that gets uploaded through the local server to AWS for storage an late analysis.

You can view some wireframes.

The app has an admin back-end to generate and control activities, tasks, users and permissions.

Developed also a whole suite of web software. From a WordPress site, an internal document publishing web app, to a custom android app.

Some of this process I documented in my blog.


JZMusic: event production + clients accounts

(2012 – 2013)

jzmusic.cl

My earliest client, since our first conversation 10 years ago, he has had creative ideas about his site, together we have built many tools his clients love.

This latest version is a full responsive, mobile first website. Custom JavaScript throughout the site. Drupal private site for the clients’ events, with a playlist generator. (ask me for access to a demo account)


Other e-commerce

I have done several more e-commerce and e-commerce-like sites, some of the ones that remain online are:


Work Experience

Dec 2014 – Today: Westwing Home and Living

Ecommerce retail company dedicated to home, living, furniture and style daily online sales. Here I have done the frontend coding for the redesign of the most visited pages in the website. Actively participated in the Westwing redesign effort of late 2014 and 2015 as part of the core team. Currently I'm part of the Marketing tech team responsible for the content heavy side of the website.

Charge: Senior Frontend Engineer

Responsibilities:


May 2006 – Nov 2014: VOXELMEDULA DISEÑO

Client services agency dedicated to Graphic Design, interactive design, web and software development. Branch of Voxel Multimedia. On April of 2009 one partner sold his part to my wife and me and we became Médula Diseño where my wife Violeta Sánchez E. does most of the design job and I the development.

Charge: Partner and Senior Developer.

Responsibilities:


May 2005 – April 2006: VOXEL MULTIMEDIA

Client services agency dedicated to 3 areas:

Charge: Designer / Web Designer.

Responsibilities:

Personal projects

Some work fine and I use everyday, some are work in progress; all could use some more work.

Education

School

Colegio Cumbres, Santiago, Chile.
(1986 – 1998)

College

Universidad Finis Terrae (1999 – 2005)

Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.

Languages

Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Personal information

Colophon

This site has it’s own repository on Github, built using Jekyll written with Textile markup.

This HTML CV has also been designed to be printed or saved as a PDF with the proper page-breaks. It will maintain most of it’s layout. If your are reading this on a PDF you can visit the original (and maybe updated) CV on iminabar.com

Thanks for reading so far
Agustín