a little about me

{ just don't stalk me plz D: }

Hi, my name is John Cartago, and I'm a UI/UX Designer in Vancouver, BC. I've been tinkering and building websites since I was a kid back in the Geocities days – high five if you know what it is. I've now been in the industry for over 5 years designing and developing for agencies, real estate industry, corporate sector, tech startups and fashion industry.

I'm very passionate about all things web. I love and appreciate beautifully designed user interfaces. I love donuts. I also love learning new things – especially new technologies. Oh – did I mention that I LOVE donuts?

here's the plan

{ do I really look like a guy with a plan? }

Discovery

Building an online presence is more than just a pretty layout. If you don’t have a solid foundation of research and planning, you’re going to have a bad time.

Design

A well designed interface helps the user easily navigate through their objective. Having an aesthetically pleasing UI is crucial. It will determine how well users will interact with your site or how bad they will rage quit.

Development

Balancing design and development skills has lead me to understand and appreciate both sides of web development. Being mainly a designer, continuing to learn development skills has improved my projects' user experience, accessibility and overall organization.

the skills

{ to pay the bills }

  • HTML / CSS
  • UI / UX Design
  • Sass
  • Javascript / jQuery
  • PHP / MySQL
  • Wordpress / CMS
  • Responsive Design
  • Graphic / Print Design
  • Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign

some of my work

{ just a little taste }

  • TagLikeMe

    UX Research / UI Design / Front-End Development

    TagLikeMe is an advanced social information network focusing on community generated research information to be shared among individuals, colleagues or groups through a simple web search application. Company sold in 2012 to a technology venture group.

  • White Knight Construction

    UI Design

    White Knight Construction is a commercial general contractor based in Edmonton and serving all of Alberta. They are a family-owned operation specializing in delivering superior construction and renovation services.

  • Custom Wordpress Theme

    UI Design / Front-End Development / Wordpress Integration

    TagLikeMe is an advanced social information network focusing on community generated research information to be shared among individuals, colleagues or groups through a simple web search application. Company sold in 2012 to a technology venture group.

  • Custom Tumblr Theme

    UI Design / Front-End Development / Tumblr Integration

    White Knight Construction is a commercial general contractor based in Edmonton and serving all of Alberta. They are a family-owned operation specializing in delivering superior construction and renovation services.

get in touch

{ don't be shy }

Interested in a project? Got a comment on the site? Just want to say hi? Feel free to get in touch with me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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