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Xavier Castañeda, developer extraordinaire

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HTML E-mail Signatures

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013

At work, we are always doing HTML e-mail signatures for our clients. Although support for HTML in e-mail sigs isn’t universal (many times for security reasons HTML is disabled), they do add a nice touch. For those who want to add a little panache to their signature, you can use HTMLSig.com to generate your own. This was a project developed by sebastienb that I helped a bit with some of the jQuery and logistics. He is already planning and developing a next phase that will add several new features.

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About Me

About Me

Who am I? Well, since you are already on my website, you probably already know. I was the typical day-dreamer and doodler sitting in the back of the class. I loved video games, toys, comics, animation and art so naturally I went to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and got my Bachelor’s in Media Arts and Animation. I got a job as a graphic designer while working on my Masters. Eventually that led to a promotion to Web Designer and became the understudy to the lead programmer at the agency where I worked. Little by little, I began expanding my knowledge-base to include scripting, linux and windows server configuration, database development and programming. Now I am the Digital Director at República using all that I’ve learned to do everything from designing and front-end development to programming, 3d rendering and everything in between.

Proficient In:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Javascript / jQuery
  • Bootstrap / WordPress
  • Flash / ActionScript
  • Classic .ASP / .PHP
  • Ubuntu / Windows IIS
  • Maya / Modo

Working Knowledge of:

  • Illustrator / InDesign
  • MooTools / ProtoType
  • HTML5
  • Drupal / Magento
  • .NET
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Self Portrait


In progress self-portrait made in Modo. Hope to finish modelling and texturing someday.

Dodge Heat

Drawing & Digital

Mockup AD created during one my first digital painting class nearly 10 years ago.

Applestomp: Isometric

Drawing & Digital

This is my attempt at creating some pixel art using the original sprites for my flash game, AppleStomp.

ILS Health


Co-designed and developed with the team at República.

Chivas Display


A wall unit display with tasting table modeled and rendered in Modo.

Retro Concept

Drawing & Digital

A design concept for a parallax flash-based website for República.

La Carreta Restaurant


Another website designed and developed at República.

Absolut Elyx


Another brainstorm render for Pernod Ricard

Anthony Hopkins

Drawing & Digital

Old drawing of Anthony Hopkins made back in high school.



Website developed on custom php/mysql CMS

Woman Drawing

Drawing & Digital

Another drawing made with good ol’ 2B-6B pencils.

SRT Group


Website designed and developed on Wordpress.

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Contact Me

Contact Me

Got a freelance project, a question about anything I’ve worked on or just want to say “hello”? Use the form to the left to send me a message. I’ll generally respond fairly quickly but sometimes life has a way of getting in the way of me checking my email so if it’s important, message me on AIM @xcast3d.