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Xavier Castañeda, developer extraordinaire

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Spotlight

Spotlight

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
  • XHTML / CSS / LESS
  • Javascript / jQuery
  • XML / JSON / AJAX
  • Bootstrap / WordPress
  • Flash / ActionScript
  • Classic .ASP / .PHP
  • MSSQL / MySQL
  • Ubuntu / Windows IIS
  • Maya / Modo

Working Knowledge of:

  • Illustrator / InDesign
  • MooTools / ProtoType
  • HTML5
  • Drupal / Magento
  • .NET
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Projects

Projects

ILS Health

Websites

Co-designed and developed with the team at República.

OneWorld

Websites

Website created in collaboration with Elephant Avenue.

Absolut Elyx

3d

Another brainstorm render for Pernod Ricard

Downtown Doral

Websites

Another fluid/responsive design developed using bootstrap and wordpress.

Retro Concept

Drawing & Digital

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

Boy in Armor

3d

Originally modeled in Maya back in 2004; I refined it, added detail and re-textured in modo.

Woman Face

Drawing & Digital

Drawing of a woman made a million years ago (Not literally)

Woman Drawing

Drawing & Digital

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

Self Portrait

Drawing & Digital

Digital Self Portrait made using Corel Draw.

Centro Miami

Websites

A single page design with a subtle parallax effect. Developed using bootstrap, jQuery and Wordpress.

S2Net Website

Flash

My first fully flash website with icons and graphic elements modeled in Maya.

PRATR – Holiday Card

Flash

An interactive Holiday card made for Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail.

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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.
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