It's my great honor to introduce our newest team member and front-end developer, Leo (pronounced LEY-o). As I took the opportunity to ask Leo a little bit about himself and his professional background, the song "Wind of Change" by the Scorpions became a recurring theme in our back-and-forth. "Like a stormwind that will ring the freedom bell," I think this change is going to be a good one.
A: I’m doing just fine. Feeling grateful and inspired by “the magic of the moment."
A: I’ve been involved with the web since the mid 2000’s. I worked for years as a freelancer/small business owner and offered corporate identity design services to my clients. A “website” was one of those services offered and that slowly, but surely, started to fill-up my monthly workload. The “winds of change” let me know that web was going to be my future career path.
Today, my role is about the front-end experience and joining Foster Made will allow me to work with a talented team in giving value to information. That’s essentially what we are here to do as professionals.
A: I’ve always been a visual person, inspired by the arts. I’m a designer by trade and the web offers an exciting interactive experience that connects the individual with the entire world at large. Thinking about that on a meta level blows my mind every time. I mean “the world is closing in. Did you ever think that we could be so close, like brothers."
A: The same thing interactive CD-roms did for me (Macromedia Director, anyone, anyone?). Instant feedback/gratification via the interaction with the interface. Things happen when you click/touch.
A: “The future's in the air." Having visual tools for connecting with family overseas, being able to do financial transactions securely online, and having my touch devices work in every country I visit is proof that the web is one of the greatest inventions of our time. Tools that get you out of a rut, provide answers to difficult questions, or point you in an informed direction are extremely useful for the human condition. Ultimately, it serves a purpose.
A: Definitely. “With you and me."
A: I have many hobbies and they change frequently. I love the ocean and am learning long board surfing. I’m working on my turns, the walk, and hanging ten.
A: I think the level of expertise and the attention to detail is second to none here. I was very impressed with the brand and the strategic moves the company made recently. All that is to say, I'm excited to be a part of that now and a part of the Foster Made team.