Hugo Da Rosa
UI, Graphic, Presentation Designer and Front End Developer
Studio/Performing Electric Guitarist
Los Angeles, CA
Sociology - Organizational Studies
Asian American Studies Minor
Web design and development was a hobby I initially picked up when I was 11 or 12. It was more of an attempt to have a cool website to show off to friends. After a few years of tinkering and being able to put together full websites (though not very purposeful ones), some began to notice what I was doing and asked if I may make them a website for some pocket change. Though I realized early on that this could make me a decent living, I tucked it away in pursuit of other aspirations and did not resurface it until the tail end of college when the economy started heading south.
Today, I help clients with designing websites, landing pages, splash pages, UIs, graphics, promotional materials, presentations, etc. as well as implementing them in HTML, CSS3, jQuery, and little bits of PHP and AJAX. Whenever I'm not programming, I am keeping my chops sharp on the electric guitar and always trying to find opportunities to play in studio or on stage and furthermore go after that elusive childhood dream of becoming a full-time musician.