The online portfolio of Armando Sosa,
designer & developer from México.

About me

I love design. I love code.

I'm formally trained as a graphic designer, but I've been enamoured of programming since I was a kid. Thanks to the web, I can work every day doing this two things I'm passionate about.

  • General Skills
  • User Interface Design
  • Front-end Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Drawing & Illustration
  • Public Speaking (Spanish)
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Technologies
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • CSS Preprocessors: Sass, Less
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Graphic Design Software

Notable Work

Bloops

Bloops is my first iOS game. It’s not released yet, which is a good thing because once it’s out, world productivity will fall. Yes, it is that fun.

Onswipe

I was Onswipe’s first employee and remained there for almost four years. I did, literally, everything. Including design, illustration, prototyping, WordPress plugins, backend php and node.js, server administration, coffee-script, javascript. It was a great time.

Unfortunately, I can’t share screenshots of the most important things I built –like an awesome WYSIWYG advertising creator– but trust me, they are amazing.

PadPressed

In 2010, just days after the iPad was announced, I was hired to create PadPressed, a WordPress plugin that transformed your content and made it iPad friendly.

I made both the WordPress deep integration and front-end stuff: javascript, CSS3 and HTML5. It was a very complex and popular plugin that evolved into a venture-backed company: Onswipe.
Fun fact: I built the first version of the plugin, which sold thousands of copies, without having seen an iPad.

CakePHP

In 2006 CakePHP was, hands down, one of the most popular PHP frameworks and I was commissioned to create a new identity and website that reflected the real awesomeness behind their software.

I created everything (apart from the framework) from scratch including the graphics, design, illustrations and hand-coded the front-end UI which featured one of the first content sliders on a popular site.

GolST

GolST was an interactive news dashboard startup for Soccer fans.

PHP Shop

Back in 2006, setting up a store and selling stuff online was not a solved problem. PHP Shop was a very popular open source software package that made it easy so set up online stores.
I was hired to make a marketing website that matched the slickness of the product itself.

Contact me

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Contact Info

City:
Guadalajara, México.
Phone:
(+52 1) 331241 60 62
e-mail
arm.sosa[at]gmail.com
Twitter
@soska
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