About Me

Hello World.
My name is Alex Vaos and I create wonderful things.

I am well-rounded engineer and designer who understands every aspect of building a great product. I embrace the uncomfortable tasks in any role and any direction.

I've always been intrigued by every process of creating an idea, starting from the abstract, thinking it out, designing it, plugging all the tools in, and ending at a physical result. I started designing, programming, and filmmaking at a young age, eventually learning the horizontals of a business: marketing, product engineering, business development. I worked as a part of every company size, from startup to enterprise. I've learned the delicacy of a startup, and how essential ROI projects can be for the roadmap of a company.

As an engineer, I know that design is everything. Planning and organization is key to a timely release, and ultimately building something that feels right for the user. Using proper tools for tasks, documentation, releases, and communication is essential to having a team function as a unit.

As a designer, I understand the importance of user experience, functionality, psychology, and marketing in a design.

I'd like to make an impact and create things people love, use, and can learn from. I'd like the change the world one step at a time.

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Development

Languages

Javascript, Ruby, PHP, C#, VB, Classic ASP, BASH, C, C++

Libraries

Javascript: NodeJS, Meteor, Coffeescript, jQuery, Prototype, Mootools, Dojo, Sencha & Sencha mobile, jQuery UI, jQuery mobile

Ruby: Rails, DelayedJobs, Resque

PHP: Symfony, CakePHP, CodeIgnitor, Smarty

ASP.NET: C#, MVC3, YUI Compressor, Composite C1, Spark View Engine, Razor

DB: MySQL, Postgresql, MongoDB, MSSQL, SQLite

View Engines: Mustache, HAML,

CSS Engines: LESS, SASS

IDE's & Text

VIM, Visual Studio, Coda, Dreamweaver, Textmate

Design

Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign

Photography

Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Camera Raw, Photomatix Pro, Aperture, HDR Concepts, Lighting, Flickr

Filmmaking

Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro

Audio

Reason, Ableton Live, Cubase, Native Instruments Komplete