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Hello, I'm
Maciej Kwas

UI Designer / Frontend Developer

About Me

  • Name: Maciej Kwas
  • Email: admin@prowseed.com
  • Phone: +48 792 339 153
  • Address: ul. Lutomierska, Łódź, Poland.

Quick Profile

I'm a combo-wombo man who knows how things should look like and is not afraid to write his own code. My girlfriend says I make black magic which makes me feel even more pro.
I'm a member of Smashing Magazine Experts Panel.
Find me on YouTube and dribbble.

One cool thing: I'm an Adobe Photoshop CC Certified Expert:

Download resume in PDF

Skillset

What can I do

I don't mean I know Photoshop or HTML in 100 percent. Maybe that's possible, but insane as well. Percentage values represents how I feel with a given subject. Mostly you would find me smiling when I am working with photoshop, but I may have confused face composing Flash banners though. It's all about the fields I would like to work in. And besides, I know Photoshop and HTML really well. I know how to use APIs and RESTful interfaces, know my way around git branches, can learn new technologies and principles really fast and what's most important: I'm advanced google and stack overflow searcher- I mean, I just know how to find informations.

Photoshop

Expert

HTML/CSS/JS

Expert

PHP/SQL

Advanced

Video Editing

More than a noob

Technologies I am familiar with

Short list of technologies and programs that ease my workflow.

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Flash
  • InDesign
  • Sublime Text
  • PHPStorm
  • Chrome Dev Tools
  • Grunt / Gulp
  • LESS
  • Twig / Smarty
  • Twitter bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • LoDash
  • Apache Cordova / PhoneGap
  • RWD
  • Git
  • Symfony2
  • Google Search

Language Skills

I have started to Learn French recently, but it was 6 months ago, so I won't include it in my list, because all I know is that I love you is Je t'aime and chou-fleur means cauliflower which is in my opinion the priettiest word in French. I was good in German, but I haven't used that language since my highschool.

Polish Native
English Advanced (passed B2)
German Basic

Experience

11 Years Experience

I started really early, when I was 5 or 6 years old. I was SNES maniac playing mario and dizzy days and nights untill my father bought me Corel Photo-Paint 3 and taught me how to draw on PC, I was fully in from then and even Contra could not win with graphic software. I earned first money when I was 13, got 500 PLN for website design- that was a boundary for me from when I count my years of experience. I remember the times of cutting everything to tables, I remember the times of no console/developer tools, css hacks, IE6 quirks, holy grail template, Pajączek text editor, dynamicdrive.com, scriptaculous hightime and world without grid systems, when people actually had to think while writing their own css.

Vistex

Web Designer

2015 - CURRENT
I do my best to enhance user interfaces and experiences inside company applications.
make | software house

UI Designer

2012 - 2015
My responsibility is taking care for all graphic and interaction aspects of the software that comes from the hood of company.
imago.lublin.pl

Web developer

2014 - CURRENT
I work remotely (semi-freelance) as a subcontractor on orders for creating and designing websites.
PPUCh Tarczyn

Graphic Designer

2008 - 2012
I was responsible for all print advertisements. I also wrote a calculation app dedicated to architects.
Photoshoptutorials.ws

Content Editor

2010 - 2011
In that time I wrote several articles about graphic design and web development in Photoshop.

photoshoptutorials.ws/author/maciej-kwas/

Education

What you see is what you get

My education has nothing to do with graphic design or web development (well, besides vector-drawings in autocad), but I strongly believe it's not all about diploma that makes one a good web dev. Mostly it's all about passion. My studies were picked by market demands and my worship of physics and math. Besides, Civil Engineering gives me a new way of thinking about planning and architecture of web apps. Funny that learning how to build skycrappers and bridges can give you that much in totally different spheres. By mix of my interests I was able to wrote few applications that help Engineers in drawing and computation process. I also get some trainings, inter alia, from Włodzimierz Gajda about developing in Symfony 2.3 from scratch.

Lodz University
of Technology
2014 - 2016 (expected)
Building construction
master of Science
This is completely new part of life experience for me. I moved to different city, met new people and started studies in new school. I study part-time, so I can work normally and thus develop in both fields I love- web development and civil engineering.
Lublin University
of Technology
2009 - 2013
Restoration and
Conservation of Monuments
Engineer
Cutouts gallbladder surgery thwarted my educational plans, however I managed to finish my engineer degree, then took a little break from studies.

Portfolio

Shots Pack

Here's a short list with few recent examples of my work. Click picture to see the details.

Contact

Let's Keep In Touch

Do you want to work with me? Just call me, write me, meet me. I'm open for local and remote job offers. Currently I reside in Łódź city.

Maciej Kwas
ul. Organizacji WiN
Łódź, Poland.
Phone
+48 792 339 153

Maciej Kwas

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