Although my area of focus has changed over the years, I’ve been working in design and development for over 15 years, first as a freelancer and these days as a contractor for digital agencies.
I’m originally from Italy (Genova – you might know it better as “Genoa”) but moved to Australia in 2011 where I’ve had the opportunity to work with some cutting edge agencies like Avanade and Accenture on projects for Vanguard, Tennis Australia, Football Federation Australia, Telstra, Coles, Health.com.au (now Frank) and Dodo as Technical Lead and Lead Engineer.
I now split my time between Australia and Italy where I’ll happily align my work hours to best support the projects I’m working on.
I believe the design and development teams should be working together from the UX stage in order to create a seamless product design that provides unmatched user experience.
After years of cleaning up code that’s full of cut corners and loose ends, I know that in the long run, this costs time and resources – especially during handovers, onboarding and updates. I believe in doing it right the first time so not only what you’re seeing is pixel perfect, but that the code is maintained to that same standard.
I love staying on top of the latest technology and experimenting with it to see its potential and understand where we’re headed. That said, I will only ever use the latest stable version for your live product in order to give all the benefits of cutting edge technology without the downfalls.
Ignoring best practice might seem like it could save time now, but I’ve seen it cost time, money and migraines in the future… over and over again. So as much as I love being an innovative thinker, I will always be a stickler for the rules.