Front End Developer + UI Designer
What I Do
Developer & Designer
from Orlando Florida.
I design and build websites and applications that are easy to use by focusing on content, respecting margins, and adding subtle interactions that engage the user.
My passion for design sparked when I was approaching graduation at Florida Atlantic University. After receiving my degree, I decided to pursue my passion by joining a design bootcamp with Thinkful (formerly Bloc). During the bootcamp, we also learned front end development, and I quickly started loving the problem-solving aspects of it and seeing my designs turn into a real-world product. After completing the bootcamp in 2019, I landed my first internship at Apple as a UX/UI Designer working on internal websites and platforms. In September of 2020, I got another internship with Apple as a Web Developer working on email templates, websites, and some UI design.
Some fun facts: I'm a sucker for great branding — almost bought a brand of almond milk just because of it — cookies & cream flavored anything, and craft beer.
Where I've Worked
Web Developer Internship
Apple | Sept 2020 – Current
With the Retail People Communications team, I worked on both design and development to create email templates, websites, and implemented a GitHub solution to host a podcast. The main technologies and tools I used during the internship include HTML, CSS, Stylus, Kit, Gulp, Sketch, and Figma.
UX/UI Design Internship
Apple | Jan 2019 – Jun 2019
On the AI/Machine Learning team, I worked on design and development for internal software platforms, an application that utilizes machine learning, the team’s design system, websites, and demo applications for WWDC 2019.
Technical Expert, Operation, and Sales
Apple Retail | Aug 2013 – Current
I’ve had the opportunity to impact multiple areas of Apple Retail during my seven years here while working across three different stores. I started in sales, then moved to operations, and now I currently work at the Genius Bar as a Technical Expert. My current role involves troubleshooting hardware and software, repairing devices, and training new hires.
A collection of my work and the tools and technologies I used in the process
Single page, resume website with dark mode functionalityReact | Gatsby | Netlify | FigmaVisit
Alex Felix Bendaña
A portfolio website for a screenwriter/producerReact | Gatsby | Netlify | FigmaVisit
My wedding website, designed and built from the ground up. I also worked on print design for our wedding stationary.React | Gatsby | Netlify | Figma | Affinity Designer & PhotoVisit
A demo application for the iPad to showcase machine learning featuresSketchView
Find businesses that accept Apple Pay all in a single, easy to navigate applicationFigmaView
A simple way to save information and collaborate with others all in one easy-to-use environmentHTML/CSS | Sketch | IllustratorView