My name is Raymond Heredia. I eat, breathe, sleep and dream in code. I have spent a lot of time reading about coding techniques and exercised them in real life. I am a graduate from the Art Institute of California (2008), and The Art Institute of Arizona (1997) with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media, and a Associate of Science Degree in Video Production respectively.
Currently, I am working as a Front-End Web Developer for Riot Games, Inc. in Santa Monica, CA. It's a great atmosphere and great people (with my kind of nerdniness).
This is an ever growing list of competencies. My life-long plan is to make this list as vast as possible. My noodle can hold a lot of information and this is where I document all of it.
(x)HTML / HTML5
I take pride in writing meaningful, semantic HTML that makes sense. I keep unecessary bloat to a minimum so that code stays as slim as possible. This may seem trivial but when you are dealing with high-traffic sites, data adds up quickly to eat up your bandwidth. It's a good way to reduce data bottle-necks.
CSS2.1 / CSS3
Presentation really is everything, and the true essence of front-end web development. I am very proficient (and efficient) in writing CSS from scratch. I can whip up just about anything your heart and appetite could possibly desire.
I fully embrace new methods of maintaining CSS code through tools like SCSS, SASS and LESS. I am also very well-versed in Responsive Web Design using CSS Media Queries in order to use a single codebase for all browsers for desktops, tablets and mobile devices.
PHP / MySQL
Aside from front-end development, I am also familiar with server-side languages like PHP and open source database tools like MySQL. I mainly use these for content management.
Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Encore, etc. I am highly skilled in the entire Adobe Suite. From image optomization to various kinds of media output, these tools are indespensible.
Final Cut Studio, DVD Studio, AVID
Aside from Web Technology, I am also proficient in video editing/manipulation software. These skills work hand-in-hand as web media continue to evolve. I have to evolve with it.
WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Community Server, vBulletin, ZenCart, Open Atrium, Magento, ATG E-Commerce
These are Content Management Systems (CMS) I am experienced with. Aside from being convenient interfaces for the user, the underlying code and ability to manipulate that code is the real meat and potatoes and where I do my best work.