My name is Javier Ghaemi and I am a freelance product / web designer from London, England but currently based in San Francisco, CA.
The last 5 years have seen me work my way up from a design intern at Conde Nast Digital, to managing a team of 7 designers and being responsible for all of the creative digital output for brands such as British Vogue, GQ, Wired and Glamour magazines.
During that time, we launched fully responsive websites for all of our brands as well as launching HTML mobile editions of the magazines and creating a new, responsive advertising format.
InDesign Illustrator Photoshop Sketch CodePen Team Management Art Direction Creative Concepting Front-End Magic CSS(3) HTML(5) jQuery Responsive Design Animating Wireframing UI/UX jazz Prototyping Working with CMS’s like WordPress / SquareSpace... you know, the usual stuff.
Jan 2016 - Present, Volunteering
October 2013 - May 2015, Head of Design.
Conde Nast Digital UK
April 2011 - October 2013, Intern - Senior DesignerConde Nast Digital UK
June 2010 - March 2011, Graphic Designer
Smaart Publishing Ltd
November 2008 - June 2010, Designer
June 2008 - November 2008, Graphic Designer
St John Patrick Publishing
I sometime write my thoughts on the latest technologies in web design here.
Why I quit my dream job in web design.
Always do what you love. That’s what they say, right? If you follow your dreams and try to make it in the field that you actually enjoy the work, then you will be good at your job and (most importantly) those long days in the office won’t feel...
Is photoshop dead?
I guess a more suitable title might be ‘is Photoshop still an appropriate tool for designing typography on the web?’ But that lacks the dramatic appeal of the above. Like many of you, I have always used Photoshop to create mock-up compositions...
Designing the new, fully responsive wired.Co.Uk article pages
Recently, Condé Nast Digital undertook a complete redesign of the articles published on wired.co.uk. The aim was to provide a more content-first and immersive experience. These aims were established after research by our Information...
How to develop a responsive workflow
Remember the good old days? You know which days I'm talking about; the days not so long ago when we used to design websites to fixed widths. Looking back now they seem like such a simpler time; a happier time; a time when I could recite every font...
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