Dimitris Tsiodoulos

UX Designer - Frontend Developer

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About Me

I am a UX designer with love for web technologies. I want to create better experience for users of online systems with my focusing being on the frontend.

When I made my first website in 2006 I knew what my job would be. As long as there is coffee and my MacBook nearby I can work under any conditions (beach, airplane, train, cafe, office, everest, you name it). Some stats follow.

Below some more boring information about me.

Skills

I like to hand-code all of my websites following the web standards and W3C recommendations. Each skill is ranked according to the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition. The following notes are here for your convenience:

  1. N: Novice
  2. AB: Advanced Beginner
  3. C: Competent
  4. P: Proficient
  5. E: Expert

Web development

  • Valid HTML (E)
  • Valid CSS (E)
  • jQuery (C)
  • PHP (C)
  • SQL (C)

Design and other skills

  • UX Design (P)
  • User centered design (C)
  • Video prototyping (C)
  • Paper prototyping (C)
  • Grid-Based Layout (P)
  • Wireframes (C)
  • Typography (P)
  • Information Architecture (P)
  • Drupal (E)
  • Wordpress (C)
  • Cross-Browser-Debugging (P)
  • Web Standards (P)
  • Search Engine Optimization (P)

Experience

I wrote my first line of code back in 2006 and since then I have built 59 website for clients, personal project and friends. The following list includes only websites that one way or another made it to the World Wide Web and did not stay at my localhost.

26 Drupal websites
12 Wordpress websites
10 Joomla websites
8 Static websites
3 Other

Below a short history of the different roles I have had during my online career. I have been lucky enough to have worked a lot of good people and companies.

In 2006 I started as a webmaster taking care of content creation, link building and SEO of my first personal website. The website grew to reach a peak of 6 employees and 13 affiliates in 2010.

Other past works include database administrator for a Greek newspaper (2008-2010), marketing campaign manager (2007-2008) for an online startup, guest lecturer at Haaga Helia University of Applied Science at Helsinki (2011, lectures on modern CMS), UX consultant (online gaming platform 2013).

Parallel to the above activities I started my personal company called YourWebHeroes where my responsibilities as a general manager included sales, project management, backend development (Drupal and Wordpress CMS), UX design and frontend development. During the past 5 years I have been the project manager in several small to medium size teams delivering online projects for YourWebHeroes.

Working remotely and under any circumstances has become a second nature to me always respecting the needs and deadlines of each project.

Last year, during my Master studies in Paris, as part of a team of three people we won a grant of 20.000€ for Windows Phone app development. The app is called Tripster and the release is expected at early 2015 (Tripster.io is the official page).

My involvement in this project included paper prototyping, video prototyping, rapid prototyping, personas creation and user centered design.

Portfolio

Below a couple of recent projects with a short description.

Kronos.fi: Website of a Finnish forest machinery company. Built with Drupal 7
PlanMill.com: A custom Wordpress implementation.
Dokari.gr: A Greek website supporting all editorial needs of a modern portal.

Education

  1. MSc., Human Computer Interaction & Design

    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
    Stockholm, SE (2014 - 2015)
    • Specialization: Mobile and Ubiquitous Interaction.
  2. MSc., Human Computer Interaction & Design

    Université Paris-Sud 11, Paris
    Paris, FR (2013 - 2014)
    • Major : Human Computer Interaction & Design
    • Minor : Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • During the first year of my Master I had the chance to gain deep understanding of HCI (Human Computer Interaction) from top researchers including Michel Beaudouin-Lafon and Wendy E. Mackay. The focus of the program was on situated interaction and participatory design.
  3. BBA., Business Information Technology

    Haaga Helia University of Applied Science
    Helsinki, FI (2008 - 2012)
    • During my studies I followed the Web Application Developer’s Study Path
    • Graduated Cum Laude. 4.14 G.P.A.
    • The subject of my Bachelor thesis was “Responsive Web Design”