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Cristina Leceta

Graphic designer and web developer

Biography


Hello world! My name is Cristina Leceta and I am a freelance graphic designer and web developer.

I came into the world in 1987 (the same year as Adobe Illustrator, things of fate!). I was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. My first contact with computers was shortly after, in the early 90's, with an Amstrad that worked with AMSDOS, floppy disks and didn't have a graphical interface.

I studied Bachelor of Arts in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), with the electives of Computer-aided design and Photography. This decision predicted years to come.

Next, I studied plastic arts and design at the Guadalajara School of Art, specializing in Advertising Graphics. There I had my first contact with web page design (shortly after I would teach a course on creating web pages in HTML & CSS). I graduated in Graphics in early 2010.

I have ten years of experience in graphic, advertising and corporate design.

As soon as I finished my studies in Graphics, I began to work in a advertising agency as a graphic designer, where I also did graphic arts: preparation of final arts, printing, both in small and large format, binding, laminated and other types of manipulated.

I am based in Oviedo (Asturias, Spain).

In 2011 I moved to Asturias and studied Artistic Photography at the Oviedo School of Art. I could,'t finish it but I acquired wonderful knowledge to complement with my graphic and advertising activity.

I started my profession, digital manager.

A year later I launched myself into the digital world with teleworking. I started using social media for commercial purposes, which soon after would be called Community Management. I complemented it with Wordpress and started using it as a regular tool.

After that I started working for an advertising agency located in Gijón as a web designer, how wonderful to say good morning to the sea! That's when I realized that I had to learn to handle the logic of the webs with ease, not just the facade.

In 2017 I started studying Web Application Development at La Laboral (Gijón) by distance learning. I finished my Certificate of Higher Education at the CIFP Avilés, where I took the opportunity to also learn Multiplatform Applications Development.

This you are seeing was my final project for Web Application Development. It is developed with Laravel.

I am also a web developer.

Since 2019 I am Graficadora, freelance graphic designer and web developer. I offer comprehensive solutions to companies and professionals to create or improve their digital image and presence on the internet.

I also give support to agencies and freelancers to deliver projects that, due to deadlines or workload, they cannot tackle. So if you need me to help out, do not hesitate to contact me

Education


Multi-platform Applications Development

Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT · 2.000 Hours (studying)

CIFP Avilés (Asturias, Spain) September 2019 - December 2021


Programming [224h]
Databases [192h]
Computer Systems [160h]
Markup Languages and Content Management Systems [128h]
Development Environments [96h]
English for professional use [64h]
Professional Training and Guidance [96h]

Multi-platform Applications Development

Data Access [132h]
Interface Development [132h]
Business Management Systems [110h]
Multimedia Programming and Mobile Devices [102h]
Services and Processes Programming [66h]
Business and Entrepreneurial Initiative [88h]
Project of Multi-platform Applications Development [30h]
On the Job Training [380h]

Development of Web Applications 8.1

Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT · 2.000 Hours

CIFP La Laboral y CIFP Avilés (Asturias, Spain) September 2017 - June 2020


Programming [224h]
Databases [192h]
Computer Systems [160h]
Markup Languages and Content Management Systems [128h]
Development Environments [96h]
English for professional use [64h]
Professional Training and Guidance [96h]

Higher Technician in Development of Web Applications

Web Development in Client Environment [150h]
Web Development in Server Environment [150h]
Web Interfaces Design [132h]
Web Applications Display [110h]
Business and Entrepreneurial Initiative [88h]
Project of Development of Web Applications [30h]
On the Job Training [380h]

Artistic Photography

Certificate of Higher Education in Plastic Arts and Design · 1.950 Hours (pending)

Oviedo Art School (Asturias, Spain) September 2011 - June 2012


Artistic Photography I [350h]
Photographic Theory I [100h]
Photographic Technique I [75h]
The Theory of Image [75h]
Fundamentals of Visual Representation and Expression [100h]
Audiovisual Language and Technology I [100h]
English I [50h]
Professional Training and Guidance I [50h]

Artistic Photography

Artistic Photography II [325h]
Photographic Theory II [100h]
Photographic Technique II [75h]
The History of Photography [100h]
Audiovisual Language and Technology II [150h]
English II [50h]
Professional Training and Guidance II [50h]
Final project of Artistic Photography [150h]
Practical Training [50h]

Graphic Design for Advertising 8.2

Certificate of Higher Education in Plastic Arts and Design · 1.950 Hours

Guadalajara Art School (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) September 2007 - January 2010


Graphic Advertising Projects [250h]
IT Media I [150h]
Photography I [100h]
Techniques of Graphic Expression I [100h]
Theory of Publicity and Marketing I [50h]
Contemporary Culture and Society [50h]
English I [50h]
Professional Training and Guidance I [50h]
Audiovisual Language and Technology [50h]
Tipography [50h]
Industrial Graphic Production [50h]
...

Higher Technician in Graphic Design for Advertising

Graphic Advertising Projects II [250h]
IT Media II [150h]
Photography II [100h]
Techniques of Graphic Expression II [100h]
Theory of Publicity and Marketing II [50h]
The History of the Image in Advertising [50h]
English II [50h]
Professional Training and Guidance II [50h]
Final project of Graphic Design for Advertising [150h]
Practical Training [50h]

Bachelor of Arts 6.9

IES Antonio Machado (Madrid, Spain) September 2003 - September 2007


Information Technology: Computer Aided Design
Philosophy I
Spanish Language and Literature I
Second Language I (English)
Artistic Drawing I
Technical Drawing I
Volume I
Physical Education
...

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Artistic Workshops: Photography
Philosophy II
Spanish Language and Literature II
Second Language II (English)
Artistic Drawing II
Design Fundamentals
History of Art
History
Completed subjects or proffesional modules
Validated subjects or proffesional modules
Pending subjects or proffesional modules

Tools

Luckily, I consider myself a curious person by nature. Here I show you a chronological list of the programming languages, programs, operating systems and tools that I consider important in my daily work, as well as other noteworthy ones (occasionally used or outdated).


2021

Unity

Cross-platform game engine

C#

Programming language

Android 10

Android operating system

Android Oreo

Android operating system (v.8)

2020

CDN

Implementation of content delivery networks

Plotter cutting

Custom die-cut printing, vinil lettering and small format customization

Android Studio

IDE for Android app development

Gradle

Build automation tool

SQLite

Database management system

JDBC

API for database management from Java

Hibernate

Object–relational mapping tool

HQL

Object-oriented query language for Hibernate

2019

Bootstrap

CSS framework

Laravel

PHP framework

Composer

Tool for dependency management in PHP

WampServer

Windows web development environment

JSON

Format for data exchange

AJAX

Asynchronous application development

Visual Basic .NET

Programming language

Visual Studio

IDE for Windows app development

ADO.NET

Database access technology for .NET

Dolibarr ERP+CRM

Open source software for business management

Whastsapp Business

Business messaging service

Google Ads

Search engine marketing

2018

Visual Studio Code

Source code editor

VirtualBox

Virtualization software

Debian

Linux operating system

Putty

SSH client

Star UML

Unified modeling language software

Brackets

Source code editor

NetBeans

Integrated development environment for Java

Git Bash

Version control via command console (Windows and SSH)

GitHub

Repository service

Workbench

Visual tool for database administration

Apache Tomcat

Deployment of web applications programmed in Java

Eclipse

Integrated development environment for Java

Maven

Build automation tool

Time Lapse Tool

Rapid camera technique through sequence of photographs

2017

Search Console

Indexing and impression tracking on Google

PageSpeed Insights

Analysis tool for web optimization

Windows 10

Microsoft operating system

Java

Object oriented programming language

BlueJ

Integrated development environment for Java

XML

Extensible Markup Language

Sublime Text

Source code editor

JQuery

JavaScript library

VMWare

Virtualization software

Ubuntu

Linux operating system

Shell Scripting

Command line execution on Linux and Windows

2016

WordPress Multisite

WordPress websites network

Google Trends

Tool to discover search trends in Google

Creative Cloud

The Adobe suite, essential

Illustrator

Vector design

Mac OS X

Apple operating system

Mamp

Mac OS web development environment

Transmit

File Management Using FTP (Mac OS)

Photo printing A2

Fine art prepress and high quality photographic printing

2015

My Business

Online presence management for business and organizations

TeamViewer

Remote access and remote control computer software

Google Webmaster Tools

Indexing and impression tracking on Google

Android Marshmallow

Android operating system (v.6)

2014

WordPress

Content management system

WooCommerce

Ecommerce plugin for WordPress

PrestaShop

Content management system

DNS configuration

Domain management and DNS configuration

JavaScript

Programming language

Analytics

Web traffic tracking

Mailchimp

Email marketing

Poedit

Gettext Catalog Editor (PO translation files)

Android Lollipop

Android operating system (v.5)

2013

PHP

Programming language

SQL

Database query language

MySQL

Database management system

phpMyAdmin

Visual tool for database administration

Xampp

Web development environment

Apache

HTTP servers configuration

Premiere Pro

Video edition

Hootsuite

Social media management tool

Instagram

Social network

2012

Filezilla

File management via FTP

Facebook Business Manager

Management of social profiles and Social Media Marketing campaigns

Google+

MyBusiness predecessor

Thunderbird

Email client

Skype

Messaging and video calls for teamwork

2011

Digital photography

Digital photography with reflex cameras

Analogic photography

Photography and photographic processing with small and medium format cameras

Lightroom

Image edition

Photomatix HDR

High dynamic range image creation

Dropbox

Cloud file storage

Android Froyo

Android operating system (v.2.2)

Android Eclair

Android operating system (v.2.1)

2010

Windows 7

Microsoft operating system

Corel Draw

Vector design

Large format printing

Printing and cutting on large format plotters

EFI Fiery

Large-run laser printing

Outlook

Email client

2009

Indesign

Layout and editorial design

Camera RAW

Raw image processing

Photo retouching

Editing and photo retouching of beauty, advertising photography and damaged images

Gmail

Google email

Facebook

Social network

Twitter

Social network

2008

HTML5

Hypertext markup language

CSS3

Style language for web design

Dreamweaver

Web application design

Flash

Interactive application design

2007

Photoshop

Image edition

Bridge

File and media manager

Freehand

Vector design

Quark Express

Layout and editorial design

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