Luís Carmona

I build digital interfaces.

That means I work on the look and feel of websites, digital tools and apps.

Oh, and I also do some stuff as an amateur musician.

Music

  • Lick It Back

    The Ratazanas
    Mar 2011
    Produced, recorded and mixed by Nicolas Leonard, in 2010, in his home built amazing analog studio, this album sets out to have some fun with history and fiction.

  • Ouh La La!!

    The Ratazanas
    Apr 2009
    100% analogic, 100% reggae! The first serious studio experience with people who know the business. Released by Grover Records, the largest and best label for Jamaican music in Europe.

  • Algures no Meio do Nada

    Contratempos
    Jun 2005
    First album, first studio experience. Well, actually we did all the recording so this was all a very amateur experience, but this is when I fell in love with the engeneering involved and with the music business alltogether… It was a marking point in my life.

About

Luís Carmona - Web Designer

Back in 2007, after finishing my Computer Engineering degree, I started to feel really interested in designing for the digital medium. What started as a need to build some of my bands' websites, led to getting hired by SAPO, Portugal's largest Internet content provider, in 2008.

I started in this project called SAPO Mobile at the time, and quickly realized how lucky I was to be part of a team that developed products for what would become one of the largest growing tech business today. I immediatelly started working with iPhone and Android apps, mobile browsers, TV browsers and apps (from LG and Samsung, Microsoft Mediaroom, etc). Being pushed to the limit on what at the time seemed so new and undiscovered was one of the best things that could've happened to me. Nowadays I feel ready to take on any digital design challenge.

I also have this passion for african-american music from the 60s and the 70s. Stuff like jamaican music, soul, funk, r'n'b and latin music make me move my fingers a lot while I'm working. That compelled me to start learning some musical instruments, be part of some bands and make some semi-professional recordings with friends.

Curriculum Vitae

Experience

  • Web Designer

    SAPO

    Nov 2008 - Present

    Working with responsive web, mobile web and IPTV for Portugal Telecom's brands (SAPO, MEO, TMN & Moche) and partners (Ticketline, Impresa, Diário Económico, Confina, RCom, etc). Currently working on e-commerce products for SAPO.

  • Web Designer

    Freelancer

    2007 - 2014
  • Junior Call Center Operator

    SONAE

    Nov 2007 - Mar 2008

    Main responsabilities included taking inbound calls from customers for all of Sonae's online brands: Continente Online, Worten Online and Vobis Online. The call center also served as a communications bridge between the retail stores and customers.

Education

  • Information Systems and Computer Engineering

    IST Taguspark - UTL

    2001 - 2008

    Ended up with an average of 13.

  • Certificate of Proficiency in English

    Cambdridge University

    2000

    After studying English in a private languages school for 10 years, I decided to take the CPE and ended up with an evaluation of C.

  • Secondary Scientific Degree

    Escola Secundária Sebastião e Silva

    1998 - 2000

Skills

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Pragmatism
    • Initiative
    • Patience
    • Diplomacy (work in progress)