Hola, I'm Rolando

A Little About Me



I am Rolando Bernal, a UI & UX Digital Product Designer & Developer based in Music City USA.

15+ Years of Experience in IT

While I specialise in web design and front-end development, my experience and knowledge covers a whole lot more. I offer a complete web solution: I can guide you through the early stages of project planning and research, help you with information architecture and user experience, design your website, and finally build the site for you.
In my previous experiences, I have found satisfaction in discovering and implementing solutions. Now I am very excited to be doing just that through code.

Father, Husband, Friend, Golfer, Creative, Passionate, Coder, Dreamer. That's me in a nutshell.

Technical Skills


UX/UI Design

80%

HTML/CSS/JavaScript

93%

Angular.js/jQuery

80%

Node.js/Express.js

72%

Razor/ASP.NET/C#/.Net/SQL/MVC

90%

Grunt/Gulp/VIM/Git/GitHub/RESTful API/Bower/NPM

85%

Golf

84%


    More About Me?

Originally from Mexico, I moved to the US in 2008. I've lived in Nashville, TN since then and I'm proud to call it "home". I'm a husband, married to a beautiful woman, Emily, with whom I'm also a dad, we have two beautiful children: Violet (8) and Levi (2). My family is the biggest joy I have found in my life.

    What I Love

I love my family more than anything else.
I enjoy going to the movies, either with my wife to see a fun movie, with my kids to see a Disney or any cartoon movie, or with my friends, to see the latest action/super-hero movie.
I also love golf. My best score is 84 and I hope to break 80 at some point one of these days.
I love Football, I'm a big Tennessee Titans fan.
I love soccer, I have played it since I was a kid.
Oh, and sometimes I cook.

    Work Hard

I am an avid follower of technology. I have a passion for creating engaging applications and intuitive interfaces that bridge the gap between functionality and design.
My approach? Simple and Functional. It is too easy for us to complicate our lives, why do so with our software?

    Ready To Go

I have experience in:
Frontend Development: HTML, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap (Responsive Design), Javascript, jQuery, AngularJS, Razor, ASP.NET MVC.
And Backend Development: C#, .Net, SQL, SQL Server.
Some Tools: Grunt, Gulp, VIM, Git, GitHub, SVN, Sublime Text, Visual Studio, VS Code, Command Line, RESTful API, MVC, Bower, NPM, CMS (Umbraco), Agile Methodologies.
And UX & UI for Digital Product Design: Customer and User Research, Research Methods and Analytics, Wireframe and Prototype, Visual Design (Hi-Fidelity), Usability Testing and Best Practices, Product Management.

My Projects

Recent Work

Here are some of the projects I've been working on.


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RE Grocery Calculator App

Book That Lesson!

Nashville International Futbol Club

iMaintenanceTotal

The Nighthawks

Other Projects

My Resume

Education



Nashville Software School  Nashville Software School

Software Developer - Boot camp

Fully immersive, intense, fast paced boot camp to learn the craft of software development. The Web Developer Bootcamp is a six-month, full-time program (full-year-long, part-time program also). The curriculum teaches the skills and technologies required to become a full-stack software developer. The core technologies that students use in this course are the three standard languages of the web: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course prepares students to work and build the code associated with websites, web apps and hybrid mobile applications. Intensive coding training: front and back end. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Git, GitHub, JSON, Ajax, node.js, .NET, C#, etc.

Instituto Tecnologico de Tepic  Tepic Insitute of Technology

Bachelors of Science in Information Technology

Bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in the Information Technology field. The degree is normally required in order to work in the Information Technology industry. A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program is primarily focused on subjects such as software, databases, and networking. This degree is awarded for completing a program of study in the field of software development, software testing, software engineering, web design, databases, programming, computer networking and computer systems. Graduates with an information technology background are able to perform technology tasks relating to the processing, storing, and communication of information between computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices.





Work Experience



The Visibility Company  The Visibility Company

UX/UI Application Developer Junior.  

March 2016 - Present

  • User Interface (UI) design, strategy, development and testing for Propel (online corporate wellness software)/li>
  • Preparing custom themes with client's branding and customized UI features for new and existing Propel clients
  • Participating in various stages of website and web application development which may include: Strategy and Outlines; and Web Design
  • Front-End Development (HTML, CSS, JS/jQuery, AngularJS)
  • CMS Setup (primarily Umbraco, including ASP.NET MVC, views/macros using Razor/C#)

Lando B | Web Solutions  Lando B | Web Solutions

Freelancer - Main developer.  

Jan 2015 - Present

  • Own startup
  • Main software developer
  • Web design
  • Web development
  • Web support

Nashville Software School  Nashville Software School

Software Developer.  

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

  • Front End: HTML, CSS, SASS, Jade, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, AJAX, Bootstrap, Firebase, Razor, ASP.NET
  • Back End: C#, .NET, SQL Databases, WPF, XAML, ASP.NET MVC, Razor, Entity Framework, TestStack White, Code First Database Patterns
  • UX & UI for Digital Product Design: Customer and User Research, Research Methods and Analytics, Wireframe and Prototype, Visual Design (Hi-Fidelity), Usability Testing and Best Practices, Product Management.
  • Tools: Grunt, Gulp, VIM, Git, GitHub, Sublime Text, Visual Studio, Command Line, RESTful API, MVC, SPAs, AWS Deployment, Bower, NPM

BenefitMall  BenefitMall, Inc

Sr. Applications Support Analyst.  

Apr 2015 - Present

  • Performing software testing, requirements gathering, bug investigation, training material development, and training.
  • Testing, deploying, and diagnosing desktop applications, websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, ASP.NET, and web services.
  • Maintaining servers and software, installing and configuring applications on Windows Server 2008 & 2012, IIS 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0, Windows 7, and 8, SQL Server 2005, 2008 & 2014; and Citrix Metaframe 4.5, 5.0, 6.0.
  • Working in SQL with developers and DBA to test code changes to applications before pushed to production level servers.
  • Writing SQL scripts as needed to update/modify data or views to correct issues with client data or database issues.
  • Performing software upgrades.
  • Administration of Citrix servers, including the set-up and the maintenance of new and existing clients.

Waller  Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis, LLC

IT Desktop Support Analyst.  

Sept 2013 - Apr 2015

  • Performs software testing, requirements gathering, bug investigation, training material development, and training.
  • Performs user administration duties (Exchange, Active Directory, SCCM, etc).

CompuPay  CompuPay, Inc

Applications Support Analyst.  

Jul 2011 - Oct 2013

  • Testing, deploying, and diagnosing desktop applications, websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, ASP.NET, and web services.
  • Maintaining servers and software, installing and configuring applications on Windows Server 2008 & 2012, IIS 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0, Windows 7, and 8, SQL Server 2005, 2008 & 2014; and Citrix Metaframe 4.5, 5.0, 6.0.
  • Writing SQL scripts as needed to update/modify data or views to correct issues with client data or database issues.
  • Performing software upgrades.
  • Administration of Citrix servers, including the set-up and the maintenance of new and existing clients.



Contact Me

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Project Overview

RE-Grocery-App is an app that helps people that live under a budget. The idea came out from a friend of a friend of mine that always goes to the grocery store with her 3 kids, her grocery list on a piece of paper, a pen, and a calculator. Always trying to calculate what she was spending so she wouldn't go over her budget. I wanted to create an app that would help her with that situation.

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Book-That-Lesson is an app for students to help book lessons with their favorite Golf Instructors.

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Nashville International Futbol Club is a full responsive, retina ready, clean code website created with love to show off all what this new soccer club is and has to offer. With the ability to register new teams, and players (for tryouts); share news, pictures, and important information; this website is a great, functional tool.

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iMaintenanceTotal is an app created with the goal to remind you about all things maintenance around your house, your car, your health, etc. With the ability to create a list of tasks, and reminders for those tasks, iMaintenanceTotal is a great, functional tool that will help you remember all those tasks you have to do.

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Cohort Evening One - The Nighthawks is a full responsive, retina ready, clean code website created with love to show off all the information about our Software Development Bootcamp at NSS along with all the students' personal information and portfolios.

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Other Projects





Lando B | Web Solutions is a full responsive, retina ready, clean code website created to learn new techniques with CSS transitions and jQuery.

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Rolando Bernal - Personal Website is a full responsive, retina ready, clean code website created to learn new techniques with jQuery and to explodes the advantage of CSS transitions. Used this website as my portfolio website on my Demo Day at NSS.

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Coming Soon is a landing page created to learn how countdown pages work.

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jQuery Portfolio Site is a portfolio website created just for fun and with the purpose of learning different layout and styling techniques.

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