Graduate from Durham College in Web Design program, with 5+ years in Computer Science background. Love to merge both Design and Coding into an opportunity to tell a story, to convey a message to users. Always looking for a challenge and opportunity to learn and refine my skills. Self proclaimed coffee addict.
With the hopes of becoming a computer scientist, Samuel entered University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in 2012. With three years of computer science classes from highschool, he was confident with his ability to code, he knew Python and Java entering university. But his passion shifted during his second year, when a big transition in user interface design shifted from skeuomorphism to a more flat and minimalistic design. He first saw it in the new Metro UI (later called Modern UI) from Microsoft, then Apple’s introduction to iOS7 and finally the transition from Holo to Material Design from Google. It was clear to him that a new modern design language was starting, including his passion in wanting to make mobile apps in the future, he started creating wireframes and storyboards for his idea of an app. In making those storyboards, he found a passion in created user interfaces. He downloaded Photoshop and created mockups to play around with. He realized the marriage of good user interface design with code to create a powerful mobile app experience. That they were not mutually exclusive. He decided to take a break from Computer Science and switched to Contemporary Web Design at Durham College for one year to see if his new passion could lead to something greater. The year ended and he loved it, and his marks reflected his passion. He decided to finish the program and recently graduated in May in the Honour Roll for all four semesters.