Witold Litwin

Developer and designer from Poland, specializing in Microsoft .NET platform and modern web technologies.

About

I've been passionate about website building for almost as long as I can remember. My skills where evolving steadily, step by step, from basic HTML, then CSS, design principles, use of Photoshop, CMS systems up to programming ASP.NET with C# and jQuery.

It consequently led me to filling up my free time with freelancing projects, which I did for more than 6 years, up to working as .NET Developer for one of the leading polish software companies.

Since February 2013 I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional with 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 certificate.

Skills

Development

  • C#
  • ASP.NET Web Forms; basics of MVC
  • MS SQL
  • LINQ
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript
  • HTML / xHTML/ HTML 5
  • CSS
  • AJAX
  • XML
  • Wordpress
  • ZURB Foundation
  • OOP (Object-Oriented Programming)
  • UML
  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design
  • SCRUM and other Agile methodologies
  • Web Standards
  • Accessibility
  • Progressive Enhancment and Graceful Degradation
  • Responsive Web Design techniques
  • Cross-Browser Compliance
  • Source control

Software

  • MS Visual Studio 2010
  • MS SQL Server 2005/2008
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Visual Paradigm
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Plastic SCM
  • MS Office
  • MS Windows
  • Linux

Languages

  • English (C1 level, CAE certificate)
  • German (B1 level)
  • Polish (native)

Education

10.2006 - 12.2011Studies at Gdansk University of Technology
Faculty of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics
Specialization: Applied Information Technology

Since 2009 I had an Individual Studying Program to enhance my education with courses like:

  • Requirements Engineering
  • Strategies for Information Systems
  • Systems Modelling and Analysis
  • Software Project Management
  • Software Quality Management
  • Human - Computer Interaction
  • and more...

On 29.05.2010 I've delivered a speach during 'KANSEI - User Interface in Practice' conference. Topic of my presentation: "Psychology of color in relation to computer systems".

During my studies I've also participated actively in activities of IT Section of Physics Students' Science Circle on my univeristy.

Experience

Professional

Since 11.2012.NET Developer in ATENA Uslugi Informatyczne i Finansowe S.A. - one of Poland's leading software companies in Sopot, Poland.
At work I'm responsible for:

  • design and development of Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Project Server solutions
  • desing and development of ASP.NET Web Forms solutions
  • Front-End and Back-End development

Technologies: ASP.NET Web Forms, C#, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Project Server, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, Adobe Photoshop

09.2011 - 07.2012Web Developer and Front-End Designer trainee in Cojali S.L. - producer of spare parts and diagnostic devices for commercial vehicles in Campo de Criptana, Spain.
During this training I was responsible for:

Technologies: ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC, C#, HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, Visual Studio 2010, ZURB Foundation, Plastic SCM, Adobe Photoshop

06.2010 - 08.2012Web Developer and Designer trainee in Julio Cesar Abundis Hernandez - small IT company in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
During this training I was responsible for:

  • design and development of websites for company's clients

Technologies: HTML, CSS, Wordpress, Joomla, Adobe Photoshop

Since 2004For more than seven years I've been building websites as a freelancer. This was a good opportunity to learn about web development industry and how to work with different people.

Technologies: HTML, CSS, Wordpress, Adobe Photoshop

Portfolio

I present here some of my recent works. Some of them where created during my practice in Cojali while other are an effect of my freelancing.

Defisoft

Website for new software company which belongs to Cojali Group, created during my practice in Cojali. Whole development process, from start to finish took only 14 hours.
Technologies used: ASP.NET, C#, ZURB Foundation, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Adobe Photoshop

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Jaltest

Redesign of website for Jaltest, one of the most important companies of Cojali Group. Project included rebuilding of public and restrtricted parts. Restricted part is accessible only by Jaltest clients and distributors. It contains web applications with several modules used for managing clients' or distributors' devices. Website built during my practice in Cojali.
Technologies used: ASP.NET, C#, ZURB Foundation, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Adobe Photoshop

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Cojali

Redesign of website for Cojali, mother company of Cojali Group. Website built during my practice in Cojali.
Technologies used: ASP.NET, C#, ZURB Foundation, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Adobe Photoshop

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Kagathos

Website design for Kagathos - law and coaching company from Poland. Project created during my cooperation with AdBrand creatve agency.
Technologies used: Wordpress, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Adobe Photoshop

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Instytut Treningu i Edukacji

Website design for ITIE - training and education institute from Poland. Project created during my cooperation with AdBrand creatve agency.
Technologies used: Wordpress, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Adobe Photoshop

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D79 Photography

Website design for a photographer specializing in product photography. Project created during my cooperation with Infinity IT.
Technologies used: Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop

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AdBrand

Website design for AdBrand Creative Agency.
Technologies used: Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop

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Intense English

Website design for Intense English - language school from Gdynia, Poland.
Technologies used: Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop

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Testimonials

Here you can see some of my reference letters from previous employers.

"Witold has good understanding of website and software development process [...]
I would happily employ him permanently as I consider him to be a valuable addition to the team."
Venancio Alberca, Cojali S.L.

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"Mr. Witold is scrupulous and higly engaged in his work, performing his tasks precisely and systematically. [...]
I fully recommend Mr. Witold as a future employee."
Beata Smolińska, ZPS Cosinus

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"Witold Litwin showed good knowledge and skills in relation to website building, good work organization and willingness to improve his qualifications. Cooperation was efficient, given task where performed on time and with good quality."
Miłosz Bożeński, MB Infinity Ltd.

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Hobbies

I'm a man of many interests. I like to spend my free time in active and creative way. Boredom and monotony kills me.

Photography

Photography is my biggest hobby and great way to take a break from sitting in front of a PC. Going into the field with my gear and some ideas always relaxes me and stimulates my creativity. My interest in taking pictures started in high school and continues up to this moment. I always try to learn new techniques of controlling the light and frame. Currently I'm striving to give my pictures more emotional feeling. I specialize in model photography - portraits, fashion, glamour etc.

Graphic Design

Another hobby that started way back, during my early teenage. I've been manipulating pixels passionately, trying to achieve all those awesome effects I've seen on the Internet or print ads. I've started work with Jasc Paint Shop Pro (few years before it was aquired by Corel) and later I've moved to Adobe Photoshop (starting with version 7 and moving through all CS versions up to current CS6). I've also had a short episode with 3D graphics using Rhinoceros and 3ds max, but I've felt better in two dimensional world. Interest in Internet and graphics naturally led me to learning web design and aquiring my first freelance clients.

UX, Usability

Currently I'm putting more and more interest in User Interface, User Experience Design and Usability. I believe that well-designed and easy to use applications are succesful applications, that's why I always try to make front-end of my apps as pretty and usable as possible. No big successes in this field yet, but I'm learning and trying to improve with every project.

Contact

Feel free to contact me using supplied contact form.