Hello! Welcome to the design & development portfolio of Ruben Matamoros. I am a highly motivated Graphic & Web Design professional with 10 plus years experience, now a Full-Stack Software Engineer with a focus on Front End Web Development. Innovative problem-solver who is passionate about developing websites and apps, with a focus on mobile-first design and development. Strengths are in creativity, teamwork, and building projects from concept to execution. I also love soccer, martial arts, traveling, and spending time with my wife and three daughters.
So why Valiant Creative?
Outside of design & development, I am very much an athlete as well. Most of my life I've also had a passion for soccer and martial arts and have competed in high levels. I've always been fascinated by lions and they symbolically represent me to the core. Their bravery and fierceness, their strength, agility, and other attributes that I too strive to have. I like to be confident and bold when it comes to design & development, and life – stepping out of the box and being valiantly creative.
Valiant Creative is my design & development portfolio in my humble home here in the Tampa Bay area.
However, I do enjoy working from coffee shops or places where my creative juices can flow better from time to time. My availability is quite flexible and typically I reply back to messages in a very prompt manner. Ready to chat?
Front End Developer | Graphic & Web Design Professional
United States of America
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"Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own." – Bruce Lee
Originally, I hail from the tropical land of Costa Rica, although, I grew up mostly here in the USA and now reside in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida.
I graduated at the top of my class in 2013 from Full Sail University. I gave a speech as the representative of my class and was awarded with the Advanced Achiever Award. Since then I have designed on a global scale with companies such as Ashley Furniture and Carillon Tower Advisors of Raymond James. With 10 plus years experience in design, now turned a Full-Stack Software Engineer with a focus on Front End Web Development. An innovative problem-solver who is passionate about developing websites and apps, with a focus on mobile-first design and development. Strengths are in creativity, teamwork, and building projects from concept to execution.
When I’m not developing, sketching and just crushing pixels I enjoy being active as well after sitting all day. My favorite sports are soccer, martial arts, and bike riding. What I enjoy most of all is traveling and spending time with my beautiful wife and three daughters.
My clients come to me with a business problem they are struggling with, and I partner with them to develop exciting and flexible marketing collaterals that build brand awareness, promote product benefits, enhance the product's professional appearance; and in turn contribute to sustained values for their business.
Cognizant of the importance of balancing the client's needs and vision with practical and cost-efficient design formats, I strive to develop design solutions that are inviting and interesting but also mirror the client's core values and mission.