About me

Welcome!

Hi! I'm Frank, a 23-year-old web developer and designer from Zürich, Switzerland. I enjoy working on UI animations. I'm a pasta addict who's passionate about acrobatics, nature and live music. Someday I want to live in a tiny house.



Curriculum vitae

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  • February 2016 - Now

    Propädeutikum @ ZHdK

    I'm back in school! I'm taking part in this one-year course at the Zurich University of the Arts as a preparation for a Bachelor's programme in design. It's a way of learning more about the different areas of design and finding out which one is the best fit for me. This course contains the following topics.

    • Drawing by hand (pencil, charcoal, brush, nude drawing)
    • Creating 3D objects (working with materials, form, space and light)
    • Visual Communication (graphic design, typography)
    • Photography
    • Film history
    • Lectures by people from the working world
    • Visiting exhibitions: Dada, Pipilotti Rist
  • November 2015 - Now

    Frontend developer @ Hinderling Volkart

    I'm currently working as a frontend developer in this web agency in Zürich.

    • Interface animations using CSS and JavaScript
    • HTML5 Canvas & SVG Animations
    • Middleman as our frontend work setup, Ruby, Haml markup language, SASS
    • JavaScript dependency management with Require.js
    • Clients: Ferrari, IWC Schaffhausen, Sunrise, 20 Minuten Friday
  • May 2015 - July 2015

    Travelling Hawaii, Western USA, Canada

    I was on a road trip for three months with three buddies.

  • 20.04.2015 - 24.04.2015

    Childcare during holidays for KIHZ

    Together with three other caretakers I took care of a group of 20 children for one week during their holidays. Read about it here.

  • August 2014 - April 2015

    Community service @ Primarschule Knonau

    In lieu of the military service I worked in the primary school of Knonau as part of my community service.

    • Day care (with lunch) of the kids, assistance in the classroom and the kindergarten during lessons. I also helphed the teachers during the gym classes of the younger children.
    • In winter I helped running a ski camp and was responsible for a group of kids as a snowboard teacher.
    • I had the chance to make a project with ten year old pupils with the goal to introduce them to computers and application development. Read about it here.
  • June 2013 - September 2014

    Web developer @ Station

    I worked as a web developer in this web agency in Zürich for frontend and backend work. It was a great experience, I joined an awesome team, I learned a lot and it felt good to be given responsibility.

    • HTML5, CSS3 (BEM naming convention), Video with JS API, Responsive Web Design (Mobile first), Responsive images, task runners Grunt & Gulp, JavaScript dependency management with Browserify
    • Animations using: CSS transitions and animations, JavaScript with GSAP, SVG with Snap.svg
    • Asynchronous JavaScript handling for animations and loading with promises and queues.
    • CMS (Wordpress, Drupal)
    • I've held a talk about Responsive Web Design as part of a internal knowledge exchange session and written an article about parallax scrolling performance.
    • I attended the Frontend Conference Zurich in 2013.
    • We attended the Best of Swiss Web Award Night.
    • Clients: Bucherer, Akris, Hoststar, S AM Basel, Chocolat Frey, RHB, Bligg, Migros, Stefan Caamano, Credit Suisse, IKEA, Swissmilk
  • January 2013 - April 2013

    Web developer internship @ Gold Interactive

    As part of an internship I worked in this web agency in Zürich as a chance to really get into web work. Obviously I already had experience in web development from my apprenticeship but I wanted to learn more and particularly shift my focus to the visual part of development. That was why I switched to a purely web oriented company which is also more frontend and design sensitive. I worked with and in the following areas:

    • Frontend & Backend
    • HTML, CSS (SASS), JS (jQuery)
    • PHP, MySQL
    • CMS (Redaxo, Contao)
    • Photoshop
    • Git version control system
    • Clients: Mobiliar, Zai for Bentley, Typon Areal, Lindbergh Allee, Mark Van Huisseling
  • October 2012 - November 2012

    Part-time bike courier @ Flash

    To do something else for a change I collected and delivered goods by bike in Zürich.

  • September 2011 - October 2011

    Language stay in Fremantle, Australia

    I attended a language school and stayed at a host family in Freo for two months to improve my English.

  • August 2008 - August 2012

    App developer apprenticeship @ IBM

    I passed my apprenticeship as an application developer with commercial, vocational matriculation in this global IT company in Zürich with a Swiss certificate of competence in information technology.

    • Object-oriented programming
    • Java, J2EE, Wicket, Struts, JUnit testing
    • XML, IBM DB2
    • SVN, CVS
    • @ vocational school: C, PHP, Java, SQL, MySQL DB, Oracle DB, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • August 2006 - August 2008

    Secondary school @ Sekundarschule Mettmenstetten

    Basic education degree A

  • August 2005 - August 2006

    Academic high school @ Gymnasium Freudenberg

    Quitted voluntarily after one year.

  • August 1999 - August 2005

    Primary School @ Primarschule Knonau

    Basic education

  • Born