vlad hernandez (aka futuristicvlad)
You know that friend who is the super creative techie person? That friend who does “totally awesome web stuff” for work, builds super detailed models of starships in his free time and engineered a self-contained, custom solar power system because his wife wanted to take ice cream camping? That’s Vlad. Take one-part technologist, one-part creative designer and mix it with a passion to explore and you’ve got Vlad. Some people call Vlad a nerd. He considers it a compliment (he’s nice like that).
Since Vlad was a young lad, his endless curiosity and desire to learn has fed an intense love of visual design and technology. He learned to speak and write dozens of languages, with the majority only understandable by computers or Klingons. Over time and possibly due to a spider bite, he developed a super-power that sits at the confluence of business, creative, customer and digital. It’s his unique ability to create simple solutions and deliver value today with an eye on how to manage, measure and grow tomorrow.
Vlad’s a builder and his toolbox includes UX/UI, development, animation, SEO, security, recovery, CMS, performance and smiles. People other than his mom know how awesome he is at it too. He’s been a playa’ and builder of great teams like 1990’s Critical Mass where he shared the fancy-shmancy Grand Prix at the Cannes Cyber Lions for Nike iD. Since then, Vlad has worked and learned from an array of clients across every major sector and size.Vlad also gives back through regular volunteering including membership on the SAIT New Media Design & Production Advisory Board. He also likes coffee and taking pictures of his feet when on vacation.
perception is everything...
Web Design / UXOn the internet perception is everything. Want to be taken seriously? Tell me about your business & I'll make you stand out.
Web Dev / HTML5 & CSSWith a wide range of development skills I choose whatever solution is best suited to your business needs. But always the best!
AnimationNeed an animation designed and brought to life for your big presentation? I have extensive experience in animation.
Flash Ad BannersAll sizes, all types and all sorts of interactive coolness. I've done quite a few, feel free to ask for examples.
BrandingImage is everything, let me help you create a brand you'll love and can't wait to show off to the world.
Print DesignYes print, despite being a 'web designer' I do have a firm grasp on what it takes to make unique print pieces.
Social MediaNot social media savvy? Wondering were to focus? I can show you what you need to know in order to succeed in the often foggy world of social media.
Mobile DesignDesigning for the small screen can be difficult, good thing I thrive on simple UI design. Some say my style is best suited to mobile devices.
HTML5 BannersBeing able to supply ads to mobile platforms is critical to not being missed. I have a solution!
Feel free to contact me to view samples of my work above.
intelligent solutions matter...
... and anything else I may come up with. Stay tuned.
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My portfolio is constantly growing and quite large, let me know about your business and i'll send you examples of my work best suited to your needs. Just fill out the form to the right.
I operate out of south Calgary and I'm available to head to your office.
Or call me at  818-6143 to chat.
The Design Collection
Constant personal development has me experimenting with design and coming up with new and most importantly fun ideas to show the world. This area is dedicated to showing my 'other' work that I do. I've been a fan of Lego & Science Fiction since I was young. So for fun I explore these areas as a creative outlet. Enjoy!