Nicolás Bondancia

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ROOTS

DIPPING MY TOES IN EVERY POND

One of the attributes I value most are uniqueness and authenticity, there is no sense of style without either of them. I was born in Argentina, in the geographical center of the City of Buenos Aires. It is no coincidence that being born in such a frantic, boisterous place, I grew up to be such a curious, interested-in-everything kind of person. It’s thanks to that that I got to dip my toes in every thing I’ve ever been curious about. I’ve had so many hobbies and embarked in so many projects throughout my life, I can’t even begin counting them. From second-hand book collecting to recording music, I am ever inquisitive, active, restless, always in pursuit of knowledge.

Nerdy since I was a kid, I’ve always had a thing for Sci-Fi, Star Wars, video games, Harry Potter, Pokemon, and so many others. I am a guitar player, I’m also quite knowledgeable in piano and music theory and I started recording musicians in my own bedroom. Even though I have been enthusiastic about many things, none of those compare to my passion for design & web development.

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KNOWLEDGE

“Wit without measure is man’s greatest treasure.”

-Rowena Ravenclaw
(I’m a Hufflepuff, though)

                                    

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Profession

Web Developer + Designer


LEARNING AS A WAY OF LIFE

It is my belief that you are never done learning. I like to think that I go through life like that, I’m always Googling things that I don’t know and want to know better: research is my cardio. Both my time and money are very much worth spending on expanding my knowledge: Youtube tutorials, both online and residential courses, workshops, masterclasses. I’ve done professional training courses on Photography, Filmmaking, Web design + programming, Digital marketing and Multimedia Design.


After finishing secondary school, I decided that studying Multimedia Design in uni would be the best fit for my creative brain. What they don’t tell you about creative work is that you need to work within a structure, otherwise it’s just creative chaos. Good for me, I’m very methodical and decisive, if a project needs to get done, I make a list (I check it twice, like Santa) and get it done without hesitation. Back home I studied Graphic Design in the University of Buenos Aires for two years before coming to Australia.


                                    

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EXPERIENCE

LEAP OF FAITH

When I was a teenager (back in 2007) I made my first website. Mind you, it was made in Notepad in HTML + CSS and I just wrote about movies I liked, but I’m still quite proud of that. Thus commenced my journey of becoming a web developer (just picture Bilbo leaving the Shire). After finishing college I began working as a freelance web designer + developer + graphic designer, whilst I worked on my thesis. In 2014 I landed a job at a multidisciplinary design studio, which taught me immensely about establishing myself as a professional designer + web developer.

The big challenge came when I decided to start my own Design Studio alongside two very talented colleagues, a project by the name of Eccentric Fox. Creating Efox was a life-changing experience in terms of learning, because there were so many areas in which my skills were expanded, dealing with clients, help them discover what they want, and making that fit with their budget. Even though I already thought of myself as quite disciplined, there’s nothing like being your own boss to teach you that if you don’t work, you don’t earn. Doing the finances and budget of your own business is something they don’t teach you at school, and I also learnt thanks to Efox. PS. I also mastered Excel sheets and I’m a massive fiend for them.

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Getting paid to do what I love? YAAS PLEASE!

I'm constantly on the look-out for new amazing opportunities to do what I love. Be it a freelance opportunity or a 9 to 5 job, contact me and we will arrange the details. Also, if you are an NPO or charity and you like my work, make sure to contact me, I'm sure there is something in my skillrange you could benefit from! Again, do not hesitate and send me a message.

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