Game designer and developer based in  🏖 Barranquilla, Colombia  with over 8 years of experience developing software, mobile applications, web platforms, interactive experiences and video games. My main focus when making games are gameplay, technical art and game feel.

For the past years I have work as CTO for a fintech company, doing full stack web development and mobile applications, my background as a visual artist makes me a good bridge between programmers and designers/artists and gives me an keen eye for visual aesthetics.

Contact Information:

✉  yo@orla.games‌‌
🐦 @orlax22
🎬 My YouTube channel
‌📸 orla.games
‌‌👨🏽‍💻  https://github.com/orlax

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🏢Work Experience‌‌

Chief Technical Officer
‌‌Trixel SAS - Barranquilla, Colombia (Dec 2017 - Apr 2021)

‌‌I lead the design and development of the architecture for many of its current projects, which have been using by more than 20,000 users and moved a volume of over one $1,000,000 USD From backend and frontend development with django/python and react to deploying and configuring servers on AWS. ‌‌‌‌Leading the team of developers, recruiting and training new talent as writing technical documentation for internal use and for clients. ‌‌‌‌

Freelancing in Upwork
Upwork - Remote (Aug 2019 - Present)

‌‌For a couple years now I have been helping clients through upwork with animations, games, consultancy, and app development. My good performance has awarded my Top Rated status on the platform.

‌‌‌‌Gameplay Programmer
‌‌Killa - Barranquilla, Colombia (May 2019 - Dec 2019)

‌‌I helped the team develop the vertical slice of the game on a ~six month contract, using Unreal Engine and working with a team of five people, collaborating with a 3d modeler, animator and level designer, finding solutions to implement the mechanics in a scalable way.

‌‌‌‌Software Developer‌‌
Ubicasat - Barranquilla, Colombia (Dec 2015 - Dec 2017)

‌‌I designed and developed projects, and software concepts for different company clients, All of them based on some geo-localization features as the core of the company was working with GIS technologies. During my time there I honed my skills designing systems, databases and Pitching.

‌‌‌‌Co-founder‌‌
Emerge Tecnologías - Barranquilla, Colombia (Aug 2014 - Sep 2015)

‌‌I co-founded the company along three friends, where we developed an IOT system to control HVAC systems, we were successful on developing the product and getting it to clients, but where unable to sell it at scale. Check our how young I look at this video the tech ministry of Colombia made about us‌‌


🛠 Skills

One ⭐ for how confident I feel with each skill, five is super confident. one is workable knowledge.

Web Development:

  • Python / Django     ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Node js                     ⭐⭐⭐
  • Html / CSS              ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • React                        ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Vue.js                       ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mobile Development:

  • React-Native         ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Swift          ⭐
  • Java/android   ⭐⭐

Game Development:

  • Unity                      ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Unreal Engine      ⭐⭐
  • html 5 / canvas    ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Phaser.js  ⭐⭐

Multimedia:

  • Illustration           ⭐⭐⭐
  • 3D / Blender   ⭐
  • Motion Graphics ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2d Animation       ⭐⭐

🗣 Languages

  • Spanish (native speaker)
  • English (C1 reading/writing, B1 speaking)

💎Cool things

📚 Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts, Universidad del Atlántico 2009 - 2016