Who is Ursula?
There are many Ursulas, even a few Ursula Lopez all around the world ( even a famous flamenco dancer!) But "this" Ursula Lopez is a different one...
I was born in Valencia (Spain) in march 1982.
As soon as i was able to pick up a pencil I started drawing, and I have never stopped since, even though it is true I am not as obssessed about drawing as I was when I was a teenager.
I grew up in Castellón, a little town where I meet many lovely people and most of my current friends. But soon Castellón was not enough for me and I moved to Valencia to start my Fine Arts degree. Two years later I still wanted to see more world and moved to Barcelona, where i finished my degree. I really loved Barcelona, but a disease forced me back to Castellon, with family and friends. Back in there I did my first Master Degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia. Before I finished it I started working as a graphic designer and never stoped.
Still growing up, as soon as I was completely recovered I moved back to Valencia.
In 2009 I got a little bored about "just designing". It was nice to do pretty things, but it was not a real challenge. Do not missunderstand me, I don't mean I was the best Graphic Designer ever or something similar, but only working with images did not made me feel complete in a professional way, so I started getting close to web developing. I spent months learning on my own, relaying on online resources and books. I did some professional practices in a web developing company where I finally found that web-coding was, indeed, my professional passion.
And then came my second Master Degree in Web and Mobile Applications Developing. I just found what I love to do!! I resigned from my work and started working as developer, just like that. Now if I need a design, I can do all the job by myself!
My Resume / CV.
You will find a extended and downloable PDF file with my CV in this LINK
Also, if you do not want to waste time downloading and reading the whole of it, here you have a summary of my recent jobs and skills:
Web Developer & Graphic Designer
2009 - present: KLZ Events International ( Madrid, Spain)
Activity: Design and web developing related to KLZ Events, including logos and printed designs.
Web Developer & Graphic Designer
2013 – present: Central Marketing Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
Activity: web design and developing.
CMV also works on skinning and customizing Wordpress and Magento.
- 2007 – 2013: Gráficas Sedavi (Valencia, Spain)
Activity: work on all kind of press design. Corporative image, advertising, catalogs, flyers, etc.
My main skills in work are:
PHP developer,HTML5 developer, CSS3 developer, Javascrip with JQuery developer, MySQL querys user, Photoshop expert user (all relative to design and Illustration), Indesign expert user, Illustrator expert user.
I can work equally in Mac and Windows OS.
Why does someone keep on learning, searching and moving on?
Everybody have some goals, so do I. My professional goals are to never stop improving, taking on challenges, and learning. I love coding because it gives me the possibility of better research solutions each time, because code evolves with the user's needs and is always flowing. You have to read, and keep in touch with the real world if you want to do your work as better as possible. It is amazing because coding is not just about "being a great thinker" or repeating the same solutions over and over again, but also having creativity, not only for "front end" design but also for the way you solve your needs.
One of my personal goals is to move to another country. Spain is a lovely place to live in but I always thought that the experience of moving to another country enriches you, opens your mind and gives you a different point of view in life. I would love to move somewhere in Europe, or USA or even Japan, which are completly different from Spain and its culture.
Another important goal for me is having a house with garden, since i have two dogs that I love, two english bulldogs, and even when they pass away I know i will adopt another bulldog!
Watson & Kira