Hello, my name's Axel Samuelsson, and I like to do web design and other things related to that.
I am twenty years old, and I live in Stockholm, Sweden, where I currently study Engineering and Computer Science at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
I've done web development and design in my spare time since 2009, and professionally since the start of 2012. At the moment I do web development and design at Svenskt Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek.
I also have a separate website, limbero.com, where I host a variety of private projects. It's more or less in a constant state of disarray, but it has a few interesting ideas, concepts and other tidbits.
My friend Jep just started setting up his delivery service in Arizona, and I was happy to help him out by making the webpage. It was an opportunity to learn some more JQuery, as well as more than a few CSS hacks. All in all, we are both very satisfied with the project.
I fell in love with Yale Stewart's JL8 from first sight, but not its format. So after talking to him I made an archive page for simpler binge-reading. The massive traffic has taught me a few things about optimizing load times with PHP and writing "bug free" code.
At work I don't have admin rights, meaning I "have to" resort to web tools for a lot of things. One thing is performing small calculations and conversions on the fly. So I built my own neat little calculator using Math.js that suited my needs for usability, design and speed.
The Swedish publishing company IDG wanted a cross-platform app for conference attendants at their conference Webbdagarna (has been called Sweden's response to TED). My solution was based on HTML5 and its appcache to enable offline use, using PHP to generate static pages, and CSS to give it life.
Not currently available online.
This is just a selection of things I'm most proud of and satisfied with. For a more complete selection, feel free to browse around on limbero.com.
Two week summer course in iOS app development and design, held by iD Tech Camps at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Focus was on a mix of general techniques and ideas specific to the iOS platform.
Five year master's programme in engineering and computer science at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan in Stockholm. Focused on developing problem solving skills and an engineering frame of mind.
2011 - ongoing
Sweden's excellent education system has provided me with fluency in Swedish and English as well as a moderate proficiency in French and German.
1992 - ongoing