About Carlos

A web consultant sharing his thoughts and work.

Carlos Ballena

Carlos' interest for computers, logic and math started early in life. Later on, a passion for art also developed and not wanting to choose, he pursued both lives through web design.

In January 2011 Carlos co-founded CrunchyWeb. A small web design company for small businesses. This got him a first taste of the startup world and a better understanding of what it meant to be a web designer.

From 2012 to 2013 he worked with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Web Specialist. This was Carlos' biggest project yet and the most valuable from a learning point of view. His responsibilities included aiding in the redesign process; maintenance and improvement of the school's CSS; design and development of user interfaces; and meeting with clients to help address problems.

From 2014 to 2016 he collaborated with his family in Últimas Noticias Diario, where his sister is the director. The website needed a complete restructure and redesign. They worked every detail of it thoroughly going over what the experience should and what structure made the most sense for the audience. The result was a brand new platform that connected back to their origins by maintaining the colors that's always identified them while looking great across all screen sizes and devices.

From 2016 to 2021 he worked at InterConnecta, a sales and marketing organization with offices in New York, Puerto Rico, and Lima. Here he would further improved his capacity to build and develop solutions that went beyond design; providing guidance for the team to develop applications and systems that would help companies improve their processes and increase their profits.

In 2021 Carlos would take his post back at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and shifting his focus back to web design.

If you'd like to get in touch with Carlos you can find him in Twitter, Github, or you can just email him at carlos@crunchyweb.com.

Last updated on May, 2022