The Closertag network
We have a highly qualified list of partners and contractors who can cover user experience, visual design and software development for all major platforms.
Gordon Candelin is a digital designer and art director with over 13 years of international experience.
Formerly creative director at award-winning digital agency Tonic in London, he has worked across digital and traditional media platforms for brands such as Sony, Orange, Volkswagen, Philips, Coca-Cola, Unicef, CBBC and Tiger Beer.
Igor is a UX professional with over 10 years of industry experience and a background in marketing, graphic/ web design and web development. He has been involved in the digital world since the Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) back in 1990 and started his own digital agency in 1998.
Since then, much of his focus has been on delivering compelling experiences that fulfil user goals and align to key business drivers of a range of organisations from SMEs to well known names such as United Nations, Porsche, Vodafone, VW, Philips, Exxon, Shell and many others.
Mario Negro Ponzi
Mario started mobile development mid-2002 working for Motorola on a J2ME client, part of a EU research project over software engineering processes.
After a year working for the Politecnico of Torino on various research projects he was hired back by Motorola that asked me to take part in the multimedia development team for their phones using Motorola proprietary OS (Synergy P2K).
Mid-2006 he moved to TomTom where he worked on Windows Mobile for TomTom Navigator 6 and 7, Windows Mobile, OSX and iOS.
In 2010 he left TomTom to join a startup, Sogeo, where he hired for his experience in iPhone, Blackberry and Android development. In his spare time he also developed a prototype of a Whatser client in QML, the new Qt-based technology supported by the upcoming Nokia-Symbian phones; he then won the “Quick Competition 2011Q1″, sponsored by Nokia for experimenting with the technology.
His passion is developing for mobile devices with special attention on code sharing and portability.
Giulia holds an MSc in Industrial Design from Politecnico di Milano and an MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths University, London.
Prior to being Design Director of Business Design Tools, Giulia worked as UX Consultant and Design Researcher on a variety of challenging and multi- device projects for clients in many industries, including the NHS, Unilever, Sony, Barclays, Samsung, British Gas, Vodafone, National Grid, and Skype. Her experience in engaging both customers and clients in the design process, led her to develop a toolkit aimed at helping entrepreneurs design customer-centric businesses.
Justin is a User Experience Consultant & Interaction Designer with 10 years experience, both client & agency side, helping clients realise their business objectives by focusing on user requirements & bringing companies and customers closer together through smart strategies and inventive design.
His specialties include Rich Internet Applications, e-commerce, B2B Financial apps, trading platforms, mobile apps, multi-touch experiences and end-to-end brand experiences.
Giorgio is co-founder and he leads user experience at Closertag. He has more than 11 years of experience in mobile strategy and design, Information architecture, requirements and user research.
Joachim Hoffmann is a senior executive with over 18 years of experience in business development with leading design, telecommunications and media companies like Fjord, Yahoo!, Motorola, and Mediabricks/ Handmark.
Mirko leads the system development activities. He has almost 11 years of business experience in Software Development, particularly focused on Open Source Technologies; he has managed and maintained more than 40 digital projects of different dimensions.
Andrea is an interaction designer and a front-end architect; he has more than 8 years of experience in mobile web design and development, open source frameworks for publishing and management, digital solutions design and prototyping.