I was born in Sardinia (Italy), from an artist and a jazz musician. They have taught me the value of art and creativity, so now I always make sure the code I write is damn pretty to look at.
At the age of 8, I decided video games were awesome and I needed to be able to develop my own: that’s how I discovered programming. In the next years, I’ve developed my first websites and skillfully avoided human interactions.
True to my 8-year-old self, at the end of my formal education, I have co-founded a videogame company with 4 other talented, great guys that soon became family. From this experience, I have learned a lot about running a business, especially about what not to do. We have built great games though.
Driven by the desire to build meaningful things with my own strengths, I started freelancing as a web designer/developer. At first, I focused on learning how to build pretty, lean, well-structured websites but I quickly became interested in function. I came across the concept of “user experience” and became passionate about the quality of the experience with the product.
I had been thinking for a while about how great experiences could help websites reach business goals when I’ve met Conversion Rate Optimization. I learned a lot about conversion optimization and marketing, to make sure the websites I developed actually made a difference with the business of my clients.