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Johannes

About me

My name is Johannes Holmberg, grown up and raised in Sweden, currently living in Switzerland. I’m really passionated about design. And I’m equally passionated about technology. That’s why I love my work as a UI developer, because it let’s me work at the intersection of both. I created my first website in 2003 and I remembered it feeling like magic.

Now I've been creating professionally on the web for the last 10 years and have become pretty good at it. My specialties are responsive web design and design systems.

Having worked at both in-house teams as well as a business owner on my own, I have gained a lot of valuable experience on leadership and how to collaborate in different environments. So if you need a hand in bringing your digital visions to life, reach out to me and we will take it from there.

Design Philosophy

I like to think of user interfaces as independent components that work together in harmony. Rather than designing pages and screens, I always break up the interface into components so that each part is a separate entity.

Each component needs to work everywhere, independent of browser, device or screen. It’s much easier to test, adapt and adjust the interface when it’s built on a component level. This way I can build robust and resilient user interfaces that don’t break depending on context. And this is why I love design systems.

Tools

If you would like to get some details on the software and apps I’m using on a day to day basis, I made a little page just for that.

Interests

Since a couple of years back I’m living in Switzerland. When I’m not busy making websites, I love spending time outside with Linda, my girlfriend. Switzerland is such a beautiful country and hiking has become a top priority since I moved here. Some of this I post to my Instagram account.

I love to read and there is so much to learn from books. Reading a tiny bit every day has helped me improve over the years. I wrote about that wonderful habit of reading here. In case you’re into books too, add me on Goodreads and let’s be friends.

Colophon

This website was made in the purpose of creating a digital home to collect the writing and the work I do.

  • The website is powered by Gridsome on VueJS
  • Hosted on Netlify
  • The font is Gibson by Canada Type
  • Everything is hand coded with HTML and CSS
  • Profile photo is taken by Erik Carlsson

I see this website as my playground so I don’t always worry how it looks across various browsers. But I’m keen about accessibility and usability issues so if you find something I might have missed, please let me know.