Interactive by Nature

Elizeo Benavidez

Mr. Haddnin

I’m a User Interface Designer and Front-End Developer living in the Mile High City. I religiously practice User Experiencism and Web Standardism. Currently, I advocate for the user at a Colorado-based bank, where I work as a UI Designer. When I’m not trying to master Semantic Layout, CSS and JavaScript, you can find me at a local geek meetup or at the skatepark with my kids.

I discovered my love for the inter-webs in 1999 when I purchased my first computer and established an internet connection. I had never seen a website before this moment so I was impressed how cool these websites were. Animated GIFs and button rollovers galore! I got curious and looked at the source code, which looked like Hebrew at the time. I was amazed that the code I was “reading” resulted in the website I was looking at. From this moment forward, I had to know how this was done. I had to learn how to read and write the languages that made this possible. I had to become a Developer.

My Training

I’ve recently attended:

September 5-7, 2013 – Blend Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina

May 13-15, 2013 – Artifact Conference. Austin, Texas

October 22-24, 2012 – Future of Web Design. New York City, New York

April 2-4, 2012 – An Event Apart. Seattle, Washington

September 12-14, 2011 – Breaking Development Conference 2011. Nashville, Tennessee

September 29, 2010 – Building Secure Ajax and Web 2.0 Applications. Denver, Colorado

September 27-28, 2010 – Building and Testing Secure Web Applications. Denver, Colorado

September 16, 2010 – Organization Schemes for Web Content. UIE Virtual Seminar

June 28-30, 2010 – Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference. San Francisco, California

February 22-23, 2010 – In Control 2010 Web Design Conference. Orlando, Florida

August 3-8, 2009 – SiteCatalyst™ Advanced User Training. Orem, Utah

February 23-24, 2009 – Future of Web Apps. Miami, Florida

August 18-19, 2008 – An Event Apart. San Francisco, California

July 5-6, 2008 – New Horizon Advanced JavaScript Training. Denver, Colorado

My Education

Graduated November, 2007
Art Institute of Colorado Bachelor’s Degree – Interactive Media Design