About

This is the personal website for Zeh Fernando. It is my main repository for information. It’s supposed to be simple, you know. I’m not selling anything.

I live in New York, NY, where I work for Work&Co as a principal developer.

I was born in São Paulo, Brazil. As a kid, I loved drawing, and after my parents bought me a TK-85 when I was 10, I got hooked on programming. Other childhood influences include the MSX, ANSI art, the demoscene, comics, sci-fi, and videogames.

I love what I do, and what I do is write code to bring stuff to life on a screen.

I’ve been working as a programmer since 1994, initially developing database management systems and multimedia CD-ROMs. With the explosion of the Web, my work migrated towards creating rich visual websites and mobile applications. My approach to software engineering is design driven; I’m inspired by the challenge of bringing compelling interactive experiences to life using motion and engaging design elements.

I love creating or perfecting tools that can be used to make my job easier. I’ve created and helped maintain several open-source projects. Projects I’ve created include MC Tween and Tweener (for ActionScript animation), usfxr (for real-time audio effects synthesis in C#/Unity), and many others (check GitHub).

Finally, I’ve used many different programming platforms and languages over the years. Today, my attention is split between JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, C#, and C++. Still, I try to focus on whatever allows me to create fun, interactive experiences; to drive graphical user interfaces, motion graphics and image processing through code; and to visualize and interact with data in creative ways.

I can be reached at the email zeh {AT} zehfernando.com. You can check my (work-in-progress) portfolio at portfolio.zehfernando.com. However, please be aware that I’m very happy at my current position and not looking for new work or opportunities.

More about me

  • Vimeo
  • Presentations at Slideshare
  • Music interests at Last.fm
  • Awesome companies I’ve worked for in the past

    Online interviews/Q&As

    Online talks/presentations

    Class-related content

    • ActionScript 2 & Flash Lite 2 – Senac, 2007 (1st semester) – Files (Brazilian Portuguese)
    • ActionScript 2 & Flash – Senac, 2007 (2nd semester) – Brazilian Portuguese – Files (Brazilian Portuguese)
    • Processing – Senac, 2008 (1st semester) – Brazilian Portuguese – FilesTable of contents (Brazilian Portuguese)
    • ActionScript 2 & Flash Lite 3 – Senac, 2009 (1st semester) – Brazilian Portuguese – FilesTable of contents (Brazilian Portuguese)

    Other groups I’m part of