Instrument: Bassoon & Bandoneon
Ned Howey, business creative and strategic ‘doer,’ is an American with a chronic case of wanderlust. Before falling into the world of web building, he worked in San Francisco for 10 years in social and health services for the homeless, doing jobs ranging from overseeing community programs to writing large grants, balancing budgets, and breaking up the occasional knife fight. He brings his community service and development work to the planning and strategy of Tectonica's projects ensuring a digital media strategy that will achieve real-world results.
With a background in visual semiotics, Ms. Spada has been working in the Web Design industry for more than eight years, planning and developing result-oriented user experiences and interfaces with a strong focus on intuitiveness and engaging visual patterns. She also enjoys working on cooperative and organizational identities, packaging and all sorts of creative and challenging projects. She is particularly interested in feminist, lesbian, and transgender rights activism in the arena of local politics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Back End Developer & Programmer
Alejo boldly goes where no Tectonian has gone before: server-side programming! Many years ago, he worked a short stint as a factory worker soldering metal. Now he solders together the logical lines of code for us. Alejo makes charts dynamic, maps match the data, or functionalities come alive. He's a wild enthusiast of Java, mobile applications, old-school Pentax cameras, and the Boca Juniors Football (or "soccer" as some say) Club. Seriously. Don´t even joke about football with this guy.
Front End Developer & NationBuilder Specialist
Instrument: Bass Guitar
Fernando is a jack-of-all trades, able to nail coding needs from front-end HTML to back-end programming languages. This native of the Argentine beach town Mar del Plata is the bass guitarist for an epic rock band whose lead singer is his wife Maria. We're pretty sure he takes out all of his rage on the guitar and PHP code because he's one of the most chill people we've ever met. He also loves cats.
Emilio left the sun-bleached beaches of Costa Rica to add a little sunshine to our office and master all our administrative needs. When he’s not juggling his many tasks, he’s studying hard to become a Landscape Architect. Don’t come between him and his coffee.
Born and bred in the City of Buenos Aires, Guille was destined to be one of those creative types. A graphics design graduate with extensive experience in web design, branding, illustration and visual arts. He (literally) wears his love for the job on his sleeve with his custom designed kick-ass tattoos.
Front End Developer
Mariana studied film and photography. She dedicated her early years to training for the title of Gotham's caped crusader. Without the financial backing of wealthy parents to support her superhero ambitions she was forced into a life of front end developing. Her power animal is a bat and her safe place is, conveniently enough, a bat cave.
Chief Cuddling Officer (CCO)
Jonas spends his days at the Tectonica office ensuring that everyone is in good spirits. As a mini-Dachshund with 2-year's worth of cuddling experience, he is highly skilled in identifying which staff members are most in need of a puppy in their lap at any moment. Among the vast skills he brings to the job are his ability to respond to the commands, "come," "stay," and "no" (when chewing on computer wires). He is currently studying "sit" and "no bark."