Spotlight: John Louie S. Netro

John Louie Netro is a member of Ilustrador ng Kabataan, Philweavers , Tuklas Sinning and Aap. His website, Superluwi.com, also a finalist to the 2006 Philippine Web Awards under Personal category, is basically his own persona that shows the toughness of being a Filipino. He believes that being a Filipino is already an achievement whoever you are whatever you are.

Louie was raised in rural farming town of Isabela and proud of being a “probinsyano”.
He spent a lot of drawing in his childhood and tries to learn and appreciate the good things in everyday life. He considers himself a happy person and loves everything – the colors, sceneries and life. Ever since, he always wanted to do something artistic in his life so he studied fine arts. He believes that life is like an empty canvas and we are the artists of your own lives.

Aside from his parents and friends, he gets his inspiration through the process of communication like joining art organizations, or even by simply reading magazines, chatting with friends and surfing the internet. But mostly, he gets inspired by observing his immediate environment.

Right now, he is currently working as an e-learning developer in Cypress Semiconductor based in Fort Boni. He also manages a small business, i.e., breeding/selling goats in their province. He also have a children’s book coming out early next year.

Spotlight: Joey Alaiza

Joey Alaiza is a freelance web designer and manages his own computer café, “Javahive”, which is located at Lagro, Novaliches QC. He received a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at AMA Computer University and then worked as an Adobe Flash / Photoshop professor in a digital arts school in Makati.

His first major website:Joeyalaiza.com, a finalist in the 9th Philippine Web Awards under the Personal category, is a peek of Joey’s private life and his first hand knowledge about his generation, social growth and constant development in technology.

His passion for digital arts started during his high school days which led him to design his first website solely dedicated to his friends. It was in college where he realized that he wanted to pursue a career in graphic arts that he devoted his time to self-study adobe flash, photoshop, etc. Further more, he attended a crash course in 3D modeling and animation at Microcadd Technologies.

He considers his college thesis, “Save the Earthlings” as his best achievement which obtain him the Best Thesis Award.

Aside from being a web designer, he is currently taking pleasure in mountain climbing and a proud member of LMT Exploration Society. He is now fond of photography and aspires to become a known photographer someday.

Know more about him by visiting his website, JoeyAlaiza.com

Spotlight: RJ Yu

Rj Yu is a junior student at the Ateneo de Manila University majoring in Computer Science. He has a knack for both programming and design, often integrating both in his various projects.

He has been using Flash for web development since he first discovered it, and has fallen in love with the software ever since it’s widespread acceptance. His blog, orangelover.net, also a finalist in the 2006 Philippine Web Awards under Blogs category, is a glimpse of Rj’s normal life and experiences with his God, his family and friends, popular culture and the technology around him that is constantly changing.

He is still currently learning a lot in the fields of programming and design, knowing his quench for knowledge will never end. He is currently working in various projects, both in and out of the web. Aside from IT related projects, he helps out in his local Church.

Know more about him by visiting his blog, The Orangelover.

Spotlight: Rick Manzano

Rick Manzano is an I.T. graduate from Asia Pacific College who’s majored in Systems and Software Engineering but absolutely abhors anything that has to do with programming.

Now, he’s trying to pursue his dream of setting up his own clothing line and to continue being a freelance Web & Graphic Designer Photographer.

A nominee for the 2006 Philippine Web Awards under Blogs category, his photoblog, ProjectManila.com, is his attempt to document his exploits in different parts of the metro (and beyond?) using mostly his trusty cam phone and sometimes his bulky digital cam. He’s currently saving up to buy himself a DSLR, hoping to be a professional photographer someday.

Know more about him in his Portfolio: RickyManzano.com

Spotlight: Chris Amor Arizala

Christian Amor K. Arizala is the president of Caline Images Networks, a graphic and web designer with 3.5 years design experience and over 5 years of computing experience.

In addition to his freelance work, he has a passion for all forms of graphic and web design with an emphasis in logo and image creation. His ultimate goal is to provide a design that is user friendly and is exactly what the client is looking for. He has a diverse mix of design and people skills, enabling him to build solid relationships with customers. It also allows him to be especially attuned to the needs and desires of her customers and clients.

You can contact him thru:
Email: chris_arizala@yahoo.com
Mobile: (63)918-701-9006

Spotlight: Dome Pili

Creative advertising graduate graphic artist web designer/developer with eight years experience designing desktop and print graphics and four years designing website’s freelance and for business clients.

Skills include proven search engine optimisation, MySQL database integration, flash website animation and PHP server side scripting. Highly trained in Digital image and Vector based applications.

Personal Details:

Name: Romericen “Dome” Pili

Nationality: Filipino

Address: 1247 Blumentritt St., Sampaloc Manila, Philippines

Hime: 410 6781

Office Phone: 832 61 09

Email: dome_pili@yahoo.com, dompili@mbcradio.net

Spotlight: Softrigger Interactive

Softrigger Interactive, Inc. established in 2000 is a creative design, development and integration company specializing in intelligent IT solutions consultancy.

Technology Working for People: Their team is focused on delivering unique, high-value products that seamlessly fuse art, technology and content into exceptional interactive experiences.

Their approach for each client’s project is unique and focused on user interface and functionality. They believe that art and technology are necessary elements in creating successful and unique IT projects. Each aspect is approached as carefully as a work of art; its workings are fine-tuned with the best that technology can offer.

Their respect and understanding of end-users help them shape highly targeted applications and designs while preserving the branding and culture of their clients. They pride themselves in their attention to detail, highly specialized project management and quality assurance.

Their objective is to provide their clients with effective internal and external technology solutions to successfully improve their business processes.

Their roster of specialists is composed of technology veterans in the fields of graphic design, online strategy, web marketing, content creation and programming.

Softrigger Interactive specialists focus on creating unique solutions and offering quality services. Using the best technology, user-targeted approach, vivid graphic design and intuitive interfaces, they create a truly effective and memorable experience.

Their solutions include:
• Basic Websites
• Dynamic Websites
• Web Portals
• E-Zines, E-Newspapers, and E-Newsletters
• Updateable E-Documents
• Content Management System
• Site Builder
• Intranet + Extranet
• E-Commerce
• Customized Web Applications
• SMS Applications
• Print Layout and Design
• Web Graphics & Logo Design
• Interactive CD/DVD and Kiosks
• Flash Animation and Video
• Interactive How-to/Help Demos
• Content Development

Contact Information:

Address: M-III The Gallery Building, Amorsolo St., Makati City 1200, Philippines
Telephone Number: (632) 819-1758
Telefax Number: (632) 759-2592
E-mail: info@softrigger.com
URL: http://www.softrigger.com