My name is Karlo Espiritu and I’m a software engineer, user interface designer, and occasional artist based in Manila, Philippines. I specialize in web application development (in short, I create web apps), and that is, software that people use over the internet using a web browser. In the last six years, I have been developing applications for mobile phones (I create apps for SMS, WAP, MMS, etc.). I have had almost a decade of work experience in developing custom web applications and I have worked on large-scale websites such as those of the Department of Science & Technology and Pinoyexchange . These days I mostly enjoy working on small- to medium-scale websites. And recently, I have started to learn about iPhone and iPad application development.
I grew up in Los Baños, the Special Science and Nature City of the Philippines, and moved to Manila soon after college. I graduated with a Statistics degree with minor in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines. Soon after graduation, I pursued a career in software development and since then I have been creating software for the web and had the pleasure of working with different people across the globe (Europe, United States, and Asia).
In my spare time I also draw (and hopefully someday, learn how to paint and do fine art. If I could get a tattoo apprenticeship, that would be cool too).
What I Do
Here are some of the things I do really well:
Custom PHP/Mysql Application Development
WordPress Integration/Plugin Development
Custom WordPress Themes
Application Development using CodeIgniter MVC framework
Being a mobile developer for nearly 6 years, I am also experienced in Linux administration and writing code in C.
I’m a lifelong fan of metal music, dark/macabre art, and tattoos. I like to draw dark imagery. For me, I consider tattoos as a serious art form and I greatly admire artists who dedicate their work in this medium. To list a few artists, I get inspiration from the works of Paul Booth, Bob Tyrrell, Jeremiah Barba, Shawn Barber, HR Giger, Horiyoshi III, Hans Memling, etc.
I also enjoy traveling occasionally to try new tastes, new culture, and get new tattoos.
About this Site
I intend this website to be a medium for sharing my experiences and thoughts on software development, design, art, and other things that interest me. This is also my garage for my code experiments so there will be constant changes and there might be occasions that some sections will not work properly on your web browser.
You can reach through my contact form or email me directly at: karloespiritu[at]gmail.com