March 24, 2017
by Cristina Grant
Denis Fernandez joined Tes in April 2015 as a front end software developer and currently works from Barcelona, Spain. He grew up in Havana, Cuba and went to Higher Design Institute where he graduated as a Graphic Designer. As if designing and creating amazing visual experiences for our digital education platform is not enough, Denis also plays the bass guitar and is a member of two metal bands. Below are a few questions we asked Denis to get to know him better!
Hey guys! Thanks for the interview :) I’ve been working having fun as as a front end developer since 2008. I enjoy the creation of meaningful experiences that digital technologies can reveal.
When I’m not coding I play the bass guitar. Music is my passion. I play in a progressive metal and a death metal bands. Recently we released an album, you can listen to it on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/2goyhct). Feel free to check my website http://bass.gridchin.com/
When people find out that I’m Cuban the first thing that comes to their mind is that I love “Salsa” (genre of popular Cuban music) and that I’m a great dancer. The truth is quite the opposite. I grew up listening to rock and metal bands - Nirvana, Pantera, Aria, Iron Maiden, Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne, Korn, and the list goes on. These bands inspired me to learn and play music.
It depends on the moment of my life. Nowadays I’m inspired by my family, my friends, my roots and by Barcelona - one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. Been surrounded by mountains and sea, mixed with people from around the world, amazing architecture, diverse culture - Barcelona provides an environment with all ingredients for my inspiration.
I work toward being a stronger front end engineer, a more skilled bass player and a better person.
I think each place has its own interest, beauty and uniqueness. But if I had to choose I’d say Mull island in Scotland. You should definitely visit this place.
I have many of them. But once again, if I had to choose that would be the typical Cuban “Arroz congrí con carne de cerdo asada” (rice with black beans and roasted pork).
Interesting question :) I would say:
My workplace looks more like a music studio. For me it’s the best workspace in the world! :)