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I'm a front-end developer / graphic designer, with a huge interest in user experience and search engine optimization.


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About me

I'm Steinar Hovland, a front-end developer / graphic designer from Oslo, Norway. I'm currently employed as a front-end developer at a company called Confirmit, who deliver an amazing survey and data reporting solution, all based on web technologies. Best of all is that I get to be part of making it, it can't get much better then that!

Although front-end development and graphic design takes up a big chunk of my life, I also have some time left for the other things I love, watching basketball or a good movie, playing hockey, and falling on my ass when snowboarding, but all in all, a good time! Want to know more? Feel free to contact me

Curriculum Vitae


  • September 2011 - ...Confirmit AS Front-end developer & graphic designer

    Work consists of development, maintenance and visual design of the front-end for the web based surveys, reporting, and authoring tools that Confirmit provides for their customers.

  • May 2010 - September 2011Rude AS Front-end developer & graphic designer

    At Rude I was responsible for building, hosting and maintainance of the webpages that Rude provided for their clients. I also covered the graphic design needs for many of the clients.

  • August 2007 - ...Steinar Hovland Freelance webdesigner

    While studying I created webpages for various businesses and organisations as a freelancer, and provided support, hosting and other services they needed.


  • June 2007 - August 2010University of Agder Bachlor in multimedia technology and design
  • June 2004 - August 2007Foss VGS General Studies

Volunteer work

  • July 2010 - September 2010Bluebox AS (Previously known as Luftslottet Kulturhus) Web administrator

    Responsible for hosting, maintainance and upgrading of the webpages.

  • September 2007 - June 2010Luftslottet Kulturhus Web administrator

    Responsible for hosting, maintainance and upgrading of the webpages.

  • August 2007 - June 2010Luftslottet Kulturhus Sound & Light technician

    Responsible for the sound and light's and other technical needs during various concerts and parties.

Skills & Expertise

Front-end development
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • YUI3
  • jQuery
  • Test driven development
  • Wordpress
  • Joomla
  • Selenium
  • Knockout.js
  • Handlebars
  • Jasmine
  • PHP
  • Newsletter / Email Marketing
  • Graphic design
  • Interaction design
  • User Experience
  • Photoshop
  • Fireworks
Server technologies
  • Ubuntu Server
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Apache
  • IIS
  • mySQL
  • mariaDB
  • openSSL