My Story

Al Romano is a self-taught, Full Stack Web Developer with a knack for web analytics and data visualization dashboards. A strong advocate of inclusive design; firm believer of “user experience first” and HTML First Prototyping approaches when applying best practice standards for web development.

Virtually(Creative).ca was registered on August 26th, 2010. But the start of this journey was actually back in 2008 working as a Security guard. Wanting more I taught myself HTML, CSS2 and Javascript and the rest, is history. It’s been 11 years in the web development space and I enjoy every minute of it.

Starting out as a PHP (LAMP) developer (you guessed it, WordPress…) but around 2017 I took an interest in Information Dashboard design and data visualization using JavaScript as well as becoming more proficient using Node.js both for pipeline and for building applications (MExN & JAM stacks).

Our professional portfolio includes international ad agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Upcoming Media, local bioinformatics and technology startups like Cyclica and I am currently helping the cause at SickKids Foundation full-time.

Our team in the meeting room

Tech Stack

tools and tech we like to use

Team Stack

our wizards behind the curtans

Portrait of Al Romano, Founder of Virtually Creative

Al Romano

Founder, Lead Developer

Front-End Dev with a JAMStack Focus fell in love with Node and have no regrets. Dad, Husband, Tech Blogger, Airsoft Fanatic, and I try to Sous Vide everything.

Illustration

Play nice with others?

I’m always looking for great people to join the core team.

If you are interested in working for Virtually(Creative), please send an email to alexander@virtuallycreative.ca with your CV, Github (or relevant code example) profile, and which position you are interested in.