Knowing Raffy: Knowing Raffy: Turning Ideas to Realities
We admire straightforward people. People who don’t beat around the bush to get their point across. People who set a goal, not just to set it, but to achieve it. These no-nonsense individuals are essential to a company’s progress.
Raffy is one of these simple and straightforward folks. Let’s get to know more about him.
My name is Raffy, and I’m a proud, pure-blooded Cebuano. For 7 years, I have developed websites for different clients. In addition to web development, I indulge in photography as a hobby.
I really don’t have a specific favorite experience in Vectto because everyday is a great experience for me! The fact that we get to build some pretty cool and advanced features daily is pretty awesome. I like the challenge, and I get to learn more stuff along the way.
At a high level, I really love how Vectto evolved from a relatively small project to one that can compete with today’s top design system technology providers. That is such an achievement.
Our illustrators create new icons to populate a solid library. I build and refine the system that houses and distributes the icon library.
Thus for me, meeting deadlines and ensuring that I can create a system that has the functionalities that users require is a daily challenge. I made it a habit to record in a notebook what I need to do in a day and the status of what I’m working on. Doing this on a daily basis enables me to ensure that I finish my tasks before or on the deadline.
Our project managers are quite supportive, offering assistance to help us cope with this volume of work. We also manage our work through regular Sprint planning.
Personally, creating and innovating software is the best part of Vectto. The fact that I’m creating something from idea to an actual working product that people use is very satisfying to me.
Professionally, I’d like to grow more as a web developer. I want to take on the challenge of creating more revolutionary features and functionalities in our website. Perhaps, when I gain enough technical and interpersonal skills, I may handle my own team someday.
My personal goal is quite simple. I want to support my family so they can have a comfortable lifestyle.
Yes. Working here taught me new skills that I can use on any future projects that involve web design. Aside from that, working at Vectto has taught me to improve my personal attitude such as patience, understanding and positivity. I can always apply these in my personal life.
We have a largely free reign on our decisions, so the team can let loose their creativity. In addition, while other companies are focused on the quantity of the output, Vectto puts more emphasis on the quality and usefulness of the output.
Flourishing means being better not only on my professional skill but also on my personal attitude.
I am a budding photographer. Photography is an outlet and a chill pill for me.
Do your best. Don’t to be afraid to fail because it’s part of the learning process. Remember that you learn a lot of lessons from your failures.
Raffy definitely knows his role and responsibility at Vectto. As Raffy continues to grow and flourish as a developer, so too will the Vectto platform. Keep up the great work, Raffy!