My name is Toni Sala and was born in Spain in 1982. I got the Computer Science degree at UPF university, Barcelona, Spain in 2005. After that, I have been working as a professor (teaching about games design and development and graphics programming) and researcher in UPF university and in 2008 moved to UPC university to continue my research.
In August 2009 I decided that I needed a change and try something out the university. Then, teamed with a university friend, started an iOS project called paintingWalls. And this is how the iOS journey started for me.
Currently, I’m an independent developer (founder at Refracted Pixel and Co-founder at Enginy Studios) focused on design and development of iOS games and apps. In general, but specially on Apple devices, design and user experience is essential. So, I don’t develop apps and games, I design good experiences and create apps and games that carries them to the people.
So, for me, the human factor is very important. When I design apps and games I always try to imagine and visualise people playing it. My aim is to make them have a pleasing experience.
I believe that if you put your best when designing and developing apps and games, users receive the message somehow. Maybe, they don’t realise about it, but for some reason they enjoy the game or app and the experience it offers to them.
Feel free to contact me on Twitter at @tonisalae or by e-mail at: tonisalae(at)gmail(dot)com