Welcome to my portfolio

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


Oker AS
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About me

I'm Steinar Hovland, a designer / front-end developer from Oslo, Norway. I'm currently employed by a company called Ambita, the leading distributor of real estate information in Norway, where I am responsible for the design of Infoland.no, the portal where it all happens!

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, I'm having a good time!

Want to know more, or simply mock me for my lacking snowboarding skills? Feel free to contact me

Curriculum Vitae


  • - Ambita AS Designer

    Work consists of graphic design, UX and front-end development on infoland.ambita.com

  • - Confirmit AS Front-end developer & graphic designer

    Work consisted 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.

  • - Rude AS Front-end developer & graphic designer

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

  • - Steinar Hovland Freelance webdesigner

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


  • - University of Agder Bachlor in multimedia technology and design
  • - Foss VGS General Studies

Volunteer work

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

    Responsible for hosting, maintenance and upgrading of the webpages.

  • - Luftslottet Kulturhus Web administrator

    Responsible for hosting, maintenance and upgrading of the webpages.

  • - Luftslottet 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
  • Angular
  • 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