Henric is an interaction designer, code wrangler, inventor and entrepreneur from the land of forests, lakes and open spaces.

Prologue - Steve and Steve

HENRIC, also known as The Animal Guy in high school, always wanted to be a zookeeper when he was growing up. Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) was his childhood hero. In 6th grade, Henric wrote a letter to Steve and expressed his admiration and shared his dream of one day moving to Australia. A couple of months passed, and to his adolescent amazement he received a reply in the form of a letter and a signed photograph from Steve and the team at Australia Zoo. Naturally, this became his most precious possession. Throughout his childhood, Henric filled his room and his parent's garden with animals of all shapes and sizes. From flocks of parrots in the aviary outside, to bookcases filled with ordinary and exotic rodents, monitor lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises, fishes, spiders, insects, cats and dogs - you get the picture. The little space that was left in Henric's life (and in his room), he filled with computers of all sorts (especially Apple), and that is how he was introduced to programming and the second Steve (equally as important) in his life.

When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again. (Steve Jobs)

BETWEEN 2002 and 2005, Henric attended The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (English language high school) in Kristianstad. New interests were introduced, such as philosophy, history and geography. Following graduation, Henric joined the Swedish Navy in 2006 (served in Karlskrona and Malmö), and continued to Lund University in 2007 to study social anthropology with the goal of becoming an osteologist (study of bones). Faith intervened and postponed the follow-up course, diverting his path to the School of Arts and Communication (K3) at Malmö University where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Interaction Design (though he did return briefly to Lund University in 2009 to study entrepreneurship and innovation at Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship). During his studies at Malmö University, Henric also worked as an intern for David Cuartielles (co-founder of Arduino).

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I am happy to recommend Henric. Henric always behaves professionally and he is a creative problem-solver. Henric is intelligent and ambitious, willing to go beyond what is required. I have every confidence in his ability to succeed greatly in his career. (William Kim, CTO at Life of Svea AB)

I have worked with Henric for over a year at Samsari on a number of customer related and internal projects. Henric has consistently exhibited a high level of attention to detail and professionalism in all of the projects we have worked on together. As our CTO, Henric has played an important role in packaging his unique understanding of technology and digital development and translating this into clear and understandable knowledge that has helped us better serve the needs of our customers within his area of expertise. With his experience from both driving small startup companies to working in large multinational companies, Henric has played a valuable role in assessing customer needs and translating those needs into creative digital solutions. Henric has been a loyal, engaged and devoted colleague throughout his time at Samsari, but perhaps his greatest quality is his ability to be straight forward and honest. Henric 'calls it as he sees it' - even when the message has not always been what people have wanted to hear. This is one of several traits of Henric’s that will be missed. I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours and can gladly recommend Henric as a colleague who can be a difference maker for any number of companies or endeavours (Shawn Goodell, Creative Director at Samsari AB)

Henric is a devoted and innovative team player who is also willing to take responsibility and does not hesitate to take initiative for the progress of the development. Henric is easy to work with and has repeatedly proved to interact cross cultural and with customers in an appreciated manner. I recommend Henric strongly for any position that includes innovative development and management. (Olof Bryggman, Combat Systems Operations Specialist at Saab AB Security and Defence Solutions)

I have got to know Henric through both having him as student at Malmö University at different courses, and being his contractor at the Physical Prototyping laboratory at the School of Arts and Communication during a period of two years. Beyond the academic experience, he worked for some months at my start-up, called 1scale1, during 1½ years. This has given me good insight regarding Henric's commitment and work methodology under a wide range of conditions. Henric's dedication is definitely over average, it seems there is no task too big to be accomplished for him. He is good in preparing, timing and executing plans. He enjoys challenges and has acquired a large collection of skills through project solving. His work for us ranged from concept development for events to developing curriculum to be used as part of the Physical Prototyping courses in Interaction Design at Malmö University. In my opinion, Henric has a very promising future in the field of Interaction Design. (David Cuartielles, co-founder of Arduino, leader of the Prototyping Laboratory at K3 and teacher of interactive technologies)

Henric hade ansvar för att driva undervisningen i ämnet webbutveckling och även driva utvecklingen av ämnet framåt. Henric är kunnig och driven samt har en bra elevkontakt. (Sanna Haage, teacher in web- and game development at MediaGymnasiet in Nacka Strand)

Jag har anlitat Henric och Gustav som föreläsare på vår YH-utbildning Programmerare Mobila Applikationer. De har föreläst i Design, Programmering och kreativitet samt handlett studenterna i sina slutprojekt. Både Henric och Gustav har ett härligt driv och förmåga att engagera och förmedla sina kunskaper på ett mycket bra sätt. (Viktoria Berggren, Project Manager at JB Kompetens AB)

Henric Romlin is passionate about web development and despite his youth he has long experience. He has extensive knowledge in web programming and always makes sure to be at the forefront of the latest developments. Henric is very versatile and can handle large projects as well as smaller projects requiring specialist knowledge. He is also very flexible and has depth knowledge in many CMS tools, for example WordPress and ExpressionEngine. Furthermore, he is accustomed to working independently and always put the customer's wishes in the center. He is also a good interaction designer and often manage to find innovative solutions that make it easier for the user. Due to his versatility, he takes an overall responsibility and is also known for his over-looking character which often makes him to avoid pitfalls and ensure a good result. Henric like challenges and find solutions where others only see problems. (Joakim Dauneus, Project Manager at Kommunikationskansliet Sverige AB)

Har man ett problem som behöver en snabb och konkret lösning ska man vända sig till Henric. Han tackar inte nej till en utmaning och är extremt kreativ och mål fokuserad. Utmärkande är att han inte uppehåller sig särskilt länge på idéstadiet utan med stor handlingskraft ser till att också genomföra sina idéer. Vidare är han hjälpsam, rolig och vidsynt; helt enkelt en person som man gärna umgås med och som jag kan rekommendera som samarbetspartner. (Sarah Ellström)

Henric is outstanding clever person who loves working with new ideas and always thinks 'outside the box'. He is by nature a person who enjoys solving problems and this is one of the most driving characteristics in his personality. He is always setting high performance requirements on himself and even though his aims are high, he still values the importance of the process. He is in the same time one of the kindest persons I hade a chance to work with, and person really feels full confidence when you are working with him. (Sasa Farkas)

Henric has a great mix of characteristics and abilities and I would warmly recommend him as a business partner. His combination of strong analytical skills and creative mind-set makes him stand out. During my time working with Henric, he often took own initiatives, launched his own ideas and was not afraid to try. I would describe Henric as a 'doer' - one that does not wait for instructions but strives to solve problems in his own way. I experienced Henric as very helpful and cooperative and can just congratulate the team that has the chance to work with Henric – he is a great guy. (Malena Rydstad)

I have studied with Henric for three years at Malmö University. He has extensive technological skills, is inventive and always delivers high quality work. Future colleagues and customers can be rest assured he will get the job done! (Marie Neubauer)

Henric Romlin
(he sounds more important in third person)
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