Ahmad Ihsan

If I had a nickel for all the times I've rewritten about myself... I'd have a lot of nickels! I've divided this page into 3 sections; personal, work experience and skills. If you need more info about me that I didn't touch on, you can always contact me.

Hi! I'm Ihsan, a software developer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 🇲🇾. I'm the youngest of 2 boys to multiethnic parents. I was born and raise in the state of Selangor, and attended all 3 levels (kindegarten, primary, secondary) of schooling there. I pursued A-Levels at a local college before heading to Manchester, UK for a Bachelor's Degree in the fall of 2012. I studied Materials Science & Engineering for 3 years, graduated with Honors, and discovered a whole other world there. I was fortunate enough to travel on my own in a few European cities before returning to Malaysia in January of 2016.

Since returning to my home country, I have:

  • tried and failed at turning photography from a hobby into a career. - (2016),
  • started a job as a web designer and learned everything from scratch through online resources. - (May 2017),
  • voted in the general election for the first time! - (May 2018)
  • gotten married to my supportive and incredible wife. - (September 2018),
  • co-founded a startup with 2 colleagues from my first job. -(April 2019),
  • got a second job as a UX/UI Designer at a different company, and did the startup thing on the side. - (August 2019),
  • launched 3 mobile apps with that startup; one for consumers to order cooking gas, a separate app for suppliers to receive those orders. The other mobile app was for our internal use to keep track of orders. - (May 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, no less),
  • left the startup, and now currently working as a UX/UI developer for a local software house. - (February 2021)
  • moved out with my wife to rent our own place, which was a huge challenge amidst the lockdown measures. - (April 2021)

A journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step

I first learned about what coding was back in my 2nd year of University, but I didn't give it much thought. I didn't think I was smart enough to even read about it, much less learn it. It wasn't until when I started my first job that I discovered the immense amount of available resources online where you could learn on programming and more, and so many of them are for free. That was how and when I got my first step into my coding journey, and I've been hooked ever since.

I may not be the smartest on the block, but I'm an eager-beaver learner, always looking to expand my skillset, and always up for an adventure.

Work Experience
  • Oct 2021 - Present



    Software Developer - EasyStore

    Building APIs for consumption through the merchant admin site with Ruby on Rails and MySQL. Crafting clean, sleek and mobile-responsive user interfaces with Vue.js. Focusing on payment gateway integrations.

  • Feb 2021 - Sep 2021



    UX/UI Developer - OAS Sdn. Bhd.

    Bridging the gap between client requirements and developers by designing applications with HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and JavaScript.

  • Apr 2019 - Jan 2021



    Software Developer, UX/UI Designer & Co-founder - Auxci

    I lead product design and development for the company's product (Auxci Gas), as well as building websites and applications for clients.

  • Nov 2017 - Mar 2019

    Selangor, Malaysia


    UX/UI Designer - Xybase Technologies

    I transitioned from maintaining and building small internal sites on WordPress, to mocking up designs and creating interactive prototypes for the purpose of tender submissions.

  • May 2017 - Oct 2017

    Selangor, Malaysia


    Web Designer - Xybase Technologies

    I was tasked with looking after our company websites as well as client websites through our CMS platform WordPress. My responsibilities ranged from designing and editing webpages, to installing and updating plugins, not to mention setting up SEO and publishing posts to our social media channels.

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Next.js
  • Gatsby
  • Vue
  • Nuxt.js
  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • PHP
  • Node.js
  • Express
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Headless CMS
  • GraphQL
  • RESTful APIs
  • Dart
  • Flutter
  • Tailwind CSS
  • SASS
  • Bootstrap
  • Git