Ryan Jones’ Résumé

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  • Ryan Jones
  • www.ichibod.com

CAREER SUMMARY

For 18 years I’ve developed over 10 apps and countless websites. I utilize my design degree to help make the best UX choices for the end user. I have managed teams, worked for Fortune 100 companies, helped grow start-ups, and ran my own consultancy.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Wyzant iOS Developer 03/2016 - Current
  • Modernized Wyzant iOS apps to take advantage of the latest iOS APIs
  • Architected protocol oriented programming in Swift 3 code as a new foundation for the apps
  • Interviewed and onboarded new iOS hires
Psychomomo LLC Founder, Creative Director 04/2012 – Current
  • Founded a full-service design and development company. Psychomomo specializes in helping clients solve problems with software
  • Self motivated to code, design, find clients, run company, and manage projects and timelines
  • Worked with existing project managers, designers, and developers
  • iOS apps developed: Lock, Rocketmiles, KiddieNotes, Re-Cycle, ParkWhiz, and Laser Meme
  • iOS apps Designed: Quikit
SportsLock VP of Mobile Development 03/2014 – 02/2016
  • Lead a team of 4 developers to create version 2.0 in less than 3 months to launch before football season 2015
  • Lead the team to fully convert to Swift 2
  • Helped SportsLock raise a $5mm Series A round of funding based on 1.0
  • Submitted over 20 app updates in less than a year, approximately every 2 weeks
  • Developed a synchronous live-draft Objective-C web socket engine to talk to SignalR on the server to draft in real-time
  • Secured $2mm seed funding with work completed on Lock app
  • Utilized my design background to influence user experience, through every interaction with the user (app, email, website, etc)
AKQA Senior Creative Developer (contract) 05/2012 - 09/2013
  • Remotely augmented the AKQA DC team to launch the completely redesigned Fly Delta iPhone app version 2.0 and 2.1
  • Developed areas of functionality including the purchase summary (cart), trip extras (upgrades), special services (accessibility), receipt history, and first class upgrades
  • Featured by Apple during the iPhone 5 keynote (46:05 mark).
  • Added dynamic PDF generation and export capabilities to the USPS iPad app on a tight timeline
  • Collaborated closely for knowledge transfer and project handoff to Delta’s internal team
STA Group, LLC iOS Developer (contract) 02/2012 – 04/2012
  • Quickly finished an enterprise iPad app demo, that saves and edits patient medical records, for the Ameritox’s national sales meeting
  • Found creative solutions working in the confines of the existing system (which did not follow the iOS Human Interface Guidelines)
  • Integrated with existing RESTful systems to synchronize data
Tribune Media iOS Developer (contract) 10/2011 - 01/2012
  • Updated Tribune’s iPad apps from UIWebViews for fast performance – shaving off (up to 6) seconds of UI rendering time in multiple UIViews
  • Fixed memory leaks, updated to use best code practices and design patterns, and enhanced the user experience
  • Increased App Store ratings for LA Times and Chicago Tribune iPad apps from 3 to 4 stars
AbelsonTaylor Senior Interactive Developer 11/2007 – 10/2011
  • Architected and engineered two enterprise-level frameworks, one in ActionScript 3 and one in Objective-C, to facilitate development of apps for tablet PC and iPad
  • iPad framework was distributed to over 2,000 pharmaceutical sales reps in the field
  • Was involved in strategizing solutions to business problems with creative technological solutions, taking into account UX, design, and functionality
  • Worked with external IT teams to distribute iPad apps in enterprise environments
  • Created (visual design, development, and UX) a cross-platform desktop application eVE builder for drag-and-drop database creation
  • Helped AbelsonTaylor become recognized by Adobe and become an Adobe Gold Partner for the eVE Flex Framework
  • Built websites with Flash, jQuery, HTML, and CSS for many pharmaceutical clients
  • Lead developers, managed interactive projects, and mentored junior devs to elevate the level of work with developmental and technological recommendations
  • Continually sought after by creative directors and managers to be a rock solid resource for technology, development, and design related questions
  • Wrote and gave presentations tailored to any audience
Cook Incorporated Interactive Designer 08/2005 – 10/2007
  • Produced wireframes, prototypes, UX, and design comps for the Cook Medical e-commerce system, that allowed companies to order Cook Medical devices
  • Inspired peers by pushing their boundaries through creative web design and development ideas to improve the customer interaction experience
  • Collaborated closely with business units to concept, wireframe, and develop websites consistent with the Cook brand

LANGUAGES

  • Swift / Objective-C
  • Python
  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript
  • LAMP stack
  • Jekyll / Markdown
  • AppleScript
  • ActionScript 3.0

CONVENTIONS

  • Framework Coding Experience
  • iOS Enterprise Distribution
  • iTunes App Store Submission
  • Mobile App Design and UX
  • Object and Protocol-Oriented Programming
  • User Experience Design
  • Wireframing + Prototyping
  • Web Standards + Accessibility

ACCOLADES

EDUCATION

  • B.F.A. Graphic Design, 2005 Indiana University

References available upon request

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