Ryan Jones’s 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 both Wyzant iOS apps to the latest APIs, Swift 3, and additional code coverage
  • Increased apps’ crash stability to 99.9%
  • Architected new app foundation via protocol oriented programming in Swift
  • Added accessibility (a11y) support via dynamic type
  • 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, company administration, and manage projects and timelines
  • Worked with existing client project managers, designers, and developers
  • iOS apps developed: Lock, Rocketmiles, KiddieNotes, Re-Cycle, ParkWhiz, and Laser Meme
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
  • Developed a synchronous live-draft web socket engine to draft in real-time
  • Helped raise a $5mm Series A round of funding based on SportsLock 1.0, and initial $2mm seed from the Lock app
  • Submitted over 20 app updates in less than a year, approximately every 2 weeks
  • Influenced the user experience, through every company interaction with the user (app, email, website, etc)
AKQA Senior Creative Developer 05/2012 - 09/2013
  • Remotely augmented the DC team to launch the completely redesigned Fly Delta iPhone app version 2.0
  • Developed areas of functionality including the cart summary, trip upgrades, special services, receipt history, and first class upgrades
  • Fly Delta was featured by Apple during the iPhone 5 keynote (46:05 mark).
  • Added dynamic PDF generation export to the USPS iPad app on a tight timeline
Tribune Media iOS Developer (contract) 10/2011 - 01/2012
  • Updated iPad apps from UIWebViews to native views saving up to 6 seconds of UI rendering time
  • Fixed memory leaks with Instruments (pre-ARC), updated to use best code practices and design patterns, and enhanced the user experience
  • Improved 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 Objective-C for iPads, and a Flash-based ActionScript 3 version for desktops
  • iPad framework was distributed to over 2,000 pharmaceutical sales representatives
  • Deeply involved in strategizing solutions to business problems with creative technological solutions, taking into account UX, design, and timelines
  • 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 sqlite database creation
  • Helped AbelsonTaylor become recognized by Adobe and become an Adobe Gold Partner from work on the eVE Flex Framework

  • 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

LANGUAGES

Proficient

  • Swift / Objective-C

Familiar

  • Ruby
  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript
  • PHP

CONVENTIONS

  • Framework Coding Experience
  • iTunes App Store Submission
  • iOS Enterprise Distribution
  • 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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