Jed Hastwell

Frontend Web Developer

Moves to Berlin

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  • Indicative rate €450 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and geographical scope

Location
Berlin, Germany
Can work in your office at
  • Berlin and 50km around

Preferences

Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months

Verifications

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual

Skills (9)

Jed in a few words

Dynamic, quality focused IT professional with an eye for design, animation and user experience. Proven ability to create and deliver solutions to meet objectives. Solid understanding of object oriented principles and software development lifecycle processes including 2D game development. Excellent problem solving skills with a proven ability to transition to new technologies swiftly. Effective communicator with the ability to explain complex processes to non-technical users.

Experience

Freelance

Digital Agency and IT company

Web / Game Developer

Berlin, Germany

May 2017 - Today

Frontend web development for various clients using Vue.js / Nuxt / React, Netlify, HTML5/CSS/Javascript.
Design and development of mini games / playable ads for mobile using HTML5, Javascript, Pixi.js and Phaser.
Development of web tools for optimising playable ad performance.

Gamewheel

Digital Agency and IT company

Web/Game Developer

Berlin, Germany

August 2014 - February 2017

Responsible for architecting and developing a customizable game content engine for mobile and desktop using Javascript and ImpactJS.

Designed and developed a library of mini-games for use as configurable game templates for the Gamewheel app, a platform for creating and publishing games for web and mobile.

Prototyping and R&D for various game related products and 3D UI concepts using SpriteKit, Swift, Unity and Three.js.

Examples: https://www.gamewheel.com/playables/

Self-employed

Education & E-learning

iOS Game Development Instructor

Berlin, Germany

October 2013 - May 2014

Development of a successful online course in using Objective-C and Sprite Kit to develop games for iOS devices. I developed the entire course curriculum and recorded over 30 hours of screen-cast videos for online viewing by over 5000 paying students.

Link to course: https://www.udemy.com/the-complete-ios-game-course-build-a-flappy-bird-clone/

Whistlefire

Digital Agency and IT company

Co-Founder / Creative Developer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

May 2011 - December 2013

Establishment of iOS game and app development indie studio, Whistlefire. A 3-person team focused on creating quality products for iOS, we released a 2D jungle themed running game for the iPhone called Jungle Raider, using our own simple game engine made with Objective-C and OpenGL. My roles in the team included creative director, architect and lead developer and game designer.

Video of the product: https://youtu.be/pA8K24VoGVM

NHS Education for Scotland

Medical field

Software Developer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

December 2011 - May 2013

Part of the ePortfolio development team. Development using C#, ASP.Net, MVC, SQL Server 2008/2012, LINQ, Entity Framework, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, JQuery

ePortfolio is a multi-tenant education tracking system used by over 150,000 NHS healthcare professionals.

DWS

Digital Agency and IT company

Software Consultant

Adelaide, Australia

January 2009 - April 2011

On-site software development for numerous clients using the Microsoft stack. C#, VB.Net ASP.Net 3.5, SQL Server 2005/2008, Reporting Services, Sharepoint, Silverlight 4.

Front-end and back-end development and testing on the energy emissions reporting web application for the Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change.

Report development using Reporting Services and ASP.Net for State Electoral Office.
WinForms UI development for Land Management Control.

UI design and development with Silverlight 4 for Australian Submarine Corporation.
Helpdesk level 3 for Wine Australia.

Education

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