Both in-progress and archived

Work

Products and projects that don't fit elsewhere.

Some of the brands, products, and organizations I've worked with

History

2005 - Current • Global

Consulting & Freelance

In addition to the notable roles below, I've consulted and done freelance work for most of my career. Clients and projects include Technicolor Inc., Canvas, FastMail, Plaid, the University of Maryland, Instacart, the regions of Tsuruoka and Yamagata in Japan, Vice Japan, and more. If it's not covered in detail here, the work is likely under an NDA.

#design
#engineering
#theworks
2017-2018 • Seattle, Washington, USA

Tokeo

Built, released, and sold a combination macOS/iOS application for surfacing news, signals, and trends in cryptocurrency markets. Exited.

#ios
#macos
#apps
2015-2017 • Tokyo, Japan & Seattle, Washington, USA

Kaala

Built initial version of a platform for underground music artists in Japan, creating a central source where news and events could be listed for the community.

#events
#publishing
2016-2017 • Washington, DC, USA

Atlas Lane

Helped build out the initial team for a new technology-focused take on the Property Management industry. Prototyped initial mobile application and dashboard experiences, and built the initial back-office billing system.

#engineering
#management
2012-2016 • Tokyo, Japan & Taipei, Taiwan & Busan, Seoul, South Korea

Colavi (formerly Snapcast)

Co-Founded a startup (with Toshi Maeda of Pacific Bridge Media & Consulting) aimed at providing tools for citizen journalism on mobile devices. Raised a small amount, built out the initial product (both heavy audio/video processing on-device, and various server-related components). Pivoted slightly to a second market towards the end of the product that included sectors such as the Japanese real estate market. Had the chance to work with Apple in Japan as part of their developer program, and was privileged to meet and work with some amazing journalists.

#founded
#management
#engineering
2011-2012 • Tokyo, Japan & San Francisco, USA

Gengo (formerly myGengo)

Helped transition an in-flux tech stack, worked on projects with the New York Times, and traveled to conferences and meetups to evangelize Gengo use-cases. Rewrote significant portions of the API to be modernized. Exited.

#engineering
#evangelism
2010 • San Francisco, USA

AngelList

Helped build out the initial V1; internal tooling, frontend work, and assorted other things that make up a V1.

#engineering
#consulting
2007 - 2010 • Washington, DC, USA

Webs (formerly Freewebs)

Started as a Production Assistant working on advertising efforts for clients like Ford, Honda and Paramount. Over four years, worked my way up to Production Supervisor, managing a team of designers and developers to implement complex projects such as an in-browser WYSIWYG website builder (in a pre-React era, no less!). Exited.

#engineering
#management
#design

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