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Lucas Swick résumé

About

Email Me | @lucastswick | Download PDF

I am a purposeful technical director who excels at leading teams towards elegant solutions for complex problems.

  • Manages technical risk and opportunity
  • Improves team performance and happiness through strategic collaboration
  • Cares deeply about user experience
  • Mix of artist, programmer, and all around nice guy

Project Successes

  • Parliament, 2015

    Applicants App

    Having users submit job applications over email is clumsy, difficult to track, harder to notate, and so 1998. After finding off-the-shelf solutions lacking, we decided to roll our own. Our solution is an app that captures loads of input from users, makes navigating the heaps of data fast and efficient, and is the tool we use throughout the entire interviewing process to find and hire the best people.

    I'd give you a link but there's a lot of private information in there, sorry.

  • Reservation System and Marketing Site, 2014

    Powderbird

    There might be an excessive amount of motion on the site. Or maybe it's just right.

    Just look at it
  • Urban Airship, 2014

    Summer of Push Campaign

    Urban Airship's Summer of Push campaign was a great opportunity to challenge myself to implement backbone on top of craft. #notsupposedtodothat

    View the Summer of Push campaign
  • Marketing Site, 2014

    Fortis Construction

    Is that an arrow-key enabled people grid built with underscore? Yes, it sure is. I'm super proud of the team's effort and attention to detail.

    Hit it
  • Urban Airship, 2014

    Retail Campaign

    When long-time client Urban Airship identified Retailers as an important target market, we programmed a scroll-position-powered escalator animation that set the tone for the experience. It was a great opportunity to push motion and javascript to create a rich single-page microsite.

    View the Retail Campaign
  • Portfolio Site, 2014

    Lance Koudele Photography

    When you receive exceptional assets from an award-winning photographer, you can have a lot of fun exercising your motion muscles to help it stand out without taking away focus from the photography.

    Watch out
  • Agency Marketing Site, 2014

    Who is Owen Jones

    The cobbler's shoes got a much needed improvement when we decided to focus on deep, meaningful stories. Although the middleman/foundation site is only a few pages, we get many compliments on it, largely due to the fantastic collaborators I worked with.

    Find out who Owen is
  • Urban Airship, 2014

    Corporate Marketing Site

    UrbanAirship.com is one of the bigger sites in one of the shortest timelines that my team and I developed. We migrated from wordpress to expressionengine and created an admin that multiple teams at UA use on a daily basis to fulfill their marketing objectives.

    View UrbanAirship.com

Experience

  • 2014 – present

    Technical Director

    Parliament

    My chief responsibility at Parliament is to ask 'What if...' and then make it happen. I guide us through a variety of projects including applications, meteor apps, and custom CMSes while establishing standards for the team's code, methodologies, and performance.

  • 2009 – 2014

    Technical Director

    Owen Jones and Partners

    I was Owen's first Developer, hired to establish and grow the Interactive Department. Five years later Owen had an outstanding team doing incredible work with modern application frameworks, and I like to think it was my influence that helped get us there.

  • 2005 - 2009

    Flash Team Lead

    Summit Projects

    I was responsible for overseeing and unifying the work of five talented developers. We worked together to establish a code library built on design patterns that empowered us to deliver experiences for NikeGolf, LucasArts Lego StarWars, Dr Martens, and others.

  • 2001 - 2005

    Freelance Developer

    After studying media and design, I worked with teams ranging in size from 3 to 70 people, doing game and app development. My crowning achievement was when I snuck in a group of midgets with disproportionately large heads dancing estaticly as a congratulatory message. This is extra remarkable considering the client was a very conservative branch of the government.

References

Contact

Email Me | @lucastswick

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