Tyler Freeman's Interactive Curriculum Vitae

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Tyler Freeman is an inventor, engineer, designer, and artist who specializes in creating interfaces that bring the body closer to the machine.

Education

9/2005-6/2007

Santa Cruz, CA

Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. University of California, Santa Cruz

Thesis project: Doodler, an online social network based on collaborative drawing and art, written in Flash and PHP.

9/2001-6/2005

Santa Cruz, CA

Computer Science B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz

Graduated with Highest Honors in the Major and College Honors (GPA: 3.9)

Proficient in: Java, Kotlin, Typescript/Javascript, React/Angular/jQuery/RxJS, three.js/WebGL, d3/dataviz, Python, C/C++, C#, SQL, Postgres, PostGIS, Objective-C, PHP, Max/MSP/Jitter

Platforms and frameworks: Android, Wear OS, iOS, Amazon Web Services, Firebase, Google Cloud, Machine Learning/Tensorflow, ARM microcontrollers, Arduino, Processing, OpenFrameworks, Microsoft .NET, ASP, Reactive Programming, Flash/Actionscript, Photoshop, Sketch, Figma, After Effects, Final Cut Pro.

Exhibitions and Featured Works

  • Full list of VJ performances and exhbitions. (ongoing)
  • Amon Tobin, Maus Haus, Naytronix, Group Rhoda at Noise Pop 21 @ Public Works, San Francisco (March 2013)
  • Nelson Mandela Festival @ Afrikaanderplein, Rotterdam, Netherlands (June 2010)
  • VJacket Unveiling with Maus Haus @ Treasure Island Music Festival (October 2010)
  • 3rd Friday at MAH: Interactive Digital Arts & New Media Exhibition @ Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz (October 2011)
  • VJacket Installation at Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz (October 2011)
  • VJacket Installation at Maker Faire Bay Area (May 2011)
  • Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse: photo featured on Wired Science (December 2010)
  • Directions to Directionlessness: a photo exhibition at Caffe Centro, San Francisco. (April 2008)
  • Doodler Graduate Thesis Exhibition: This installation used a collection of touchscreens and tablets to allow participants to draw with each other at the same time in the social network Doodler. (June 2007)
  • Hudson River Bonsai Project: This installation was a combination of video projections, live audio processing, and cybernetic/mechanized plants. Installed at UC Santa Cruz. (March 2007)
  • The Futurist's War Dream: an interactive video and audio installation that pays homage to the Futurists and their relentless obsession with noise. Installed at UC Santa Cruz. (March 2007)
  • Noise Evolution: an interactive video installation dealing with cellular automata and organic feedback. Installed at UC Santa Cruz. (March 2006)
  • Your Face in Digital: an interactive video installation using live face-tracking to display a 3D version of the participant's face. If the participant made a loud noise, the face would explode, demonstrating the volatility of a user's relationship with their virtual avatar. Installed at Sesnon Gallery, Santa Cruz (December 2005)

Work Experience

12/16 – current

San Francisco, CA

Software Engineer & UX Designer Google - Wear OS

Lead UX engineer and SWE on the next Wear OS smartwatches.

  • Team Lead for UX and ML prototyping
  • UX and motion design
  • Implement production SysUI (Android)
  • Design APIs and architecture for app launcher, task management, watchfaces, Tiles, haptics, and accessibility.
  • Team Lead for internal app distribution and testing system used throughout the company (web)

1/16 – 12/16

San Mateo, CA

Software Engineer & UX Designer Cronologics (Acquired by Google)

Smartwatch startup that developed and shipped the CoWatch.

  • Design APIs and architecture for Bluetooth connection and Internet Proxy
  • Implemented iOS and Android companion apps
  • UX Design, Motion Design, and prototyping for smartwatches

4/13 – 1/16

San Francisco, CA

CTO & Co-founder Tappur

  • Managed teams of hardware and software engineers to build the DrumPants, a wearable musical instrument.
  • Engineered DrumPants firmware for Bluetooth LE and signal processing
  • Architected and implemented the cross-platform DrumPants app on Android, Mac, Windows
  • Wrote Tappur's Android Wear app
  • UX and motion design
  • Designed and developed TAPS Wearable Assistive device for people with disabilities

9/12 – 9/13

San Francisco, CA

Software Architect BandPage

  • Managed the mobile app team and architected the Android app.
  • Architected backend and frontend systems and APIs.
  • Developed Node.js web framework for highly efficient code-sharing of presentation layer, so pages could be rendered on the server or the client with the same codebase.

3/11 – 9/13

San Francisco, CA

CTO & Co-founder MondoWindow

  • Managed the design and development teams to leverage new technologies and APIs for in-flight entertainment systems
  • Backend/frontend web programming
  • GIS/geolocation databases
  • Database admin, AWS systems admin

7/07 – 3/11

San Francisco, CA

Web Developer Mediatrope Design Studios

Backend/frontend programming, art production, database admin, web server admin, hardware troubleshooting.

Website Samples:

1/10 – 8/10

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Artist in Residence The Patching Zone

Collaborating with other artists on digital art projects, teaching urban youths about digital art and technology with workshops.

4/06 – 6/06, 1/07 – 4/07

Santa Cruz, CA

Teacher’s Assistant for Music and the WWW Music Department, UCSC

Setup before class, grading, help students with projects/questions in lab.

9/06 – 12/06

Santa Cruz, CA

Teacher’s Assistant for Intro to Digital Art Film and Digital Media Dept., UCSC

Leading discussion sections, grading, helping students in office hours, writing tutor.

3/06 – 6/06

Santa Cruz, CA

Installation Engineer Unnatural Selection Project Group, UCSC

Creating hardware and software for motor control, projected visuals and sound processing. Building installation in a gallery space.

6/05 – 12/06

Scotts Valley, CA

Software Engineer Borland Software

Programming scripts for building various help formats from XML. Developed and maintained DocBuilder, a program used to automate and simplify build scripts for end-users.

6/04 – 6/05

Scotts Valley, CA

Tech Writer Borland Software

Tech writing help files, tutorials, and example programs for Web Services in Delphi and C# for Microsoft .NET

1/06 – 3/06

Santa Cruz, CA

Teacher’s Assistant for Music, Politics and Protest Music Department, UCSC

Setup before class, grading, help writing exams.

10/03 – 9/05

Santa Cruz, CA

Web Developer and Sales/Technology Associate JR Techie

Sales, customer service, website design, building and fixing computers.

1/02 – 3/05

Santa Cruz, CA

Web Developer Instructional Tech. Center, UCSC

Design websites, tech support, teaching faculty about various technologies.

6/98 - current

San Francisco, CA

Owner/Web Developer Absolute Zero Web Design

Web design, sales, customer service, advertising, bookkeeping

Supervisor: Tyler Freeman, Owner

1/03-3/03

Santa Cruz, CA

Computer Programming Tutor/Grader Computer Science Department, UCSC

Grading, help students with homework and programming.

6/98-7/01

Truckee, CA

Photographer's Assistant/ Videographer Freeman Photography

Assist photographer at weddings, portraits. Also film weddings and take pictures as secondary photographer.

Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of the AT&T/NYU Connect Ability Challenge for DrumPants TAPS. (2015)
  • Winner of Music Hack Day for Layer Synthesis Device. (2013)
  • Nominated for the MTV O Music Awards for the Leap Orchestra. (2013)
  • Received UC Santa Cruz Student Employment Recognition Award. (2003)
  • Made the Dean’s List 6 times in a row at UC Santa Cruz. (2002-2005)
  • Highest Honors in the Computer Science major, UC Santa Cruz. (June 2005)
  • College Honors in Porter College, UC Santa Cruz. (June 2005)
  • First Place for DrumPants! in the UC Santa Cruz Graduate Research Symposium (May 2007)
  • Third Place for DrumPants! in the Two Heads are Better than One contest. (April 2007)

Patents and Publications

Volunteer Work

  • Engineer for Gallaudet University / VL2 Storybook Labs, making apps to teach children Sign Language. (July 2018-July 2020)
  • Dataviz Engineer / UX designer for Center for Policing Equity (May 2018)
  • Project Advisor at Google Code U for CS Students (February 2017-June 2017)
  • Engineer/Designer for Dual Power app (2019-2020)
  • Mentor at Wearable World Labs, San Francisco, CA. (August 2015-January 2016)
  • Volunteer photographer for Help-Portrait, San Francisco, CA. (December 2011)
  • Volunteer photographer for The Jewish Theater, San Francisco, CA. (August-September 2009)
  • DrumPants demo for Smith Music Day: an educational outreach program for San Francisco Bay Area innercity foster youth. (April 21, 2007)

Talks and Appearances

  • Inclusion and Accessibility in Mobile Design (Lyft HQ) (December 2019)
  • Advanced Android Haptics (Android Dev Summit, Google) (November 2019)
  • Binary Salon: Inclusion and Accessibility in New Media (Midway SF) (March 2019)
  • Shark Tank - ABC(September 2014)
  • Daily Planet - Discovery Channel (June 2015)
  • FashTech Wearables + Fashion Panelist (July 2014)
  • Designers + Geeks - Designing the DrumPants (December 2013)
  • DrumPants - Fluent Conference (June 2012)
  • VJacket: Wearables for VJing - ISEA Istanbul (September 2011)