Tyler Freeman's Interactive Curriculum Vitae

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Tyler Freeman is an inventor, engineer, and artist who specializes in designing 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)

Experience with Android, Windows, MacOS X, Unix/Linux, Amazon Web Services, Tensorflow.

Proficient in Android, Wear OS, iOS, Java, Objective-C, Javascript, HTML5/CSS3, PHP, SQL, PostGIS, C/C++, C#, Max/MSP/Jitter, ARM microcontrollers, Arduino, Processing, OpenFrameworks, Microsoft .NET, ASP, Reactive Programming, Python, Flash/Actionscript, Photoshop, Sketch, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, etc...

Exhibitions and Featured Works

Work Experience

12/16 – current

San Francisco, CA

UX Designer / Software Engineer Google - Wear OS

Working on the next Android Wear OS smartwatches.

  • UX / Interaction design
  • Motion design
  • Haptics design
  • Software architecture and engineering

1/16 – 12/16

San Mateo, CA

UX Designer / Software Engineer Cronologics (Acquired by Google)

Smartwatch startup

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

4/13 – 1/16

San Francisco, CA

CTO 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 programmed the cross-platform DrumPants app on Android, Mac, Windows
  • Wrote Tappur's Android Wear app
  • UX and motion design

9/12 – 9/13

San Francisco, CA

Software Architect BandPage

  • Managed the mobile app team and architected the Android app.
  • Architected several new backend and frontend systems for BandPage products.
  • 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 MondoWindow

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

7/07 – 12/09, 2/10 – 3/11

San Francisco, CA

Web Developer Mediatrope Design Studios

Duties: Backend programming, HTML/CSS design, art production, database admin, web server admin, hardware troubleshooting.

Website Samples:

1/10 – 8/10

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Artist in Residence The Patching Zone

Duties: 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

Duties: 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

Duties: 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

Duties: 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

Duties: 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

Duties: 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

Duties: Setup before class, grading, help writing exams.

10/03 – 9/05

Santa Cruz, CA

Web Developer and Sales/Technology Associate JR Techie

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

1/02 – 3/05

Santa Cruz, CA

Web Developer Instructional Tech. Center, UCSC

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

6/98 - current

San Francisco, CA

Owner/Web Developer Absolute Zero Web Design

Duties: 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

Duties: Grading, help students with homework and programming.

6/98-7/01

Truckee, CA

Photographer's Assistant/ Videographer Freeman Photography

Duties: 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)

Publications and Patents

Volunteer Work

  • Engineer for Gallaudet University / VL2 Storybook Labs to make apps to teach children Sign Language. (July 2018)
  • Dataviz Engineer / UX designer for Center for Policing Equity (May 2018)
  • Project Advisor at Google Code U for CS Students (February 2017-June 2017)
  • 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)