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Jordan Dobson

Jordan Dobson

Senior Designer, Developer / 17 yrs

Tacoma, WA

I like to design, code and use motion to create amazing digital products.

My 17+ years of experience includes:

 •  10 yrs - Mobile App Designer / Developer
 •  8 yrs - Owner & Designer @ Squad
 •  4 yrs - Owner & Director @ Glue
 •  1 yr - Ruby Programming certificate @ UW
 •  1 yr - iOS & Mac Application Development certificate @ UW
 •  1 yr - Mentor / Co-Founder of Seattle FramerJS meet ups

SKILLS: Mobile, CSS3, HTML5, Ruby, JavaScript, Webkit, UI/UX, Animation, Design & Development
Work History
  • February 2014 - April 2016

    Prototyper / Designer / iOS Developer

    Microsoft

  • May 2010 - Present

    Product Developer / Designer

    Freelance

    Focused on product design and mobile design / development.

    My clients, teams and projects include:

    Groupon, Expedia, T-Mobile, Xbox, Zapd, Bayan Branch, Remit.ly, Sencha Touch, MontageJS, jQuery Mobile, Pinch / Zoom, Projekt 202, Jive, Zenprise, Push.io, Radius, Seattle.js, The Superformula, Loyola College, mStoner, Explore.fm & GroupToDo

    I've presented, lead teams, designed, tested and built mobile apps, web & native for PhoneGap, iOS, Android, Firefox Mobile, Chrome Mobile, Opera Mobile & Mini, WebOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry and many more.
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  • January 2002 - December 2010

    Owner / Designer / Creative Director

    Squad, Inc

    Creative Design & Development since 2002.

    Branding + Web + Design + Print + Motion

    Squad closed for business in December 2010.
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  • April 2005 - June 2010

    Owner / Product Designer / Developer

    Glue

    Glue was a mobile focused product designed & developed under Squad, Inc used by over 20,000 artists and musicians to share their content across social networks and websites.

    http://jrdn.io/eHJB
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  • June 2001 - June 2010

    Owner / Designer / Creative Director

    MerchSquad

    A full service e-commerce platform designed and developed by Squad, Inc serving hundreds of artists and musicians.
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  • January 2001 - January 2002

    Designer / Owner

    VectorSquad

    My first startup which was focused on providing cutting edge concepts for artists and labels in the music industry.

    Vector Squad's varied services were eventually split up to create Squad, Glue and MerchSquad.
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  • October 2000 - May 2001

    Designer / Animator / Developer

    Dayfather

    At this small three person startup, I created flash sites from concept to completion. Many of the projects were very experimental and included liberal amounts of animation sequences.

    This is the job that taught me how to run a business and push me to start my future business ventures.
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  • August 1999 - October 2000

    Junior Designer / Developer

    PhotoTrust

    This position started as an internship through Bellevue Community College where I was able to use many of the skills I learned from my Multimedia Design degree. After my internship and graduation PhotoTrust hired me to continue the work I started.

    I created many mini sites based around their main photography site using flash, HTML and Javascript.
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Education
  • Certificate in iOS & Mac Application Development

    University of Washington

    2014 - 2015
  • Certificate in Ruby Programming

    University of Washington

    2008 - 2009
  • AA in Multimedia Design

    Bellevue Community College

    1998 - 2000
  • Eastlake High School

    1996 - 1997
  • Penn High School

    1993 - 1996