Kristoffer Hedstrom

I'm an Interactive Designer and Developer with 16 years of experience. I have both programming and graphic design skills, which makes me a bit of a strange monster. In addition, I have Product Management and User Experience design expertise. I still want to learn and get better.

Experience

Art Director + Lead Product Engineer

New York, NY
Nomad Health
March 2016 - Present
  • Creating a modern healthcare staffing platform
  • Designing new features in Sketch
  • Prototyping with Invision and Framer
  • Implementing with React, Redux, Redux-Form, Webpack and SASS frontend
  • Introducing React-Native into workflow
  • Changing healthcare for the better

Engineer, Team Lead

New York, NY
Tictail
December 2015 - March 2016
  • Lead a marketing team for Swedish based e-commerce company
  • Implementing responsive landing pages with Node, React, and Coffeescript

Product Manager / Engineering Manager

New York, NY
Tumblr
October 2014 - November 2015
  • Lead a team of Product Engineers, Designers, and Mobile Engineers
  • Data-driven product management
  • Plan and manage projects for the Identity team (personalization, themes, customization, etc)
  • Evaluate and analayze results of projects and tests, plan for next iteration
  • You know that scene from Minority Report with the virtual reality gloves? It was almost exactly nothing like that.

Product Engineer

New York, NY
Tumblr
July 2012 - September 2014
  • Create new features on Tumblr.com using Javascript, PHP, CSS and HTML5
  • Design and develop new default themes
  • Focus on post creation tools

Senior Developer

New York, NY
Fantasy
June 2011 - July 2012
  • Focus on implementing complex UI designs using Javascript (including Ajax, SVG, WebGL and Canvas APIs), CSS and HTML5
  • Mentor junior developers
  • Clients include Google, EA, HTC, and USA Today
  • Stayed out late one night

Senior Interactive Developer

Seattle, WA
POP
July 2010 - June 2011
  • Develop award-winning, standards-based, high-profile sites for interactive agency
  • Implementing JavaScript solutions using design patterns such as the Factory, Module and Pub-Sub
  • Create solutions using jQuery and Prototype libraries, as well as native JavaScript
  • Lead team of junior developers
  • Clients include Microsoft, Pokémon, Target, Nintendo, and San Francisco Opera

Senior Interactive Designer

Seattle, WA
NCsoft West
June 2009 - July 2010
  • Create mockups for NCsoft's Western game franchise web sites
  • Design user interface solutions for game installers and launchers
  • Develop and maintain game sites using Movable Type and Expression Engine
  • Project Management
  • Games include Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Aion, Lineage II, City of Heroes

Senior Designer

Seattle, WA
Cobalt
October 2008 - June 2009
  • Design mockups for automotive industry web sites
  • Design and implement click-through simulators and prototypes for use with usability testing and client pitches
  • Create Information Architecture deliverables (wireframes, sitemaps, personas, etc)
  • Act as mentor and technical consultant for junior members of the team
  • Clients include GM, Lexus, BMW, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Subaru, and Audi

Senior Web Developer

Seattle, WA
POP
June 2007 - October 2008
  • Develop award-winning, standards-based, high-profile sites for interactive agency
  • Responsible for implementing complex UI designs using Javascript, CSS, HMTL, and Actionscript/Flash
  • Web application development
  • Lead team of junior developers
  • Clients include Nintendo, Raleigh Bicycles, Microsoft,Ubisoft, New York Metropolitan Opera

Interactive Developer

Seattle, WA
KCTS Television
December 2003 - June 2007
  • Design, develop, and maintain KCTS.org and related websites
  • Design and implement PBS and PBS Kids related sites
  • Create interactive features using Flash / Actionscript, ASP, SQL and XML
  • Application development

Freelance Interactive Designer

Seattle, WA
Freelance / K-Create
June 2001 - July 2012
  • Freelance designer / developer for various web sites
  • Creative development using Web Standards
  • User Experience Design, Information Architecture, and usability testing
  • Dynamic content, including content management systems, using languages such as PHP, JavaScript (Node.js), and Ruby (on Rails)
  • Database architecture
  • JavaScript development using jQuery, Prototype / Scriptaculous, Mootools, YUI, and native JavaScript
  • Flash design and OOP Actionscript development
  • Graphic, logo and print design

PHP Programmer

Seattle, WA
Technology Resource Foundation
June 2001 - October 2001
  • Programmer for non-profit educational organization
  • HTML, PHP and MySQL development
  • Initial functionality tests and analysis on beta versions
  • User-interface and graphic design

Education

B.S., Computer Science

Tacoma, WA
Pacific Lutheran University
September 1998 - May 2001
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Graduated Cum Laude. 3.77 G.P.A.
  • Dean's List
  • Areté Society Award
  • Main focus: graphics programming and modeling, web design
  • Senior project: Flight Simulator

Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • React / React-Native
  • Actionscript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Swift
  • No/My/SQL
  • Git
  • Sublime Text
  • SASS/LESS
  • PhotoShop
  • Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • Mac OS X
  • UNIX

URLs and References available upon request