Philip Featherstone Blyth
I am an innovative and creative professional with 22 years of experience in design and development. Skilled in front~ to back-end development and pipeline tooling using a variety of modern stacks, I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Interactive Media Design.
My passion for tinkering with new technologies has kept me up-to-date and on my toes, and my time as senior software developer and a group lead and manager has seen me able to drive technical change in a corporate setting, delivering flexible, future-proof, impactful solutions for major web applications.
Natively fluent in English, French and German, with working proficiency in Dutch, I am excited to work inside of a distributed team and make use of my comprehensive background in remote work.
Visual Studio Code | Atom | Sublime |
git | Docker | Jenkins / Travis / CircleCI | Postman | Figma / Sketch | Photoshop | Illustrator | Flash | InDesign | AfterEffects | Premiere | Unity 3D
Mac OSX |
fish | Linux | Windows 3.1 to 10 | DOS
Autodesk - Shotgun / ShotGridRemote2014 – 2021
Senior Web Application DeveloperSenior Software Engineer 3
Developed the Shotgun Design System in React following Autodesk’s Human Interface Guidelines.
Championed modern frameworks and development practices and architected front-end pipeline for continuous integration across multiple repositories, ensuring 100% test coverage and standards compliance for new code.
Built custom Apollo Client links to integrate front-end GraphQL with a transitioning REST API while increasing performance by batching queries with DataLoader.
Won the Shotgun Hackathon 2 years in a row, with big ROI innovations in UI consistency and performance.
Optimized build systems to achieve a 90% reduction in code shipped to clients.
Extensively refactored the codebase to promote visual consistency and reusability.
Church Pension GroupManhattan, NY2010 – 2014
User Interface Development Group Lead
Managed a small team of junior~ to senior-level employees and 1-4 consultants, conducting code reviews, Performance Reviews and crafting Personal Development Plans.
Strategized with peers across IT department and across technology layers, with direct line to CIO.
Worked closely with internal clients to meet rapidly increasing business needs in web-application software development.
Drove technical change on all application tiers, from database layer to front-end.
Launched re-designed corporate website and built theme-editing and caching capabilities into the CMS.
Increased performance and flexibility of thick client-side code, brought multiple web-applications under same framework and interface.
Solution Engineered single-sign-in rebuild through full PMO lifecycle and SDLC, with proven increase in usability for elderly users.
Built responsive interfaces for web and mobile using CSS3, HTML5, custom jQuery plug-ins and UI widgets.
Created rapid prototyping frameworks on top of Nanoc/Sinatra + Bootstrap CSS.
Instructed front~ and back-end team on Ruby development basics and best practices, cross-team code reviews.
Increased productivity of development teams by automating common source-control management, pre-flight and deployment tasks via custom bash, Ruby and make scripts.
nemoDreaming.comBrussels, BE & New York City, NY1999 – 2018
Freelance Designer / Developer
Provided creative services and expertise associated with web design, web development, print, motion, photography, and illustration.
Cultivated positive and enduring relationships with a diverse client base, enhancing client retention levels.
Created graphic designs for posters, flyers, CD sleeves, book covers, business cards, and logo designs.
Wrote lightweight PHP MVC framework “Endo”, used in client projects.
Executed status/progress reporting, issue/bug-tracking, time tracking, and invoicing tasks.
songness.comNashville, TN & New York City, NY2008 – 2010
Lead Designer / Developer
Played a key role in launching the music business market research startup.
Maintained sole accountability for prototyping, UI design, and agile workflow.
Instrumental in efforts to secure a $1 million funding agreement by launching and updating the beta site on time for multiple VC meeting deadlines.
Spearheaded the development of a prototype site in PHP, which encompassed designing identity, creating front-end of the final site, and implementing UI/functionality changes.
Created illustrations used throughout the site, designed promotional print material and VC presentations.
Managed deployment, migration, and database administration tasks.
19rocketsLos Angeles, CA & New York City, NY2007 – 2008
Lead Front-End Designer / Developer
Contributed to all aspects of brainstorming and idea incubating for the startup.
In charge of design/GUI/UX for goHuman.com (successfully sold).
O2InteractionLeicester, UK2003 – 2004
Lead Designer / DeveloperInternship
Augmented the company image and market presence by creating cutting-edge web presences as well as print products for clients, which significantly expanded the client base.
Maintained sole accountability for project management functions for private sector and city-run agencies, which included managing 10+ projects simultaneously.
Academy Of Fine ArtsMaastricht, The Netherlands2000 – 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Design (BA-Des)Visual Communication & Interactive Media Design
Königliches Athenäum EupenEupen, Belgium1993 – 1999
High SchoolScience, Programming, Mathematics