Before that I looked after design and front-end development for the London-based crowdfunding publisher Unbound and the Melbourne-based social film site Goodfilms, and was the technical lead of the Clemenger BBDO ad agency.
I studied design and computer science, and I like the space between art and code. I also enjoy the blind terror of the creative process, solving difficult problems, and a clean sheet of paper.
I cannot skateboard. I tried, but it was a whole thing.
In my spare time I like to work on micro projects, from tools for creative coding, to tweet-based music videos, to design-focused macOS apps. I also sometimes write about development, contribute to open source, and share resources.
My work has been featured by Google’s Creative Sandbox, and has received numerous awards, including from Awwwards and the FWA.
I believe there are few things more comforting than good documentation.
“Charlie is so gifted and productive. I would work with him again any day. It's been a great professional and personal pleasure to spend these last few years travelling in his company, and seeing the great beauty he's brought to the world through his work on Heroku. May we have the chance to do good things together again someday!”Margaret FrancisFormer GMHeroku / Salesforce
“Charlie is one of the most gifted, multi-skilled designers I have ever worked with. He's an amazing collaborator and teammate. Everything he touched made our work 1,000% better.”Ashlyn WattersProduct ArchitectSalesforce
“What impressed me the most was his attention to every detail, his professionalism, his leadership in this space, and also his empathy and kindness. Oh did I mention he is one fantastic designer?”Natalie MalloySenior DirectorSalesforce
“Charlie’s nicer friends will say great things about his creativity and empathy, which is true, but not interesting. Charlie has hustle. He works and he works and he works, and that is how he got so good at what he does.”John BartonCTOAmber Electric
“Charlie has a formidable blend of talents: a grounded, empathetic design sense, an artist’s eye for subversion, and the tenacity to do whatever—and learn whatever—is necessary to ship projects.”Glen MaddernSystems EngineerLinc
“Charlie has a unique, articulate, polished understanding of design, art and how people interact and care for one another.”Will DaybleCo-founderSquareweave
“Charlie is a developer of exceptional talent. He is personable and fun, and these qualities made him universally loved by the team around him.”Becky BoltonFormer DeveloperUnbound
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