I really, really like making the internet.
I'm a user interface / user experience lead at Heroku.
Before that I looked after design and front-end development for the London based crowdfunding publisher Unbound, and co-founded the Melbourne based social film site Goodfil.ms and the creative agency Codename.
“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.”
I have worked as a technical lead and lead developer at a top Melbourne agency, and have taken on development and design roles in London, Perth and Melbourne. I have designed, built and managed everything from large-scale international projects through to small-scale labours of love.
“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.”
I am a fast learner, and thrive in challenging environments that offer opportunities for professional growth. Mostly I want to surround myself with people who are as excited about the web as I am.
“Charlie has a unique, articulate, polished understanding of design, art and how people interact and care for one another.”
In my spare time I like to work on micro projects, from tools for creative coding, to tweet-based music videos, to random episode selectors for Arrested Development. I also like to write about web development, contribute to open source, and share design resources.
I believe there are very few things that can't be made easier with consistently named variables.
“Charlie is a developer of exceptional talent. He is personable and fun, and these qualities made him universally loved by the team around him.”