About Mudge

Creative Technologist - Digital Engagement and Innovation Specialist
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I Create Digital

I am a digital innovator and creative technologist specializing in custom digital experiences, martech, and problem solving. I have 20+ years experience leading cross-disciplinary teams in digital innovation, strategy, and development including hands on experience in analysis, user experience, and engineering. I work with brands and businesses of all sizes to determine how technology can help meet their user and business goals.

I created and currently manage an innovation lab partnering with over 20 solution and agency partners to provide an experience center where developers can rapidly prototype new ideas in emerging experiences.

Recently I have been working primarily in alternative mixed reality experiences such as custom digital signage, voice interface, and IoT.

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What I Do...

Prototype Development

I build digital prototypes and proof-of-concepts for enterprises and start-ups alike.

Consulting + Tech Leadership

From tech analysis to project consulting and team leadership, I drive tech projects in the right direction.

Solution Architecture

I love it when a plan comes together, and I've put a lot of plans together.

Digital Engagement

Web, social, CRM, and marketing automation, that's enough to keep anyone busy. I help plan and execute digital for brands.

Who I've Worked With...

AirTreks
AT&T
Azores.com
Cisco
Calyx Software
Caradonna Dive Adventures
Carma
clover
Driscoll's
e2open
Gateway Computers
Helzberg Diamonds
Kaiser (TPMG)
ManCrate
New York City Ballet
Nokia
Oakland Zoo
partner.ly
Pixel Scientific
Portugal.com
proofpoint
Ricoh Innovations
Sandhill Group
Samsung
sPower
Symantec
VMware
WildAid

Volunteer Work

Scotts valley Educational Foundation

I've worked with the SVEF helping to raise money for underfunded schools for many years and served as Vice President in 2008 and President in 2009. As a board member I helped coordinate large community events and start an endowment fund.

California State Parks

I work as a docent for one of my favorite places on Earth - Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. I help give tours, lead hikes, and help in conservation efforts. If you are in the area and want a personal tour, let me know!

Resume

20+ Years of Experience

Key Accomplishments

Innovation

Innovation Lab

LitmusBox - Santa Cruz, CA

Opened innovation lab in Santa Cruz featuring IoT, AI, mixed reality, audience metrics, and other emerging experiences.

Digital out of Home

Samsung 837

Samsung - NYC

Lead creative technologist / architect for Samsung’s flagship “technology playground and cultural destination” in NYC including a three-story video wall and a VR tunnel.

Enterprise Consulting

Consulting and Solution Architecture

Nokia - US

Improved Nokia’s user engagement and significantly reduced operation costs by driving global vision to unify digital customer engagement, brand strategy, and operations.

Leadership

Technology Lead

Rosetta (SapientRazorfish) - US

Part of agency leadership team directly responsible for technology solutions and leading teams of front and back end engineers, business analysts, and QA including continued educations and training for developers.

Experience

March 2017 - Current

Owner - Chief Digital Director

LitmusBox

Owner of digital engagement agency specializing in customer experiences, innovation, and prototyping. Manage agency P&L. Principal consultant on project ROI and measuring KPIs. Manage digital strategy, roadmap, and partnerships.

January 2013 - February 2017

Director | Solution Architect

Rosetta (SapientRazorfish)

Technology leader responsible for customer engagement in emerging experiences. Transformed user engagement for large enterprise clients. Drove agency thought leadership by working on cross-disciplinary team (marketing, BD, UX, design, IT).

January 2008 - December 2012

Partner | Technology and Experiences

LitmusBox Web Consultancy

Served as partner and technical lead for agency. Managed team of developers and worked with cross-disciplinary groups to create custom experiences. Created estimates, SOWs, and project plans.

Projects ranged from small marketing to complex partner portals and large functional applications.

March 2007 - Current

Chief Technical Officer | Solution Architect
Chief Digital Officer | Strategy

Portugal.com

Serve as lead architect and creative technologist. Manage product development and innovation for Portugal.com.

March 2003 - December 2007

Owner | Technical Director - Lead Developer

MudgeWeb Consulting

Working mainly as an independent contractor with several subcontractors. Worked as both a tech lead as well as the primary developer on projects. Started local meet-up of web developers.

July 2000 - May 2003

Technical Director | Sr. Programmer

Technology Solutions Company

Technical director and Sr. programmer for agency specializing in large systems integrations for clients.

October 1998 - July 2000

Sr. Programmer | Analyst

American Express

Information Architect and developer for technology group at AMEX.

January 1997 - September 1998

Sr. Programmer | Technical Writer

Software Techniques

Web manager and technical writer for small software company. Responsible for production of all content (print and web).

Frontend Skills

  • HTML/CSS/JS
  • ES6
  • SCSS
  • WebGL
  • Cylon.js
  • jQuery
  • Angular
  • Bootstrap
  • React
  • Backbone
  • Underscore

Backend Skills

  • PHP
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • C#
  • Tizen
  • MS SQL
  • mySQL
  • postgresSQL
  • Mongo
  • neo4j

More Development Skills

  • Unity
  • REST
  • API Development
  • Wordpress
  • ffmpeg
  • Digital Signage
  • Projection Mapping
  • PubNub
  • AWS
  • Alexa Skill Development
  • IoT Development
  • Arduino
  • DAM
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Martech Skills

  • Analytics
  • Tag Management
  • Multivariate Testing
  • AI Chat
  • Stripe
  • Classy
  • Facebook API
  • Twitter API
  • ZoHo CRM
  • Salesforce
  • Marketo
  • Mailchimp
  • Constant Contact

Tools and platforms I love to use - (AKA how I get stuff done)

  • PubNub
  • Zkoo Gestures
  • Ohmni Labs
  • Litmus
  • Synergy
  • Zeplin
  • Sketch
  • Lunacy
  • ScreenCloud
  • Spotify
  • Lucid Charts
  • Slack
  • Monday.com
  • BeFunky
  • HubSpot

Portfolio

My Top Hits

With over 20 years in agencies, I have worked on A LOT of projects for a wide range of clients (remember Gateway Computers?). Here are a few highlights of projects I have worked on. Please contact me for more information. (Note: because of NDAs I cannot list all projects and details here)

Contact

You know what to do...

Get in Touch

Interested in learning more or about hiring an amazing creative technologist and futurist? You know what to do...

Santa Cruz, CA (when not travelling)
Let's have lunch
jt@mudgehome.com
+1 408-256-2691
Freelance Available

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