In late 2018* I moved on from over a decade's employment with a BAFTA winning children's digital media agency, in order to continue developing interactive products in a freelance capacity.

A long-standing Technical Director in my last placement, I'm a client-facing programmer with proven skills in (and deep understanding of) both technological and visual creative domains. An experienced, practical all-rounder in digital media product development, I have a particular leaning toward coding games, websites and mobile apps using web technologies (HTML5 and Javascript). I'm no stranger to the entire interactive development process, and have been involved from concepting, all the way through production, to post-release maintenance on countless digital projects over the last seventeen years.

Most recently I've worked with the following:

- Building and maintaining games using Playcanvas (3D WebGL), Pixi, Phaser, Haxe, 2DKit and Cocos game engines, typically for large children's content broadcasters: the BBC, Sky, Turner, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network

- Re-engineering existing games to add localistion support, and redeploying these as hybrid apps (targeting Android and iOS) via Cordova

- Converting HTML5 games to run on resource-limited TVs, in the context of a television 'set-top box'

- Other Javascript developments (ES5, ES6 and Typescript), including build tooling using Node JS

- Vanguard development (native Android/Java and HTML5/Javascript) of interactive content for a brand new hardware platform, leveraging a machine-learning based computer vision system (MediaPipe / TensorFlow Lite)

- Various tinkering around WebAR!

If you think I might be able to help out in servicing technical development requirements on a product, or else you need an experienced consultant for any 'creative' idea involving technology and interactivity, please get in touch; I'd be happy to help out in any way I can.

*As of July 2021, I'm trading under a limited company registered in England and Wales: INDUCTIBLE LTD, with company number 13501602.

Alan Owen :: Creative Developer