Lachlan Nuttall

Hello, my name is Lachlan Nuttall and I design and develop beautifully engaging experiences for mobile and the web. Here is a selection of apps, games, animations and experiences I've created and contributed to.

Lachlan Nuttall

Creative iOS app developer / interactive developer / animator

About

Dedicated to creating beautifully designed interactive experiences. Writes well architected code built using best practices and established design patterns. Happy implementing heavily technical briefs though also has a strong flair for animation, design, interactivity and usability.

Over a decade of professional experience as a programmer and animator primarily in a busy digital agency environment implementing:

  • Native iOS app development
  • Strategy, UX design and wireframing
  • Game design and development
  • Cross-platform mobile apps
  • Animation and motion graphics

Experience

Freelance - Creative app developer
2013 - present
Creating apps, animations and online products for various clients and digital agencies

iOS mobile app development, iOS game dev, cross-platform mobile game and interactive projects, strategy and UX design, interactive HTML5 products, animation and motion graphics

Mettro Digital Agency - Senior creative app developer
2004 - 2013
Multidisciplinary senior programming role for an award winning digital agency. In 2010 AdNews ranked Mettro among the top 40 digital agencies in Australia.

iOS mobile app development, strategy, planning and UX design, interactive online games and apps, animation and motion graphics, AIR / Flash AS3 development, front and back-end wep app dev

University of Southern Queensland - Multimedia developer
2002 – 2003
Creating custom interactive courseware in Macromedia Flash 5!

interactive multimedia development, animation, eLearning courseware

Highlights

Lachlan was lead interactive developer in various talented multidisciplinary teams that created the following products

  • The launch of Peters Fandangles ice cream mobile games suite had 3K unique app downloads in the first month
  • Created unique desktop software used by the Royal Australian Air Force to monitor military propulsion systems
  • Allianz Insurance iPhone app ranked #1 medical app in 5 countries
  • Red Nose Me iPhone app helped raise $25,000 for SIDS and Kids
  • Greenpeace’s flagship interactive site for the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit helped users send over 40K climate advocacy packages
  • Created a task management iPhone app that was ranked in the top 100 productivity apps in 48 countries
  • MyWorld Atlas interactive web app exceeded first year's sales target by 675% to sell 13,500 licenses and become Wiley Publishing’s highest selling digital product
  • Interactive ‘Tree of Life’ site helped raise over $170,000 for St Vincent's Hospital
  • Helped create hundreds of digital campaigns and products for many major brands including: Greenpeace, Dreamworld, Sony Music, World Wildlife Fund, The Royal Australian Air Force, Peters Ice Cream, The Socceroos, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, The National Gallery of Victoria, Allianz Insurance, Queensland Tourism, Red Nose Day

Education

Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Design
1999-2001

Majored in programming and animation.
Other coursework includes interactive design, film production, audio engineering, game dev, design, marketing and branding

Skills

iOS app development

Objective-C, Swift, OOP design methodology, Apple SDKs and frameworks, remote data APIs, core data, user authentication, auto layout, creating and using RESTful APIs, unit testing, universal apps, backwards compatibility, version control, offline caching, App store approval and deployment process, performance optimisation, memory management, retina and multi display support, image manipulation, 3rd party APIs and libs

Strategy and planning

UX design, analysing and solving interface problems, wireframing, storyboarding, prototyping

Game dev

iOS game programming, Cocos2d game framework, game design, Box2d, custom OpenGL ES shader dev, particle effect creation, sound design

Cross-platform interactive dev

AS3, AIR, Starling framework, AS2, single codebase to desktop, browser, Android and iOS, multi device support

Animation

2d animation, code and input driven animation, motion graphics, character animation, After Effects, inverse kinematics, Flash banners, particle systems, interface transitions

Miscellany

javascript, node js, jquery, software automation, interactive HTML5, database design and optimisation, PHP, CSS, LESS, responsive HMTL