Lachlan Nuttall

About me

I’m Lachlan, a mobile software developer and motion graphics specialist with a love for the interactive web.

Below is a selection of projects I’ve created and contributed to for digital agencies, startups, business and government.

Mobile apps

Animation

  • Advanced HTML5 motion graphics & animation with Javascript
  • Adobe After Effects motion graphics
  • Greensock JS libraries
  • Spine 2d animation software

Interactive web

Desktop & more

  • Desktop software
  • Touchscreen installations for museums and galleries
  • Cloud / Server-side system development with NodeJS / PHP / MYSQL / Firebase

Above icons by ArmOkay from the Noun Project

I build beautiful apps, software, animations and interactive experiences that are robust, polished and a pleasure to use.

Lead software / mobile developer on projects for the following brands and clients:

TAE Aerospace
The Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Queensland Government
Peters Icecream
National Gallery of Victoria
Australian Government
Allianz Insurance
TAE Aerospace
The Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Queensland Government
Peters Icecream
SIDS and Kids
Allianz Insurance
National Gallery of Victoria
Australian Government

Lead interactive developer / motion graphics animator for the following brands and clients:

Wiley Publishing
Dreamworld
Virgin Australia
Nestle
BrisAsia Festival
Bond University
Brisbane City Council
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane International Film Festival
TAFE Queensland
University of New England
Torrens University Australia
TransLink
Sunsuper
Suncorp
SPAM
Southern Cross University
RACQ
QSuper
Isuzu Trucks
James Cook University Australia
Griffith University Australia
Foot Locker
Energex
Ergon Energy
Supercheap Auto
Bulla
ANZ
AirAsia
Greenpeace

Aeroplate iPhone app

Studio
Studio Two
Role
Lead iOS developer, full stack developer
Site
https://aeroplate.global/
Tagged
mobile, ios

Airline food review platform

Users can review their inflight meal, submitting a customised photo to the newsfeed where it can be voted upon by the community.

  • Features airport proximity notifications
  • Integrated with a live Twitter newsfeed
  • Authentication, profile management and achievement progression system
  • ★★★★½ average app rating

Preview video music by bensound.com

RBhasha Hindi app

Client
2S Holdings
Role
Lead mobile developer and animator
Tagged
mobile, ios, android, animation, e-learning

Learn Hindi the fun way

RBhasha is an app for kids to learn to read and write the Hindi alphabet as well as identify words and sentences.

  • Practice writing using an innovative cursive tracing module
  • Features over 100 educational modules and mini-games with personality packed animations
  • More than 50 different achievements to unlock
  • Featured in The Indian Express
  • Ranked among the top 10% of apps on the Google Play Store.
  • Ranked in the top 100 grossing educational apps in India
  • ★★★★½ average user rating
  • Well over 150,000+ downloads (and counting!)
An absolute delight for a parent keen to teach Hindi to their kids. Absolutely in love with the app.
★★★★★
- App Store review

Ed and the Curious Crew at The Royal Children's Hospital app

Client
The Royal Children’s Hospital
Studio
Deepend
Role
Lead mobile developer and animator
Tagged
mobile, ios, games, android, animation, e-learning

Join Ed and his friends for a fun time behind-the-scenes at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Multi award-winning interactive app uses immersive storytelling and mini-games to assist children to return to a learning environment during their hospital stay.

  • 90% approval rating
  • Average engagement time of over 7 minutes.
  • ★★★★½ average user rating
  • 20th Annual Webby Awards Finalist in the Mobile Sites & Apps, Family & Kids category
  • AIMIA Award winner and finalist
  • Cresta International Advertising Awards Finalist
  • Awarded both a Gold and Silver W3 Award

Note: Awards were won by Deepend. Preview video music by bensound.com

A friend recommended me to trying out Ed and the Curious Crew and man was I impressed. From its beautiful illustrations to fun mini games I sometimes found myself even having a go.
★★★★★
- App Store review

Tromaramix iPad app

Client
National Gallery of Victoria
Studio
Deepend
Role
Lead iOS developer
Site
Tromarama for Kids
Tagged
mobile, ios

This iPad app is featured in an exhibition for children at the National Gallery of Victoria

Allows users to create and export their own custom stop-motion videos. Features camera device locking, animated tutorials, video encoding and sharing.

  • See the gallery’s promo videos for the exhibition here and here
  • Used by tens of thousands of young visitors to the National Gallery of Victoria

Note: the awesome stop-motion segments featured in the app were made by the Tromarama art collective

Wonderful app, went to the gallery to see the display with my little brother and it was absolutely fantastic...
★★★★★
- App Store review

Manowar game

Role
Illustration, game development and design
Site
https://manowargame.com/
Tagged
games, mobile, ios, animation

Award winning physics puzzle game for iPad and iPhone

Featuring over 50 bespoke levels.

  • Winner of Puzzle App Game of the Year Award (Best Physics Puzzle)
  • ★★★★½ TouchArcade review
  • Possibly my favorite Physics puzzle app.
    - @LabMicePuzzles
  • One of the best physics puzzlers ever
    - Nontrivial Games
This is a fantastic puzzle game. Unique in its design & perfectly balanced. It is difficult but not just for difficulty sake. It's an intelligent game. One of my favorite games in recent times & my favorite puzzle game in a long time!!!
★★★★★
- App Store review

Sun Effects Booth iPhone app

Client
Qld Government
Studio
Mettro Digital
Role
Lead iOS developer
Tagged
mobile, ios

A highly publicised iPhone photo booth app that simulates the potential effects of sun exposure to your skin

Users see a preview of their face ravished by the effects of the sun, including droopy jowls, sun spots, wrinkles and sutures. Features facial recognition, BOM UV data feed, social media integration and an advanced image distortion and layering process.

  • Featured on ABC national news, ABC News Breakfast and Channel 10’s The Project
  • ★★★★½ average app rating
  • Reached #8 in the Health & Fitness category of the Australian App Store
  • AIMIA Awards Finalist

Note: Awards were won by Mettro Digital.

ECMS desktop application

Role
Lead software developer
Tagged
desktop

Cross platform desktop application

Used by multiple aerospace companies, including the Royal Australian Air Force, this application provides a visual interface for engineers to managing jet engine condition monitoring assets.

  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Supports direct importing from borescope devices
  • Module swapping and automatic change logging
  • Multiple user permissions

Fandangles mobile games

Client
Peters Ice Cream
Studio
Deepend
Role
Developer
Tagged
interactive, games, mobile, ios, android

Five cross platform games to promote the new Fandangles ice creams

As part of a web site campaign the games are delivered across multiple platforms including Android, iOS, web, desktop, tablets and phone devices.

  • Almost 3000 unique app downloads in the first month
  • Over 5000 Facebook likes within 2 weeks
  • 90% of returning users to the site visit the games section
  • The campaign won an AIMIA award in the ‘Best Website or Online Services - Retail and Consumer Goods’ category

Note: Awards were won by Deepend

REIQ comp animation

Client
Real Estate Institute of Queensland
Studio
Mettro Digital
Role
Motion graphics / animator
Tagged
animation

Online advertisement for a competition promoting reiq.com

Keyframe animation enhanced with custom animation scripts. Post processing in Adobe After Effects.

MyWorld Atlas web app

Client
Wiley Publishing
Studio
Mettro Digital
Role
Lead interactive developer
Tagged
interactive, e-learning

An interactive online version of the iconic Jacaranda Atlas used by thousands of school kids around Australia

Features custom mapping modules, 3d globe, media galleries, annotation engine, extensive database integration, multi level user authentication and a unique customisable user interface.

  • Exceeded first year’s sales target by 675% to sell 13,500 licenses and become Wiley Publishing’s highest selling digital product
  • Australian Education Publishing Awards winner of Best digital student learning resource and awarded Overall Winner of the best educational resource
  • Judged best in class in the School and Reference category at the Interactive Media Awards
  • AIMIA finalist in 2 categories
  • Winner of Outstanding Website at the Australian Web Awards

Note: Awards were won by Mettro Digital and Wiley. Graphing and quiz elements pictured were developed in house by Wiley.

Action-Pact

Client
Greenpeace International
Studio
Mettro Digital with partner Circul8
Role
Lead interactive developer and animator
Tagged
animation, interactive, online

Greenpeace’s flagship online campaign for the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit

Features 3d animation, image manipulation and deep database and social media integration.

  • Over 40,000 packages sent
  • Official Nominee at The Webby Awards
  • Won an AIMIA award for ‘Best Science or Environment Web Site’
  • Awarded Silver at the Brisbane Advertising and Design Club awards

Note: Awards were won by Mettro Digital and partner Circul8. The video section was done by Circul8.

FlowRider

Client
Dreamworld
Studio
Muse Interactive
Role
Lead developer
Tagged
games, interactive, online

Online freestyle-splash-battle game to promote the new FlowRider attraction

Another 30 minutes of my life wasted…
- High score recipient

Features enemy AI, instant replay, live leaderboards and surfing gameplay reminiscent of California Games.

Art direction and animation by the amazingly talented Daniel Button from Muse.