Lachlan Nuttall

iOS App Developer / Interactive Developer / Motion Graphics Specialist

About

Dedicated to creating beautifully designed interactive experiences across mobile, web and desktop devices. 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 senior programmer and animator primarily in a busy agency environment implementing:

  • Native iOS app development
  • Strategy, UX design and wire framing
  • Game design and development
  • Animation and motion graphics
  • Creative front-end development for the web and mobile

Experience

Freelance developer and animator - Software / app development, interactive coding, motion graphics
2013 - present
Creating apps, online products, interactive experiences and animations for various industries and agencies across Australia.

iOS mobile app development, Software development, Technical strategy and UX design, Interactive web and mobile products, Front and back-end web development, Animation and motion graphics

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

iOS mobile app development, Technical strategy, planning and UX design, Front and back-end web development, Interactive front-end development, Animation and motion graphics

University of Southern Queensland - Multimedia developer
2002 – 2003
Creating custom interactive educational courseware.

Interactive software development, Animation, eLearning courseware

Highlights

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

  • Red Nose Me iPhone app helped raise $25,000 for SIDS and Kids
  • Interactive Tree of Life site helped raise over $170,000 for St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • Developed an interactive Hindi language app for kids that reached well over 150,000+ downloads
  • National Gallery of Victoria ‎Tromaramix iPad app that was used by tens of thousands of young visitors to create stop-motion films
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital Ed & the Curious Crew iPad app uses immersive storytelling to assist children to return to a learning environment during their hospital stay
  • 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 at home and on deployment
  • Quit for Two interactive mobile app that provides support and encouragement to women planning pregnancy to quit smoking
  • Designed Manowar iPhone game that was awarded Best Physics Puzzle at the Puzzle Game of the Year Awards
  • Allianz Insurance iPhone app ranked #1 medical app in 5 countries
  • Greenpeace’s flagship interactive site for the Copenhagen Climate Summit helped users send over 40K climate advocacy packages
  • Designed a task management iPhone app that was ranked by Apple 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
  • Helped create apps, campaigns and products for many major brands and organisations including: The National Gallery of Victoria, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australian Government, Queensland Government, The Royal Australian Air Force, World Wildlife Fund, Allianz Insurance, Peters Ice Cream, Greenpeace, Dreamworld, Sony Music, The Socceroos

Education

Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Arts (Communication Design) 1999-2001

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

Skills

iOS mobile app development

Swift, Objective-C, OOP design methodology, Creating and implementing RESTful APIs, User authentication and security, Apple SDKs and frameworks, Core data, Auto layout, Unit testing, Universal apps, Offline caching, App store approval and deployment process, Performance optimisation, Memory management, Retina and multi display support

Strategy and planning

Technical strategy, UX design, Application architecture design, Analysing and solving interface problems, Wireframing, Storyboarding, Prototyping

Interactive web development

Javascript for the web (ES6), Interactive HTML5, Online learning tools, PixiJS WebGL framework

General / software development

NodeJS, Designing and implementing web architecture, Database design and optimisation, MYSQL, Firebase, PHP, Software automation

Motion graphics

HTML5 animation with javascript, Code and input driven animation, After Effects, Greensock animation library, Character animation, Inverse kinematics, Particle systems, Interface transitions

Awards

Lachlan was lead interactive developer in various talented multidisciplinary teams that created many award-winning apps and interactive experiences:

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital Ed & the Curious Crew was a 20th Annual Webby Awards Finalist in the Mobile Sites & Apps, Family & Kids category, a AIMIA Award winner and finalist, awarded both a Gold and Silver W³ Award and a Cresta International Advertising Awards Finalist
  • Led the game development arm of the Streets Fandangles campaign that won an AIMIA award in the Best Website or Online Services - Retail and Consumer Goods category
  • Manowar for iOS won a Puzzle App Game of the Year Award for Best Physics Puzzle.
  • Sun Effects Booth iPhone App was a AIMIA Awards Finalist
  • SIDS and Kids Red Nose Me iPhone app was a AIMIA Awards Finalist in 2 categories
  • MyWorld Atlas interactive online application AIMIA Awards Finalist in 2 categories, winner of WebAwards Outstanding Website, awarded Interactive Media Awards Best in Class in the School and Reference category, winner of Best digital student learning resource and awarded Overall Winner of the best educational resource at the Education Publishing Awards
  • Greenpeace Action Pact interactive campaign site won an AIMIA in the Best Science or Environment Web Site category, an Official Webby Nominee in the Charitable Organizations/Non-Profit category, awarded Silver BAD award