Nicholas Pulido

Designer, Developer, Founder

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Background

I've transitioned between both design and development roles since the start of my career. I am an entrepreneur at heart; I enjoy founding, creating, and growing new companies that I am passionate about.I've worked in a VC backed startup environment, within eCommerce ventures, agile mobile development teams, consulting for new media startups, and provided my talents to more marketing agencies than I can count. I've worked in a corporate capacity for companies such as Apple & Dreamhost.My recent and former job duties/titles include: Software Developer, Frontend Developer, Web Application Developer, Mobile Application Developer, as well as UIX Designer, and Product Manager.

Currently I work for Canela Software using my expertise and talents to help design, develop, and market an ambitious novel database coded from the ground up. A new cloud Database-as-a-Service/MBaaS. See our progress at: LiveCloud.io

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2013 - Current

Software Engineer

Canela Software

2009 - Current

Co-Founder, iOS Developer

Tappix

2011 - 2012

UI/UX Designer

mChron Inc

2008 - 2010

CEO, Principal

Transvalence Media

2008 - 2010

Co-Founder, CTO

Sustainify.com

2007 - 2009

Frontend/Backend Web Developer

INK

2007 - 2008

Web Marketing & eCommerce Developer

Roex, Inc.

2007 - 2007

Network Support

DreamHost

2006 - 2007

Web Production

2Modern

2005 - 2006

Campus Rep. - Special Projects

Apple

Software Engineer

Canela Software

Developing web and native software applications.

Co-Founder, iOS Developer

Tappix

Designed and developed iAura, a top grossing photography/entertainment app, I co-founded Tappix and have published 7 apps in the iOS App Store. Intimately familiar with taking an idea, prototyping it, designing UI/UX and developing iOS as well as hybrid iOS/HTML5 applications.

UI/UX Designer

mChron Inc

Designed and implemented various UI/UX workflows for both iOS and Android mobile platforms. Guided product vision through the development of interactive prototypes and workflows.

CEO, Principal

Transvalence Media

A design, development & marketing agency based in Orange County. Built from the ground up to service clients large and small from non-profits to startups & small businesses. We focused primarily on custom branding, product development, and custom web development.

Co-Founder, CTO

Sustainify.com

Co-Founded Sustainify as a unique environmentally friendly eCommerce shop, curating the most practical, environmentally friendly products in one place for the economically minded consumer.

Created and implemented a unique monetization strategy though affiliate partners as well as through various marketing channels to grow the site to include more than 2000 curated collections.

Frontend/Backend Web Developer

INK

Produced and developed web sites, web applications, as well as miscellaneous online advertising assets. I worked in a small unique development team that was very goal-oriented, but consistently delivered big results.

Web Marketing & eCommerce Developer

Roex, Inc.

Led the initiative to take the company's nationally syndicated, daily radio broadcast turning it into a podcast, opening up additional audiences to unique content.

Responsibilities included, HTML/CSS, Javascript, PHP & ASP programming, Email Campaign Marketing, and SEO Optimization of a highly trafficked eCommerce site.

Network Support

DreamHost

Addressing customer service as well as technical issues related to web hosting and server technologies including: PHP, Apache, MySQL, Perl and Linux.

Web Production

2Modern

Producing/Designing web content for the eCommerce store 2modern.com
Creating and optimizing images for products.
Creating and optimizing web inventory for SEO purposes.
Fulfilling several project requests simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.

Campus Rep. - Special Projects

Apple

Worked in a team that managed an 80 million dollar territory in Southern California. Selective group of 12 representatives to provide campus-user group feedback to Apple. I was brought on the team to support viral and guerilla marketing campaigns designed from the ground up and put into action by the team. After putting these campaigns in play. Our region subsequently expanded and increased sales by more than 200%.

Education

The Information and Computer Science Undergraduate program I was part of at UC Irvine is the foundation on which I've built my understanding of Software Engineering.

University of California, Irvine

Information & Computer Science

2003 - 2007 While at UC Irvine, I formed a strong working relationship with Professor Ramesh Jain who later asked me to help bring concepts we translated from his research to a broader audience as a UIX Designer in a VC backed startup.

Skills

A short list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade; and the result of my experiences in industry.

UIX Design

Javascript

Python

JavaScript

AngularJS

Objective-C

HTML

jQuery

User Interface

MySQL

Start-ups

Entrepreneurship

CSS

Software Design

SASS

References & Reccomendations

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Ramesh Jain

CoFounder at StikCo Labs

“Nick a very knowledgeable Interface designer. He is on top of what is happening in emerging interfaces, particularly in iOS space and this helps him design interfaces that are clearly state of art.
In addition, Nick is a very friendly person who is nice to have in a group.
I enjoyed working with Nick.”

Hans Behrens

Lead Software Engineer at Canela Software, Inc.

“Nick has an eye for UI and especially UX design that is almost eerie. He can take a concept and rough specs and mock up a design that makes you say "Huh - so that's how it's supposed to work!"”

Aaron Young

Solutions Advisor - Connecting Leadership Strategies

“A solid contributor with a penchant for excelling under pressure. Nick has always demonstrated the ability to produce completed projects ahead of schedule and under budget. A wonderful addition to any organization.”

Shobeir Shobeiri

Business Development at Pebble Tech

“Nick is a great person to work with. We were fortunate to run their TapnScrap iPhone app with Appoday during Mothers Day. Nick and his team moved fast to make the campaign happen and everyone on both sides enjoyed the results.”

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Greater Los Angeles Area

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