JUSTINE BETH KAY

 
JUSTINE BETH KAY
Justine@JustineBethKay.com
GitHub | LinkedIn


SKILLS
  • Swift
  • Objective C
  • Git
  • RxSwift
  • Core Data
  • Parse
  • User Experience Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Photoshop


EXPERIENCE

Mobile Software Engineer, Intrepid Pursuits
New York, NY  Aug 2016 - Present

Founded in 2010, Intrepid is an end-to-end mobile design and development company creating stunning mobile products at the intersection of technology and humanity.

As a mobile software engineer at Intrepid, I design and develop iOS applications in Swift, collaborating with product specialists, UX designers as well as other engineers on small teams using an agile approach.

I've worked on a diversity of applications for several clients including an IOT app for the home that integrates with Nest, an app that helps new mothers determine if they are at risk for postpartum depression, and an app that connects users with health providers for video visits.


Mobile iOS Apprentice, Intrepid Pursuits
Cambridge, MA  Jun - Aug 2016

During this 12-week training program, I worked alongside the iOS engineering team participating in existing client projects and also producing a capstone iOS project with my fellow apprentices, demonstrating the breadth of knowledge we learned over the course of the program.


iOS Developer, Access Code Fellowship, Coalition For Queens (C4Q)
Long Island City, Queens, NY  Jun 2015 – Feb 2016

Recent graduate of highly competitive iOS development program. Trained in Objective-C, Swift, Git, Data Structures, Algorithms, JSON, APIs, tech principles and culture by leading iOS experts from companies such as Artsy, FlyLabs, Betaworks, and Google.

Accepting only 5% of applicants, the highly selective program prepares graduates with both comprehensive technical training in iOS development as well as an immersive entrepreneurial and product oriented learning.


iOS Developer | BMLP Video Archiver (GitHub)
January 2016 - Present

Designed and implemented custom camera controls and utilized Google Drive API to allow users to simultaneously record, upload, and safeguard video remotely.

BMLP Video Archiver is an iOS app that empowers individuals and communities in the event of police harassment and helps provide vital legal evidence for activists during mass demonstrations and arrests.

This project is being developed for the Black Movement - Law Project


iOS Developer | Seek NYC (Github)
November 2015

Designed and implemented data architecture using Core Data. Designed and implemented map grid and user location to grid tile assignment with Core Location. Led concept development, UI design and logo design using Sketch and Photoshop.

SeekNYC is an exploration game built in iOS in which the user uncovers a map of New York City and can see what percentage of the 5 boroughs they’ve uncovered.

The app tracks your movement as you trek through the city and reveals an underlying map. You can choose between 4 different colored skins for the map overlay and just shake your device to generate recommendations for exploring places off your beaten path.

Available for download in the iTunes App Store


iOS Developer | Donate.IT  (Github)
C4Q Hackathon, October 31st - November 1st 2015

Led concept development, implemented Parse integration and created custom UI elements with a team of four developers in a 48-hour Hackathon. Donate.IT helps underserved and underrepresented communities by providing a platform for donating tech equipment. Products were evaluated by an elite panel of judges including Benjamin Jackson, Director of Mobile at VICE Media, and Tony Barnes VP of Tech Innovation at Capital One.

Donate.IT allows you to create a listing for any phone, laptop, or tablet you'd like to donate to someone in need.  You can also make a request for an item listed for donation and the app will send an email to the donor with your contact email. The donor and the recipient coordinate the exchange and when both parties have marked the item as successfully donated/received the donor will receive a tax receipt via email.



SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHIC & DESIGN PROJECTS

Kickstarter - “Travel From The Heart”
Creator | Project Manager | PhotographerDecember 2012 - May 2013
Launched, promoted and completed a successful Kickstarter project raising over $5000 to create a series of photographic works in India and Nepal. Developed and published two different photo books from the work created. Exhibited prints from the project at an artists' co-op retail shop in Brooklyn.

Karikatura - Cover Art, Logo and T-shirt Designs
Graphic Designer, 2010 - 2015.
Created flyers, CD cover and t-shirt designs for a “transglobal soul”, world music band based in Brooklyn, NY.
 


EDUCATION

Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, Florida.  BFA
Major in Fine Arts (Sculpture), Minor in Photography and Digital Imaging.



AWARDS

Institute for American Universities, Center for Art & Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France
Awarded $5000 grant to participate in this competitive conceptual art program.



INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
 
Teacher’s Aid, Feb 2008  Cristo é Vida Municipal School, Salvador, Brazil.  
Aided the native teacher of the class and created visual arts projects with a class of 13 children, ages 8–10.
 
Teacher’s Aid, May 2006
IDEX (International Development Exchange), Palampur, India.   
Aided the native teacher of a pre-school of 15 children, ages 1–4; Visited students’ at their homes to document social welfare.