Ben Bracamonte

MADISON, WI 53715 · (707) 217-4527 · BEN.BRACAMONTE@GMAIL.COM

I am experienced in leading Agile teams to success while working closely with clients, management, customers and students. My iterative approaches welcome feedback and through collaborative thinking my teams provide quick turnaround to maximize value.

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Experience

Full Stack Developer

SwanLeap

I am currently Pair programming and committing to a large scale Meteor.js web application.

Nov 2018 - Present

Freelance Web Developer

Upwork, Fivrr

Working closely with clients I built full stack web apps from scratch or dove into their own applications to track down bugs or implement improvements.

Jan 2018 - Nov 2018

Animation Studio Manager

California College of the Arts

Deployed and managed Qube! based renderfarm over multiple campuses. Executed custom tool deployments to 200+ workstations. Trained, managed and worked closely with a rotating team of 12 employees.

Dec 2013 - May 2017

Junior Technical Artist

Koolhaus Games

Developed character pipeline for iOS titles Hitman GO and Sports Jeopardy. Authored pipeline UI tools in Python, rigged, skinned, weighted and implemented assets into project builds.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

Lead Technical Design

Team Radius

Managed an Agile team of artists, writers, developers and animators over 8 months. Developed rigging systems for Kinect based game PiaPia. Implemented assets in Unity and developed custom pipeline scripts.

Apr 2012 - Dec 2012

Project Manager

Team Brand-Aid

Managed an Agile team to deliver a interactive web application. Interfaced directly with the client to iterate towards final product design. Facilitated resolving interpersonal conflicts within the team while ensuring deadlines were met consistently.

Apr 2012 - Dec 2012

Education

Center for Digital Media

Master of Digital Media
Project Management, Technical Direction
Aug 2011 - Sep 2013

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts
High Honors, High Distinction
Aug 2006 - May 2008

Skills

Programming Languages and Tools
  • Node.js icon

    Node.js

  • HTML5 icon

    HTML5

  • CSS3 icon

    CSS3

  • Javascript icon

    Javascript

  • Meteor icon

    Meteor.js

  • MondoDB icon

    MongoB

  • Python icon

    Python

  • Agile Scrum icon

    Agile

  • NPM icon

    npm

  • PSQL icon

    PSQL

  • React icon

    React

  • Express.js icon

    Express

  • Mocha Testing Framework icon

    Mocha

  • Github icon

    gitHub

  • Sass Language icon

    Sass

  • Adobe Creative Suite icon

    Adobe

  • Autodesk Maya icon

    Maya

Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Agile Development
  • Iterative Process
  • Test Driven Development
  • Collaborative Design

Interests

I enjoy most of my free time organizing and playing video games with my friends. From the new hot titles to reliable Rocket League, most nights I can be found online in some manner.

When forced outdoors I enjoy spending time on lakes, specifically on a pontoon while enjoying a frosty beverage. I enjoy archery when the weather permits and short walks with my short legged dogs and my wonderful wife.