João Pescada

Technologist

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I’m an independent technologist and consultant based in London. For over a decade, I’ve been creating digital products that deliver results for more clients that I can count. Most have solved big challenges, but some even ended up excelling their business goals. To every project, I bring in my full dedicated attention, a creative but pragmatic use of technology and clear-cut advice supported by a long-standing experience of all-things-internet.

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Skills

  • Angular JS
  • React.js
  • Lean UX
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Cordova
  • Web Applications
  • Laravel

Companies I’ve worked with

  • VCCP

    VCCP

    • Advertising
  • Publicis Sapient

    Publicis Sapient

    • Design
  • MPC

    MPC

    • Advertising
  • Thread

    Thread

    • Technology

Work history

Currently

Director

Suprasumo

Jul 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Merging ideas with technology for startups, agencies and direct clients.

2020

Senior Fullstack Developer

SharpEnd

Nov 2019 - Jan 2020
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Developed frontend and backend for multiple web experiences, prototype apps and interactive kiosks.

2019

Senior Frontend Developer

Danger Farms

Jul 2019 - Sep 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked with the tech teams at the agency and client-side to improve the UX, performance and reusability of an Angular based product.

2018

Senior Frontend Developer

MPC

Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked with the creative and tech teams to help build three different ReactJS based projects. First, was a high performance-based mobile game as part of the OnePlus 6 phone launch campaign. The second was the McDonalds UK Christmas campaign website and the third is an internal product using the Unreal Engine due to launch in 2019.

2019

Head of Product

Hedy Grès

Sep 2018 - Sep 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Helped create and launch the business, handling UX plus everything on the technical side (frontend, backend and servers).

2018

Lead Frontend Developer

miPic

Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked directly with the management team to improve the UX and online visibility of the web app. Refactored the web app into a responsive component-based architecture with increased loading and rendering speeds. Also redesigned, wrote and built various landing and corporate pages.

2016

Senior Frontend Developer

Publicis Sapient

Jun 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As part of a globally distributed technical team, helped rebuilding multiple static websites into responsive versions integrated with Adobe Experience Manager. Using Backbone, Handlebars, Sass and Grunt we built and customised a system of components and templates that will facilitate the future maintenance of hundreds of websites owned by the client.

2016

Senior Frontend Developer

Thread

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked in liaison with the engineering, marketing and styling teams to improve the UX of their digital product and admin tools. Created and updated templates (Django/Python, HTML5, JS, Sass), A / B tests and email campaigns. Also helped to build their blog and improving the site speed by optimising the critical rendering path for primary user actions.

2015

Senior Frontend Developer

Capco

Sep 2014 - May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Helped the creative and tech teams develop prototypes and production ready responsive web apps for innovative and disruptive digital products targeted at UK high street banks. Built using AngularJS and React, integrated with REST backend and third party APIs (like LivePerson) and protected end-to-end with bank-grade security.

2014

Senior Creative Technologist

SapientRazorfish

Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Following an agile approach, helped Razorfish create an innovative and first-to-market disruptive HTML5 based mobile app for iPhone for a major UK bank. Built with AngularJS, integrated with Google AppEngine (interfacing the bank's APIs) and protected with secure and encrypted user authentication. Following bank systems integration and positive customer testing results, the product came to market in early 2015 as Halifax Car Finance. And right on the soft-launch day we had the first customer getting a secured car loan within minutes on their phone.

2014

Mobile Application Developer

Animade

Oct 2013 - Feb 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As part of a globally distributed technical team, helped to rebuild multiple static websites into responsive versions integrated with Adobe Experience Manager. Using Backbone, Handlebars, Sass and Grunt we built and customised a system of components and templates that will facilitate the future maintenance of hundreds of websites owned by the client.

2013

Lead Creative Developer

VCCP

Feb 2011 - Oct 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked in liaison with account, creative, designer and developer teams to bring the most effective digital solution to life, on every possible briefing. Mentored and coached from junior to senior creative developers and digital designers. Designed technical architectures of digital projects. Developed concepts, working prototypes and production ready solutions. Developed interactive installations, physical prototypes, social media apps, games, geo-served digital advertising campaigns, responsive websites, and apps for mobile devices.

2011

Senior Flash Developer

Isobar

Jul 2007 - Jan 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Developed websites, adverts, apps and animations using Adobe Flash and libraries / frameworks like PureMVC, FLARToolkit, Bulk Loader, JigLib, TweenLite, Flint Particles System, and Papervision3D, among others. Developed algorithms to enable search engine indexing of Flash websites. Developed back-end solutions to automate form processing in landing pages for online advertising campaigns. Worked closely with designers and developers to produce creative and innovative solutions.

Education

2002

Interactive Multimedia

Universidade de Aveiro

Sep 2001 - Jun 2002
  • Portugal