Cb profile

Colin

Transforming ideas into solutions/products

Based in Dripping Springs, TX, United States

Works at Bester Designs

5 projects listed
2 endorsements

Approximate rate

$100/hour

Max distance

N/A

Availability

20 hours/week


"Please contact me with your requirements so that we can discuss the details and I can send you a proposal."

About me  

I have a BSc Elec. Engineering degree but that is only the start. I have been passionately involved with building new businesses, creating technical solutions/products and building both technical and non-technical teams. With more than 30 years developing software and hardware solutions I have been fortunate to cover a wide range of product development, patents and to-market strategies.
I have been key player/founder in several successful startups.
I am a very creative person and thrive in a creative environment, not just in the technical arena, but photography and graphic design as well.


Main expertise

Specializing in System Architecture, Scala, Java, Liftweb, Akka, MongoDB, Node.js, Javascript, MEAN stack, NoSQL/SQL, SaaS, Sensors, Data collection/mining, Beaglebone/Arduino development and mobile architecture design and development, patents.


My biggest achievement and my soft skills

Creative, honest, humility, hard working, visionary, team leadership and creation, finding solutions, not letting go until solution/understanding is in place, finding solutions, communication of concepts and ideas.


My interests

  • Freelancing
  • Remote work
  • Probono work

Industries I worked in

  • Consumer Products
  • Startups
  • High Technology
  • Energy Industry


Companies I worked for

Own project, OwnAFirearm., NB Designs, Akasaka, NDA

Experience, education and endorsements

Languages, expertises and skills

  • English
  • Afrikaans

  • Web, Mobile & Software Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Consulting

  • System Architecture
  • 5 pt.
  • Java
  • 4 pt.
  • Embedded Software
  • 4 pt.
  • Software Design
  • 2 pt.
  • Linode
  • 1 pt.
  • JavaScript
  • 1 pt.
  • Node.js
  • 1 pt.
  • LiftWeb
  • 1 pt.
  • RESTful WebServices
  • 1 pt.
  • Scala
  • 1 pt.
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • 1 pt.
  • Web Applications
  • 1 pt.
  • MEAN.JS
  • 1 pt.
  • Adobe Photoshop
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  • MySQL
  •  

Endorsements

  • "My main brief to Bester Designs was for a logo which portrayed my premier home staging business accurately. Elegant and Classy are two words which drive all of my marketing pieces, and Bester Designs came up with a very simple but elegant design. We chose red and black, to portray luxury and to stand out from my competitors' turquoise and white. I'm very happy with the design and with Bester Design's ability to very tastefully portray my brand."

    by Noleen
  • "Colin is unique as a technologist, in that his outstanding technical ability is tethered to equally sound business judgement. Colin can insert wisdom into any business environment and lead it to a better place. There are few individuals I've met in my professional career who I rate as highly as I do Colin."

    by Geoff
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