Jonny McLaughlin is a Director of Engineering at GIPHY, where he focuses on animation and making things fun to interact with. He has worked in the video game industry, advertising industry, and was awarded 2014's "Creator of the Year" during his time at Tumblr. You can see his work featured on WIRED, TechCrunch, Mashable, Engadget and Business Insider.

Experience

- Present

Director of EngineeringGIPHY

New York, NY

  • Plan and lead front-end projects.
  • Add a little extra into each project to make it fun.
  • Work closely with the design team to make things awesome.
  • Enhance existing features to create a more enjoyable user experience.

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Product EngineerTumblr

New York, NY

  • Worked with multiple product teams on new features for lifespan of project, including brainstorming, arc planning and implementation.
  • Enhanced existing features to create a more enjoyable user experience.
  • Worked very closely with the design team.
  • Awarded 2014 "Creator of the Year."

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Interactive DeveloperPOP

Seattle, WA

  • Built microsites and web apps which worked on both desktop and mobile web.
  • Participated in pitch teams and provided estimates on development projects.
  • Acted as lead developer on multiple client-facing projects.
  • Clients included Nintendo, EA, Microsoft and ESPN.

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Flash/UI DeveloperNCsoft

Seattle, WA

  • Designed and developed websites, microsites, and embeddable components.
  • Experimented with different technologies such as augmented reality, Open Source Media Framework, face detection, and Adobe AIR.
  • Recreated Flash components using Javascript to allow interactivity/animation for users without Flash.

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Web Developer/DesignerSole Graphics

Bellingham, WA

  • Built custom branded video players for clients.
  • Built interactive slideshows integrated with the company's custom content management system.
  • Created design mockups for websites and features.
  • Made mom proud.

Skills

React, Redux, Backbone, ES6, Webpack, Sass, Stylus, PostCSS, PHP, Python, Actionscript, Photoshop, Sketch