Colby Ludwig

I'm a software designer and developer who's passionate about creating intuitive, helpful, and impactful user experiences. I've worked primarily with the web since the mid 2000s, and have built everything from small static marketing sites to major features for an internationally-used education platform. I'm passionate about making technology accessible and easy to use for everyone.

Experience

  • Normal VR

    2D Developer

    2D Developer

    Normal VR

    Mar 2017 - Present

    2D Developer

    I've worked across the stack at Normal to help deliver a variety of full-fledged VR experiences to users. From development of APIs and services powered via tech like App Engine & AWS Lambda, to design and development of client-side apps for getting users in and out of VR, to developing key 2D UI elements in Unity, I've worked on every dimension of nearly anything flat at Normal. Most recently, I've been working on services infrastructure, documentation, and marketing for Normcore, a multiplayer solution for Unity with a fully-managed backend stack.

  • Showbie, Inc.

    Front-end Web Developer

    Front-end Web Developer

    Showbie, Inc.

    Feb 2015 - Mar 2017

    Front-end Web Developer

    I worked with the web team at Showbie to bring their full-featured web app to life. Working with Ember.js, I helped develop the app from the ground up, contributing to a wide variety of areas and features including document annotation tools, localization infrastructure, and responsive UI and animations.

  • Lift Interactive

    Front-end Web Developer (Intern)

    Front-end Web Developer (Intern)

    Lift Interactive

    Aug 2013 - Mar 2014

    Front-end Web Developer (Intern)

    I worked with Lift on a variety of web-based projects, both client-facing and internal, including front-end web development for Django-based applications, CMS-backed client marketing sites, and static Jekyll-based sites.

Projects

  • Aux.am

    In my free time, I've been building an app for iOS and Mac that lets you jam along with your friends (remember Turntable.fm?), powered by Spotify. I'm hoping to launch a small public beta soon.

Skills

  • React + Redux
  • Ember.js
  • Electron
  • HTML5 + CSS3 + JavaScript (ES6/7, etc)
  • Sass/SCSS
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Git