Charlie Williams is an artist working with electronics, sound, software and video. His practice combines the physical (welding, soldering, woodworking) with the intangible (coding, composing, mixing). Conceptually, his work aims to foreground and/or transcend physical or felt distance due to enculturation, and longing for a nearly-possible future. Although technical in nature, the focus of the work is on the emotional experience or journey it can provide.
Williams' work has been performed or exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, The Aspen Festival, The Shanghai Expo, King’s Place Hall One (London), The Cincinnati Conservatory, Northwestern University (Chicago), TEDx Aldeburgh, 44AD Artspace (Bath, UK), The University of Cambridge, Gallerie Dynjandi (Bíldudalur, Iceland), and Studio XX (Montreal). His software has been featured as Apple's App of the Day and in WIRED magazine's top 100 apps.
I'm a Senior/Lead iOS Developer with extensive experience in UI design, education, games, social apps, audio/video, location services, and client/server interaction. Previous clients & employers include Shazam, Cuddlr, The University of Cambridge Centre for Music & Science, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Northwestern University and Columbia College Chicago. There aren't many Apple frameworks I haven't used at one point or another.
I am adamant about creative innovation, user experience, iterative design, and results-only team culture. I believe that with the right practice, developers can write code that will be easy to read and maintain in the future, while still shipping and iterating quickly. My personal apps and other projects have received accolades and are consistently rated highly by users; my past work for Shazam and others has been ecstatically received on social media and enjoyed by over 250 million people globally.
I do work around the world, for clients large and small; if you have a project you'd like to talk about, please get in touch. (No recruiters, please.)