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.

Perpetual Music Machine

Sound-sculpture: Copper, steel and electronics

Music Video: "Beginning"

Supporting album Larkhall

Homer: Kids Learn to Read App

Client work: iOS Development

Viscount Organ-Donor Bass Pedals

'70s organ, Teensyduino & woodworking.

Cuddlr

Like Tinder, but for cuddling. WIRED top 100 app.

Jingle+

Physical-modeling jingle bells app.

Larkhall

Minimal piano beauty; indie pop tunes

ShapeNote

Companion app for rural shout-singing.

Shazam

One of the most popular apps of all time; I made the main screen move to music.

SingSmash

A game controlled by singing.

e to one million places

Piece for piano, electronics, film & video

Embodied Musical Gesture (poster)

Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge

Ankylosaur

Stop-motion music video feat. Waitress for the Bees.

Bíldudalur/Silence

Interactive sound installation

Perpetual Music Machine

Sound-sculpture: Copper, steel and electronics

Music Video: "Beginning"

Supporting album Larkhall

Viscount Organ-Donor Bass Pedals

'70s organ, Teensyduino & woodworking.

Larkhall

Minimal piano beauty; indie pop tunes

e to one million places

Piece for piano, electronics, film & video

Ankylosaur

Stop-motion music video feat. Waitress for the Bees.

Bíldudalur/Silence

Interactive sound installation

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.)

Homer: Kids Learn to Read App

Client work: iOS Development

Cuddlr

Like Tinder, but for cuddling. WIRED top 100 app.

Jingle+

Physical-modeling jingle bells app.

ShapeNote

Companion app for rural shout-singing.

Shazam

One of the most popular apps of all time; I made the main screen move to music.

SingSmash

A game controlled by singing.