Francis Villanueva

Design Technologist

Work Experience

June 2016 – Present

Apple, Inc., Full-Stack Engineer & Instructor

Cupertino, CA

  • Developing and maintaining internal web site / applications
  • Training and onboarding new employees under Software Engineering
    • May 2015 – April 2016

      Apple, Inc., UI Engineer

      New York, NY

      • Developed mobile ad units for Apple’s iAd App Network, Apple Music, and News
      • Contributed new features into internal frameworks, created prototypes, and technical proof-of-concepts
      • Developed scripts to streamline & automate redundant tasks and improved workflow & processes
      • Ensured shipped products are built according to Apple’s technical requirements and high standards
        • January 2008 – May 2015

          Freelance, Design Technologist

          New York, NY

          • Led front-end development teams for extensive platform sites.
          • Created entire site stacks: from building the front-end to developing the back-end environments and integrating with 3rd party APIs as well as server set-up and deployment.
          • Solely developed small-scale custom content management systems.
          • Worked with a broad range of clients across different industries: Canon, Google, Gretel, Kenneth Cole, O2 (UK), Truth, and UNICEF.

          May 2006 – December 2007

          The Chopping Block, Design Technologist

          New York, NY

          • Solely developed Flash-based video player for Future Inc. and all of its affiliate sites.
          • Collaborated closely with designers to determine the most creative designs without sacrificing usability.
          • Worked with high-profile clients: NBC/Bravo TV, CondeNast/Vogue, Adobe, and 20th Century Fox, and Rachael Ray.

          October 2003 – March 2006

          Gulfstream Aerospace, E-Learning / Web Developer

          Savannah, GA

          • Developed sharable content objects/modules for hundreds internal Course Based Training (CBT) courses.
          • Integrated external data sources such as XML and SQL databases with Flash and HTML into small web apps.
          • Produced several interactive Flash projects ranging from websites and applications to games and animations.


September 2000 – May 2004

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

Savannah, GA

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • Major: Computer Art, Interactive Design Track
  • GPA: 3.77 / 4.0

Awards & Press


  • HTML5
  • CSS3
    • Sass
  • JavaScript
    • Angular
    • jQuery
    • Grunt
  • Ruby
    • Rails
  • PHP
    • Laravel
  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Responsive Design
  • Web Standards
  • Unix / Linux
  • Git / SVN
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Dreamweaver
    • Flash
  • Squarespace

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