Justin Gaussoin

Designer / Engineer

Through out the past 17 years, I have worked on various interactive projects that span across multiple platforms. I work closely with teams, big and small, creating branded experiences for various clients. This includes work for DKNY, Nike, Audi and American Express just to name a few.

My areas of focus are in both development and design. For development I focus on user interfaces, motion, graphics, and audio; on the design side my strengths are user experience, interaction design and visual direction.

I am always digging into new technologies and devices, attempting to understand how they can help commnicate a message effectivly to consumers, while also keeping them engaged and provide a frictionless journey through the experience.


  • Swift
  • Objective-C
  • C/C++
  • Javascript
  • Python
  • OpenGL
  • Hardware
  • User Experience
  • Interface
  • Prototyping
  • Interaction
  • Motion Design
  • Art Direction
  • Video Editing


Prototype Engineer

09.2014 - NOW

Apple, Inc.

Cupertino, CA
  • Work closely with visual teams and engineers on coming up with new experiences for Retail.
  • Iterate on prototypes to refine user experience and showcase proof of concepts.
  • Create user experiences that span across both physical and online.
  • Conceptialize new ways to showcase future technologies.

Creative Tech Lead

09.2012 - 09.2014

Wieden + Kennedy

Portland, OR
  • Worked with other UX/UI Designers, coming up with ideas and iterate on mobile management app for AMEX Small Bussiness Mobile Applicaiton.
  • Work closely with creative teams to come up with concepts for clients including Coca-Cola, Nike, Levi's, Sony and others.
  • Lead all development teams in finding new technologies and building prototypes that fit the needs of our clients.
  • Help build workflow tools to help our development process become more fluid.

Freelance Developer

03.2012 - 08.2012

Fortified Studio

San Francsico, CA
  • Lead Developer for Disney's DailyShot iOS Application for both iPhone and iPad.

Evolution Bureau

San Francsico, CA
  • Developed customized video experiences for users based on geo location and a few other details for Glad Black Bags brand.
  • Developed collage/sticker based photo application for Zynga Games.

Developer/Tech Lead

10.2010 - 12.2011

Venables Bell & Partners

San Francsico, CA
  • Lead developer for internal and client based projects.
  • Help creative team strategically match campaigns with technlogies/platforms for pitches and projects that included work for Intel, eBay, Dell, Slim Jim, Audi.


10.2009 - 07.2010

Miami Ad School

San Francsico, CA
  • Taught the Introduction to User Experience class. Students learned the basics of user experience problems, how to over come them, and create experiences that are more useful and engaging.
  • Taught Introduction to Flash class. Taught students the basics of using Adobe Flash. Students learned skills in animation and interactions.

Creative Developer

09.2008 - 05.2010


San Francsico, CA
  • Lead development for web sites that included strong motion, video, and social media integration.
  • Maintained internal Actionscript library called Mekanik to allow all developers to maintain consistant practices across projects, allowing for faster development.

Flash Developer

05.2008 - 09.2008


San Francsico, CA
  • Integrated Flash with Ruby backend that allowed cleints to create custom CTA’s for custom built video banners.
  • Created universal flash audio player for their music based service.

Interactive Developer

06.2007 - 01.2008

Blast Radius

San Francsico, CA
  • Created a Flash based Jersey Creator application allowing users to customize their own jersey, which was entered into a contest to be a playable jersey in the video game NBA Live 09.


05.2008 - 12.2009

1333 Minna / Goorin Bros.

San Francsico, CA
  • Worked with local artists in creating promotional web site for Goorin Bros. artistic line of hats.


10.2003 - 10.2004
  • Helped maintained local intranet web site for students using Java.
  • Helped build interactive map to allow students to find buildings around campus easier.


10.2000 - 10.2004


Albuquerque, NM
  • Created relationships with local bussiness doing graphic design and web site design.


Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
10.2015 - 01.2016
Anonymous Observer v2
Creative Technologist
Ruffle Art Show
Anonymous Observer v1
Creative Technologist
FWA Site of the Day
Influence Project / Fast Company
Creative Developer
Cannes Bronze Cyber Lion
Golden Grant / Golden Grahams
Creative Developer
Regional Emmy Award Nomination 02.1999
Robot Team Documentry
Video Editor


Art Institute of California - San Francisco
Bachelor of Science, Advertising