AJ Austinson

Software engineer


I'm an engineer with a design background who would love to help you bring your iOS app into the hands of users.

If you're in a story kind of mood feel free to continue down the page, otherwise let's start a conversation about your app.


At some point in the near past a decision was made that something new needed to exist. Whether this decision was your own or your clients, the idea was set into motion. So you've done research, or wish that you had. You've composed a motley array of sketches, sitemaps, wireframes, comps, & motion studies. Perhaps you've even made a prototype or two (If not, I can help with that). While ideas like these may never be complete, there is a point at which they become real. They reach this reality when they reach the hands of real users.

I can help you get there.

Make it right

A gorgeous, brilliant, effortlessly usable design means nothing when paired with a shoddy implementation. Sloppy transitions, unconsidered error messages, & a complete disregard for the fact that most modern devices have multi-core processors are some of the obvious pitfalls. Or maybe between lack of communication & collaboration the developer really didn't know there was a difference between Arial & Proxima Nova.

If you're going to to take the time to make your idea real, make it right. I'd like to be bold & say that I can do that for you. I spent the first 4 years of my career as a designer, first at a marketing agency, then later at Ziba Design. I've designed & built apps with 1 million+ users, & I've worked on secret prototypes that will never see the light of day. I spent the last 2 years as an engineer, and I've found value in being an advocate for design amongst engineers.

Let's talk

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