Hi, I'm Mitch

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Web Developer

Graphic Designer

Creative Coder

Software Engineer

Tech Enthusiast

Freelancer

2022-08-30
Welcome to my website!

My name's Mitch Jones, a coder, designer, and maker with a passion for creative problem-solving. I've used this domain since high school as a kind of journal to test new ideas, keep old toys, and occasionally showcase new projects.

After going to primary school in Australia and France, elementary school in Las Vegas, high school in Connecticut, and college in New York, I've settled in New York to continue my work on the startup I co-founded with my father four years ago, LifeBac.

Experience

Professional

LifeBac, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Founding Member, Software/Graphic Designer & Writer
JUNE 2018 - PRESENT

LifeBac is an evidence-based online addiction treatment clinic for problem-drinkers that my father and I started in 2018. From concept to research to funding to launch, I've spent just over three years building out our program to eight states and collecting over $1,000,000 in investor funds. My responsibilities include:

  • Almost all investor communications, including interactive pitch decks & one-pagers, the business plan, and regular investor updates.
  • All graphic design, including the company logo, app logos, marketing materials, coaching materials, and internal training materials.
  • All video production for advertisements, introductory videos, and app tutorials, including a script for a video to be produced by Kurzgesagt.
  • Maintaining and updating the mobile app and web portal
  • Updating and maintaining the company website
  • Writing content for app modules, internal training guides for new staff, and investor communications
Freelance
Web & Graphic Designer/Developer
JULY 2018 - PRESENT

I have two clients for whom I freelance web design, web development, content creation, and graphic design. I meet with clients who have little to no experience with web design, and turn anything from a few bullet points on a notepad to hand-drawn site concepts into functional, fast, and modern online interfaces.

Academic

Institute of Neuroinformatics, Zürich, Switzerland
Research Assistant
MARCH 2018

I worked with PhD students at ETH Zürich and the University of Zürich’s Institute of Neuroinformatics on various small projects in neuromorphic computing and machine vision. Programming in Python, JavaScript, and some C++. I was mentored by Julien Martel, Turlough Neary, and Professor Matt Cook.

Sydney Institute for Astronomy, Sydney, Australia
Research Assistant
MARCH 2017

I worked with PhD students at Sydney University’s Institute for Astronomy on creating a Python application that analyzes and compares different processing pipelines for Kepler K2 data. I was mentored by Professor Tim Bedding.

Education

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Minor in Political Science
2018 - 2022

- Final Semester GPA: 3.6

- Cumulative GPA: 3.4

Extracurricular
The Medallion Program

The Medallion Program educates student leaders by providing opportunities for intentional learning, self-reflection, and skill development. Students enrolled in the Medallion Program gain a strong sense of self-awareness, work effectively with others, and become civically and socially engaged. I joined the Medallion Program to hone my leadership skills and meet like-minded student peers.

Events and Classroom Management (ECM) Work-Study

As a trained ECM Technician, I set up, ran, and troubleshooted campus events like academic conferences, student performances, and Meliora Weekend festivities.

Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT, USA
2014 - 2018
Extracurricular
Choate Debate Team - Pod Captain

I lead weekly debate meetings, training novice debaters, and competing in advanced tournaments on weekends.

Rothberg Catalyzer - Finalist

My team and I were chosen to advance to the Rothberg Catalyzer final at Brown to compete against teams from Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Yale, and U Penn.

Selected Projects

mitchelljones.comGallery

My personal website, which houses a gallery of some of my favorite major and minor projects. www.mitchelljones.com.

Rothberg CatalyzerHackathon

With a project centered around the health, safety, and comfort of children during disaster relief, I led my 4-person team to win the Choate Rothberg Catalyzer and advance to compete against teams from Yale, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania. Our project, taking the form of a children’s toy, incorporates biomedical data sensors to assess and aid children and adolescents affected by major disasters.

MeetUpWeb App

MeetUp is an online application that enables a group of people to coordinate the scheduling of a shared event. Once users set their own persistent schedule of available vs. occupied timeslots, MeetUp propagates that information to every associated event, allowing everybody to seamlessly schedule a time that works for them all. Similar in principle to When2Meet, MeetUp makes significant improvements with an updated, modern, mobile-first UI; user accounts with pre-set weekly schedules; and no advertising, tracking, or financial profit of any kind.

Locke PocketWeb App

The official web wallet for the cryptocurrency Locke. Locke Pocket is a secure, easy-to-use Ethereum token wallet. Alongside Locke Pocket, I built a barebones, open-source ERC-20 web wallet template for anyone who'd like to make their own secure custom Ethereum token web wallet. www.lockepocket.com.

Volunteering

FUSION 2019 Volunteer: Door ManagerAFWERX

FUSION is AFWERX's flagship yearly two-day event hosted jointly by the United States Air Force and AFWERX. 120 teams showcased their technological solutions to Air Force leadership and other military executives. As a volunteer, I supervised the entrance to the main showfloor and provided general assistance wherever necessary.

Life Enrichment VolunteerAegis Living

I worked with Life Enrichment Director Stephen McClelland to care for and entertain patients, as well as helping to clean and maintain the premises.

Skills

Programming

Languages

JavaScript
Java
HTML/CSS
C
Python
C#
Lisp
PHP
Solidity
C++

Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
Intermediate
Intermediate
Intermediate
Novice
Novice
Novice
Novice

Frameworks

jQuery
Django
Bootstrap
React.js

Advanced
Intermediate
Intermediate
Novice

Platforms

Node.js
Unity

Advanced
Intermediate

Software

Photoshop
MS Office
Google Drive
Premiere Pro
Illustrator
After Effects
Blender

Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
Intermediate
Novice
Novice
Novice

Awards

Rochester Dean's Scholarship for academic achievement and unique contributions to student life.
2018-2022

University of Rochester Dean's List
2018-2020

Enhanced Research and Innovation Grant ($4,500) awarded to Rochester students for motivation, creativity, and strong potential for success.
2018

Paul Mellon Scholarship for academic excellence and drive in the study of math, computer science, and/or science.
2014-2018

Choate Rosemary Hall Award for Excellence in Advanced Study of Computer Science; the highest honor in Computer Science.
2018

Deans' List for Choate Students Who Excel in All Subjects
2016-2018

Languages

English
French

Native
Near-Fluent