Hi, I'm Mitch
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 Denver to continue my work on the startup I co-founded with my father four years ago, LifeBac.
Minor projects done for school, competitions, internships, or fun
LifeBac, Las Vegas, NV
SINCE JUNE 2018
Co-Founder, Developer, Graphic Designer, and Writer
LifeBac is an online problem-drinking treatment platform that my father and I started in 2018. From concept to research to funding to launch, I’ve spent over four years building out our program to eight states and raising over $1,000,000 in investor funds. My responsibilities at LifeBac include:
- All graphic design, including the company logo, app logos, marketing materials, coaching materials, and internal training
- Almost all investor materials, including an interactive pitch deck & one-pager, the business plan, financial and market research, and regular investor updates
- All video production for advertisements, tutorial & intro 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
SINCE JULY 2018
Web & Graphic Designer/Developer
I freelance web design, web development, content creation, and graphic design for two current clients. 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.
Institute of Neuroinformatics, Zurich
Sydney Institute for Astronomy, AUS
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2018 - 2022
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Minor in Political Science
- Final Semester GPA: 3.6
- Cumulative GPA: 3.4
ExtracurricularThe 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
2014 - 2018
for Choate students of exceptional academic ability.
Choate Debate Team - Pod Captain
I lead weekly debate meetings, training novice debaters, and competing in advanced tournaments on weekends.
Rothberg Catalyzer - Finalist
I led my team to advance to the Rothberg Catalyzer final at Brown to compete as the only high school team against Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Yale, and U Penn.
My personal website, which houses a gallery of some of my favorite major and minor projects.
Rothberg Catalyzer — Hackathon
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 as the only high school team against Yale, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania. Our project, taking the form of a children’s toy, incorporates biomedical data sensors and feedback to assess and aid the physical and mental health of children and adolescents affected by major disasters.
The official web wallet for the cryptocurrency Locke (deprecated), a tiny crypto start-up from 2017 that didn't survive the market crashes since. While lockepocket.com is now also obsolete, I used its core code to post an ERC-20 web wallet template to GitHub that's been forked by a few to make sleek, responsive, and simple ERC-20 token web wallets of their own.
MeetUp — Web 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.
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 Volunteer — Aegis 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.
Rochester Dean's Scholarship
for academic achievement and unique contributions to student life
Hajim Dean's List
for exceptional grades at the University of Rochester's Hajim School of Engineering
Enhanced Research and Innovation Grant ($4,500)
awarded to Rochester students for motivation, creativity, and strong potential for success
Paul Mellon Scholarship
for academic excellence and drive in the study of math, computer science, and/or science
Excellence in Advanced Study of Computer Science
Choate's highest honor for computer science
Born in Australia and having spent most of my life in the United States, I co-captained one of America's most advanced speech and debate teams, mentored a debater that would go on to be a World Debate Champion, minored in the US's 19th best Political Science program with exceptional grades, and now work as a professional writer.
Having lived three years of my young life in France, attending primary school in Nice, taking every over-AP French course offered at Choate, and being one class short of a college-level Advanced French cluster at UR until I switched to Film Studies, I am professionally proficient in French.
While able to work effectively with other French-speakers in a French work environment, my writing experience would be inapplicable, as I am not fluent enough to be exceptionally eloquent.