Reda Lemeden

Reda Lemeden

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Reda Lemeden / Software Developer

Apple Platforms • Swift • Web


After getting a BBA degree in 2007 in my hometown of Casablanca 🇲🇦, I moved to Tokyo 🇯🇵 to study Japanese, then Nantes 🇫🇷 to resume my post-graduate studies (MIM), then Boston, MA 🇺🇸 to work as a product designer & developer, before finally settling in Stockholm 🇸🇪 in 2014.

GitHub / LinkedIn / Dribbble

Highlights

  • I started Web development as a hobby in the early 2000s.
  • After 8 years of wrestling CSS tables in Internet Explorer, I got inspired by the iPhone to learn mobile development.
  • In 2010, I wrote my first mobile app in Objective-C.
  • Today, I enjoy working with various web technologies, app development on Apple platforms, and more recently server-side Swift Swift.
  • I write about various programming topics on my blog, as well as a guest author for a handful of high traffic websites.

Community & Open Source

  • In 2012, I open-sourced a Sass grid framework that gained considerable momentum in the community.
  • Since 2014, I have maintained a handful of open-source iOS and Swift projects on GitHub. The latest of which is a micro-framework for server-side development.
  • I’ve organized the STHLM.swift meetup since 2017.
  • In 2018, I co-organized the first ever Swift conference in the nordics, Swift & Fika.

Skills

  • Apple Platforms

    • Swift
    • iOS
    • macOS
    • Core Graphics
    • SwiftUI
    • MVC
    • MVVM
    • Redux
    • Core Data
    • Core Image
    • GCD
  • Server

    • Swift
    • NIO
    • MongoDB
    • PostgreSQL
    • Vapor
    • Kitura
    • TDD
    • Unit Testing
    • REST
    • GraphQL
    • Docker
    • Redis
  • Product Design

    • Agile
    • UX Research
    • Prototyping
    • Personas
    • Job Stories
    • Icons
    • Sketch
    • 3D
    • Illustration
    • Animation
  • Web

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • SVG
    • PostCSS
    • Jamstack
    • Gatsby
    • Three.js
    • Components

Work

  • Four Rays AB 🇸🇪FounderMay 2020Ongoing (7 months)

    Author open-source and commercial software products as an independent development and design shop.

    • iOS
    • macOS
    • SwiftUI
    • Graphics
    • Core Data
    • Vapor
    • Docker
    • Server
    • MongoDB
    • PostgreSQL
    • Jamstack
    • PostCSS
    • Working as an Industry Leader for the front-end program at Hyper Island.

    • Building a platform for video game enthusiasts (backend, iOS).

    • Writing a book about SwiftUI and 2D graphics.

  • Kaching AB 🇸🇪Head of Product (Mobile)May 2019Mar 2020 (11 months)

    Provided leadership to the product and design teams with the goal of planning, building, and launching a new mobile product for the retail industry.

    • Agile
    • KPIs
    • iPad
    • Swift
    • Bluetooth
    • Planning
    • UX Research
    • Management
    • Oversaw the development of a universal iOS app built entirely in SwiftUI.

    • Worked with the team on different payment integrations including Swish, Klarna, and card payment processors.

    • Represented the company at various trade fairs and events in Sweden and across Europe.

  • Kaching AB 🇸🇪Head of Design (Mobile)Apr 2018Apr 2019 (about 1 year)

    Led a team of product designers to build new retail experiences for mobile.

    • Sketch
    • Design Systems
    • MVVM
    • Frameworks
    • Design Sprints
    • Peer Review
    • Oversaw the creation and implementation of an expansive design system for mobile.

    • Organized dozens of design sprints with internal and external stakeholders from leading retail companies such as Apple and Ikea.

    • Built several UI components for iOS, including an in-app notification framework.

  • Dynamo Consulting AB 🇸🇪iOS Developer & UI DesignerSep 2016Mar 2018 (over 1 year)

    Designed and developed digital products for clients and in-house projects.

    • Design Sprints
    • iOS
    • BankID
    • Swift
    • UIKit
    • Gatsby
    • Worked with the team to build a video consultation app for iOS and Android.

    • Gave a talk about design sprints at the STHLM TECH Meetup.

    • Collaborated with other iOS developers to build a native retail application in Swift.

  • thoughtbot Filial 🇸🇪Design Director / iOS DeveloperApr 2013Aug 2016 (over 3 years)

    Provided design and development services for enterprise and startup clients, including Klarna and Intel.

    • iOS
    • macOS
    • AppKit
    • Unity
    • SVG
    • Open Source
    • JavaScript
    • Design Sprints
    • Co-hosted Tentative, a weekly podcast about UI design.

    • Gave various talks at local meetups including CocoaHeads and the Dribbble meetup.

    • Hosted a one-day workshop about iOS and Auto Layout at Hyped Island.

    • Led and supported the design teams between the two European branches.

  • thoughtbot, Inc 🇺🇸Front-end Developer & DesignerJan 2012Apr 2013 (over 1 year)

    Designed and implemented Web and mobile user interfaces for enterprise and startup clients, including MIT, Shutterstock, and Yammer (Microsoft).

    • CoffeeScript
    • Sass
    • UIKit
    • Open Source
    • Jekyll
    • Django
    • Ruby
    • Rails
    • Built the front-end of a large-scale MOOC platform at MIT (edX).

    • Co-authored Bourbon Neat, a Sass-powered grid framework.

    • Designed several product interfaces for Web, desktop, and mobile.

  • Contactually 🇺🇸Part-time DesignerSep 2011Dec 2011 (4 months)

    Designed a Web-based CRM product for a 500 Startups alumni (2012).

    • Created the visual identity of the company.

    • Designed a Web-based dashboard UI (Ruby on Rails).

  • Orange (Vallée) 🇫🇷Assistant Product ManagerJan 2010Dec 2010 (12 months)

    Assisted the product manager with various planning, design, and development tasks.

    • Designed the UI of an iOS and Android app where users can share short audio clips.

    • Coordinated between development and product teams.

    • Contributed to planning and product roadmaps.

Education

  • American University 🇺🇸EconomicsAug 2011Dec 2011

    Global Economics & Business Program (Exchange)

  • Audencia Business School 🇫🇷Product ManagementSep 2009Jul 2012

    MIM Marketing for Product Manager (Master in Management)

  • Kai Japanese School 🇯🇵Language StudiesSep 2007Mar 2009

    Japanese Language Proficiency Test 2 Certificate (Vocational)

  • ISCAE Business School 🇲🇦Marketing & CommunicationSep 2003Jun 2007

    Bachelor's Degree in Marketing & Communication (Bachelor)

Languages

  • English 🇺🇸

    Native level
  • French 🇫🇷

    Native level
  • Arabic 🇲🇦

    Business level
  • Japanese 🇯🇵

    Business level
  • Swedish 🇸🇪

    Intermediate level