About Me

Hi, I’m Randy!

I’m passionate about being a Software Engineer and UI/UX Designer. I love developing mobile applications and have a sweet spot for designing apps that help photographers. As an internationally published photographer myself, I strive to blend those creative thinking processes into my daily software development. I’m currently on-track to graduate Summa Cum Laude from the Colorado Technical University in the fall of 2022, with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a GPA of 3.94.

Personal Stats

Full Name
Randy McKown
location
Colorado ✈️ Kansas City
e-mail
randymckown@me.com
freelance
Available

Development Skillset

  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • Python
  • Swift

  • UML Design
  • UI Design
  • Photoshop
  • Figma

work experience

2020-PRESENT

Software Engineer

Freelance Developer

As a sole-developer, I advanced my skillset in the complete software development life cycle by developing mobile apps for Android from idea to delivery. In this role, I completed projects using both Java and Kotlin. This included working with various Google services and API’s. I also became skilled in the process of delivering mobile apps to the Google Play Store, analyzing their production metrics, and releasing application updates.

2019-PRESENT

Application Support

Comcast

Provided internal application support for corporate mobile, web and desktop applications. In this role, I took ownership of multiple projects related to creating technical documentation and developing training materials for internal use.

2015-2018

Director of Imaging

Photoweb

As the Executive Director of Imaging, I advanced my skillset in agile project planning and team management. During a three year contract, I lead a group of 60 team members to the successful completion of the project. My role included the development and implementation of department policy, procedure, and training based on the customers business requirements. My duties also involved planning and managing a SCRUM framework for the duration of the project.

2011-2015

Website Administrator

T&T Web Design

In this role, I took ownership in managing websites for multiple clients. My daily tasks included content creation and on-page SEO to increase Google rankings for the clients website. This also included creating SEO reports and analyzing website data. I also collaborated with internal social media, UI/UX, and frontend development teams to help create and implement successful social media marketing and online business strategies for each client.

Education & Certification

2019-2022

Colorado Technical University

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Awarded Deans List – Every Semester 2019-2022
GPA :: 3.94

2022

Google Professional Certification

IT Automation with Python
2020

6Sigma Professional Certification

Six Sigma Champion Leadership

Portfolio

Welcome to my Apps Portfolio. I was the sole-designer, software engineer and project manager behind the entire lifecycle of each of these apps. This includes idea generation, market research, UI/UX design, app development, release on the Google Play Store and marketing activation.

Mobile App Development

HiLo Card Game

Mobile Game for Android

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HiLo Card Game

Mobile App /

Development
Android Studio / Java
UI/UX Design
Figma / Photoshop

HiLo is a retro styled mobile card game for Android. The player wins coins by placing bets on what type of card they think will be drawn next. Bets can be placed based on the color of the next card, the suit of the card, or if the card will be higher or lower than the last card drawn.

I was the sole contributor to the project from idea to delivery. I primarily created this mobile app to expand on my current skillset in relation to creating 2D animations in Java. This project also implements Google Admob services in the app.

More Projects

Mobile App Development

DayLight

Mobile App for Android

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DayLight

Mobile App /

Development
Android Studio / Kotlin
UI/UX Design
Photoshop / Figma

Mobile app for photographers to assist in project planning. The app calculates the sunrise, sunset, golden hour & blue hour times for any given date & GPS location in the world.

I was the sole contributor to the project from idea to delivery. Additional tech that I used in the development of this project included the Google Timezone API, Google Geocoder and Google Admob.

More Projects

Interests

  • Photography
  • Stephen King
  • Game Development
  • Horror Movies
  • Road Trips
  • Choco Carmel Coffee
  • Mexican Food
  • Exploring
  • Thunderstorms

Contact Me

Fell free to contact me in case of any question