Product Designer and Developer with excellent leadership skills. Design and development
of successful products, from concept to production. Experience and
design skills allow me to execute multi-discipline product design
projects efficiently and definitively. Consistently demonstrated ability
to visualize next generation systems.
Demonstrated talent and ability to analyze target markets, technology and strategy,
and redefine goals and innovations.
Detailed oriented, without losing the big picture. Strong multitasking and organizational
skills, insuring a successful and robust project completion.
technical leader who interfaces well with management and marketing
to achieve innovative and profitable Next Generation technical goals.
Successfully managed over 30 employees and outside contractors. Responsible
for all aspects of project, task and resource management, ensuring
targets and milestones are met.
Founder - Stroke Brains Studios - 2014 to present - Holding And Licensing
Independent Design Studio supporting John Steven Calder's work in Materials Science, Product Design and Development, Startup Incubation, Social Responsibility & Awareness Projects, Commercial and private artistic endeavors licensing and marketing.
Consulting VP of Engineering - Catch & Release - 2014 to 2016 - Curation And Licensing
Designed and Architected first generation system for a video licensing and library application.
CEO and Founder - Attention Shoppers Network - 2014 to 2016 - Mobile Shopping company
Location based mobile shopping application that is a Framework Application for HTML5 Web Applications. Partnered with AT&T to install free Wifi in the top 100 shopping malls in the USA..
Product Designer & Chief Technical Officer - TableTouch Inc. - 2002 to 2013 - Communications
technology company that is designed to change the way we use computers.
Based upon 3 core technologies: High Viewing angle LCD displays, state
of the art touch screen technologies and wireless embedded computing.
We have created 2 innovative public access retail infotainment systems.
Company has not disclosed its products as of this time.
Product Design and Development Consultant - 2002 to present - Various
design and development of image recognition systems based upon neural
network chips. Company is currently seeking additional funding for
a variety of products using these technologies.
and implemented handheld wireless terminal for security and identification
applications. Design includes fingerprint scanning, live bi-directional
video terminal and smart- card reader. Primarily used in law enforcement
and European markets, base station supports TARGA networks. Company
is currently seeking additional funding.
Chief Technical Officer/ Co-Founder - Spoovy.com - 2001 to 2002 - Streaming
and implemented Broadband multimedia site. Developed custom Quick Time/Windows
Media Player applications and Quick Time/Windows Media Player server
technologies. Designed site architecture and developed all processes
for pre and post production requirements. Fluent in a DV authoring
and streaming tools and services. Staffed the technical team from
Design and Development Consultant - IDEO - 2000 to 2001 - #1 Product development company
Designed and examined and evaluated various Internet
Appliance technologies and strategies. Expertise in wireless, display
and handheld technologies and emerging markets. Wrote multiple White
Papers on these technologies. Client list available under nondisclosure.
Vice President Electronic Engineering - Frog Designs - 1999 to 2000 - #3 product development company
Started and developed a new discipline
in one of the top industrial design firms in the world. My group designed,
developed and prototyped Electronic/Electrical systems for frog clients.
Responsible for all hardware, software, operating systems and application
software for all convergent frog product development.
Project include the "MySmart Pad" and the Ford Motor Company
electric car and kiosk systems. Innovations included using RF ID technology
for the Think cars key system.
Director of Research and Development - Premiere Retail Networks - 1997 to 1999 - Interactive
next generation interactive multimedia systems for the nation's largest
on-site at Retail advertising firm. Managed internal R&D group
and numerous outside contractors and suppliers. This audio/video interactive
delivery system is installed an every Walmart. (See
redesigned the system, from satellite uplink to all in-store media
delivery systems. Created interactive touch screen with integrated
bar code scanners, to a proprietary audio/video delivery system over
CAT5 cabling. Architected and implemented the entire system's e-commerce
strategy. Designed NT-based server and dual space PCI DVD/MPEG-II
decoder board. The system streams eight (8) interactive, Web based
touch screens, providing content specific control over an additional
eight (8) MPEG II/DVD videos. Accomplished with a standard Tier 1
vendor PC. Designed expansion capability for e-commerce and home based
Software Developer - 1988 to 2002 - Independent Contractor
Wrote Macintosh Client for Cheyenne
(Computer Associates) Novell FAX Server system. Wrote in Metrowerks
C++. Design included relational database for addressing and grouping.
Designed graphics editor for cover page generation. Wrote Novell NLM
(Netware Loadable Module) to interface Macintosh ADSP protocol to
native Novell API's. Designed and wrote USB software for Polaroid's
ColorShot printer. Designed USB Host Controller ASIC. Wrote
standalone Postscript Raster Image Parser for hi-end photo printer
Designed Peer to Peer Network adapter
for PC's. Design was discovered by Kliener, Perkins Caufield and Byers
and acquired. Wrote initial business plan, raised seed financing and
participated in hiring staff and raising first round financing.
Apple Computer Corporation - Core Communications Technology Developer - 1988 to 1992 - Advanced Technology Group
As a key developer with Apple's
Advanced Technology Group, designed the world first retail POS advertising
system. This system based upon our internally developed networking
allowed a single Macintosh to control up to 64 serial data streams
in real-time. Designed and authored Apple X.25 Connection Tool.
President & Founder - Johnathon Freeman Technologies - 1984 to 1996 - Hardware and Software design company
the assets of TTX Inc. I founded this company to manufacture the worlds
first hardware printer buffer. Product line extended to data conversion
devices, multi-port spooler's and smart data switches. JFT specialized
in Macintosh OEM products, providing hardware and software to over
20 Fortune 500 manufacturers. Designed and manufactured high volume
based computer products. Shipped over 500,000 ParaLink
products in one year.
and shipped over 30 device drivers for color, raster and postscript
printers, to major printer manufacturers and OEM's. Designed, tested
and manufactured three (3) models of network cards for a major Japanese
company, shipped directly to 11 countries and documented in six (6)
languages. These products were shipped directly to the distribution
centers under the clients label.
shipped over $150,000 in products in 60 days with initial $5000 investment.
Shipped $500K in 6 months, $1.5M in first year. Shipped a total of
$87M in products to over 15 countries.
Chief Engineer - TTX Inc. - 1982 to 1984 - Consumer printer product company
Designed worlds first high volume,
portable PC thermal printer, TTXexpress. Designed consumer CRT terminals
and low priced Daisywheel printer. Designed worlds first hardware
data/printer buffer, later acquired, and was the founding product
of my own company, Johnathon Freeman Technologies.
Design Engineer/Project Manager - Textron/Bell Aerospace - 1980 to 1982 - Avionics s & Radar Warning Defense Contractor
Designed in-flight radar warning
system for FB-111 Aircraft. Design included RF to Digital conversion
and front end pattern recognition hardware systems. Promoted to Project
Manager as result of 6 promotions in 2 years.
Jet Propulsion Specialist - United States Air Force - Strategic Air Command - 1976-1980.
Engine Test Specialist, working in conjunction with United Airlines
on a pilot engine premature failure analysis program. I would debrief
pilots, gather statistical data, plot engine trends and predict potentially
fatal premature engine failures. I managed the Spectrometric Oil Analysis
Program (SOAP), which analyzed trace metals in the engines bearing,
predicting premature bearing and turbine failure. I was the only trained
and authorized airman to run and test all four engines on a KC-135A
(a highly modified Boeing 707). This was quite an accomplishment,
as it required to pilot the aircraft on the ground and 'trim' the
aircraft's engines while running at full power. Promoted to Quality
Control to monitor the performance of the entire Engine group.
a Congressional Letter of Appreciation for emergency repairs required
on "Air Force One". This plane's engines failed over California
during the first visit by US Senators to China. In charge of repairing
this plane, replacing and 'trimming' the new engine to the plane.
This eight hour task was accomplished in one hour, in order to insure
the Senator's schedule was met.
Technical Expertise & Skills:
mySQL, COM, HTML, HTML5, various CMS languages and tools.
- Multiple development environments including Visual C++ Developer Studio, JBuilder, Dreamweaver.
- Macintosh Applications, Driver and Utilities in both Classic and OSX environments.
- Windows Applications, Drivers and Utilities in both x86 and 64 environments.
- Android and IOS Applications
- All aspects of Internet Appliance and Handheld products.
- RF design and analog conversion applications and technologies.
- All aspects of Analog, Digital and ASIC design.
- All aspects of mechanical design, fabrication and high volume production to ISO-9000 compliance.
- Haptic and Touch technologies.
- Wireless networking technologies including 802.11a, 802.11b, WAP, CDPD and TARGA protocols and implementations.
- FFMPEG encoding and MPEG4 standard, Codex's and technologies.
-Completely fluent with the "Internet of Things" IoT technologies and operating systems.
- Image recognition and neural networks.
- All aspects of embedded systems design and kernel design. Proficient using Arduino, Raspberry PI
Bachelors of Fine Arts - Design and Technology - San Francisco Art Institute - 2016 Bachelors of Arts - Business Administration - University of Phoenix - 1992 Associates of Arts - Electrical Engineering - Heald Technical School - 1982 Associates of Arts - General Education - Community College of the Air Force - 1980
My family and I were selected to represent uninsured Americans. This full page photo was in every national newspaper for one year, every Wednesday. Also feature in weekly magazines like Time and Newsweek. (see ad campaign)
Titled the 'Bad Boy of Silicon Alley",
I was profiled in Focus Magazine for my successes in the economically challenged
Hunter Point neighborhood in San Francisco's Bay-view District. This followed
by multiple Television and printed articles profiling my company's minority
hiring and training programs.
I am building a statue of Emperor
Norton in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. This includes all aspects
of the local and city politics, Art's Commission and all fundraising. Very
active with the Arts Commission, Board of Supervisors and a variety of public
The Argonaut was a literary journal based in San Francisco, California that ran from 1877 to 1956, founded and published originally by Frank M. Pixley. The name comes from the local term for gold prospectors, argonaut. The magazine was known for containing strong political Americanism combined with art and literature. Many 19th-century writers such as Ambrose Bierce, Yda Addis, and Gertrude Atherton appeared regularly in its pages. It was considered one of the most important publications in California, and it had a great deal of political influence.
The magazine was revived in 1991, by Warren Hinckle, and continues in both print and on-line formats.
Publisher - Hydraulic Press 1986 - Poetry Book
Started a small publishing company, using
emerging desktop publishing systems, to enable local poets and writers to 'self
publish' using these technologies. Published 30 books and lost a lot of money!
Publisher - US RAG 1986-1987 - Comedy Magazine
Started a comedy magazine based upon the popularity
of local comedy clubs. Capitalizing on the infrastructure of Hydraulic Press.
Published eight issues and lost even more money!
I was nominated and I accepted the a position
on the San Francisco Superior Court Civil Grand Jury. This secret watchdog Grand
Jury investigates all San Francisco agencies and officers. Web
site and Reports.
Political Consultant - Various Candidates- 2002-2006
Worked with a variety of School Board and Supervisor Candidates for local elections. Focusing on Education issues, web site design and development and authoring policy statements.
Co-Host/Moderator and President - Asian American Political Coalition - 2004