Jason T. Martinez

Jason T. Martinez

Creative Technologist - Product Designer - Front-end Engineer - Linux Nut

2404 Western Park Ln, Hillsborough, North Carolina, US, NC 27278
(747) 200-7275




For twenty years I've been crafting fun & intuitive experiences for the web and mobile devices. I've lead product teams at Fortune 500 organizations as well as seed stage startups. I'm a technical creative with 15+ years experience running Linux. I love contributing to the open source community.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Owner, Arcana Labs, LLC

    Jan, 2012 - Present

    I've been consulting through my company Arcana Labs for almost ten years. After interviewing for the iTunes team many times and finding too many specialized positions that didn't fit my skill-set I put aside that dream and set out to define my own work options.

  • Product Design Lead / Build Systems / DevOps / SeleniumCavulus, Inc.

    Dec, 2013 - Present

    Designed and integrated my interfaces using Vue.js to create a universal form builder application now used by hundreds of thousands of people. Built a drag-and-drop form builder with Ember.js on top of Ruby on Rails. Redesigned a legacy ColdFusion app with little developer assistance. I can work on interfaces around nearly any back-end stack and communicate my changes to developers effectively.

  • Founder / Designer / DeveloperInfiniteScan.com

    May, 2009 - Aug, 20123 years 3 months

    Designed and developed an internet radio with a brain. It finds web radio stations and favorites them to create your own music collection through a easy interface for collecting music via radio stations or YouTube and free, web based iTunes with social listening features.

  • Sr. Interactive Designer & DeveloperMobileRoadie.com

    Mar, 2011 - Sep, 20121 year 6 months

    Designed & built custom mobile apps for Roy Orbison, Magic Johnson Enterprises, the FADER, U2 and many more. All designed with Photoshop and built with HTML5/CSS3/jQuery & Mobile Roadie's app building platform. I lead build & design on new PWA style mobile web app builder offering.

  • Creative DirectorMyFDB.com

    Apr, 2009 - Aug, 20112 years 4 months

    As the third employee at this startup, I lead the product and development team through a successful alpha release, a $1M seed round and eventual sale. Saw our team go from 3 to more than 40 people and then launch at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week 2009.

  • Lead DesignerELC Technologies

    May, 2008 - Aug, 20091 year 3 months

    I started & grew the design team. Helped “set up shop” and ran to launch many successful seeds. A great place to work. Built concepts and products for Langenscheidt Publishing, NBC Universal and ESPN.

  • Lead DesignerThoughtbot, Inc

    Jan, 2007 - Sep, 20077 months

    Lead the firm’s design offering. Clients included Nature Publishing, FIRST LLC, Felissimo, Carbon Rally, and GradSpot.com.

  • Digital Media DeveloperSametz Blackstone Associates

    Feb, 2006 - Jan, 200710 months

    Transformed the award winning Boston communications strategy’s web department. Built and educated a team on CMS technologies and delivered many successful sites for clients like Harvard University, MIT McGovern Institute, Boston College and My Sister's Keeper.

  • Systems AnalystGE Global Research & Development

    May, 2005 - Sep, 20054 months

    Undertook projects to redesign & unify a research intranet, redesigned internal sub-sites, created cleaner code, and ensured quality over various corporate platforms and environments.



  • Web Development
    Vue.jsNode.jsLinuxJavascriptGitRuby on Rails / SinatraHTML5CSS/SASS/StylusHandlebars, Emblem, Pug(Jade)Ember.jsSelenium/Selenium GridD3.js/Cytoscape.jsCRUD Application Modeling/DevelopmentDocker/Docker ComposeGoogle AnalyticsDirectusColdFusionGnome/GTKPHPCMS: Laravel, Drupal, JoomlaAdobe Creative Suite


  • RPI - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Left before graduating to take a position at Sametz Blacktone in Boston, curriculum was lacking. It was a very new program and medium in 2006. I had existing projects already much beyond my coursework which at that time was years behind current technologies., Major: Electronic Media, Arts & Communication

    Aug, 2006 - Nov, 2006

  • Sage, Transferred to RPI after receiving a half ride scholarship because of existing projects & work at G.E. R&D., Major: Information Design

    Aug, 2003 - Aug, 2005

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

  • Theme Designer/Developer, Linux community

    Apr, 2017 - Present

    My contribution to the Linux community, a dark material design based theme I maintained until the core project was discontinued, could be the new maintainer of the core theme soon.



  • Open Source Software

    LinuxGnomeNextCloudDockerHome AssistantIOTPine64
  • Guitar

  • Cars

    BMWDIY MechanicCCA
  • Soccer

    Center Midfield


  • Available upon request, for my colleagues privacy.

    If you'd like to talk I'm happy to give multiple references. Please e-mail me.