Ian Forsyth

I'm a software engineer who dabbles in design and craves fresh air.

My Wheelhouse

Web Development

WEB DEVELOPMENT

I use research, inspiration, and the latest tools to construct an elegant final product. I build fast, responsive, efficient websites - always with great design in mind.

Responsive Design

RESPONSIVE DESIGN

Forget pre-packaged templates, grids, or frameworks. When I build websites they're made custom, flow perfectly to fit any device size, and are optimized for mobile users.

iOS App Development

iOS APP DEVELOPMENT

Bring your app idea to the iPhone and iPad. I design and code alongside Apple's guidelines to give your custom application the natural, native feel it deserves.

Bespoke Interfaces

BESPOKE INTERFACES

Data-driven websites and applications are no problem. Whether tapping into a third party API or constructing a back-end interface from scratch, I build to suit.

Latest Work

Tagit Labs
Pre-release website for the most sophistacated tracking device in cycling.
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Tagit Labs
Yale Cycling
A new website for the Yale Cycling team, built for fans and prospective riders.
Case Study
Yale Cycling
Walden Development Group
A website built for Western New York's premier real estate developer - WDC.
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Walden Development Group
WRI Calculator
An iOS app used by WRI to calculate wire size and spacing based on bar designations.
Case Study
WRI Calculator App
Trocaire Social Media
A one stop social media hub for Buffalo's Trocaire College.
Case Study
Trocaire College Social Media
Design Work
Head on over to Dribbble to see my collection of illustrations, logos, and UI mocks.
Dribbble
Illustrations

About Me

Ian Forsyth

Hi, I'm Ian, a recent Yale CS grad living in Brooklyn and working in NYC. Right now, I'm a full-time software engineer on a great team at VTS and I get to work part-time with the guys at TagitLabs. Beyond coding, I have a strong interest in product design and UI/UX. When I'm not sitting in front of my computer, I'm on my bike riding back-roads, running, skiing, wearing flannel, going for quiet walks, listening to good folk, or reading the occasional book.

In addition to what's listed below, I also have experience with Git, SVN, Twitter Bootstrap, Google Analytics, Heroku, Memcached, WordPress, Middleman, Jekyll, and Anchor CMS.

Front-End

Front-End

Slim / Sass

AngularJS

jQuery

Back-End

Back-End

Ruby On Rails

PHP

C++

Databases

Databases

MySQL

PostgreSQL

Redis

Design

Design

UI/UX

Photoshop

Sketch

Learning

Learning

Go

Node.js

MongoDB

Inspiration

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Websites are never finished, only abandoned.

- Leonardo da Vinci (sort of)

Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make.

- Charles Eames

The best solution can usually be found in the best definition of the problem itself.

- Chip Kidd

It never gets easier, you just go faster.

- Greg LeMond

It's not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.

- Steve Jobs

Latest Rambling

HTML Documents In Lieu of Illustrator

Mar 19, 2015

It's a terrible feeling when you're working on a project and it should be simple, but because you can't seem to find the right tools, it becomes frustrating. Recently, I've had to design a few documents, including invoices for my freelance business and an updated resume. Luckily, I found a great way to create them using HTML and CSS. Read moreā€¦

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