Developer : Manager : Director
Turning crazy briefs into realities since ’07.
What I do:
Whilst liaising with clients and colleagues I develop touchscreens, interactive walls, projections, TV shows, kinects, LED walls, phones, tablets, multi-touch, augmented reality, virtual reality, vending machines… you get the idea!
How I do it:
Primarily with Unity, and other associated technologies.
Clients have included:
Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Acura, Motorola, LG, Cisco, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Westpac, GE, Mirvac, University of NSW, University of Sydney, Sydney Theatre Company, JCDecaux, Royal Australian Air Force.
Events projects have featured at:
London Olympics 2012, Vivid Sydney, Los Angeles Auto Show, North American International Auto Show, New York International Auto Show, NCAA Basketball Tournament, Australian International Airshow.
Keynote Speaker, Panel Speaker:
webDU, Full STEAM Ahead initiative with MAAS Museum and Microsoft
Contact me at:
jonathan.kafkaris at gmail.com
Words from colleagues, clients, friends.
Head of Technology at Imagination
“I can not say enough about how much I admire and respect Jono’s work ethic and character. While working with Jono at Spinifex I relied heavily on his ability to work under pressure, find solutions for problems and go that extra mile to ensure the job was done on time without compromising on quality. Jono is extremely creative and has excellent attention to detail. I would recommend Jono for any Senior Development and or creative role and he will be a valuable addition to any team with whom he works for in the future.”
Senior Digital Producer at Imagination
“Jonathan is a highly skilled developer who is able to think well beyond the brief to accommodate unspoken requirements. His exemplary coding is matched with an easy ability to take direction and his comprehensive experience helps him to make pertinent suggestions and recommendations. He works well and efficiently on his own, not requiring much supervision once on a task and collaborates with others effectively in a team environment. Jonathan takes complete ownership of and responsibility for his work and is a pleasure to work with. I was very fortunate to work with Jonathan during my time at Spinifex and hope we will be able to work together in the future.”
JK: We did eventually get to work again at Imagination for a while! : )
Creative Technologist and Developer
“Jono is one of the most reliable developers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. A very capable senior developer always doing whatever it takes to get a project across the line and on time. Great company and a great lateral thinker, able to look outside his specialties when required to get a solution up and running. Highly recommended.”
Group User Experience Architect
“Jono is a great developer who sees beyond a brief. He is passionate about pixel perfect design, efficient back-end integration and seamless user experiences. His work ethic is unquestionable and his attention to detail is great – he is more likely to find and fix an issue than create one. Jono is an enviable leader who can inspire others. He would be an excellent addition to any project or organisation.”
Production Manager Imagination
“Jonathan is a talented hardworking individual whose enthusiasm and devotion to each and every project is unprecedented. His noteworthy skillset navigates the most complex of projects with the same calm and collected demeanour. An unrivalled asset to any interactive initiative.
Cyril De Baecque
Managing Director at Spinifex Group
“It is an absolute pleasure to work with Jonathan. He is always enthused about work, he is highly likeable and will always bring a positive and solution oriented look on things. I recommend Jonathan to any employer.”
Senior Producer at Imagination
“Jonathan is a very skilled developer who is always ready to go the extra mile to ensure the activations he produces are the best they can possibly be and is truly passionate about his work.
I had the pleasure of working with Jonathan for 2 years during which time we worked together on many innovative interactive projects for clients based in the US, UK and Australia.”
Creative Digital Strategist
“Jonathan is a very skilled and switched on creative developer. He works fast and understands creative design elements as well as computational issues. I can highly recommend working with Jonathan.”