Jochen Hartmann

New York, NY, USA
Freelance multi-disciplinary designer, programmer and architect to be.

Work Experience

Columbia University, Graduate School Of Architecture

Creative Technologist

Software development, design and implementation for various program related web sites and services including,, and various internal tools for the school.
September 2011 - May 2013 New York, New York, United States

Columbia University, Graduate School Of Architecture

Teaching Assistant

Developed a graduate level course in web technologies with Leigha Dennis and Troy Therrien at the graduate school of architecture. Co-taught code labs, provided feedback to students and helped solve programming challenges related to student projects.
September 2012 - May 2013 New York, New York, United States

Bernheimer Architecture

Design intern

Research, diagramming and Rhinoscript analysis of Garment district area retail for Made in Midtown workshops ( Concept development, schematic design and client presentations for retail projects.
September 2011 - October 2011 New York, New York, United States


Senior Developer Programs Engineer

Actively involved in growing the external developer community around Google Data APIs and developer products. Presented at various developer conferences worldwide (including Google IO, Google Developer Day, NTEN & Salesforce events) to audiences ranging between 100 – 200 attendees.

Contributor to Google open-source client libraries and applications. Contributed over 100k lines of code and tests for PHP and Python libraries (responsible for tens of millions of request to the YouTube API per day, client library code downloaded by external developers several hundred times per day).

Authored several articles, blog posts and 20+ page tutorials for totalling over 100 pages in printed form and accessed by over 30k unique readers YOY. Created and starred in a YouTube training video that received close to 90k views on YouTube in under a year.

Supported strategic partners with their YouTube Data API integrations. This involved a close knowledge with the underlying XML and HTTP based protocols, network packet traces and access to internal YouTube administration tools. Sample partners: Facebook, Slide, CBS,, Qik, Technorati. Worked with, the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, to integrate video profiles for their entrepreneurs in third world countries. Single-handedly led advocacy efforts and worked with Kiva engineers on the implementation.

Developed prototype system for YouTube Direct in collaboration with a colleague.
October 2007 - August 2009 Mountain View, California, United States


Co-founder of a technology and design consulting firm geared towards socially progressive clients. Designed visual identity systems and print publications such as reports, brochures and stationary for numerous organizations.
June 2004 - August 2007 New York, New York, United States

Buckminster Fuller Institute

Director of Technology & Design

Conceived of and designed all visual materials including current identity for the institute and all its programs. Materials included posters, brochures, books, reports and video.

Designed and implemented a customized community website for 3,000+ active members including several community features using Drupal and CiviCRM. Created several smaller sites for BFI programs featuring custom PHP modules and XHTML/CSS themes.
September 2005 - June 2007 New York, New York, United States

Morgan Stanley

Senior Product Development Lead, Institutional Equity Infrastructure

Managed the successful implementation of over 50 large scale business logic enhancements on a global network of critical systems. Communicated system changes globally for NY, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo regions.

Performed in-depth analysis of system logic, created technical specification documents and built prototypes in Java and C# for outsourced IT teams. Managed work for three separate IT teams consisting of outsourced staff and local counterparts.
February 2003 - June 2005 New York, New York, United States

Morgan Stanley

Developer, Restricted Securities

Developed and implemented database-driven applications to streamline, automate and improve various business processes using VB, VBA, IIS and .NET. Created reporting tools for various institutional brokerage teams. Designed and maintained a monthly reporting package presented to firm wide infrastructure management. Conducted training sessions and weekly meetings with senior risk-reporting officers from various departments.
February 2001 - June 2003 New York, New York, United States


Columbia University

Master of Architecture

NYSA Award for Total Excellence in Design, Columbia University, NYC
Tuition scholarship to the Master of Architecture program, Columbia University, NYC
September 2010 - May 2013 New York, New York, United States

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

BFA Sculpture

GPA 3.7, European Honors Program
September 1996 - June 2000 Providence, Rhode Island, United States


English (Fluent),
German (Native),
French (Beginner),
Italian (Beginner),


New York Society Of Architects

Award for Total Excellence in Design


Columbia University, Graduate School Of Architecture

Tuition scholarship to the Master of Architecture program



Various peer bonuses received from Google colleagues.


Morgan Stanley

Institutional Infrastructure Securities Award for Excellence


Rhode Island School Of Design

European Honors Program



PHP, 3dsmax, Adobe CS, AI Systems, Analog And Digital Synthesizers, AppEngine, Arduino And Basic Electronics, Audio Programming/synthesis, Autocad, C# / .NET, Drupal / CiviCRM, Game Design, Git, Google APIs, GWT, Java, JavaScript, Jquery, Lisp, MaxScript, MAYA, MySQL, Painting And Sculpture, PHPUnit, Processing, Python, Rails, Revit, Rhino/Grasshopper, Rhinoscript, Ruby, Sound Design, SVN, Trained In Manual Drafting, VB / VBA, XHTML/CSS, ZBrush,