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Hi there! I’m

Ethan Kawkji

CTO at Starprise & Creative Coder

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About me

I’m a hands-on full stack developer and creative coder, based in Stockholm, Sweden, with over 15 years of experience in developing tech solutions and building tech teams both remotely and onsite.

I excel in leading all aspects of architecture, software development and support, including buy vs. SaaS analysis, investment rationalization, cost benefit analysis, contract negotiation and execution.

Throughout my career I’ve assembled tech teams across several industries including FinTech, E-Commerce, Saas, Marketplaces, Digital Marketing, Consulting and others.

Companies where I've held technical and creative leadership positions

CTO & Co-founder 
Sweden
CTO Entrepreneur In Residence 
Sweden
Head of Digital Platforms
& Growth Marketing 
Sweden
Solutions Architect Team Lead 
USA

Creative Coding

I love designing and developing creative interactive digital experiences using WebGL Shaders, HTML5 canvas, SVG and animation libraries such as Three.js, p5.js, Anime.js, GSAP and other creative tools.

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Honors & Mentions

Awwwards

Honorable Mention Award

Mobile Excellence Award

CSSDesignAwards

Special Kudos Award

Best Innovation Award

Best UI Design Award

Best UX Award

CSSWINNER

Star Award

DesignNominees

Site Of The Day Award

CSSREEL

Winner Of The Day Award

Hands-on Tech that I use

AWS
AWS
Google Cloud
Google Cloud
Node.js
Node.js
React
React
Redux
Redux
Flutter
Flutter
Vue.js
Vue.js
Webgl
Webgl
GSAP
GSAP
Three.js
Three.js
Php
Php
Zend
Zend
Laravel
Laravel
Mysql
Mysql
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL
Magento
Magento
Shopify
Shopify
Bigcommerce
Bigcommerce
Sharetribe
Sharetribe
Wordpress
Wordpress
Stripe
Stripe
Netlify
Netlify
Jekyll
Jekyll
Docker
Docker
Vagrant
Vagrant
Kubernetes
Kubernetes
Redis
Redis
Google Analytics
Google Analytics
Mixpanel
Mixpanel
Qlik Sense
Qlik Sense
Google Data Studio
Google Data Studio
Apache
Apache
Nginx
Nginx
GraphQL
GraphQL
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud
Figma Creative Cloud
Figma
Sketch
Sketch
InVision
InVision
Zeplin
Zeplin
Salesforce
Salesforce
Hubspot
Hubspot
Atlassian
Atlassian
Github
Github
Trello
Trello
Basecamp
Basecamp

What people say

“Very knowledgeable, highly competent and always curious and eager to learn more, that’s is how I perceive Ethan. We worked together in the marketing team for about 3 years. I really appreciated Ethan’s ability to combine his in-depth analytical skills and technical expertise with a very pragmatic and hands-on approach when developing new efficient solutions. Ethan has got integrity, courage and a strong drive to deliver high-quality results. He is self-sufficient and very creative, always looking to improve processes and results. In addition, Ethan can explain all things tech so even I understand it. On a more personal level, I really enjoyed our deep, deep philosophical conversations about life; To be or not to be…
I can highly recommend Ethan to future business partners and companies.”
Kristin Andersson
Head of Communications, Sweden at Volvo Car Mobility
“I had the pleasure of working with Ethan for about 1.5 years while at Trustly. Ethan was the development lead on several pieces of work that were critical to the Partner Channel, and I was always pleased and impressed with both Ethan's attitude and the results he delivered!
Ethan is very quick to understand business needs, he is hard working and focused on business results, and he technically is very skilled. I was always confident when Ethan was assigned to a project, and he consistently delivered.
I can with confidence recommend him to future business partners and employers alike.”
Adam Bowman
Director, Partner Sales at Trustly Group AB
“Ridiculously efficient’ and tremendously talented are the phrases that come to mind when I think about Ethan. I had the pleasure of working with Ethan for several years at Coalition Technologies, collaborating on several project teams. Ethan’s ability to juggle multiple projects was unlike any I’ve seen before. The work was not only timely but flawless as well. I have never seen a developer as responsive and efficient like Ethan. It always appeared that no task was too big or impossible. On top of everything Ethan always brought an amazing attitude to work everyday and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would jump at the opportunity to work with Ethan in the future and any company would be lucky to have him.”
Justin Szabo
Partner | Director of Marketing at Slicedbread

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