Carl Ekman

Developer & designer, currently doing iOS @ iZettle as a Tech Lead.

Hello! 👋

I’m an iOS developer and UI/UX designer, currently working as an engineer at iZettle in Stockholm, Sweden.

I love working on great apps and smart solutions, preferably alongside creative, dedicated and inspiring people.

I’ll eventually get around to making something out of this site. In the meantime, here’s my resume.


Employers

iZettle

Tech Lead & iOS DeveloperWebsite
Working as an iOS engineer at iZettle in Stockholm, assigned as Tech Lead on features empowering merchants in their daily business.
April 2019 - Current 2019

Self-employed

Freelance consultant
Offering services as iOS developer, UI/UX designer, and logo/brand designer. Currently not accepting inquiries.
May 2017 - April 2019

Spire

Co-founder, consultantWebsite
Full-stack digital consultancy based in Uppsala, Sweden. Worked on various projects as designer and developer. Co-ran the company for 5 years.
July 2012 - May 2017

Cruitway

Partner, designerWebsite
Partner and member of the tech team for a digital recruitment startup. UI/UX-design for native and web, developer, brand manager and graphic designer.
February 2014 - December 2017


Assignments

iZettle

iOS Developer – Consultant
I started my consultant assignment as an iOS engineer at iZettle in March of 2018, and after 13 months I accepted an offer to join the force as an employee, and in late 2019 I was promoted to Tech Lead.
March 2018 - April 2019

Santander Consumer Bank

iOS Developer - Consultant
Assigned to two undisclosed projects as an iOS resource at Santander Consumer Bank in Solna. Worked with Swift in a small agile team in a large, corporate environment.
August 2017 - February 2018

PostNord

iOS Developer - Consultant
Worked on three mobile apps for PostNord at their sub-contractor Bontouch in Stockholm, as a part of their mobile team. Development both in Objective-C and Swift.
November 2016 - June 2017


Education

Master’s degree

Computer and Information Engineering at Uppsala university
Minor specialization in HCI. Thesis project conducted at consultancy Netlight in Stockholm. Thesis available here.
August 2009 - June 2014


Experience

Development

iOS: Swift, Objective-C, XCode, MVC, MVVM, Carthage, Cocoapods, Fastlane, functional reactive programming, frameworks, testing.
General: Git, JSON-APIs, programming (Java, C, Python, JavaScript, Unix).
Software engineering: Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Jira, CI/CD, TDD, peer review, pair programming, business development.

Design

Tools: Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Zeplin.
UI/UX: Wireframing, usability, UI mockups, prototyping.
Graphics: Branding, logo design, icons, illustration.