Akin O. Sawyerr

UI/UX Developer

I am a Front-End User Interface/Experience Developer with in-depth knowledge of HTML, CSS and Native JavaScript.

For over 15 years, I have worked extensively with some exceptional clients and various well-known brands primarily in the restaurant industry.

I really love my work and I am very passionate about helping users harness the power of technology for a better life experience.


  • Responsible for developing new native mobile application look and feel on .NET Framework.
  • Responsible for developing new online ordering responsive web platform as a UI/UX Web Developer using JavaScript, jQuery, CSS 3.0, and HTML5.
  • Brand Management: name, logo, look, and feel of mobile and web applications to get the best user response.
  • Charged with improving UX for legacy web properties and mobile applications through quantitative/qualitative research and value-added UX deliverables.
  • Excellent in Cross-Browser UI disambiguation & avoiding pitfalls.
  • Strong in HTML(5), CSS (3) and Native JavaScript.
  • Developed front-end solutions for mobile OS including Android, iOS.
  • Very Good at JQuery development.
  • Excellent in Responsive Web Design, Mobile Web App Development.
  • Experience with REST API, JSON,TestFairy.
  • Good at SaSS, LESS CSS.
  • Familiar With Angular JS, Bootstrap, Ionic and other front-end frameworks.
  • Excellent in Adobe Creative Cloud suite especially, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.
  • Highly knowledgeable WordPress CMS Developer.
  • Very familiar with Version Control Systems: SourceTree/BitBucket, GIT.
  • Familiar with Agile development process.
  • Familiar with Balsamiq, Zeplin, Basecamp, Avocode.
  • Familiar with BrowserStack, TestRails.
  • Familiar with BlueJeans, GoToMeeting, HipChat, Slack and Microsoft Lync communication tools.




2013 to Date    Tillster, Inc.   Alpharetta, GA

Front-End UI/UX Developer, Sr

  • Lead Front-End UI/UX developer for custom Responsive-web development supporting various brands on Tillster’s proprietary .NET platform utilizing CSS3, HTML5, JS and other technologies.
  • Lead Front-End UI/UX developer for custom AngularJS-based mobile applications on Tillster’s proprietary .NET platform utilizing Cordova, Ionic, Node and other technologies.
  • Subject matter expert on the front-end capabilities of Tillster’s proprietary .NET Platform applications. Including setup, implementation, development, documentation, quality assurance, troubleshooting and deployment.
  • Team Lead for research, documentation and presentation of improved processes and other  identified digital mobile solutions.
  • Interface directly with Creative and Brand Marketing teams to assess, improve and implement UI/UX design concepts and wireframes across a variety of devices and media.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders and team members e.g Sales and Product managers to identify, report, track and resolve bugs and other issues utilizing JIRA ticketing system.
  • Manage, curate and process brand assets including fonts, colors, images and other media.


2007 to 2013 Snapfinger, Inc. Alpharetta, GA

Director, Web & Graphic Design

  • Implemented UI HTML web interfaces for corporate clients that generated over $100 million in combined online sales revenue.
  • Managed, curated and processed brand design assets including all image graphics, fonts,  style guides and other media.
  • Designed online marketing campaigns, print advertising materials and UI prototype wireframes.
  • Applied UI/UX development functionality to solve business rules objectives and implement creative custom solutions tailored to the client’s needs.
  • Collaborated with key stakeholders to capture user experience requirements and translate them into practical user interface design solutions.
  • Utilized industry best practices to define and develop consistent user experience standards across a myriad of devices and platforms.
  • Lead on development cycle release deployments, delegation, Quality Assurance testing and documentation.


2001 to 2004 CSX Technology Jacksonville, FL

Systems Analyst

  • Created, managed and maintained HTML UI pages for Sales and Marketing intranet website.
  • Designed HTML UI wireframes for Sales and Marketing workforce proprietary application.
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining enterprise Sales and Marketing database system.
  • Provided helpdesk assistance and IT technical support to commercial applications users.
  • Performed quality assurance testing for applications in development and user-acceptance phase of software development cycle.


1998 to 2001 Department of Health Tallahassee, FL

Assistant Web Manager

  • Developed, managed and maintained HTML UI web pages for the entire Florida Department of Health (DOH) Internet and Intranet web sites (
  • Designed web graphics, marketing materials, logos and other media assets designated to represent various sections and aspects of the DOH Internet and Intranet web sites.
  • Provided troubleshooting and technical helpdesk assistance concerning all department managed Internet/Intranet web sites.
  • Member of Information Technology team dispatched by then State Governor, Jeb Bush to implement comprehensive UI/UX redesign and migration of all DOH Internet and Intranet web sites.
  • Recipient of 2000 Web Manager Award for Outstanding Service.



1998 to 2001 Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems (CIS).


1993 to 1997 Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee, FL
  • Obtained 60 credit hours towards an AA degree in Computer Programming.
  • Transferred to Florida A&M University.
  • Work supplements 95% of education.


Performance Poetry (Slam), Volunteering, Billiards, Tennis, Freelance Web & Graphic Design; Vice-President, African Students Association Florida A&M University (1999-2000)