I'm Ryan Nikolaidis — The programmer you bring in to think outside the box ...and maybe build the box, too.
Sometimes I build robots.
At Georgia Tech it wielded a marimba and could improvise jazz music. At CP+B it could be controlled via the web and pneumatically launch snowballs via cannon and catapult.
Sometimes I build games.
For Nike this was a global, in-store, experiential gaming platform and series of games. For Kraft this was a mobile app featuring a JELL-O cube that dances to your music. I've also just started self-producing and designing games. Check out the progress at theambientfield.com.
Sometimes I build creative platforms.
In the off hours I've been cranking on Garfunkel, a music writing partner, designed to accelerate and inspire both the mechanical and creative parts of composition. I'm also the co-creator of a cloud-based, visual programming language and workflow automation tool (sorry, lots of words there, it's legit, I promise). We've been using it to make dynamic video with our clients over at Cloneless Media.
I'm here to help creative people make creative things.