Georgi Nikolov

Software Engineer

connect@georgi-nikolov.com
Torstra├če 179 / 10115 Berlin / Germany

About

A software engineer specialising in building advanced applications for web and iOS.

I have 10 years of solid experience in UI and graphics development, having worked with some of the biggest creative agencies and game companies with 1m+ daily active users.

I am very passionate about low-level computer graphics, real-time game physics, VR and animation.

Part of the AWWWARDS Dev Jury since 2021.

About

A software engineer specialising in building advanced applications for web and iOS. I have 10 years of solid experience in web development, having worked with some of the biggest creative agencies and shipped award winning apps and websites used by millions of people.

Being very passionate about real-time computer graphics, VR, spatial UIs and animation, I have consulted and done low-level rendering work for game companies with 1m+ active daily players.

Skills

Programming

Javascript / Typescript, Swift, C, C++, GLSL, HTML5, CSS3, SVG, GIT, Shell Scripting

Web

DOM, React, Vue, Astro, tailwind, npm, Webpack, Rollup, Vite

Apple

SwiftUI, CoreData, Combine, ARKit, MetalKit, SceneKit

Computer Graphics

WebGL, OpenGL, WebGPU, Metal, GPGPU / Compute, Software rasterisation, Raytracing, Linear algebra, Physics Engines, Animation, (Data) Visualisation

Backend

PostgreSQL, Node, Express, Nextjs, Wordpress, Drupal

Languages

English (fluent), German (conversational), Russian (conversational), Bulgarian (native)

Software

Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, XCode, Visual Studio (Code), Microsoft Office

Hobbies

Running, history, retro videogames, heavy metal

Works

Freelancer

2021 - Present

Since opening my own studio in 2021, I have been consulting for various creative agencies / design studios and game companies:

Plato Team

With 1m+ daily players from around the globe, speed and performance matter a lot in Plato games. I worked closely on the in-house rendering engine, developing various new graphics techniques for it, animation tooling and different supporting libraries for the game developers.

UNIT9

Created various interactive data visualisations with WebGL / Threejs with custom physics and animations. Aggressively improved page speed and performance, dynamically scaling down VRAM usage if needed.

Xymatic GmbH

WebGL / Frontend Developer

2018 - 2021

Worked on the in-house WebGL rendering engine, developing subtitles rendering, various UI elements and VR support.

Developed internal visualisation heavy apps with React, showing data from tens of different endpoints. Developed custom SVG charting library with advanced functionality such as shape merging and caching for reduced DOM size.

Developed and deployed highly interactive apps as iFrames to some of the most visited websites in the German speaking world

Worked on advanced HTML-in-WebGL rendering in order to circumvent the slow DOM and deliver 60FPS on wide range of devices.

Wonderland Industry

WebGL / Frontend Developer

2016-2018

Worked on different websites and visualisations extensively using Threejs and vanilla WebGL. Implemented lots of websites with Vue frontends and Wordpress backends.

Revenviews

Frontend Developer

2015-2016

Helped develop internal marketing management application and migrate the code from legacy Backbone.js to React.

SonicomIT

Frontend Developer Intern

2013-2014

Developed and helped design numerous client websites.

Education

Private College for Multimedia, Computer Graphics and Animation

Sofia, Bulgaria

2007-2012

Relevant courses:

Pascal, Java programming

Animation theory, Flash and Actionscript programming

Adobe Photoshop / Corel Draw

Graphic design, web design, typography, printing

3D graphics with Autodesk 3ds Max and AutoCAD

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