Mims H. Wright
Curriculum Vitæ

Mims H. Wright

Product Manager / Software Developer / Game Designer / Mentor / Author / Speaker / International Racecar Driver


Portrait of Mims Wright

For over 20 years, I've been a software developer, tech lead, and product manager for clients in the US and Europe. I love to build elegant, useful and beautiful products.

I am a polymath and working across multiple disciplines allows me to communicate between customers, teams, and stakeholders. Rather than obsessing about the latest framework, I focus on the experience of the customers.

I'm a lateral thinker. I pick up on new information fast and I thrive on finding creative solutions to problems. I love a good challenge and will spend my weekend researching or diving into a new programming language.

I'm looking for opportunities to work with other smart, creative, and fun people and teams that deliver value, not just features and bug fixes. I hope to work with companies that care about the customer, the quality of their products and the impact they make on the world.

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Career History:

  • Tech Product Manager
    Migratory Studio, BV
    December 2022 - Present

    Migratory Studio is a technology and product consultancy. We help forward-thinking companies around the world achieve their visions. We bring a holistic approach to problem solving and look for the best way to adapt the specific needs of our clients.

    Notable Clients: The Game Crafter
  • Principal Engineer
    April 2007 - May 2022

    I've had the amazing opportunity to be a freelancer / contractor / consultant for an amazing variety of clients. The companies I've worked with have ranged from Mom & Pop Shops to Enterprise-tier Corporations and everything in-between. Some people find freelancing to be stressful but I enjoy the dynamic nature of the work. Working with a variety of teams and codebases has strengthened my communication skills and made me confident when jumping into new situations.

    Notable Clients: Balsamiq Mockups, Honda, Toyota, Scholastic
  • Principal Web Engineer
    August 2012 - February 2015

    We made wonderful things together at Huge, big projects with big, talented teams who swing for the rafters. Huge is a, maybe THE, design-and-ux-forward company and it shows in their work. My job was to make those big ideas work and in turn those big ideas made my work look great!

    Notable Clients: Lexus, Samsung, Netflix, FX, Tempur-Pedic, GIA
  • Senior Software Developer
    February 2006 - April 2007

    At Schematic, I was part of an excellent team of developers and designers on a number of larger-scale web applications. We pushed the boundaries of what was possible with current technology from building some of the first streaming video players to custom-built multi-touch installations. I also contributed as a project technical lead.

    Notable Clients: Comcast, AOL, Condé Nast
  • Web Developer / Designer
    Domani Studios
    August 2004 - April 2005

    When I joined Domani Studios as a developer, it was still a relatively small company. Along with creating boutique interactive experiences, I built-out complex data-driven websites. During the production of the award-winning game Kid Cupid, I contributed as both a game designer and developer.

    Notable Clients: Starwood, American Federation of Arts

Notable Clients:

Throughout my time working with leading agencies and as a freelancer, I've contributed to a number of successful companies. Here are just a few.

  • AMC
  • AOL
  • Adult Swim
  • Balsamiq Mockups
  • Coach
  • Comcast
  • Condé Nast
  • FX
  • Heineken
  • Honda
  • IFC
  • Lifetime Network
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • MTV Networks
  • Panasonic
  • Reebok
  • Samsung
  • Scholastic
  • Starwood Hotels
  • Suzuki
  • Telemundo
  • The Game Crafter
  • Toyota



  • Co-author of

    Wiley, 2007

    A definitive resource for mastering Flash and ActionScript programming, this book was translated into 4 languages and is now in it's second edition.

  • Writer / Editor

    dispatchEvent() Blog
    2006 - 2012

    dispatchEvent() was an online resource for programmers (focusing on Adobe Flash) with over half a million visits over its lifetime. I currently write on Medium as @mimshwright

Public Speaking:

  • Speaker at dotJS Conference (previously at Berlin.js and ReactJS Berlin)

    December 2017

    The making of Mimstris... What started out as an innocent game tutorial soon became a semi-obsessive crash course in modern front-end concepts. I retell my journey from nothing to a 60-line package.json file.

  • Speaker at Beyond Tellerrand (warm-up) and Up.Front Berlin

    A Designer's Guide to Thinking like a Programmer
    November 2017

    Explores how coders employ a plethora of interesting tools to solve problems. Presents 5 fundamental concepts that software developers use on a daily basis and shows how to apply them to make your designs better and your life easier.

  • Speaker at JS.LA and Up.Front Berlin

    April 2016

    Full title: "Understanding Binary or the Sad, Strange Tale of the Boy with only 2 Fingers". Computers are "just a bunch of ones and zeroes," right? But how do ones and zeros become pictures and sounds? We explore what "just a bunch of ones and zeroes" really means by starting at the beginning.

  • Speaker at JS.LA

    August 2013

    This talk walks the audience through the basics of making a simple game in JavaScript. We start with a game loop and progresses adding a new feature at each step along the way. The end result has graphics, physics, sprite animation, collision detection, text and sound.


  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    Interactive Design
    May 2001 - May 2002
    • Co-created and taught an interactive motion graphics class using Flash.
    • Participated in the founding of a new interactive design lab.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
    Graphic Design, Photography
    August 1998 - August 2000


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