// Hello World

I am Emmanuel Jose,
a software engineer
& artist based in
New York City.

Image of Emmanuel Jose.

// About

As a neurodivergent developer, artist, and lifelong learner, my passion lies in putting people first.

With a background in fine art, psychology, biopharma, and crowdfunding, I bring a unique blend of creativity, forward planning, and empathy to every project.

I'm a dedicated advocate for inclusion and diversity, and I'm committed to empowering and amplifying underserved voices.

You can find me at the cafe with my pups, Coco & Dottie.

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// Skills

  • Creativity,
  • Project Management,
  • Community Building,
  • Teamwork,
  • Crowdfunding,
  • Fine Art & Illustration

// Technologies

  • React,
  • Rails,
  • JavaScript,
  • TypeScript,
  • Next.js,
  • HTML,
  • CSS,
  • Photoshop,
  • Lightroom

// Experience

Artist and Illustrator

Freelance / Self-employed

December 2010 - Present, NC and NY

Thoroughly processed inquiries, commissions, and transactions for over 2,500 customers, patrons, and stakeholders.

Managed 3 successful Kickstarter and companion BackerKit campaigns totaling over $100,000 for self-designed decks of cards printed by the US Playing Card Company.

Orchestrated complete fulfillment of backer orders from over 30 countries ahead of schedule by 6 to 12 weeks per Kickstarter campaign.

Illustrated 2015 children's book Boris the Christmas Tarantula.


Lead Lab Support Technician

November 2005 - December 2012, Raleigh, NC

Reduced department turnaround time by 60% through troubleshooting, process optimization, and management of department schedules.

Trained colleagues in 4 departments in the areas of data entry, specimen accessioning and processing, pipetting, chart recorders, and laboratory protocols.

// Education

Flatiron School

Software Engineer Fellow  - NYC Tech Talent Pipeline

July - November 2020, New York, NY

Chosen by the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline as one of 75 full scholarship recipients in a Web Development Fellowship for underserved and underrepresented talent in tech.

Built 5 web apps over the course of 19 weeks of intensive, all virtual training with a curriculum encompassing OOP, HTML, CSS, Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, React, and Redux.

Provided one-to-one and group peer support; Fostered cross-cohort community relations by organizing study sessions, workshops, and meetup events.

Davidson College

B.A. in Psychology, B.A. in Studio Art

August 2002 - May 2006, Davidson, NC

Curriculum included Advanced Painting, Eastern Art History, Social Psychology, I-O Psychology, Gender & Identity.

Team Leader for Room in the Inn and Head Resident Adviser & Hall Counselor; Recipient of Residence Life Staff Member of the Year Award for outstanding commitment to community programming.

// Say Hello

There are solutions to be discovered,

and I can help light the path.

Let's get started.