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Nathan Marrs

Designer | Developer | Tester

About Me

The Marrs Family Hello World! You've probably stumbled upon my site because you want to see my portfolio, or are interested in my career experience.

I am a full-stack web developer. However my work experience has expanded beyond the bounds of the internet, as I have built multiple mobile games and lent a helping hand on a few other software projects. I have started two companies since graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Before settling in the tech industry I also worked in restaurants, retail, and a ranch.

The first company I founded, GnomeSpray Games Inc. is a mobile game development studio. We produced a few titles during my years as CEO there including G-Day: Tower Defense, Grayscale, and RAD.

The second company, FluxLogic Studios LLC, was founded by a close friend and myself. This web development studio is my current side project, and is the reason I decided to solidify my career choice of being a web developer.

Apart from work, I like to go outside. Here in Colorado the whole world feels like your backyard. Gorgeous sunsets, wooded trails, and snow packed peaks litter the state. Growing up in Aspen, I gained a strong passion for skiing, backpacking, running, hiking, and biking. I enjoy all of these activities with the moon of my life, Emily. She has been the perfect wife for over 3 years now, and we grow stronger together everyday.

Oh, and our little dog too! Eva is a wonderful addition to our family... when she's not destroying the house.

Anyway, thanks for stopping in. If you have any questions or comments please send me a message below.

Education

Work Experience

CTA

CTA

May 2012 - Current

Web Application Developer
Web Application Tester (QA)

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Fluxlogic Studios

FluxLogic Studios

April 2015 - Current

CTO
Founder
Lead Tester

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GnomeSpray Games

GnomeSpray Games

October 2010 - April 2015

CEO
Founder
Lead Programmer

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CTA

RealD

May 2010 - June 2011

Intern - R&D 3D Game Development


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Education

Education

Bachelor of Innovation - Game Design and Development - May 2011

The bachelor of innovation program is a one-of-a-kind blend of engineering and business. The program produces entrepreneurs, engineers, and software developers. Each student is required to take a heavily emphasized cross-core program to enhance their skills beyond the foundations of an individual degree.

Students are required to take a string of real-world business project courses entitled "Innovation Lab". In these courses, students are partnered with local and national businesses to enter into an "internship" (for lack of a better word). Students work with the companies to fit their business needs, allowing the companies to expand their knowledge and network bases, as well as giving them an opportunity to embark in new projects and research.

I was among the first graduating class for the Bachelor of Innovation. My subject of focus was the Game Design and Development track. I took a cross-core set of classes that was focused on Communications to broaden my networking skills and become more knowledgeable about communicating with engineers and businessmen alike.

The relationships I developed in this program were invaluable as I partnered with a group of classmates in my junior year to found GnomeSpray Games Inc., and jump started my career in the technology field.

  • 3D Graphics
  • Advanced C# / .NET
  • Advanced Game Concepts
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Astronomy
  • Board Game Development
  • Business Law
  • Calculus
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Digital Geography
  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing & 2D Art
  • Educational / Serious Games
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Flash (Actionscript)
  • Gender Inclusive Game Design
  • Innovation Lab: Projects listed below
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Intro to C# / .NET
  • Intro to Game Development
  • Intro to Java
  • Linear Algebra
  • Map & Compass
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Networking in Game Development
  • Physics
CyberEntity / DriveSmart:

Venture to create an app and hardware to send drivers through a series of cognitive tests to ensure they are mentally capable of operating a motor vehicle. This product initially targeted DUI suspects and recovering substance abusers. The app could also be used for people that are sleep deprived or emotionally disturbed. For this project I conducted extensive research and assisted in writing a grant proposal.

Carmichael Training Systems:

A local (Colorado Springs) branch of the world renowned personal training company asked our class to work with them on researching better CRM software to fit their needs.

Value Innovations:

This seminar teaches businesses how to improve their product lines, services, and products through methodological creativity and innovation. I worked on this project as a game developer, creating a Flash web game to explain and show the process in a true-to-life scenario.

School District 49:

We worked with this Colorado Springs School District to ease their paperwork pains by putting end-of-year evaluations up on their employee website as a web-form.

Post-Undergraduate Education

I believe that a developer's learning doesn't stop with a degree in hand. Technology changes so rapidly, and new languages are developed almost monthly. I have always felt that it is part of my responsibility and duty as a programmer to continuing bolstering my skills outside of the traditional classroom. There are many avenues to do this, and I have found online courses particularly useful. Below are the courses I have successfully completed from well-known online learning platforms.

  • Learn Bootstrap Development By Building 10 Projects - Eduonix Learning Solutions
  • SEO Training 2017: Get to the Top of Google with SEO - Daragh Walsh
  • Creating a Responsive HTML Email - Chris Converse
  • Learn CSS in 1 Hour - Mammoth Interactive
  • Learn Javascript in 1 Hour - Mammoth Interactive
  • Learn HTML in 1 Hour - Mammoth Interactive
Interests

Interests

I always joke that when it comes to my hobbies, I am the jack of all trades and master of none. I have a very wide range of interests and hobbies that don't necessarily focus in one area. Some of my biggest passions lay in the realm of outdoor sports. Skiing, snowshoeing, biking, hiking, running, and backpacking tend to fill up my weekends and free time. Emily and I also love to travel, and whenever schedules and finances allow, we like to explore new places and countries.

But sometimes there's just not enough hours in the day for those more time-consuming activities. To unwind after work, I usually find myself in the kitchen cooking or playing board games and video games with friends.

How could I forget coding? Solving problems, and building things has been one of my strengths for as long as I can remember. Programming fits both of these niches very well, and I love spending my time learning new languages, designing, and figuring out algorithms.

Projects

Projects

Games

Grayscale Seasons Grayscale G-Day RAD

Websites

FluxLogic Studios Food and Beverage Connections Codecycle Codecycle
Contact

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