Grant Custer
Grant Custer

Designer-programmer. Interested in alternative interfaces and demystifying computers.

Work experience
Designer–developer, Cloudera Fast Forward Labs
August 2014–now, 6 years, 3 months

Designed and coded the interfaces for nine product prototypes demonstrating the possibilities of emerging technologies.

Designed the Fast Forward Labs brand and surrounding material, including nine printed research reports, the website, the blog, and internal tools. Post-Cloudera acquisition (in 2017) I've been working to integrate that brand into the larger Cloudera brand system.

Managed two projects by FFL interns, where they scoped, created and released their own prototypes.

Designer–developer, Betaworks
July 2012–August 2014, 2 years, 1 month

Designed and coded the interfaces for early-stage (under four-person) start-ups.

Designer–developer, Banters
December 2011–July 2012, 7 months

Designed and coded interfaces for a start-up focused on capturing memorable conversations.

Code and software experience

Code: Javascript, React, D3.js, three.js, HTML, CSS.

Software: Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Links – An ongoing project where I design and code experimental web-based creative tools. – A visualization of how you can use active learning to select training examples to label. I used three.js to render the points and animate the results of each training step. – Turbofan Tycoon illustrates the strengths of federated learning by letting you choose a maintenance strategy for your factory of turbofans. I had a lot of fun building a fast-moving turbofan dashboard. – Work and inspiration in progress. – The Cloudera Fast Forward Labs blog. I built and maintain the blog (in Hugo!) and also do a lot of the design work displayed on it. – My index page, featuring even more links.



Twitter: @GrantCuster

Mastodon: @GrantCuster

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