Ruben Rizzi

iOS Developer, Web Developer

January 8, 1985
Italian (native),
english (fluent)

About Me

/Who I Am

myself in the past
my computer in the past
myself now
my computer now

Technology and computer science has always been my main passion.

The past
At the age of 9 I had my first Olivetti PC with the “new” Windows 3.1, without a hard disk and with only the floppy drive. Being passionate about Lego and Meccano, I’ve always found it interesting to create constructions and develop devices. These passions guided my university career in computer science engineering.

The breakthrough
On a chilly day of April 2014 I quit my job in Italy to follow my American dream. Finally at the age of 29 I decided to start a new life in New York City, and I immediately fell in love with the city.

The present
At the moment I am based in London.

The future
My professional dream? I wish to work for a very important company such as Google or Blizzard, or start my own business.

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

- Walt Disney -


/What I do

Do you have the exact idea of your final product and do you just want someone with technical skills who can help you to make it a reality? Do you need an application to pursue a certain goal but you don’t have the background experience or a clear idea of the final product? I will use the right engineering approach that many freelancers underestimate: the Requirements Analysis. I will be happy to share my technical knowledge and my creativity to understand your needs and requirements from the beginning, and good analysis to improve your initial idea. This will establish a professional relationship which will maximize performance and will limit missed deadlines and redundancy.


Design services provide graphics and layouts that respect the idea of the client, and the development of this idea into a website. Examples can be personal sites, commercial sites and e-commerce. Usually only services related to web are provided, but other kind of requests can be negotiated (logos design, brochures, application bug fixes and application testing).


Mobile services concern app development and web app development. These include mainly iOS apps (iphone, ipad).


Support services includes web hosting, application management training for the client and private web development lessons. The first two services are included, the third one is on demand if you are interested to learn how to build your own website.


7years of experience
9iOS apps
3teaching courses


/My entire career

Sep 11

Cinema 4d Course

IPS Consulting

From 03/2013 to 06/2013.
Basic course about modeling, rendering, texturing with the software Cinema 4d with Maxton certification.

Information Technology Engineering

Brescia University - Italy

From 2004 to 2010.

Mar 8
Jul 16

Information Technology Lyceum

Stimmate High School of Verona - Italy

From 1999 to 2004.

Sep 11

iOS developer, web developer

Creativa NY

From August 2014 until July 2015.
Started developing the iOS application Tiplr using Swift and creating the backbone of the main user navigation interface and developed the whole integration with MapKit for tracking the users movements during their travels. Offering consultation to the company Creativa NY as web developer. I developed the site for the italian Aiacolonna restaurant and the splash page of the pub Grapeshot in Brooklyn.

iOS developer, Full-stack developer

Hearst Magazine

From 12/2011 to 04/2014.
Developed, improved, maintained and enhanced the three main iOS applications for iPhone and iPad of the company Elle Italia, Marie Claire Italia, Cosmopolitan Italia Hearst Magazine sites development, both front-end and back-end development on,,, mastering the knowledge with the CMS eZ Publish. Development focused on dynamic galleries with an advertising interface (DART); creation of VerticalVideo advertise system, newsletter management of users (reception and deletion); integration of the actual layout of, creation of PHP batch scripts for various uses (database reductions, automatic content publications, content import and content export). Technology: Html 4, Html 5, Css, Javascript, JQuery, MySQL, eZ Publish.

Apr 10
Dec 21

iOS developer

RCS Mediagroup

From 07/2011 to 12/2011.
Developed the mobile application for iPad Librearia Rizzoli. Mastered the basic concepts of Objective-C as table views, popovers, split views, image views, core data, uitextfied views, cocoa pods dependency management, integration of external libraries like AFNetworking and MBprogressHUD.

iOS Developer, Web Developer

Handcrafted Software

From 06/2010 to 06/2011.
Worked on the existing RadioRAI application for iOS for the Rai Net client, Italy’s national public broadcasting company. The application allows the user to listen to live radio channels and manage podcast downloads. The main focus was enhancing the navigation of the app and adding animations, plus upgrading and maintaining the app. Developed the integration with the native media player using MPMoviePlayerController. RadioRai application development for Android devices that allow users to listen to streaming channels and podcasts.
AMetano application development for Android devices that allow users to find Methane stations in Italy.
Development of the company website, including a custom administration panel to insert content on the website.
Performance analysis and development of a social network using Html 5, Css, Javascript, JQuery and Ajax in the front-end side, Java Servlet, Jsp, PostgreSQL in the back-end side.

Jun 10
May 1

Teacher in Web Programming

Atena S.p.A.

From 03/2010 to 05/2010.
Teacher in “web programming” class. The class topic were HTML 4.0, Css, Javascript, PHP, Joomla, SQL query language, Mysql, Flash.
Technology: Html, Css, Javascript, Php, Joomla, Database Mysql, Flash.

Waiter and Bartender

Bellavista Ristorante in Peschiera, Gardaland

From 08/2006 to 09/2008.
To support my studies I worked part time in the winters and full time in the summers in various restaurants, such as Bellavista Ristorante in Peschiera del Garda and Corsaro Nero in the amusement park Gardaland in Castelnuovo.

Sep 13
Sep 11

Systems Analyst

Glaxo Smith Kline

From 06/2003 to 09/2003.
In this position I reconfigured a new Windows NT4 application for clients, executing backup and restoration of Glaxo employees data, setting up the new system with installation of certified software on their computer and setting up the network for the new system.



90%Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, eZPublish
100%HTML, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery
80%Photoshop, Illustrator
90%C/C++, PHP, Java, Objective C, Swift


/Work done so far


Hi everyone. We have finished one of the first modifications which was possible by the
new platform (display with asynchronous banner refresh) and other small variations.
The results are really impressive even the first day: +45% average page view, +39% pv/uu and almost 20 minutes time on site per user (+69%). It looks like the readers really love it.
A special thanks to the ones who have been working until 11pm during the day.
Biagio Stasi, Senior Digital and Strategy Director, Hearst Magazines
I also commend Ruben, developer of the Vertical Video advertorial system. The company has billed 24.000 euros for one day of video views.
Giona Granata, Chief Technology Officer, Hearst Magazines


/Get in touch with me