Timothy Brooke, Developer in London, United Kingdom
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Timothy Brooke

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Software Developer

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
May 28, 2020

Tim is a creative technologist with a background and experience both in design and engineering. He has developed and designed software and services for diverse clients from banks and museums to industrial manufacturing and agriculture. Putting customers and clients at the center of his projects, the projects have been featured in Wired, The Guardian, The Times, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Click.


The Open Lab
Styled-components, Next.js, Node.js, React, JavaScript
TensorFlow, Google Cloud, React, Node.js, JavaScript
Jack Morton
Google Cloud, React, Node.js, JavaScript




Preferred Environment

Microsoft Word, SourceTree, Jira, Trello, Apple Keynote, Sketch, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, IntelliJ IDEA

The most amazing...

...museum about spying and espionage in New York was created by my team—we created many interactive exhibits to test your mental and physical abilities.

Work Experience

Head of User Experience

2019 - 2020
The Open Lab
  • Conceptualized, designed, prototyped, and user-tested interactive exhibits for the upcoming Expo 2020.
  • Led a small team of three UX designers, presented proposals to the client, and translated these development plans.
  • Captured design, technical, and user requirements in easily digestible formats for many stakeholders from developers to clients and senior management.
  • Set up and maintained agile scrum practices that were eagerly adopted by the team to make our working during lockdown more effective.
Technologies: Styled-components, Next.js, Node.js, React, JavaScript

Senior Creative Technologist

2019 - 2019
  • Led the IF team to concept, design, test, and develop prototype cloud and mobile apps for trusted and ethical uses of AI & personal data in healthcare, medicine, aviation, and food production.
  • Led a project to determine best practices for UI design when incorporating artificial intelligence in mobile devices, prototyping, and documenting these practices.
  • Conducted user research in Berlin to understand people's attitudes to incorporating AI assistance into their lifestyles.
Technologies: TensorFlow, Google Cloud, React, Node.js, JavaScript

Technical Director

2019 - 2019
Jack Morton
  • Oversaw the development of a website for Google conference on artificial intelligence to showcase their AI technology.
  • Created a persistent web app that could work even when the conference network was unreliable.
  • Designed and developed an algorithm to match users' interests with Google's demos.
Technologies: Google Cloud, React, Node.js, JavaScript

Senior Developer

2018 - 2019
  • Developed new products and migrated fintech company website and systems from legacy system to AWS microservices, using Node.js and React, and introduced more up to date coding practices.
  • Divided and deployed a smooth migration plan from the old Pearl based monolith to new microservices-based architecture.
  • Introduced CMS (Prismic) to allow website content to be more effectively updated by non-technical stakeholders.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Prismic, React, Storybook, Node.js, TypeScript, JavaScript

Big Bang Data

Big Bang Data, was a major exhibition in December 2015 at Somerset House, where artists, designers, and innovators explored how data is transforming our world. The exhibition was a critical success and extended its run from three to five months.


Spyscape is a unique multi-sensory experience that brings to life the fascinating world of hacking and spying.
Visitors can discover their inner spy with an authentic profiling system, developed with the former head of training at British Intelligence. They can hone their detection skills using interrogation booths, improve their powers of observation in surveillance missions, and test their agility in special ops laser tunnels.
1997 - 1999

Master of Arts Degree in Interactive Design

Royal College of Art - London, UK

1991 - 1992

Master of Science Degree in Robotics and Manufacturing Systems

Univeristy of Hull - Hull, UK

1988 - 1991

Bachelor of Science Degree in Robotics, AI, and Computer Science

University of Reading - Reading, UK


React, Node.js, Three.js, jQuery, D3.js, OpenGL, WebGL, TensorFlow


Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Jira, IntelliJ IDEA, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Sketch, Apple Keynote, Trello, SourceTree, Microsoft Word


Redux, Next.js, Serverless Framework




HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, CSS3, TypeScript, Python


Arduino, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Contentful, Docker


MongoDB, Google Cloud


Styled-components, Storybook, Prismic

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