i ❤ to code beautiful things


my recent mobile app projects



Kagiro is a password generation app with a simple interface designed to compliment iOS 7



The AHAlife app is a mobile experience that allows users to discover unique products



surv is an app that lets users map and display nearby public surveillance cameras


Craft Studio

Craft Studio is an iPad app that allows users to punch, slice and glitter paper to create digital crafts


Ollie Punk

Ollie Punk is skateboard game set in dystopia where players' ability Ollie over police cars is tested

code projects

a few code projects i have on github


Inspired by Matt Thompson's GroundControl, Konfig provides a JSON based alternative


Category on NSMutableAttributedString that enables initialization with JSON objects


Node.js module for creating JSON objects designed to work with my NSMutableAttributedString+JSON category


A clean and lightweight progress (Kustomiziable) HUD for your iOS app.

about me

the most important thing to me is building products people love to interact with

Hello, my name is Khalid Mills and I am a software developer focused on creating iOS mobile apps that are beautiful both inside and out. My job is to implement complex user interfaces, leveraging UIKit and Core Graphics.

Starting as a life-long illustrator turned designer, I discovered my passion for coding over 15 years ago, when started learning Actionscript to create dynamic animations that went beyond what could be done within a timeline. Since then I've worked with numerous ad agencies such as R/GA, Ogilvy, JWT, Digitas, Tribal DDB on top brands including Adidas, Sony, IBM, Verizon, Neutrogena and countless others.

I am constantly honing my skills as a developer learning new things every day.


I've been privileged to work with and learn from some of the most talented people

Hearst Magazines

Senior iOS Developer

Working on iOS Newstand shell


Senior iOS Engineer / UI Lead

Developing enterprise mobile applications for iOS apps

Callaway Digital Arts

Senior iOS Engineer

Developed Martha Stewart Crafts app for iPad

Devious Game Studio

Game Developer / Co-Founder

Developing mobile games for iPhone and iPad.


Senior Flash Developer

Developed animated advertisements through Actionscript

iris NY

Development Lead

Training and leading the digital team. Architecture and development of proprietary frameworks and applications for client projects. Technical support for sales team and client services.


Senior Front-end Developer

Developed a flash-based back-end driven component system for the main site, including a universal video player that could be customized on the fly to match brands as needed, display ads and report to a tracking system.


Senior Flash Developer

Working within a team of IA, UX and other developers, I created innovative web experiences for American Express.


i like to discover unique solutions by drawing from my experience across industries and disciplines

Software Architecture and Development, Game Design and Development, Data Integration and Visualization, Object-Oriented Programming and Best Practices, Agile Development Process, Rapid Prototyping, Debugging and Optimization, Test Driven Development

Programming & Scripting Languages

C/C++/Objective-C, Python, Actionscript 3.0, Javascript, Lua, OpenGL and more

Frameworks and Libraries

UIKit, Core Animation, Core Graphics, Cocos2D, Google AppEngine, Node.js, Corona SDK, Unity3D

Other Agencies & Companies

JWTwo, Ogilvy, Continuity NY, Tribal DDB, Cheil Communication, Gray, Tequila, MCD, Haft Ranboy, Euro and more



Harlem, New York

Email & Phone





What I'm Reading

design patterns

What I'm Playing

afro samurai

What I'm Working On

Making Things...