Jelani Thompson


Jelani Thompson

Creative Technologist

Member Since 2023


Jelani Thompson +1 6473363634


I’m a Technologist / Designer / Maker from Toronto, Canada currently living in London, England.

I’ve worked with organizations such as Google, Cycling ’74 (creators of Max/MSP) and The National Film Board of Canada to push the boundaries of creative technology and create award-winning interactive digital experiences.

Services Offered:
Product Prototyping (digital and physical), Design and Fabrication of Installations + One-Offs, Visual Design + Branding, Data Visualization Development, Sound Design, Creative + Front-end Development, etc.


Creative Technologist, Creative Lab

Aug 2022 – Present (1 year)
Creative Technologist as part of the Google Creative Lab 5 working with engineering and research teams to create prototypes for unannounced products and other projects. Staffed via Adecco.

Software Engineer

May 2022 – Aug 2022 (4 months)

Software Engineer

Cycling ’74
Sep 2021 – Dec 2021 (4 months)
– Machine Learning (Human Segmentation) R&D – Video, Graphics and Animation
– Neural Synthesis / Audio GANs + Visualization (Internal Projects)
– Early testing of RNBO (a tool that allows you to use your patches on Web or in VST3 / AU)

Software Engineer

May 2021 – Aug 2021 (4 months)
Powering the digital transformation of healthcare ( Worked on commerce products as part of the Marketplace Team

Front-End Web Developer

National Film Board of Canada
Sep 2020 – Jun 2021 (10 months)
Worked as a developer on WAYFINDER:
– Built interactive game-like UIs and menus with Svelte (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/ES6)
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– Worked on overall UX/UI to improve the flow of the user through the application experience, menus, etc.
– Worked on tasks within the game/graphics engine with the support of the Lead Developer
– Supported packaging of the application such as documentation, deployments, state persistence, and releases to Android/iOS app stores

– Helped assemble marketing & promotional material such as screenshots, video recordings, etc.
– QA, testing and bug-fixing across different browsers, operating systems, and devices, where possible


OCAD University

Bachelor’s Degree, Digital Futures (Creative Computing)
2018 – 2022
Digital Futures combines creative approaches to emerging technologies and critical thinking to prototype possible futures. Digital Futures faculty are world leaders in strategic foresight, data visualization, digital entertainment, wearable technology, smart materials, music technology and games. In order to create better futures, we live by by three words: Make. Play. Connect.

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Generative AI • Generative Audio • Conversational AI • Rapid Prototyping • Data Visualization • Svelte • Applied Research • JavaScript • Web Development • Git

Professional Skills

  • Creative + Front-end Development
  • Data Visualization Development
  • Design + Fabrication of Installations + One-Offs
  • Product Prototyping (Digital and Physical)
  • Sound Design + Game Audio
  • Visual Design + Branding