CacheFlowe is Justin Gitlin

Justin Gitlin (a.k.a. Cacheflowe) is an independent creative coder, musician and multimedia artist based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Having spent nearly two decades in parallel worlds of software development and music/multimedia production, his disciplines have become increasingly intertwined. Justin has built video games, interactive installations, web sites and mobile apps for clients like Nike, Google, Audi and the Denver Art Museum. His work has been covered by media outlets like NPR, Buzzfeed, and Communication Arts Magazine, and has received awards from FWA, Awwwards and The One Club, among others. As a genre-crossing musician known as Cacheflowe, Justin has released music and shared the stage with artists like Amon Tobin, Ulrich Schnauss, DJ Olive, Machinedrum, Dizzee Rascal and Nels Cline of Wilco. As a visual artist, Justin creates algorithmic designs for print, apparel, physical products, music videos and art installations. His visual collaborations have been shown at the Denver Art Museum, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Dateline and Monkeytown 4. Justin was a co-founding partner of Mode Set, Ello, OhHeckYeah and Plastic Sound Supply.

Curriculum vitae

Past Clients

  • Denver Art Museum
  • MCA Denver
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Northeastern University
  • Google Creative Lab
  • Nike
  • Audi
  • Airwalk
  • Oakley
  • Ello
  • OhHeckYeah
  • Coca-Cola
  • Sony Pictures
  • LAIKA
  • Continental
  • Copper Mountain
  • Vans
  • The North Face
  • Palmer Snowboards
  • Base Directory
  • Verizon
  • Dell
  • Callaway
  • Qdoba
  • Colorado Lottery

Past Partners

  • Mode Set
  • Legwork Studio
  • Cactus
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Colorado History Museum
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Latenight Weeknight
  • Astound
  • Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Hovercraft Studio
  • Weiden+Kennedy
  • Audiopixel
  • Guiceworks
  • Fear Not Agency
  • SPILLT
  • Ebb+Flow Creative
  • Made Movement
  • Factory Design Labs

Awards

Select press: Music

  • "visceral bass", "cerebral gymnastics"
    - Cyclic Defrost
  • "...chopped 8-bit water of crunched electro-pop, glitch and mechanical funk."
    - Igloo Mag
  • "...like a doped-up Prefuse 73, sick of computer burps, or a safer Squarepusher with less quirk and more urban sass..."
    - XLR8R
  • "...a beat-driven, brain-warping and brilliantly creative sound."
    - Westword
  • "...blunted beats stuttering, slamming, and lurching through sixteen meticulously crafted constructions."
    - Textura
  • "...freeform ...genre-skewering nonchalance."
    - Igloo Mag
  • "...[CacheFlowe's] flurry of dense, experimental, mind-fucking glitch and thump."
    - Westword
  • "...convulsive boom-bap..."
    - Textura
  • "someone is going to make a mint ripping him off someday"
    - Westword

Guest Teaching & Workshops

  • Northeastern University
  • University of Denver
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Metro State (Denver) / Center for Visual Art
  • Turing
  • gSchool
  • Boulder Digital Works

Speaking & Presentations

  • Google I/O
  • ConvergeSE
  • Dinosaur.js
  • Develop Denver
  • Center for Integrated Arts Education (CIEA)
  • Full Stack Denver
  • TEDxMileHigh
  • Refresh Denver
  • Pecha Kucha Denver
  • AIGA Buzz
  • General Assembly

Interviews & Articles

Employment

  • Cacheflowe, LLC
    Independent Creative Developer
    August 2016 - present
  • Mode Set
    Director + Developer
    June 2011 – August 2016
  • Factory Design Labs
    Director of UI Development
    July 2005 - June 2011
  • 3Si Holdings
    Software Developer
    July 2003 - June 2005
  • Clevermedia
    Game Developer
    June 2000 - September 2001

Education

  • University of Denver
    B.A. Computer Science
    B.A. Digital Media Studies
    Minor: General Business
    1998 - 2002