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Hi again, I'm flattered you want to know more about me.

I am an animator at heart, but a web developer/manager by day. I live in the woods in West Olive, Michigan with my wife and 3 dogs.

My favorite question to ask is "WHY?"

With over 25 years of professional experience I have seen and done a lot. It still surprises me how often I will be presented with an idea or project where no one has asked "why" yet. Sure we CAN make a QR code take you to a User Generated Content page with Augmented Reality markers, but why? What are you really trying to accomplish?

Me and Connie the Eskie in her backpack

As you hopefully read on the home page, I'm currently working as a Team Lead for Persistent Systems. Working with multiple teams in an Agile environment, I've been able to help create several large software applications.

In the past I've worked for large advertising agencies (MRM Worldwide, Campbell-Ewald) as well as small boutique shops that ranged from 3D production houses (Speedshape, sadly out of business), sweepstakes and games (ePrize/Merkle) and even Macromedia (now Adobe).

Apparently I am somewhat of an anomaly, as my knowledge is spanned across multiple areas, without a true focus on any. I see this as a tactical advantage, because no matter what situation, or role I may find myself in, I have some exposure to it, and can quickly tap into my deep well of knowledge to ensure satisfaction.

Superpowers include quickly understanding client's needs and getting along with everyone on the team.

Experience

Project Lead

Persistent Systems | Feb 2021 - Present

Senior Interactive Developer

one10 Marketing | Jan 2019 - Feb 2021

Tech Quality Manager/Sr Interactive Developer/DOLA

MRM Worldwide | Aug 2014 - Jan 2019

Senior Interactive Developer

Speedshape | Jun 2007 - Aug 2014

Additional Experience

Multimedia Specialist | ePrize, Pleasant Ridge, MI
Multimedia Designer | i3logic,
Multimedia Designer | Adobe (formerly Macromedia)
Multimedia Director | Campbell-Ewald Digital
Multimedia Developer/Digital Artist | VuCom newMedia

Skills

UX/UI Storyboarding Wireframing HTML CSS/SASS JavaScript Illustration Animation Agile

Frameworks

jQuery jQuery UI Typescript Node JS JIRA Kendo UI Materials Design Bootstrap Foundation

Platforms

Adobe Creative Suite Adobe Animate Grav CMS WordPress Joomla Shopify Big Commerce Mac and PC

Education

Michigan State University

Bachelor of Science in Advertising, with a focus on Art and Design • May 1995