In 2006, I took on the job of graphic designer ultimately becoming an all-purpose brand manager for ReQuest, a company that designs and manufactures high-end music and movie servers that act as the brains of expensive luxury home entertainment systems. By 2010, ReQuest had developed several new product lines including Harmony, a digital signage and background music service for business use.

In 2013, Harmony was renamed Five-Motion and split from ReQuest to become a separate company, taking me with it.

One unique facet of my time with Harmony and Five-Motion involves the building of targeted digital signage examples using the existing branding of potential clients (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3). They are built in Five-Motion’s proprietary Show Builder using whatever materials I can find on their websites, YouTube, Google, PDFs, or built from scratch when I have nothing to go on. They are somewhat simple, but I have built well over 200 of them for industries ranging from ice cream shops to the U.S. military.

In essence, I have been in charge of the look and feel of one or another type of media server for the last 8 years, handling all websites, print design, product logos, product naming, interface design, face plate design, email marketing, and even presenting at trade shows.

I am equipped to deal with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, HTML, CSS, some Javascript and JQuery, WordPress, Bootstrap, and for a brief period in the mid-2000s, I was also the network administrator for The Sage Colleges so I also know how to make cat5 cables, configure Cisco switches, do some sloppy subnetting, and write access lists.

In my spare time I work on my deadlift and play heavy metal on any instrument I can get my hands on.