It’s horribly awkward to talk about oneself, but for the sake of consistency, I’ll do it anyway…
I began my career in graphic design (or at least the grind to find a career) in 2003 after graduating with an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Westwood College of Technology.
I landed my first official graphic design job with a company called “United Quotes” in 2006. While working there, I was able to expand into the world of HTML/CSS, print and ad design and video editing.
I was laid off near the beginning of 2008, and a few months later procured a job at Geneos Wealth Management as a support technician for “Allbridge” a financial wealth management software.
While working at Geneos, I was able to secure a few design jobs and became their go-to designer for marketing collateral.
In 2009, I decided to leave Geneos to pursue something more along the lines of my web design career and obtained a job with Orderstorm. There I received my first hands-on experience with WordPress and learned a lot about SEO and even more about web and graphic design.
Unfortunately, I was laid off in 2010, but was given the opportunity to work for Pie Engineering and Consulting later that year as a graphic/web designer. At Pie, I managed their main website, the content & SEO and all their marketing collateral.
In 2012, I left Pie to pursue a freelance career.
At that point, I had become a bit frustrated with the web/graphic design industry and decided to start my own company.
In the beginning of 2013, I partnered with an expert in sales who had been providing me with on and off again projects and began freelancing.
Due to the inconsistency of the pay, I asked him about turning our growing clientele base into the foundation for a web and graphic design company. He agreed, and we officially founded Frank Design near the beginning of 2014 (before this all the work had been going through Frank Family Financial).
This was probably the most significant few years in my web and graphic design industry experience. I learned a lot about the structure of a web design business and how to manage it. In general, it gave me a great perspective on things and showed me how to be more efficient in developing a design process and organizing work.
In 2016, we decided to sell the company, and afterward, I began working for Get Found Fast.
Since joining GFF, I have been able to use what I learned from running Frank Design to better their processes.