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Posted on: February 23rd, 2010 by Bily Foster

Being born in Cheyenne, WY in the 70s isn’t as exciting as it sounds so my parents moved to the big city of Omaha, NE.

There I pretty much lived what I feel is a semi-normal childhood. Of course my part in the ‘High School Experience’ was that of nerd, but not the excel at all things science and math nerd, more like the loner, comic book reading, drawing nerd who threw himself into the cyber world at the ripe old age of 15 and rarely looks back.

In fact one of the first programs I wrote was to draw on the computer. I had to save it on cassette. Yeah, no mix tapes for me, it was all about storing data.

Eventually we left Omaha and moved half way around the world to Bangkok,Thailand where I spent 1/2 of my senior year living in one of the world’s biggest cities. I hung out with models, drank with the locals, and witnessed unspeakable acts of, well just stop at unspeakable acts. I watched and learned and was ready to take on the world.

So I moved back to Omaha, finished school and headed off to college. Where I studied Radio Broadcasting, in Omaha, where I was privileged to actually work in radio. Realizing that while I loved sneaking into the college computer labs after hours to get my on-line fix, I needed to move on.

Kansas City, MO was the next stop on my list. This time I lived with models and worked in computers. I was in heaven, with my first 21″ 60# CRT monitor. I firmly believe any muscles I have are owed to that monitor. Working at Gateway 2000 (yes that’s what Gateway was called before it went all corporate) had its perks but I saw the writing on the wall and before the ship hit the iceberg I hopped onto a floating piece of ice that lasted until I hit the desert floor in Arizona.

Now headquartered in Phoenix, I’ve had the fortunate experience of working with some really amazing companies. Vanstar/Inacom allowed me to travel and worth clients like LADWP, Motorola, Herman Miller and Nabisco.  I also spent time at Sensory Science with such brands as Go Video, and Rave:MP.

I was privileged enough to be part of the building of Nova M Radio which brought me in touch with such personalities as Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Jeff Farias, Marc Maron, Sam Seder, Janeane Garofalo, Charles Goyette, Ernie Handcock, Chris Bliss, Cary Harrison, Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller, and Johnny Wendell.

These days I am freelancing and working with Gaming Industry Personality Derek Smart, while still offering an assist to The Randi Rhodes Show.

More recently I was able to catch the attention of the A-List: New York‘s Derek Lloyd Saathoff and re-did his personal site. Then launched Cary Harrison’s new web presence the following week.

I really do love building websites, I can not believe it has been over a decade I’ve been doing this. Here is to another decade!

There are some of the principles/philosophies I use while I work with people. Be sure to let me know if you are interested in working together.

Technical

Ideas are a great start, but it takes execution to seal the deal. People come with concepts and together we formulate the how. Figuring out the cost effective path to completion.

Web Experience

Anyone can make a web site, however designing it to be easy to navigate and effortless to maintain isn’t an easy task. Drawing on years of experience in web design and development cuts the evolution of your project to a fraction of the time it will consume.

Design

You can not discount the important of design. Not just the style but also the organization of the information and how and when it is presented. A strategic approach must taken into delivering the message.

Print or Web?

Both! All media needs to be taken into account while developing a project with a strong focus on print and web. One can not exist with out the other for a long period of time. Print and web combined can be a very powerful marketing tool.

Methodology

Use Paper to announce your Project with key bullet points directing the audience to an always updating site insures you deliver the best information possible.

Creativity

Regardless of your project, be creative. Not just in how it looks, but also in how it feels. Together we will build a project that you will be bragging about.