If you’ve been around DT recently, you might have noticed many new faces. In the last few months, 9 new townies have joined the DeveloperTown Team. Over the next few days, I’m going to be introducing them so you can place a name and background to the faces!
Randy Fisher (Partner)
Randy was brought on to take over the UI/UX team at DT. You’ll probably see him in any of your initial Design Sessions, and he will be coordinating the other members of the design team.
Before coming to DeveloperTown, Randy was the VP of Quality and Analytics at ChaCha, where his primary responsibility was developing product strategy and design for the ChaCha product/platform. He has over 15 years of experience designing software across a variety of vertical markets. His favorite projects “are challenging from a user experience perspective – the kind that take total concentration to think through the solution from the user perspective and solve a problem through good design.”
Outside of DT, when he’s not playing with his kids, Randy is an aspiring chef, and avid gardner, and a movie buff. He also enjoys complaining about the design of everyday things (just ask his wife!)
Daryn is one of DT’s designers that also deals with user experience development. He is also at the top of DeveloperTown’s Ping Pong Leaderboard.
Before coming to Developertown, Daryn served as the Marketing Projects Coordinator at Rowland Design, where he worked on a variety of projects including redesigning, developing and handling their entire website from the ground up. His favorite projects at DT so far include Chideo and Sprezzat!
His hobbies include flag football, making beer, fantasy football, game of thrones reading and tv show, weight lifting, huge movie buff, stock and company trends, stock market, Verge Start ups (where he is an Organizer and designer).
In April, when Partner Michael Coffey joined the DT team, he brought Ben and Jeff with him. Their company, Simplexity, is currently being housed in DeveloperTown while DT and Simplexity work on creating a long-term partnership to form a marketing division of DeveloperTown that complements the existing DT offerings.
Simplexity currently focuses on partnerships with Indianapolis-based marketing firms to expand their firms reach into marketing in the digital mediums. Simplexity has experience creating and managing successful marketing initiatives for companies ranging from startups thru Fortune 500. Along with the Simplexity business, Ben and Jeff have each brought their over 15 years experience, numerous talents, and even some clients to DT.
Ben will be primarily working on marketing sites under the umbrella of the design team. He particularly enjoys helping clients succeed and likes sharing those positives numbers from with clients whom have trusted and listen to his advice. He is a Jack-of-all-Trades that dislikes doing the same thing all day, every day. When he isn’t trying to get his two kids into bed, he likes to sleep. He also used to swim the Ohio River every year on his Birthday (which was a few weeks ago).
Jeff will also be joining the design team in conjunction with continued work for the marketing division. He enjoys bringing his creativity and visual ideas to life and looks forward to helping mentor some of the other designers on the team. Because he is married with two kids, he often feels like he has no spare time, however, if he did, he would use that time to ride motorcycles, travel, snow ski, and drink margaritas on a beach.
Left to Right: Randy Fisher, Daryn Shapurji, Ben Huddleston, Jeff Pope
Over the next week, look out for similar blog posts introducing the new developers and members of the sales/consulting team!