Brian’s parents might have guessed he’d become a Web Developer, had that career existed when he was a child. After all, from the early age of nine, he spent countless hours in his room creating games in Hyper-Card on one of the original Macintosh systems. So it was really no surprise that as an adult he decided to major in Computer Science and minor in Information Systems.
He’s still a kid at heart when it comes to programming technology. To this day, you’ll still find him happily in his room tinkering with, talking to and taking technology to its outermost limits.
Although Brian is a Stepframe partner, he prefers to keep his Developer title and hunker down in the trenches with the rest of us. You will most often find him happily writing video game code or creating custom user interfaces. He does break out his “BOSS” hat on occasion, however, just long enough to spoil us with bonuses, junk food and soda.
Cam brings an extensive background in concept development and design. Creative problem-solving is her sweet spot, which is not only demonstrated in her print and online media, but also in her ability to get out of speeding tickets and baby showers.
Throughout her 15+ years in the advertising industry, she’s crawled into the minds of Nascar fans, music fans, health nuts, construction workers, skateboarders, brides, busy executives and soccer moms—all to communicate a cohesive brand message across a variety of social demographics and media platforms. As a professional shape-shifter, Cameon leaves each project with a new and different perspective, an identity crisis, and a tendency to use words such as “y’all” and “yo” in the same sentence.
We consider Geoff to be our office mascot of sorts. Perhaps it’s his goofy, animated nature. The funky hair and T-shirts could be a factor. It’s also conceivable that it’s because he’s young enough to be a son to some of us old-timers. Or, maybe, that’s just your destiny when you grow up in places called Paw Paw and Kalamazoo. Whatever the reasons, Stepframe couldn’t be more pleased to have him on board.
With no formal education and an unseasonable work history—on paper—Geoff may appear to be as green as a baby tortoise in a St. Patty’s day onesie. But such is not the case. Geoff is one of those people that was born for this line of work. He taught himself how to design and build websites—for fun. Which also might be what happens when you are raised in places like Paw Paw.
This kid has jam-packed his limited years on this planet with more digital talent than some have when they retire. We can’t wait to see what he does when he’s all grown up.
Vladi is the man when it comes to videography, production and editing. He is quickly able to wrap his head around a client’s vision and produce a product that is spot-on. Vladi takes care of the entire production—from storyboard and photography to direction, music and editing. We get the best work out of Vladi by simply staying out of his way. He likes to work alone, and saves his patience and interpersonal skills for our clients and hired actors.
Once a project is complete, Vladi returns to his charming self—but we hold our water-cooler conversation until we hear those four little words, “...and that’s a wrap.” There’s no doubt his talents will take him to the big-time, but until then, we are proud to claim him as one of our own.
His name sounds like we made him up, but he’s actually real. We think. He’s a Math and Computer Science major with a background in Software Engineering. Now he’s a Web Developer at Stepframe. He’s an accomplished golfer, has the most adorable wife, he’s the first one here and the last to leave, never loses patience, is always happy and smiling—wait—on second thought, we’d better get a hair sample.
Scott has been our secret weapon since 2005. As a highly skilled Designer, his creative abilities are only surpassed by his digital dexterity. He is always researching the newest programming, motion-graphic and animation techniques and creative trends—which keeps our team, and clients, on the cutting edge of brand communication. Scott possesses the talent to justify an ego the size of an exabyte hard drive—but such is not the case. He’s as grounded as they get—a definite keeper. Plus, he’s quiet and he doesn’t take up much room.
Chad is a Partner at Stepframe and our Business Development Manager. Impossible is not in this man’s vocabulary. His only fear is the fact that he doesn’t seem to have any. As a pup, he fulfilled his desire for adventure by joining the Army where he spent his time flying, guiding and jumping out of planes. These days his adrenaline rush comes from finding the clients that are looking for us and providing them a product that exceeds their expectations.
If you’re looking to see the fear in your competition’s faces, you should give him a call.
Project Managers don’t really get any sweeter than Jillena. Whether she’s scheduling, estimating, proofreading or billing—you can often see her smiling sweetly and singing softly at her desk.
But don’t let her angelic appearance and graceful demeanor fool you. In the badland of advertising—she’s hungry like the wolf. Graduating from Brigham Young University with a major in English and an editing minor—coupled with an extensive background in account management—on the inside, Jillena is an untamed beast without fear of deadlines, budgets or fussy, entitled artists.
Go ahead. Stick your hand through the fence and see what happens.
Before joining Stepframe, Nancy was writing software that monitored nuclear waste tanks for problems and leaks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. With a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, for Nancy, creating web applications is the equivalent of playing with tinker toys. But we don’t let her fancy Rocket Science degrees go to waste. In her down time, she’s working on our teleporter to her home planet of Awesome, where she assures us there are other recruitable beings like herself.
Todd earned his undergrad degree from UW in Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering. When he told his college roommate he wanted to become a Web Designer, he encouraged Todd to start working on his fallback plan. But not one to be easily discouraged, Todd took a job building websites for a small agency. He soon discovered, in addition to having a knack for programming and technical problem-solving, he was also a natural for solving creative problems as well. It wasn’t long before he realized his talents could take him out on his own and he partnered to create Stepframe in 2002.
This new business venture expanded his responsibilities to include Creative Direction, Brand Development, Client Relations, Design, Development, Production, Account Management, Proofreading and Billing. Todd became a Master Juggler. And Stepframe found success. The brands were strong, the clients—pleased, and the awards and work rolled in. Stepframe became a digital advertising powerhouse, but Todd has never let that success go to his head. His waistline, maybe—but not his head.
When Max isn’t working, he enjoys long walks in our city’s radioactive landfills and basking in the damaging sun rays of our ever-depleting ozone layer. It’s gaining this kind of perspective that serves him well in a job that requires a multitude of responsibilities to nearly every client and Stepframe employee.
Every day at work this guy lives up to his name. He wears a lot of hats around the office; answering phones, ordering supplies, scheduling meetings and travel, building new computers—and most importantly—keeping us all stocked with Nerf gun ammunition and our favorite adult beverages.
Someday, he plans on narrowing down his career responsibilities to a more exclusive list. But until then, he’s our max-of-all-trades.
Since childhood, Ashley Roberts has been cut out to wrangle creative types, always keeping her “spirited” younger sister in line. Since then she’s found her sweet spot as a project manager – equally adept at wrangling spreadsheets, budgets, and timelines and keeping her creative counterparts in tow.
We’ve never caught Ashley in a frown. And we’re still searching for her off-button. Is it the regular exercise? Naaah…. that just allows her to snarf down a can of Pringles or a quad-shot of Rice Krispie treats without guilt. Maybe it’s the second lime in her G+Ts. Think about it: Most people have just one lime. Coincidence? I don’t think so….
Eastern Washington U has never been the same since Ashley walked away with a marketing degree. And she struts some serious street cred born of a decade of agency experience. Seriously—how lucky are we that Ashley’s mom threatened her life if she didn’t move back to Richland with her two unicorn-obsessed daughters?