My name is Greg Kepler and I’m an Interactive Developer at The Barbarian Group. I come from a design background, graduating from RIT in 2004 with degree in New Media Design and Imaging. Over the last decade, I’ve made a living designing and developing websites, apps and installations.
Here’s a brief history of my professional career..
2004 – 2006
I worked for RIT in their web development department, designing interfaces and convincing people to let me develop sites and goofy internal projects in flash. I also did a bunch of freelance AfterEffects and Flash work in and around Rochester, NY.
After moving back home to Rockland County, I worked for the USTA (United State Tennis Association) working primarily on USOpen.org, where I designed a lot of graphics and logos used on the site as well as flash banners and microsites related to the US Open.
2006 – 2010
In January of 2006, I was hired by Iomedia as a hybrid designer/developer where I worked on projects across the architecture and healthcare industries. As I moved up the ranks, I started concentrating more on development until the Spring of 2008, when I was made the Interactive Studio Director. I had the pleasure of overseeing everything interactive and learn about the many facets that make a successful interactive project. For the last 6 months of my tenure at Iomedia, I decided to concentrate on what I loved and get back into development full time.
2010 – 2015
I plan on keeping this blog as a place to document my interests in what I do and to hopefully inspire budding interactive students to keep learning and pushing themselves as many other interactive designers and programmers do for me.