History of Usable Web Solutions

I started out in the printing industry in 1979, at the very young age of 15. In 1985 I bought my first PC, in 1987 my first Mac. I became very interested how the computer could be used as a tool to collect, manipulate and display information.

The past

In 1994 I became the electronic pre-press manager for a color separator in Denver. Then in 1995 I became a partner in a color separation company in Fort Collins. In 1997 I opened my own color separation company called Synergy Graphics. As the printing industry changed, the need for companies like mine diminished and I closed Synergy Graphics in October of 2003.

A taste of things to come

I worked for a couple of local printers until the summer of 2006 when I became the IT Manager of a local charter school called Pioneer School for Expeditionary Learning. One of the problems I faced at Pioneer was a website that just wasn't very effective. We couldn't add the features we wanted, it wasn't easy to navigate and consequently people just weren't using it to it's full potential. So I redesigned the schools' website. Now this wasn't the first time that I had tackled a website, in fact I developed my first shopping cart in 1998, but this was the biggest project that I had ever undertaken. I had the majority of it completed during the week of spring break in 2007, and we went live the following week.

Here I am

Well, unfortunately Pioneer closed down at the end of the 2007 school year and it looked like I would be out looking for a new job. But after seeing the results of the redesign of the schools' website several of the parents strongly encouraged me to start my own web development business and one of the parents became my first customer, and Usable Web Solutions was born.