We've Added New Team Members to Our Digital Agency

We've Added New Team Members to Our Digital Agency

We've been so busy over the last couple of months, designing some majorly beautiful websites, incredible apps and creating strategies that have dramatically increased organic search traffic for our clients' websites. During that time, we've added some incredible new members of our team that have been imperative to our successes. To give them a chance to shine, we'd like to formally introduce these incredibly talented individuals, in their own words. Enjoy!

mobile app development | Speak CreativeSteven Palomino

Why Speak?
In my mind, Speak is the kind of place I've always wanted to work, but didn't know it. It really is the little things that make a work environment more enjoyable. I think we all enjoy what we do already, but it's the people around us and the culture that really define a great experience. The amount of input and say-so each person has on project decisions really makes one feel like they matter. I enjoy working with people that constantly challenge and encourage me. Speak is full of smart and creative people that have each made my experience thus far unparalleled.

What's your expertise?
By trade, I'm a Mobile Developer. My background is in Visual Effects and 3D Animation so I'm also familiar with video and print. A few years ago I decided to try Mobile Development and ended up loving it. I still consider myself a Generalist and enjoy projects where I can use my various skills.

What do you do in your time outside of Speak?
Outside of work I enjoy playing music. I can play guitar, piano, and I can sing. I'm also a Worship Pastor at a local church. I really enjoy spending time with my family and doing fun things together.

What previous experience do you have that is important to your work here?
I've found that almost everything I've done in the past has been important to my success at Speak. Speak is one of those places where you can grow as much as you'd like and sharpen other skills that you may not have used in a while. I'm currently in school (I graduate in July!) for Mobile Development and design. I've also been doing freelance work since about 2007. I owe a lot of knowledge and growth to my time freelancing. It can be good or bad, but there's always a guaranteed challenge that can help you improve if you let it.

digital agency Memphis | Nashville digital agency | Speak CreativeMike Moran

Why Speak?
I am most excited about working with the Speak team members. The designers I'll be working along side are no mere pixel pushers. They connect strategy, innovation, emotion, clean code and beautiful designs and package it into a solution for clients all over the world. Whether they are solving a problem for a non-profit or a music festival, each team member pours immense amounts of detail into each product. The team truly wants to create beautiful designs, and also help create movement in organizations to help them grow. It's a great group of people with so much talent. I can't wait to see how much I'll learn.

What do you love about Speak?
Speak is a creative digital shop that truly embraces the idea of partnering with clients. Speak wants to understand, learn and solve the pain points that clients bring to us. Not only does Speak create amazing work in the digital space, but they strive to forge relationships with clients that will last for years. Not all organizations have that type of commitment to their clients.

What's your expertise?

I ran a small digital firm for a few years and learned a lot about what it truly means to problem solve with digital solutions. I learned a lot about how I can work with clients to create something they'll love. I would say my expertise lies in understanding how departments can work together to make each project a win.


What do you do in your time outside of Speak?

Family first. I love spending time with my gorgeous wife and beautiful baby boy. If you could make a pie chart of my time each night, the biggest slices would be: cleaning his high chair and bath time. 

I also love reading business strategy and self betterment books - building things, tearing things apart, repairing things...really any work that gets my hands dirty. I also love bonsai trees, apple gear, space sci-fi movies and checking out new restaurants in the Madison area.


What previous experience do you have that is important to your work here?
Well I owned my own digital firm, which gave me a lot of insight into what makes a company grow or shrink. Previous to that, I worked for a biotech startup and led a team of digital marketers. My focus was on branding, print packaging, digital marketing, customer delight and content strategy.


mobile app development | website developers | Speak CreativeKevin Reed

Why Speak?
Speak's passion for creativity and innovation has made my first few months here at Speak very exciting, and makes me hopeful for my future here. I enjoy being challenged and am always learning something new every day, and I find that this is possible at Speak because of the wealth of skill found among my coworkers that pushes me to learn more and create greater things.

What's your expertise?
As a Web Developer I work mainly on SiteWrench building features, fixing bugs, and solving problems. Every day is a new puzzle to solve, which requires me to use a variety of languages and frameworks to get the job done. My strengths are in full stack .NET web development using C#, VB, SQL Server, Entity Framework, ASP.NET WebForms and MVC, and WebAPI. I also have a passion for Javascript, client side performance, and HTML/CSS in general. In my spare time at work, you'll find me reading anything from functional Javascript to how to optimize SQL queries as I try to keep up with the ever changing landscape of web development.

What do you do in your time outside of Speak?
I'm married and have a 10 month old daughter that I love spending time with. I do some coding on the side (mainly Javascript), but when I'm just chillin' I like to pour latte art, play guitar, and play StarCraft 2.

What previous experience do you have that is important to your work here?
I studied Computer Science at Union University, and then for a little over 2 years I worked as a web developer on an enterprise ASP.NET web application where I honed my Javascript, ASP.NET, and SQL skills.

digital marketing agency | website design | Speak CreativeAmanda Evans

Why Speak?
I've worked with Speak for a number years as a client and was pleased with each project from app development to custom web projects; and having a partner that I trusted to help guide me because of their expertise was immensely helpful. After many years with my previous company, I decided to make a change and found my new home at Speak Creative. This group is extremely talented and the work produced for our clients is remarkable not only in its design, but most importantly, in its effectiveness.

Where does your expertise lie?
I have a degree in Communications/PR from Mississippi State and have been fortunate to work in my chosen field for the past 14 years. I spent eight years with a national franchisor in marketing and sales roles, and previous to that worked for a few non-profits in the MidSouth.

What do you do in your time outside of Speak?
Away from work, its all about family time. My husband and I had a son last spring, and being his mom is such a blessing. I love watching him learn new things every day.

There you have it! We are so excited for the work these Speaksters have done so far and can't wait to see what comes from them in the future. If you could benefit from a new website, a mobile app or development project or want to learn more about our work, contact our team.

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Posted by Kindra Svendsen at 9:22 AM

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