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With creativity and collaboration at our core, we get to the heart of your business and deliver results to move you forward faster.
With creativity and collaboration at our core, we get to the heart of your business and deliver results to move you forward faster.
We know that great solutions don’t happen by accident. We’re intentional about understanding your strengths, values and goals so we can deliver meaningful results.
Our process starts with asking “Why?” and evolves through rapid cycles of innovation. We’re at our best when we transform your business in unpredictable ways.
We are a collective of creatives with a wide array of backgrounds, interests and skills — and we recognize the value of bringing multiple perspectives together to face any challenge in front of us.
I always had an interest in all-things related to art, from figure drawing and painting to sculpture and graphic design.
I’m originally from upstate New York, and I began my career working in the print world designing logos, identity systems, brochures, and advertising campaigns while attending college in western New York.
In graduate school I started exploring broadcast film and animation along with web design. I worked with multiple design/advertising agencies in the North-East and Mid-West and eventually worked my way out to Texas to work with Lifeblue.
I enjoy the challenge of bring brands to life on the web, but what I enjoy about working with Lifeblue are the challenges and growth opportunities given to every employee. If you’re looking to progress in your career or simply learn a new skill Lifeblue will help support you in that journey. It’s the first company I’ve worked for that encourages it’s employees to become active participants in the shaping of its culture and the way it executes it’s work.
I’m a husband, father and all-around fun dude. I’ve tried a lot of things to quench the adrenaline bug, but Scuba at Shark’s Cove in Oahu has currently taken the top spot on most awesome things I’ve done.
Being a developer is awesome because it allows me to build things. It’s a very ‘techie’ way to be hands on within the web’s DIY movement.
As a wee lad from the west coast my imagination was channeled into constant doodling. My passion for illustration grew with me into adulthood, followed me to Texas (yeehaw!), branched off and evolved into a love for all the things design-related. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, indoors or out. I love to create things, whether it’s drawing, playing with Legos, carpentry, or doing crafts with the kids. I love that Lifeblue allows me to be creative and collaborate with so many other creative people, in a culture that most places can’t hold a candle to. I’m pretty even keel for the most part, but I can get pretty weird with those I’m closest to.
Many moons ago, my brother introduced me to C++. Several years later, when I was 11, I stood up my first server, and my best friend secretly installed a trojan on it, which was inadvertently exploited by some rando in Eastern Europe. That was the moment I abandoned all noble pursuit of trust and kinship.
I love getting to be myself at Lifeblue and engaging with people individually and uniquely. In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing video games, and being lonely.
Originally from the land down under: a place beneath Canada called Washington. I grew up on a steady diet of ice hockey, video games, and model cars. In high school, my interests switched from architecture to computer animation to computer programming.
I was blessed enough to work at Cyan Worlds for nearly a decade, building games on PC and iOS like the incredibly popular Myst. I moved my young family to north Texas in 2011 for a fresh start at Lifeblue coding for the web in PHP. In the years since then I’ve grown professionally in ways that little kid playing Chrono Trigger in his parent’s basement could never have imagined.
I’ve come a long way from mixing colors in kindergarten and building little Play-Doh towns. The visual arts have always appealed to me, and when life got serious, being good with my hands motivated me to pursue a degree in Graphic Design.
I’ve been a designer for many years, so I have noticed first-hand how a shift away from print and into the digital space has been gradually but steadily changing the way we communicate and sell ideas. I started getting interested in web design and development in 2010; for the most part of the past decade I worked on and off in a few web projects, learned new languages and frameworks, and completed a very intense coding bootcamp. In 2021, I finally became a full-time front end developer.
With my particular set of skills and my eye for the “look and feel” of things, I enjoy making sites that not only function well but that also have a great deal of care put into the visual experience.
Let’s start with the highlights: I grew up in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., graduated from the University of Kentucky, and have lived in Dallas, TX, working as a marketing strategist since 2015. I have a wife, we have a dog and a cat, and we collect vinyl records among other shared hobbies. And I love sports. Seriously, I *LOVE* sports. If you ask me about last night’s episode of _____, I will almost certainly respond with, “No, but did you see the ending of that Mariners-Twins game?”
Now with that out of the way, what I really want to share about myself is that I’ve been somewhat of a nomad in my young life. And no, it was not some premeditated “gotta find myself” journey that I sought for myself. Honestly, it was largely the product of going to school out of state and later entering the increasingly unstable world of print journalism. But living in five different states in a span of seven years before the age of 25 (Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Florida, and now Texas), I was able to experience life in large cities, college towns, and small rural communities alike. I made friends from backgrounds completely different than my own, and had countless experiences I’d have never previously thought possible.
My life is steadier now, and I love that. But those experiences helped shape who I am today, and no doubt make me a better marketing strategist, too. What I love about Lifeblue is that this entire agency is not only so intelligent but so diverse. And I think that diversity of thought, experience, and background shines through in everything we do.
I graduated from UNT with a degree in Arts Management and Marketing and jumped into the nonprofit space as a content strategist and project manager. I loved the purpose and found joy in making a positive impact, but I found myself wanting to expand my experience.
Then I fell into product and program management — as well as brand management — with several very large corporations and became a connecting point between creative, digital, operations, sales, leadership and external agencies. I loved the fast-paced environment and thrived on being able to bring many different perspectives and personalities together. I saw it as a giant puzzle, and bringing order to that chaos was such a fun challenge.
When it was time for another career move, Lifeblue was “just right” for my inner Goldilocks: purpose-driven, innovative and fast-paced.
I strive to be an empathetic person, and I care about making processes as smooth and stress-free as I can for clients. And when I’m not at my desk, you can find me hanging out with my dog, Taco, or painting landscapes with a glass of wine in my hand.
When I was 12, in the midst of being influenced by video games The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past and Earthbound, my family got our first computer. I was also becoming a huge sports fan, and spent an inordinate amount of time creating pixel art versions of the team logos and players I liked using my first design software – Microsoft Paint. It wasn’t until halfway through college, an abandoned computer science degree, and a degree in journalism did I create my first profit-generating website “just for fun”. It was then that I realized I could make this a job.
Since those days, I’ve worked as a print and packaging designer well-versed in press checks, papers, pantone swatches and overprint ink techniques, an environmental graphic designer with hands in sculptural signage, murals, and hundreds of architectural finishes, and digital design in the worlds of apps, the web and kiosks. I embrace the T-shaped nature of Lifeblue by doing whatever I can to help, including working with a super talented team of developers and designers to make our best work possible.
I was always around sports growing up, as my father was a well-known sports publicist. Following somewhat in his footsteps, I went to the best sports management program in the country at UMass Amherst. My first entry-level job was with ESPN in New York, in their advertising department. I eventually moved on to start my sales career right here in Dallas with Frisco Roughriders. I moved on to management with the Staten Island Yankees, NBA’s Indiana Pacers, Washington Nationals, and the Texas Rangers. I’ve spent nearly 20 years with 6 professional teams in sales including MLB, NBA, and minor league baseball.
Personally, I love traveling, especially to the Caribbean (I’ve been to 5 islands), as well as playing sports with my kids (especially baseball). I enjoy playing Madden Football on Xbox, and spending time with family and on my own personal fitness. Professionally, I love helping companies solve their business challenges and figuring out how to best to drive revenue.
My favorite thing about Lifeblue is the incredible level of collaboration and positivity/can-do attitude that exists here.
I definitely ask why a lot. I’m always trying to get to the underlying reason or meaning behind an experience to effectively improve it.
Yeah, I have too many hobbies, but the variety in my explorations helps keep my design approach nimble.
I’ve never really had a job — I’ve always had a purpose. It makes it easier to get up and get to work when you’re driven by passion.
My love for business started the moment I realized no one was going to pay me to play sports, which in my case was very early on. I never believed that I had to know everything before doing anything, even if it meant I knew nothing to start. I have had the chance to work on a fascinating and diverse set of projects in my career, including as the leader of one of the country’s largest employment screening companies. I work as hard as I can for all my teams and my clients because it is a quantifiable edge.
My favorite thing about Lifeblue is its culture of togetherness and mutual respect. We spend a lot of time thinking about how we can be better as a team, and I believe that our customers feel this impact in the work we create for them. Outside of work I spend as much time as I can with my wife and our two daughters. My selfish pleasure is to play golf, and that can borderline on an obsession.
I started programming TI-83 calculators to cheat math exams in middle school. It was more work than the math which was an early indicator of what I was passionate about – coding. I’ve been developing ever since for web, indie games, devices, a dabble of machine learning and other binary adventures.
I’m a father, a craftsman, an outdoorsman, and a gamer. I love to camp and mountain bike. I love to spend time with my children and remodel/upgrade our home. I play video games and emphatically think that DOOM is one of the best games ever made.
Lifeblue’s Results Only policy lets me work toward what I am passionate about, unfettered by stresses of trivial and frustrating rules. The people are genuine, devoid of unnecessary drama and filled with kindness and appreciation for one another. I enjoy that its smaller, close-knit, and that you actually know everyone whether or not you work with them on a daily basis.
People’s behaviors and actions always interested me. That is why I began my academic path into Psychology. Why people do what they do, why they respond, why they act just fascinated me. However, brands have always been my passion. When Nike could influence with three little words, I decided to change my major to Marketing and “just do it!” Moving brands forward with the creative strategy designed for them and then seeing the results come to life. Yes, that is where my geekfest begins!
My kiddos have become immune to my scientific explanation of why a fruit, cool packaging and a black turtleneck turned a brand into the world’s lifeline. I mean, you can imagine the conversations at the Thanksgiving table! (OK, well I enjoy it!)
Nothing is more exciting than collaborating with the amazingly talented team at Lifeblue. Each person brings their special passion and ingredient to deliver world-class results for our clients and our own brand.
I am originally from Chicago — who would have thought moving to Texas would be one of the best things I could have done. I got hired by a great company, Lifeblue, and I can honestly say I enjoy going to work everyday! I have met some wonderful people at Lifeblue and I love how many fun events we have. If I am not in the office, I am at home busy taking care of my 2 boys and 2 rescue dogs. My family and I love to travel, spend time at the pool and attend baseball games. Since we are new to Texas, there is always something new to see or explore and we are enjoying every minute of it.
I grew up full nerd. My soundtrack was a symphony of 1200 baud modems and floppy disk drives. But in college, discovered the artist inside of me and immediately launched a career in advertising in Los Angeles. Soon, my tech and art background coalesced into starting my own web design agency. Nine years later, with a wife, three kids, and a master’s degree in business, we moved to Texas and bumped into Lifeblue.
Leaving behind my own agency was a difficult decision, but the quality of work coming out of Lifeblue and the familial professionalism in the office was enough to sweet talk me into joining up. Here, I have near carte blanche to do what I love: build, improve, optimize, learn, and laugh. And I can still wear shorts and sandals to work!
I got into IT administration and management at the inception of Information Systems after a center-ring bout with my parents — I didn’t want to major in what I considered a “girlie degree” of fashion merchandising. I grew up a “tom boy” — working on cars, taking stuff apart and putting it back together, because I wanted to see how it worked. I have been coding, administering, hacking, and transforming for quite some time. My interests will always be in the trenches of coding and administration. I believe that maintaining my technical background will keep my skillset up-to-date with the latest in technologies.
My favorite thing about Lifeblue is our unspoken philosophy of “no (wo)man left behind.” Everyone pitches in to help with a smile and compassion for the who needs support.
I’ve held a lot of professional roles — running B2B marketing for corporate channels, working as a one-person marketing department for a tech consultancy, and I’ve also been a strategist, team manager, editor, teacher, developer, events planner, logistics coordinator, Taekwondo instructor, writer and an arcade/laser tag crew member, just to name a few more. Throughout all these experiences, I have found myself mastering context and building connections between people and business functions — a company corpus callosum. I appreciate individualization, collaboration and nerdiness, which I believe is just a fun word for passion.
After studying Creative Advertising, Music, and Graphic Design at Southern Methodist University, I spent time as an Art Director at a magazine company. I soon became interested in translating design into the digital world, so I headed back to SMU to learn to code. My background in design and my new found love for development has given me a true passion for creating awesome user interfaces and experiences – and I’m thrilled to be able to do so along such a gifted and encouraging team here at Lifeblue!
Xanadu is one of the worst movies ever made. It’s also my favorite.
As a kid, my dad introduced me to the dizzying ‘80s film, which features Olivia Newton-John roller skating around Gene Kelly to the sounds of Electric Light Orchestra. It’s weird, it’s campy and it honestly doesn’t make any sense.
That’s why I love it. I’ve always been drawn to the unexpected, which is why I got into journalism. From covering the chaos of the Texas legislature to reporting the region’s top breaking news stories at The Dallas Morning News, I’ve had the privilege of learning for a living and informing the public through my writing.
Pivoting to PR and marketing recently has let me use those skills to help organizations tell their stories in innovative ways. It’s all about homing in on what makes them different. Essentially, what’s their Xanadu?
Thanks to my dad, I started tinkering with computer hardware and software in high school and quickly fell in love with technology. I went from building a couple terrible websites for some friends years ago to getting to work with the brightest and the best at Lifeblue! I love my family, board games, the outdoors, and getting to know new people. Lifeblue has been a place of growth and family. We work hard to encourage each other to be the best parts of ourselves. It’s wonderful!
As a digital storyteller, I’ve helped companies and people craft their story into a creative piece audiences genuinely want to engage with and experience. It started with the written word, transitioning those skills over to video production and now I’m hard at work mastering the web with Lifeblue. No matter the medium, the world is but a canvas to our imagination. We’ve got a lot of colors at Lifeblue, and I intend to use them all.
Phillip has worked as an in-house web developer and Internet marketing expert for several firms, subsequently working on multiple projects with a number of Fortune 500 companies. In addition to becoming a multi-talented developer, Phillip has also become adept in interactive design and usability/user experience. As principal founder of Lifeblue, Phillip currently occupies his time with serving as the “Dreamcatcher” by fostering new client relationships and remaining an integral part of the campaign strategies and execution for Lifeblue clients.
I fell in love with marketing analytics during my undergrad in Beijing, China, when I had a marketing internship working at an internet company as a search engine marketing analyst. During those five months, I started from scratch learning what digital marketing is and did some hands-on operations and projects. I felt passionate about the work I was doing and realized this was going to be my future career.
In 2019, I moved to the U.S. for grad school at the University of Maryland and graduated in December 2020. Working at Lifeblue now, I get to collaborate with really cool clients and build my knowledge of digital marketing. I believe my time at Lifeblue will help me understand which industry I want to focus on in the future and grow my technical skills and soft skills, such as communication with clients and teammates.
When I’m not working, I’m probably recording a vlog, making memes of my friends, or dreaming of getting a future dog.
From history major, to Air Force Officer, to web design business owner, my path has been an interesting one. From a young age, I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of building a business, and as I got further into it, found that I enjoy all of the behind the scenes work that goes on to make a company successful. One of my favorite things about Lifeblue is watching new employees come on board. Because of the entrepreneurial nature of our culture, so many will take a process, method or product that existed before and make it better for all. The bar for quality here is never-ending.
Coding is something I’ve always been interested in since I was a kid, but never had anybody to teach me and that frustrated me. One day, I finally bought a PHP book and decided to teach myself by copying every line from the book to the computer and have never looked back. My personal family and my Lifeblue family are important to me to help me grow my skills and as a person. I also love to be silly and try to look at the good side of things.
I love to travel, as seeing and experiencing new places inspires me. I also really enjoy movies, football (although some here may call it soccer), DC Comics and the Internet. I thought I was good at Ping Pong as well, but then Barnhard beat me and smashed my confidence. I’ll still take on the challenge.
At Lifeblue, I most love the diverse set of people and personalities, the atmosphere everyday in the office, and the culture.
Every aspect of the web design process has been a passion of mine since the days of Geocities, and at Lifeblue I get to play in that sandbox every day as we help save the world from bad design. I strive to create thoughtful, accessible websites through clean, modular, and semantic front-end code. From napkin sketch to writing the final line of code before pushing that shiny red “Launch” button, I love being a part of every step that goes into creating an amazing web experience for the end user.
Started from a farm now I’m here. My grandfather had me in his lap on a computer when I was 3 years old. Computers were always a part of my life, but it wasn’t until college I discovered this amazing thing called Web Development. It consumed me, led me down a path of long nights and perusing Stackoverflow, and eventually scored me a job at the best company around, Lifeblue! I’ve had the opportunity to experience a lot of things, but not many can stand next to this place. That said, I’m just a simple has-been collegiate baseball player out here grinding.
I have this theory that every adult male in the John Hughes Cinematic Universe worked for the same Chicago advertising agency, so as a teenager, that’s where I aspired to be. Then, as an advertising major taking a required news reporting class in college, I saw All the President’s Men. I set up residence in the campus newspaper offices shortly thereafter.
I grew up during more than two decades of reporting, writing, editing and producing the news – including 21 years at my hometown paper, The Dallas Morning News – with a commitment to thoroughness, fairness and credibility.
I also fell in love with the art of digital storytelling and the power of reaching digital audiences. I grew to appreciate innovation, iteration and rapid change. And I came to learn that with a solid strategy, a brilliant message and a dynamic voice, all of us can be effective publishers.
My name is Zaq, with a “Q.” I graduated from UT Arlington with two degrees: Communication Technology and International Studies in Russian. Over the past few years I’ve gained experience working in UI, UX, and front-end development.
I’ve survived both hot Texan summers and cold Russian winters. I also enjoy the usual stuff, such as video games, board games, improv and Ukrainian folk dancing.
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