Matthew J. Madill: Principal/Director of Web Development
[left brainer] hard-core
"As a web developer, I have had to learn a great many things. Complex programming languages, hosting configurations, business logic, data base hierarchy to name a few. But the hardest thing I have ever had to learn, even harder than getting my MBA, was how to work with these right brainers! After 10 years, I think I finally have them trained."
Lee A. F. Kirchner: Principal/Creative Director
[right brainer] extreme
"Though a bit of an over statement, a client once called me the most creative *#(@%^#*$^#* he ever met. I don't know about all that, but I am rather hyper-motivated. I do a lot of creative stuff. Art direction and design stuff, writing and photography stuff, bass playing, sculpting, blacksmithing, you know, stuff. But really, I've been doing this advertising stuff since the 80s, when I still had hair!"
Kenneth R. Talbot: Principal/Creative Director
[right & left brainer] an enigma
"When I started in this biz (also in the 80s,) I didn't even know how to turn on a computer, I was a long-haired, rock-and-roll creative guy. Go figure. Today I blend my art direction, illustration, animation, programming and sound mixing chops to create cool games, websites, ad banners and apps. I can still rock-it-out with the band, but now my kids just think dad and his friends are kinda' weird."
Gail Frost: Production Manager
[left brainer] the task master
"I do the heavy lifting around here. The un-fun, un-glamorous, un-sung work. Keeping track of the brainiacs, watching deadlines and budgets and making sure they don't have too much fun. There are times that I feel more like a den-mother than a production manager, plus I have kids of my own to deal with! It‘s a dirty job, but someone has to do it."
Susan Glodich: Art Director/Graphic Designer
[right brainer] a little Zen
"Axis is a really different kind of agency. I work hard here, creating logos, beautiful menu designs and corporate communications, but I don’t ever really feel stressed out. Everyone gets along. There are no clicks or politics, even the techs and creatives seem to play well together. Now if I could just get them to start a yoga program and vegan birthday cake policy this would really be a dream-job."
Juanita Moreno: Web Production/Retoucher
[left brainer] right brain tendencies
"I am actually a very creative person, but I am a slave to my left brain. I crave order and structure and I bring that to most every thing I do. Whether I’m prepping image files for the web, retouching automotive photography, or at home making silver jewelry, I like things to be organized, or I get really angry . . . and you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry!"
Adam Staufer: Senior Web Developer
[left brainer] dreams in code
"These people are little strange. I come in every day like clock-work, sit down, open a Diet Pepsi and crank out the code. The creatives drift in whenever, yack-yack-yack about some silly thing or another. They're okay, but most of the time I just smile, put my head-phones on and get back to crankin' out the code."
Linda: Financial / Biz Operations
[left brainer] with a flair for the right
"Je ne parle pas français. Ne m'appelez pas et me parler en français. Je vais raccrocher."
Todd Larsh: Interactive Project Manager
[left brainer] the "i" dotter
"I'm a detail guy. When it comes to developing a web application, mobile app or any interactive project, I live or die by the spreadsheet. What are the technical requirements? What is the database schema? What are the milestones? When is the launch date? I need details man! What the boss doesn't know is when I have my nose buried in the laptop plowing through spreadsheets, I'm listening to Iron Maiden just shreadin' it RUN FOR THE HILLS...."