Meet the Ascedian: Jonathan Lippold

jonathan lippold interface developer

What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.

NAME AND TITLE

Jonathan Lippold – Interface Developer

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

After copious amounts of coffee, I blend our creative team’s beautiful designs with our back-end team’s thorough and logical code and build seamless, intuitive and interesting interfaces for our websites.

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

My interests going into college were visual arts and architecture. Stumbling upon web design/development allowed me to blend together a few aspects of those interests: the visuals of a site with structure and efficiency in the code. Building interfaces can be challenging, fun and a complex puzzle all at the same time. No two days or projects are alike.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

We've got interesting work and atmosphere, a fantastic work-life balance, and really great people. I love how laid-back we are -- I get to work with a bunch of goofballs that don’t take themselves too seriously, but at the same time the goofballs are highly skilled people producing amazing work.

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Science, Information Studies -- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

Raider

FIRST JOB

Curator at South Wood County Historical Museum (the title sounds more impressive than it was)

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

Anywhere on the Lakefront. I love running and biking along Lake Park down to Veterans Park.

LAST BOOK READ

Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm

FAMILY

I have a wife, two young children and two dogs.

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

Hiking, running, biking, camping; really anything outdoors.

SECRET TALENT

I can flare my nostrils and have an uncanny knack for naming what television shows or movies an obscure actor has been in when they appear in another film.

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

I don’t think I have one most meaningful accomplishment. I’ve summited mountains, had epic 20 mile hikes, become a parent; all of those experiences together put things in perspective. I feel people can do more than they think is possible. That perspective keeps me wanting to try new things and keep accomplishing new goals.

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