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
Jeff Betz -- Interactive Art Director
MY TYPICAL WORKDAY
My typical workday is fairly non-typical from one day to the next, which is exactly how I like it. Most every day is a wonderland of creative delight. I have the privilege of doing one of many extremely fun tasks such as: video production and post-production, 2D animation, 3D animation and modeling, photography, sound design, music composition, web animation, UX, or web design. Most days I seriously can't believe I get paid to do this.
HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA
In 2001, I was working as an unpaid intern trying to get experience in the web industry. Dan Early offered me a part-time internship where I actually got paid! Over the years, what's kept me here is the wonderful people, the fun work and the constant opportunities to leverage technology and design in new and interesting ways.
B.A. in Music from UW-Milwaukee
HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT
Wally the Hawk
BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED
Command+C is copy, Command+V is paste. (I'm not hinting at plagiarism here, I just love and value keyboard shortcuts.)
FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT
LAST BOOK READ
Unspoken Sermons by George MacDonald
PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)
Jesus or George MacDonald
Alycia (wife), Joseph (12), Eliana (3)
WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME
Spend time with my family
I can juggle while riding a unicycle.
MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT
Professionally, probably the Alto-Shaam video that plays in the background as you scroll down this page.
Personally, keeping my kids alive and (mostly) happy.