JonApplied Interactive is expanding its staff and welcoming some new members who are poised to set unprecedented standards in web marketing. In this ongoing series, we’re introducing you to these creative, passionate, and extremely talented individuals and learning a little bit about the people who are the heart and soul of our team.

What is your position here?

I’m the video production manager, which means that I oversee the technical end of creating videos for our clients. Video is probably the most engaging form of communication with your customers, and I make sure to take full advantage of that opportunity with well-framed shots, tight edits, and custom animations.

What were your first impressions of Applied Interactive?

Dogs. Everywhere.

What made you interested in video production?

I first started with live action, making skateboarding videos with my neighbor’s camcorder, making edits between the camera and a VCR. I also made Homestar Runner–inspired animated shorts using Flash, which usually got me into trouble at school.

Describe one part of your daily routine you cannot live without.

I can’t get my day going without my usual breakfast: three scrambled eggs, an English muffin, OJ, coffee, and a banana. It looks like the image used when cereal companies refer to a “balanced breakfast.”

What makes Applied Interactive a great match for you?

I like the small team and the personalized approach we use for content marketing.

What goals do you hope to accomplish here (personal or professional)?

I hope to make engaging videos that support our client’s needs while building my personal portfolio.

What previous experiences have been useful to you in your endeavors here?

I did a lot of music videos for local rappers in college, and that is definitely where I cut my teeth stylistically and how I started accumulating equipment.

How do you unwind in your free time?

I enjoy music, video games, skateboarding, and Scotch.

If you could go back in time to the day of your high school graduation and give yourself one piece of advice, what would you say?

Take more risks, just not when driving. Car insurance will be very expensive for you.