JK Design Announces New Hires and Promotions; Seeks New Web Developers

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Leading Central New Jersey Web development and print media firm JK Design has announced that the company has hired five new employees and awarded an internal promotion. In addition, a former employee has returned to the firm in a leadership role. The firm is also seeking to hire additional Web developers to meet increasing client demand.

Leading Web development and print media firm JK Design has announced that the company has hired five new employees and awarded an internal promotion. In addition, a former employee has returned to the firm in a leadership role.

"2007 was a time of exceptional growth for our company, and 2008 seems likely to continue this trend," said Jerry Kaulius, founder and president of JK Design. "With a sustained increase in new business, we are fortunate that we have been able to continue to attract new employees with experience and technical knowledge who can help us deliver the kind of innovative, customer-focused service we have built our reputation on."

"To meet the needs of our growing client base, we also plan to add two full-time Web developers to our team in the near future," Kaulius added. "We are pleased to offer our employees and clients a unique place to work and meet in our historic building. With beautiful views of the Royce Brook outside our windows, and our ability to entertain clients and hold company events on our own outdoor patio, we feel that we have enhanced productivity and employee satisfaction by providing a pleasant work environment."

New Senior Web Developer Jim Chao specializes in designing and developing user-friendly Web interfaces that tie together the front-end and back-end programming, with a focus on intuitive user experiences and ease of maintenance. He has a strong background in Web usability, PHP, MySQL and HTML/CSS. Jim holds a degree in computer science from Rutgers University.

While the majority of new Web Developer Bill Brophy's work at JK Design is focused on developing Web sites, he also works in some of the compiled programming languages including Microsoft's C#. His professional interests include various Web-based technologies such as PHP and MySQL. Bill is currently completing a degree in computer science at Raritan Valley Community College.

New Web Producer Lance Miller brings more than seven years of experience managing and developing Web projects to JK Design. With strong technical skills including HTML, PHP and MySQL, Lance is responsible for project management, client support and coordination of multidisciplinary teams involved in various Web and interactive projects. Prior to joining JK Design, he managed and developed a benchmark digital library Web site under a grant from the National Science Foundation and developed several interactive online training programs. Lance holds a degree in computer science from The College of New Jersey.

As a new Junior Interactive Designer, Douglas Walsh assists JK Design's Senior Interactive Designers with the creation of Web site designs and animated banner ads and the programming of Flash/ActionScript and After Effects. Prior to joining JK Design, he worked in Johnson & Johnson's Quality Assurance Stability Documentation group. Doug graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.F.A. in fine arts with a specialization in computer graphics and a minor in computer science.

Brandon Griffiths recently returned to JK Design in the role of Team Lead, Web Development. He leads JK Design's team of programmers and analysts to ensure that functional requirements are communicated and understood and that programming and testing is performed to the company's standards. In addition, Brandon performs hands-on coding for both Microsoft and UNIX-based platforms. While earning a degree in computer science at Bloomsburg University, Brandon was employed by MetLife, where he became an expert in Microsoft development technologies. He was later responsible for network design and project management at Northern International and expanded http://www.lawyers.com at Lexis Nexis.

Joe Jordan brings more than a decade of experience to his recent promotion as Interactive Art Director. He has worked as a multimedia creator, artist, programmer, Flash developer and GUI designer in all types of media, including DVD, CD-ROM, logo design and motion graphics. Before joining JK Design, Joe held positions as lead designer and programmer for a graphics production company and designer and technical manager for a pharmaceutical communications/advertising company.

JK Design's offices are located in Hillsborough, New Jersey's historic Staats House. Originally owned by one of Somerset County's most prominent families, the restored mansion integrates signature elements of the classical Grecian-style structure, such as the original pumpkin pine floorboards and ornate crown moldings, with modern renovations like state-of-the-art computer workstations and wireless connectivity.

About JK Design:
In business for more than 20 years, JK Design is a creative services firm specializing in using the latest technology to build brand identities. The firm provides hundreds of companies and public and private organizations with innovative design, advertising and marketing services, including: Web design and development, branding, logos, email marketing, multimedia and video animation and production, marketing strategies, advertising, corporate collateral design and production, exhibit graphics, packaging and Internet-based virtual tradeshows. For more information: 908-428-4700 or http://www.jkdesign.com.

Jerry Kaulius
JK Design
465 Amwell Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
908-428-4701 (fax)


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