Johnson Direct Expands Interactive Team

American designer Charles Eames said, “Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular goal.” We couldn’t agree more, and our newest addition, Michael Schwobe, has shown that through smart digital design, great and measureable results are realized.

Johnson Direct is pleased to welcome Michael as its newest addition to our dynamic and growing interactive marketing communications team. As Senior Front End Developer and Interactive Designer, Mike is responsible for taking web and interactive concepts from static demonstrations to living code using HTML5, CSS, XML, AJAX, jQuery and JavaScript and emerging technologies.

Michael’s strong graphic design background paired with his proficiency in digital trends and industry-leading technology are what make him an exceptional front end programmer. His expertise with Adobe Creative Suite software blends naturally with his coding talents in HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery.  Michael is also well-versed in multiple language environments, including ASP, .NET MVC, PHP/MySQL, WordPress CMS, AJAX, and Java.

The traits that make Michael really stand-out include his efficient coding style and attention-to-detail, ensuring timeliness and high quality output. Working closely with his JD peers and our clients’ team leaders, Michael establishes and executes UX strategies for new and existing online properties and content. He creates valid and standards-compliant code that focuses on delivering the best possible user experience for our clients’ interactive and multichannel initiatives; and develops response-driven, user experience components, websites, blogs, digital ads and assets, email campaigns and other online marketing materials.

Michael is a UW–Oshkosh graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. His work experience includes the strategic planning, design and development of hundreds of B-to-B and B-to-C website, blog, email and social media deliverables for household brands like Disney,  McDonalds, Shopko, and Firestone; nationally recognized companies such as National Pork Board, National Restaurant Association, Navistar and NFLPlayers; and internationally known businesses including Kimberly Clark, Master Lock and Global Brewers Initiative.

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