I started Screen Scientific D & M in the fall of 1999 right after I got my first entry level development gig at Apollo Interactive in Los Angeles. One of the bigger development firms in the country at the time that was lucky enough to be in business during the golden age. And by golden age I mean the time when you could command a seven figure contract to build and manage a website.
Those days are obviously long gone but it was motivation enough to start SSDM and get in on the tail end. I was fortunate enough to network with some great tech people where I was able to learn about the company infostructure and how the development process works from front to back. A large portion of us were laid-off after 911 so I began to recruit enough people to build a development assembly line that could put together large scale projects quickly.
I was doing the UI/UX design and development while my colleague and friend Ace Walker was managing the programming and database side. We managed to develop countless web development projects over the years using various medias and languages, while making a decent income in the process.
I went back to school full time to finish my design degree and at that point, SSDM began its transformation from web development company, to my personal portfolio which is still true to this day. My demanding day job keeps me busy but I always manage to find time to do freelance work under the SSDM banner.