Anthony Anthamatten: UI/UX Designer, Software Developer, Technology Architect
These are some of the titles I go by in my career. But they seem overly glamourous and I’ll try to explain. I’m a guy who knows technology and done it before an iPod, iPhone or even the internet.
I began doing 3D animation in 1986. There were no schools that taught it and those computers cost more than a home. But I was young and eager, found a book and taught myself how to write C++. I worked in television as a graphic designer. For eight years, everyday, I designed graphics on the first computers to do that. Photoshop wasn’t invented.
So I built a company called GrafxLab after that. The hardest work I’ve ever done was convince people what I saw at 25, before the internet.
Touchscreen kiosks, cd rom, the internet. When I wrote the first web pages in ’94, you had a slow computer, AOL, and I learned Perl. Clients were happy to receive an email from a contact page. That was high tech back then and I was the one to help them do it.
So the story goes...
I have learned so many technologies throughout my career, I could teach the class. If you see my resume, it reads like War and Peace or Who’s Who. This is not about bragging. I paid the price to earn the trust of companies to help them do something better or new.
You can hire me.
I don’t have an ego about the things I do. But I can tell you, so many times somebody said they are better than me. If you are, that’s great and I will applaud you. But you spent millions of dollars and nothing is done and things are late, over budget and on fire? That’s when I come in to put the flames out, rally the troops and find sanity into the chaos of what we do.
My keys to success.
The people I enjoy working with most are business leaders. The CEO or any C-Suite person who has a stake in the game can trust me. I have built companies and failed. Those people put their reputation on the line. When the work I do means their success, it means mine also.
I would like to talk to you about a project.
Reach out. I enjoy hearing about things people are working on. And I hope you will laugh when you see my strong advice for recruiters and call center people who bug me all day about jobs.