Behind the Vision: Andrew, Principal Lead Developer
We know a lot of companies say this, but here at Brighter Vision we think our customers are the greatest. Since the Brighter Vision process is designed to be so customized and personal to you and your vision, we get to know our customers pretty darn well – so we figured it’s only fair we return the favor!
Introducing Behind the Vision, where you can get to know a Brighter Vision employee a little better and get an inside peek at the team helping you grow your practice.
This month, I sat down to chat it up with Andrew, our Principal Lead Developer and the final checkpoint for every Brighter Vision website. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting him – or if you’ve been fortunate enough to have him design your site – you know Andrew is an energizer bunny of positivity. 🙂
Can you share a couple facts about the career journey that brought you to Brighter Vision?
Originally I wanted to be an animator and work on video games, but once I started classes in college, I found CSS and HTML and it just clicked with me. I got weirdly hooked on it, so I stuck with it and my first career-focused job was actually making the school-branded websites of the Arts & Sciences department at CU Boulder. That was a perfect transition into this job where we do smaller websites than that on a grander scale.
How long have you been working at Brighter Vision?
I’ve been with Brighter Vision since about June or July of 2014. I graduated college in 2014 and only a few months afterwards, I got my job here and have been with Brighter Vision ever since.
What’s your role here at Brighter Vision? / How do you spend your day?
My role initially started as a simple web developer and client manager. That has now evolved into me being the Principal Lead Developer. During my day I launch new websites for everyone and then larger website builds, like directories.
AFTNC.org, a Brighter Vision directory built by Andrew
Can you tell us about one of your favorite / most memorable Brighter Vision clients?
Karen Renshaw is someone I have been working with over the last several weeks and we have been building a new website for her very large organization. Hers is one of our directory sites and they typically are pretty lengthy and require a lot from both the client and the developer. Karen has been extremely pleasurable to work with and patient with any updates which has made the project very enjoyable.
What’s one of your favorite Brighter Vision websites right now?
My favorite is the Grateful Therapy site. They are a site I did some time ago and it has always been one of the cleaner and more professional feeling sites I’ve done.
Brighter Vision Website for Grateful Heart, designed by Andrew
What are your hopes for Brighter Vision in the future?
With the direction the company is already going I would hope that we eventually branch out to many different demographics besides just mental health professionals. The company would hopefully take over as one of the biggest website/domain providers out there, if not the biggest. Like GoDaddy.
If you could give Brighter Vision therapists one tip about how to best use their Brighter Vision website and marketing tools, what would it be?
Don’t become complacent. The worst thing you can do for your website is leave it to stagnate. Keep blogging, keep adding content or pages, heck – you could even just have a changing tagline that you update weekly. An active website is a well ranked website, and that’s why our Growth Platform is such a wonderfully simple way of keeping things posting to your site without much effort.
If you could suggest one of our blog posts to read TODAY, which would it be?
I would have to suggest How to Write a Kick-Ass About Me Page. Most people seem to not have much trouble getting services pages written since they’re more technical and straight-forward. But everyone struggles with the About page since many people aren’t sure how, or simply don’t like, to write about themselves.
If Brighter Vision had an animal mascot, what would it be?
Definitely not an animal, but I think of a sun with sunglasses when I think of Brighter Vision.
He looks like an “Andy” to me
Hey, I can totally get on board with a cool sun mascot.
Thanks so much to Andrew for spending the time with us today and telling us what he loves about being a part of the Brighter Vision family and his own vision for the future.
If you’d like your private practice to benefit from the top-notch expertise of our web developers like our customers do, start with a free 2-week trial of Brighter Vision! Contact us with any questions, or to get started today.