We've traveled the world, and we know global and local working habits from Asia to Australia & Europe to North America. We specialize in custom solutions for a broad spectrum of entities in the graphic production world.
3D printing is a technology in its infancy. It has similarities to the birth of the Desktop Publishing that are striking.
I have been active in 3D printing for a number of years, and we are increasingly focused upon the software used in 3D as modern "print". The history of how desktop publishing evolved from a garage/lab experiment into a refined process is eerily similar to that which we are experiencing in 3D printing. Using history as our guide, we can plan for, and even predict the future. 3D Printing is evolving into a manufacturing process, and our thoughts are that it should be done by print professionals... people who have observed and lived the change of printed material from analog to digital printing. The deja vu of these similarities between the birth of desktopo publishing and that of 3D printing should serve as a guide as to how this emergent technology will mature.
How your users use your applications and tools should not be an afterthought. I specialize in user-based application design that meets those needs perfectly. I have spent years in the trenches of production, and as a result I know how workflow, and efficiency can be maximized to help your customers become more profitable.
Software is a modern artform. Because of its technical nature, it is most common for applications to be designed by engineers. Often this development leads to tools that are not user-friendly, or lack the full feature requirements of a user or customer. Because my focus is on how work gets done, I can help to make your tools that much more appealing, and appropriate to your customers needs. Happy users make for good customers.
We have a lot of experience in print and publishing workflows, and JDF/MIS consulting. Modern workflow requires standardized methods and tools. JDF brings that and a lot more with its MIS-centric workflow.
It was a short honeymoon between the first film output, to fully-imposed digital plates. We went from "Wow, you got a digital page out of the imagesetter, and it worked!", to "Ok, how many plates can you impose or output an hour?" in a matter of months. Due to that heavy pressure of production efficiency, it is now more important than ever to work in a clever, efficient manner.
If you have great tools, and great teams, We'd love to help you. I am driven, friendly, and I really love to build software. I make your tools approachable, enjoyable and powerful solutions to your customers.
Chris has an innate ability to get to the key issues in user-requirements, and convey them to the developers in a concise, and useful manner.
We hired Chris to help us to make our tools more focused upon the customer needs, and the number of our support calls went down significantly after we implemented his suggestions.
Chris has a talent to put our engineers in the place of our customers, and see our products in a different light. We didn't really know how our customers used our features until he helped us.
Chris just "gets it." His experience in the industry is second to none, and when we want to know the real world, we ask him.