Kevin has played a role in the Powderkeg division since it’s inception in 2004 when the parent company (Econoprint) started to create websites for their customer base. Kevin is admittedly the least technical member of the Powderkeg team. But, this allows him to be able to explain web concepts to customers in a straightforward way so customers to focus on what they need–not how it will be built. Kevin is extremely lucky to work with such a talented and dedicated web team (that is patient in explaining the technical details) and truly enjoys being in a workplace where he continues to learn something new every day.
When not at work, Kevin enjoys playing competitive sports including softball, hockey, tennis, and golf. Born in Minnesota, he still clings to the fading hope that one day his Vikings will rise to the top and hoist the superbowl trophy.
Dylan has been in the web industry for over 16 years, and has experience in a number of areas. He has designed user-friendly websites, boosted SEO results, planned fully custom CMS systems, executed web site promotion strategies, implemented social media techniques, and much more. He enjoys the process from start to finish, taking your ideas and turning them into an amazing reflection upon your business in the form of an engaging, professional website. He knows what it takes to get the job finished, and will work hard to assist you throughout the entire process.
When not being a total web nerd, Dylan is a die hard Packer fan. Typically it is a good idea to avoid calling on Mondays if the Packers have lost. Aside from office pranks, he enjoys playing organized softball and football during the week. When it comes to good movies and TV shows, you would be hard pressed to find one he has not seen. Dylan and his wife (sorry ladies) enjoy traveling to new, exciting places a few times a year.
James is our Sales Director on the Powderkeg team. He has over 15 years of experience in website management and administration. He has created multiple hobby websites, some of which he monetized through SEO and content building. He wrote the book, The Inbound Advantage, which provides fundamentals of a digital sales strategy.
James enjoys helping customers conceptualize their needs and putting development into action. Using analytics, and listening to visitor requirements, he focuses on building websites that provide value. In addition to website administration, James has experience with online advertising, social media and photography. He has an educational background in business with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a Philosophy minor from Edgewood College.
Matt is a skilled and nimble programmer that assists the entire team wherever help is needed. He has exceptional troubleshooting skills, is an extremely fast coder, and has strong database skills. Matt does the majority of our Ecommerce websites and is very adept at creating product configurators for online stores or stand-alone applications. Matt also handles much of the technical configurations for domain name registration and hosting.
In his free time, Matt enjoys starring in Culvers training videos with hopes to someday make it to Hollywood.
Brittany is a Senior Web Designer at Powderkeg. Her passion for art and design was evidenced early in life by her constant doodling, using PowerPoint just to play with colors and fonts (and yes, WordArt – don’t judge!), and re-arranging her bedroom weekly.
That passion led her to study Graphic Design and Web & Digital Media Development at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. She has worked on a wide variety of projects including e-commerce websites, responsive websites, mobile apps, online advertising, and branding.
After college, Brittany moved to Madison, married her high-school sweetheart, got involved in the local design scene, and eventually ended up with Powderkeg. About a year after she started, that high-school sweetheart started here as well and is now one of Powderkeg’s Senior Developers!
Outside of work Brittany enjoys photography, yoga, being a homebody, wishing she could rescue all the puppies out there, and weekend Netflix marathons.
Nick is an ambitious and versatile developer with a wide range of talents. He is an efficient coder that utilizes his resources in order to achieve both his and the clients’ goals. His Alma Mater is the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he graduated with honors in Web and Digital Media Development.
When Nick has free time, he likes to code his own custom applications, do PC gaming, read literature, and stay physically active.
James is a versatile developer with a wide range of web related development experience. Although he has his degree in Computer Networking, his true passions are programming and database design. James has helped to develop sites of all shapes and sizes for both the government and private sector. He also enjoys mobile application development in his free time.
When James is not manipulating 0s and 1s he likes to spend his time exercising, cooking, and watching movies with his wife or playing cards with friends.
Arely is a web developer from New Mexico with a background in Mathematics and Computer Science. She’s sort of a superhero when it comes to problem solving — give her a development challenge and she’ll give your users the best web experience possible and make it look pretty, too. Arely has helped develop sites for popular restaurants and major events around Madison, and enjoys working on projects of any size.
When she’s not developing, you can find her playing boardgames, reading comic books with a good brew, drawing, playing video games and hanging out with her dog Thor.
Matt is a strong designer who brings his creative A-Game to every project. He has designed over 100 websites for clients nationwide, ranging from small mom & pop shops to some of the biggest law firms in America.
When not geeking over great design, he likes to spend his time hiking camping, PC gaming, and hanging out with friends playing the latest board games.
Andy grew up in small town in central Wisconsin, where he crafted his creative masterpieces using his Magna Doodle and Spirograph. His childhood love for art led him to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in Graphic Design, with a minor in Advertising. Recently, Andy decided to expand on his design capabilities by earning a web design certificate. He has worked with numerous prominent clients, both online and in print, and he strives for a refined, professional, and clean approach to every project.
In his free time, you can find him outdoors—enjoying a hike, reading a book, playing tennis, going for a run, or hanging out at the dog park with his goldendoodle, Guster.
Julie is a Senior Creative Designer working at Powderkeg. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she earned her degree in Graphic Design, with a minor in Advertising. Julie is an efficient designer who takes the time to understand her client’s vision, communicating it through unique, modern designs. She has earned the trust and respect of her clients, which include Dean Health, Universal, MadRep (Thrive), and Emmi Roth.
During her free time, Julie works on craft projects and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, gardening, and biking.
Todd Duane, a Madison native, is a Madison College graduate with an associate degree in Applied Arts. After a short internship at Famous Footwear, Todd started at Econoprint/Powderkeg in 2001 as a part-time Graphic Designer and part-time Proofreader in the design department. Now an award-winning Senior Creative Designer, Todd’s knowledge and attention to detail has earned the respect of many high-profile clients.
In his free time, Todd dabbles in all things music, reading, movies, hiking, enjoys discovering new Disc Golf courses throughout the state and beyond, and is an avid Packers, Brewers, and UW Sports fan.
Elise is originally from southern Illinois where she spent her childhood making short films, exploring her passion for photography, and being involved with music in any way possible (band, piano lessons, choir, musicals). She then went on to study at Illinois State University, earning a bachelor’s in Graphic Communication and a master’s in Project Management.
Harland grew up in the Chicago suburbs and has diverse background in real estate, brand management, and recreation. He received a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism from Colorado State University. About a year and a half ago he moved to Madison from Los Angeles and loves the small city atmosphere, great trail systems and active lifestyle.