Start Date: June '18
Before: Visual Designer
Now: Consultant, Software Engineering Practice
Luke graduated from UIC with a BFA in graphic design. He cut his teeth working in the Chicago startup scene, most notably as the Creative Director of Techweek, a nationwide technology conference.
Luke loves all things tech and was closely associated to the development process, having dabbled in some basic front end development and WordPress builds. When the creative drain eventually kicked in, he looked at what else he loved to do.
"I had a drive to do web development, but I didn't know how to go about it," Luke said. "After some pushing and prying, I pulled the plug. I attended a bootcamp, one that SPR was heavily investing in to find developers."
Luke graduated from Fullstack Academy's software engineering bootcamp and joined SPR. "I couldn't be happier being on the open source team," Luke said. "What we do is amazing, we have great clients, and there's a plethora of unique work." Plus, his background comes in handy, as he brings a keen eye for design to everything he touches.
And remember our SPR value, Thirst for Knowledge? Luke gets it. "The onus is on me. Things aren't handed to me with these projects, so I have to come home and pile more stuff in my head so I don't get rusty."