Partner / Interactive Director
Joe’s early passion for art and music led him to study fine art at the Laguna College of Art & Design. With this background in art and design, he pursued work as a graphic designer. While working with website hosting companies and marketing firms in southern california, he gained invaluable technical knowledge and experience that would shape his career. Working within the challenging limitations of the early days of the web, Joe leveraged his problem solving skills to become the rare web developer who could bridge the gap between the disciplines of design and programming.
Over the past 15 years, Joe has excelled in various areas of interactive development, and as a result has worked with world-class agencies such as the Truth Agency, The Designory, Ignited Minds, Deutsch LA and TBWA/Chiat/Day.
Joe also serves as the Chief Technical Officer for Center for Innovative Public Health Research, a non-profit research firm at the forefront of public health research centered on technology. Joe has enjoyed international collaboration and travel while developing text message based smoking cessation programs in both Turkey and the US. Other noteworthy projects include an internet based game that educates Ugandan adolescents about HIV prevention and a CESD-R depression scale for the web and mobile devices.
With over a decade of technological expertise and creative experience, Joe continues to pursue challenging projects that incorporate emerging technologies and marketing techniques. This dedication is one of the greatest values Joe brings to the clients of Open Interactive.