Jeff Byer Biography
Jeff Byer’s First Web Design Company
Jeff started his first interactive media company, Globaldog Digital Communication, in Studio City shortly after college. At Globaldog, Jeff Byer designed websites for retail marketers, shopping malls, Dental Health Plans, and created an online service for expectant families to share their birth experience with friends and family across the world. That service was called Hello My Baby and sold to an interactive health agency.
Jeff Byer’s First Corporate Job
Jeff entered the corporate world by accepting a database administration project at ARAMARK Uniform Services in Burbank. At ARAMARK, he helped develop their first intranet to improve communication across the country. During his tenure at ARAMARK, he serviced such clients as Sears, Pepsi, Midas, Waste Management and Boston Markets.
Marrying Website Design and Corporate Culture
Jeff Byer moved from the corporate sector into entertainment at Sony Pictures. He started as a quality assurance manager for Columbia Tri-Star Interactive (CTI). From this position Jeff moved into website production working on television websites for Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Rock ‘N Roll Jeopardy!, Party of Five, Dawson’s Creek, Game Show Network and movie sites for Go!, Big Daddy, Godzilla and Men In Black. From CTI, Jeff moved to Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment (SPDE) where he worked on a large variety of projects. He created audio and video pieces for Spider-Man, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Snatch, Roxy, Sweet J Presents, and Screenblast.
Building an Online Social Media Platform and Multimedia Software at Sony
While at Sony Pictures Jeff Byer was one of the initial producers at Screenblast, an online creativity service. For Screenblast Jeff have made hundreds of promotional audio and video pieces, and traveled the world promoting two products that he produced; Screenblast Movie Studio and Screenblast Music Studio. These products are audio and video software products that are on sale at most major retail locations. Not only did Jeff produce the software, but he also aided in creating and designing the packaging. Jeff coordinated and shot most of the photos that appeared on the boxes.
Jeff Byer’s First Agency Job
After the Screenblast software had made it to retail shelves, Jeff Byer took an opportunity to develop digital media for some of the world’s top corporations. Jeff joined Dedicated Net Access (DNA) as Manager of Production and quickly took on the top clients in the company. Major brands such as Anheuser-Busch, Nissan, McDonald’s, NASA, Warner Brothers, Sony, Boost Mobile, Schwarzkopf & Dep, and In Demand. The Anheuser-Busch engagement, like most large companies, brought many projects for entities within the larger organization. Jeff Byer started organizing and unifying many of these projects for Anheuser-Busch companies such as SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Discovery Cove, Water Country USA, Adventure Island, and Sesame Place.
Jeff Byer’s Second Web Design Company
Once He was utterly burnt out by agency life, Jeff escaped by joining Dice Media as a partner in 2003. There he got back to his roots of creating digital media for small to medium size businesses. Taking the big agency knowledge and experience, Jeff Byer was able to implement streamlined processes and deliver a much higher level of work. Many of the early Dice Media clients are still growing and building on Dice Media’s original platforms.
Building Print Fellas
In 2004, Jeff Byer and his partner built a new website called Print Fellas. Print Fellas is an online printing service focusing on full-color business cards, postcards, fliers, etc. Jeff focussed on the customer experience as he developed the new project management and e-commerce system. The system we built in 2004 is still relevant and performing well, with only a small upgrade in 2008.
Then in the ought-teens, Jeff said goodbye to his partner and split the companies, which meant Jeff Byer would keep Print Fellas.
Jeff Byer Starts His Own Website Design Company
Jeff started his firm and started over with a whole new slate of customers and services. Byer Company, a division of Jeff Byer Inc, is continually evolving but the overall goal remains the same:
“I want my work to make an important, positive impact on my client’s bottom line giving them measurable and reportable returns.” – Jeff Byer
Jeff Byer believes the design and the business cannot be separate in a work-for-hire environment. It is the style in which he executes where Jeff gets to stimulate the left and right hemispheres of his brain simultaneously.