November 9th, 2006
Hi. I’m Brian.
Who am I, and why am I here?
Excellent questions all. I’ll start by telling you that I’m a new UIE employee, joining the company one month ago. But from there, it gets cloudy.
Since I’m filling a new role here at UIE, they’ve asked me to suggest a title for myself. It seems that CEO is taken, and I’ve never been really great with math so CFO might not be such a good idea. That’s why I need your help.
Help me choose a title for my role at UIE.
What do I do here, anyhow? For the past few weeks I’ve done a little bit of everything, and that is my mandate. I’ve been editing podcasts, designing marketing materials for the UIE WebAppSummit, and spearheading the (85%) company-wide switch to Mac. Going forward I will be doing more of those things, maintaining IT, contributing to marketing, and working with the design and development of the website. I will be producing virtual seminars and as with everyone here at UIE, doing plenty of heavy lifting for our conferences and events.
Some ideas for a title include the pedestrian but descriptive “Content Developer,” or perhaps “Communication Designer?” “Chair of the Lunch Committee,” anyone?
Think about it and let me know in the comments. I look forward to hearing your suggestions, serious or fun…
Since this is an introduction post, you may also be interested in some third-person, biographical stuff…
Brian Christiansen has worked previously for Apple Computer, the University of Connecticut, and on his own as a freelance web developer. Brian is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BA in Visual Communications. He focused on digital media with courses in graphic design, communications science and journalism.
He currently makes his home in Medford, Mass with his lovely wife Amanda and their overly-cute miniature schnauzer puppy, Greta. When he’s not on his Mac at work or home, you might find him riding one of his bicycles. Or banging on something. Brian is a percussionist of 20 years and has performed for crowds of thousands. They weren’t specifically there to see him, but they were there…Tweet