We have some new faces around the DigitalWire360 headquarters! It is our pleasure to introduce you to our summer intern who recently joined our web development team, Blake Christianson! Get to know a little more about Blake, his role here at DW360 and what skillz he’s adding to our arsenal of digital marketing secret weapons.
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Blake moved to Arizona in 2012 to pursue his degree in Architectural Technology from Scottsdale Community College. There he learned the front- and back-end of website development inside and out. After graduating, he perfected his craft in full stack development by completing the Tech Talent South Coding Code Immersion Program.
As Blake explains: “My specialty is full-stack so I can work on the front end and back end of projects, so I really see how the whole picture comes together. I work on the front end of things like the aesthetics along with the layout of pages and I work on the back end of things as well like how certain things function and are put together.”
Always one to be curious about how things worked, particularly in the digital space, Blake first became interested in coding and development long before he was introduced to the world of advertising. He actually got his start in hacking challenges as a young teen (but nothing bad, he assures us. Mostly games and the like, so he says.)
Blake is also a skilled license drone pilot and photographer, and owner of his own company Fly Over Solutions – a very desirable trait as our clients continue to utilize aerial and immersive videography.
When he’s not coding, hacking or droning, Blake unwinds on the links. An avid golfer who has been playing since he was five years old, he regularly takes advantage of Scottsdale’s abundance of courses and year-round playable weather.
“That’s probably my favorite thing about Arizona. The weather is almost always perfect for golf – not having snow is the best!”
Fast Fun Facts:
- Ranked Top 10 Call of Duty: World at War player IN THE WORLD!
- Has several tattoos but won’t tell you where or why
- Has met Waka Flocka Flame twice
FOLLOW BLAKE ON INSTAGRAM: @blake_christianson