“Do you ever imagine that deep in your heart, there might be a fathomless reservoir? Something that's ancient and hidden and pure? For our country, that's no metaphor.”
With a history of writing, design, and front-end development, Michael Todd — chicken owner, songwriter, history lover — feels like a bit of a modern renaissance soul. Here at Blend, as user interface developer, he uses all of those skills in transferring design mocks and user requirements into fully functional, mobile friendly, and accessible front-end layers.
Michael studied journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but after a couple years as a managing editor, he switched gears and dove headlong into web development as part of the first class of Omaha Code School. Now, he takes the philosophy of journalism — one part empathy for your interviewees and audience, another part efficiency of the craft — and applies it to front-end development, excelling as he puts himself in the client’s shoes, examining and understanding how they’ll use the site.
Michael is from Alliance, Nebraska, which you might know as "home to Carhenge," but we now forever know as "birthplace of Michael."