This past Spring we were very pleased to have Steve Elliott, web developer extraordinaire, join our team as full-time staff. Steve has been working with us for several years now and he continues to blow our minds with his brilliant solutions to the quirkiest and toughest website issues. He’s also a complete barrel full of laughs with an infectious off-beat sense of humor that keeps the good times and creativity rolling here at the office. Steve brings a strong aesthetic sensibility that we find uncommon among traditional web developers and which gives our work more dimension and efficacy. His ability to combine programming genius with empathy for users has made the BMC brand of the website content management system an entirely unique offering. Later in the summer, Melissa Andrews came on board as our staff graphic designer. Melissa’s mature eye for design was an instant sell and her unflagging positive mental attitude brings great energy to our mix. She is bursting with ideas and fresh perspective. For the past several months Melissa has been working behind the scenes as she comes up to speed with clients and projects so many of you may not have met Melissa yet, but you can look forward to her being a more visible member of the BMC team in 2013.
Lisa and Christine's roles as Blue Marble's Principals and Creative Directors continue to evolve. Within our continued collaboration, each of us takes the lead on those client relationships and projects that are best suited to our individual skills and interests. However, we work very closely together behind the scenes so clients get the benefit of our collective thinking and creativity.
In addition to our four-person core, 2012 has been a great year for expanding the outer orbits of our team. Blue Marble would not be what it is without the team of specialized professionals who support us behind the scenes. We've had the privilege of working with more than a dozen outside consultants who helped with code, design, animation, illustration, marketing, copywriting, and more. Although we live in a tiny town surrounded by miles of nature, we are fortunate to also be surrounded by talent and we’re proud to have strengthened our ties this year with seasoned professionals from many of our country’s top agencies.