Jeff is an Illinois native with a passion for web development. Making code into great things drives him every day. He’s often busy building awesome experiences for Sandstorm clients, and there’s a high probability that he’s rocking out to metal while he codes.
Welcome Jeff Umbricht: Front-End Developer, Outdoorsman, Metalhead
Hey, my name is Jeff, and I’m the new guy. I’m a twenty-something who grew up in the northwest suburbs and made my way to Chicago after a couple years in Evanston.
My interest for web development started at the age of 13 after making a website for a friend’s band. In college I started making a career out of this passion by studying web design and interactive media. I learned a little bit about everything from video production to graphic design to web application development. My focus gravitated toward the behind the scenes aspect: web development.
There’s nothing more satisfying than writing code to make a browser transform text into something amazing! After a few years into the industry and honing my dev chops, I’ve joined the amazing team at Sandstorm as the newest front end developer. I’m ecstatic to be surrounded by such passionate individuals and excited to do good work for good people!
A few fun facts about me:
- I built a holiday wish list website for my family to keep track of who wants what and who bought what. This comes in very handy with 4 children who each have their own significant other.
- I’m a metalhead. February 2016 will be the 3rd consecutive year I’ve gone on a heavy metal cruise called “70,000 Tons of Metal.”
- I’ve been known to keep a tent in my car just in case my friends and I feel like an impromptu camping trip. I’m slowly checking places off my must see list including: Big Sur, Shawnee National Forest, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Death Valley.