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We Thank You for a Wonderful
2012
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Karen Boehl, Interactive Account Manager
Karen managed a Facebook campaign that increased "Likes" by over 30,000%. She also "likes" to Mambo across the dance floor.

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Kyle Lamble, Junior Web Developer
Kyle, our newest Dev team member, filmed at the Summer Camp Music Festival for his art 'zine, Loosey Goosey.

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Andy Cullen, Senior Web Developer
Andy supercharged his knowledge at Drupalcon in Denver, CO. While diversifying his Drupal experience he also moved into the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago.
At Sandstorm
It's been a year of tremendous growth
and collaboration.

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Nathan Haas, UI Designer
Nathan chose cold Chicago winters over mild BBQ-filled Charlotte, NC to become a Sandstormer.

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Janna Fiester, Creative Director
Janna had a year of great launches: A social site for women with cancer AND her son Leo!

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Sandstorm's Annual Guac Off put our creative minds to work in the kitchen. Sandy was crowned the new El Champion with her top secret ingredient... apples.

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Will Biby, Production Manager
Will built web sites and created marketing materials for global conferences, all while honing his comedy chops at The Second City.
We've evolved
as individuals
and as an organization.

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Sandstorm showcased our UX, IA and UI collaboration skills and was recognized as a Top Interactive Agency in Chicago by Crain's B2B Magazine.

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Mike Kolin, Managing Director
Mike K. started tracking down talented interns for the brand-new Sandstorm Intern Program and never stopped tracking big game in the hills of southern Illinois.

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We conducted over 500 hours of in-depth user research and usability studies, including both tablet and mobile UX testing in our lab.

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Sandy Marsico, Principal
Sandy led us to our biggest year ever and had "Nothin' But a Good Time" in Boston accepting our honor as a Top 100 Inner City Company in America by ICIC & Fortune.

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Alma Meshes, Senior UX Architect
Alma was raised up to Senior UX Architect and moved down to Benton, AR to launch Sandstorm South.

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Sandstormers spent over 500 hours staying up-to-date on the latest IA and technology trends.
Over the year
we
partnered
with great clients
old
and
new.
you.

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Michael Hartman, Technology and Usability Director
Michael learned the ups and downs of Drupal Commerce and is anxiously awaiting the ups and downs of parenting a second son.

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Drew Jarvis, UX Developer
Drew put his animation skills to good use plus coordinated the Sandstorm Summer Mix Club and Friday night song roulettes.

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Mike Marsico, Director of Finance
Mike M. continued to balance the books, billing and kids resulting in his "decision" for a clean, shaven head.

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Derek Vander Laan, Senior Design Architect
Derek, in between watching over 380 movies in 2012, continued to design, including responsive web sites and interactive motion graphics.
Through working together,
our entire
team was
inspired by
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