White Whale Web Services: Jeremy Ashkenas hired as designer

Jason and Buzz
Jeremy Ashkenas, designer
jeremy@whitewhale.net

After looking at lots of portfolios and talking to some very qualified people, White Whale has hired Jeremy Ashkenas as Designer.

His portfolio includes a number of sites we love, including the Brown Alumni Magazine, B.A.C.H., and the impressively overambitious Hypertextopia. We hired him for his rigorous aesthetic, his deep understanding of source code, and his ability to work in pen and pencil as well as CSS.

Jeremy studies and works in Providence, Rhode Island — the old hometown or stomping ground for the rest of the team— where he is finishing his senior year at Brown University, studying a blend of computer science and literature. But he hails from Berkeley, California, and if we all still like each other eight months from now, he will come and join us in our Oakland headquarters.

He brings a new design perspective to the table, focusing on visitor interactions and front-end design. A generalist in the fine liberal-arts tradition, Jeremy has worked in and around many aspects of the web site arena: from behind-the-scenes Ruby and Rails development, to PHP CMS customization, XHTML/CSS template design, and Javascripting up draggable, tuggable, animated interfaces. He's learning how White Whale works as a company, and is enjoying diving into our new projects.

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