“None of us is as smart as all of us.”
Chris’s background includes a 10-year career in production management and budgeting in the film, television, post-production and visual effects industries. Chris transitioned to computer software at a major computer game company. While there, he honed his interface design skills, enabling him to build intuitive user experiences into business software systems. The apps Chris designs deliver huge ROI to customers, often paying for themselves many times over. He is expert at custom development and an excellent “trail guide” for our new customers. He is an avid bike rider and a passionate photographer; some of his photos adorn the walls at ACD…and this website.
Joe has broad experience and has worked at such companies as Disney, Amgen, and CRESST/UCLA, managing critical business applications. Joe is FileMaker certified and also works with a variety of other technologies like Access, SalesForce and Zoho. He has designed and built systems for dozens of industries but has become particularly expert in entertainment, fire departments and membership organizations. Joe is known for his rock-solid customer service and his clever problem solving skills…that often leave the rest of the ACD staff in silent awe. On the side, Joe has written, directed, produced and acted in a number of feature films and shorts. He is also an accomplished magician.
Jake comes to Angel City from an account management background at Apple Inc., where his sharp skills produced an impeccable customer satisfaction rating. He has a passion for creating innovative designs that provide exceptional user experiences. Jake believes that great design means a thousand no’s to get to a single yes, and he’s responsible for our FileMaker Excellence Award for Design of the Year. Jake is passionate about helping customers realize effective mobile and web strategies, and has a voracious appetite for learning new technologies. In addition to his love for the digital world, Jake enjoys music production, water/snow sports, and traveling.
Angela is an integral part of almost everything at ACD, adeptly handling strategy planning, contracts, project documents, purchasing, scheduling, and bookkeeping for our busy office. She also provides assistance to our new customers, handles project management and is our “white glove” tester of new systems. She is a rare catalyst for our entire team, where her efforts help improve everyone else at ACD. Angela’s past experience as an actress, writer, and recruiter allow her to bring smarts and creativity to everything she does. Outside of work she practices the craft of Reiki and Tarot. She also loves to spend time with family, her husband and her puppies, Harry and Loki.
Julia brings a skilled background in graphic and web design to her work as a superb consultant. She received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Art from the University of California San Diego and has extensive experience designing systems for the non-profit, fine art, and education sectors. Julia specializes in effective interface design and she helps the entire crew at ACD create applications that are inviting and friendly. She is a FileMaker Certified developer and plays in PHP and other web technologies. Julia also has a hand in a developing ACD’s internal systems, keeping the team productive with great tools. She can be found in her down time pursuing painting, sculpture, music, and her cats.
Deborah has been at the forefront of custom software solutions since 2003. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, she designs aesthetically pleasing, highly intuitive software that serves as a powerful catalyst for business transformation. Rooted in the philosophy that software should elevate, not complicate the user experience, Deborah focuses on developing platforms that are as enjoyable to use as they are functional. Her portfolio spans multiple industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, education, and event planning. Deborah also enjoys delving into the celestial realm of astrology where she finds solace and inspiration in understanding the cosmic dance of the stars.
Norman is a passionate, customer-focused professional with over 15 years’ experience in Information Technology, and has been responsible for building multiple Apple reselling and service businesses. Norm is a caring individual with degrees in both Psychology and Business, and uses his “client whisperer” skills at ACD to assist with lead generation, sales, partnership development, customer relationship management and negotiation. He is never happier than when he can bring good partners together to solve business technology issues. In his spare time, Norm is ardent photographer and a long-time board member of the Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group.