Team IF is comprised of multifaceted ‘new media’ developers in its truest sense, with extensive experience in print and presentational media, as well as video, interactive programming, multimedia installation development and all aspects of internet access, networking, design and hosting.
Our expertise encompasses a wide array of custom business solutions that range from interactive web sites, database application systems to dynamic database driven Web applications to dynamic e-commerce systems. Our focus is to enable organizations to utilize cutting edge technology, when appropriate, to efficiently create practical business solutions that empower them to achieve their goals in a timely, cost effective manner.
Our outstanding research and development team includes professionals in computer sciences, computational mathematics, engineering and more and is ready to do the best for your success in the competitive marketplace.
CEO/CVO and Founder
Ted has proven strategic management, technology application, training, critical path and force field analysis core capabilities. He has a unique ability to analyze needs, distil information from various sources and synthesize into a cohesive project implementation plan. Ted has an established experience in all facets of business management including R&D, operations, finance, sales, and marketing.
A recognized expert in the varied areas of interactive multimedia design/development, art direction, A/V production, network (local area/internet/intranet/extranet), presentational and learning technologies.
Ted is on the Board of Directors of several corporations including an ISP, a member in a number of professional industry associations and adjunct faculty for several colleges and universities.
His involvement in computers and design dates back to 1970. He designed and developed the first computer graphics curriculum for a design college in West Michigan in 1980. Besides numerous (20+ at last count) computer languages, he speaks several foreign human languages helping to ensure that your project is properly globalized.
Kate is a dedicated, deadline-driven, creative yet convergent thinker, pragmatic & sensitive to good fiscal stewardship.
Experienced in design & execution of successful campaigns — physical to electronic — for non-profit, membership-based and private enterprises; academic credentials in critical communications theory & research, experienced in planning and administering long-range marketing plans, trade campaigns and public service outreach.
Experienced across media formats and superior at scripting/ copywriting, art direction and production in both print and electronic. Hard skills include photography, film processing, cinematography in 16 mm, SVHS, and digital and audio mixing.
Growing experience in the museum & historical reproduction/ commission field through industry participation and project management with Da Vinci Division. Extensive success in bringing products to market by garnering distributors globally and developing supply network. Familiar with rights and licensing issues and excellent in developing strategic partnerships.
Experienced in maintaining trade accounts and managing detailed budgets & schedules for projects.
UI Design and Lead Developer
Mike is our lead UI designer/programmer and multimedia content producer. Mike holds a BFA from the University of Michigan’s prestigious PAT program, which includes multi-media design, editing, programming and production.
He is highly experienced in various multimedia platforms, with experience as editor, graphic designer, video, web and music producer. His pixel-perfect attention to detail and his innovative approach to troubleshooting code leads to best-in-class solutions.
Zach marries his artistic and technical background to build engaging user experiences across many media platforms. As a member of the coding/development team, he deploys current front-end coding best-practices in every aspect of his work. Zach also puts his facility with data to work on projects with robust elements. This allows us to quickly and efficiently build uniquely tailored solutions from basic wireframes and UI mock-ups to fully functional CMS website implementations.
Zach also contributes to our content-marketing and graphic design services for digital, print, blogging and branded email.
Mascot, Morale Officer and Fun Instigator
Pixxl is the newest addition to our staff. Recent graduate from puppy school (ya know getting signed up and accepted is like getting your child into Harvard pre-school – jeez).
At just 5-months old, IFI’s newest mascot, watch dog (he’ll watch you do pretty much anything), and class cut-up, this Portuguese Water Dog can already swim (he has webbed feet), sit, stay, fetch, tug, shake paws, ring jingle bells to go out, high-five (high-ten if you happen to be another dog), and grab your arm in a bear-hug.
He likes rhinos, squirrels, hedgehogs, frogs, dragons and octopuses (all stuffed varieties), long walks (albeit not necessarily getting caught in the rain), chasing fireflies. Only dog we’ve met that doesn’t like peanut butter, but loves salmon and sardines – go figure.
His Favourite Quote: Outside of a Dog, a man’s best friend is a book. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read.
Our founder is unwilling to part with his “imaginary staff” because it entertains him to no end when folks call asking for “Ida Noe.”
Customer Service – Kurt Reply, Warren T. Myfutt, Eileen Yorweigh, Haywood Jabuzoff, & Yvonne Apeesamey
Estimators – Ida Noe, Costa Grand, Al Mussdun & Kanwee Adenauer
Production Control – Luke Bizzee
Project Archives – D.J. Vue
Quality Assurance – Nat Sass, Phyllis Steen & Phil Ippic
Research – Ella Fynoe & Noah Vale
Accounts Payable – Imelda Czech
Accounts Receivable – Bill M. Moore
Credit Dept. – Nora Lenderbee & Fred Knott
Human Resource – Les Moody, Les Stern, Xavier Breth & Tara Newone
Purchasing – Lois Bidder
Security – Barb Dwyer & Ewen Whadarmee
Insurance – C.F.I. Kare
Legal – Dewey, Cheetham & Howe
Network Geeks – Colin Bakslash, Dot Matrex & Ivana Lazar
Tax Accountant – Lou Pole
Transportation – Denton Fender & Rick Shaw
Interns – Dewey Hafta & Gladys Overnow