Who we are
We're a team that spans the lifecycle of software development. From strategy to design and development, to marketing and growth. We come from varied backgrounds and experiences which means we know how to navigate your world. We use this knowledge to bring insight to every project, in every industry.
The majority of us live in West Michigan, with a handful of team members in other parts of the country. No matter where you’re based, we’re pros at working and collaborating with people in all time zones.
How we work
We partner with you, building the team that's right for the situation or problem at hand. We’re driven to help you achieve your end goal which means we’re going to:
- get hands-on
- ask tough questions
- test your assumptions
Our goal is to leverage our experience to build you the best digital product possible. From strategy, to prototypes, to apps that run for years, we can do it all. We build beautiful consumer-facing apps, and robust APIs that work behind the scenes. Our team works with you, and we're here for your success.
Ben is an iOS developer and designer. He has a passion for building rich and intuitive UI /UX experiences for mobile. In his free time, he enjoys creating mobile app games.
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Brianna graduated from Marylhurst University with her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, with a focus on creative writing. She has been working in an administrative role for 10 years.
In her free time Brianna likes to write, watch movies, listen to music, go camping, read, go dancing, bake, and spend time with family and friends.
Brianna was born and raised in Oregon and moved to Michigan in 2015. She lives with her husband, Ben and furbaby, Dakota.
Cam joined Collective Idea as an intern, instantly falling in love with the endless potential of developing software. He’s now a full-time team member, working on a variety of client and internal projects.
This Michigan native brings a plethora of experience in event-driven programming and hardware integration systems. He’s also responsible for driving forward our product, Dead Man’s Snitch.
Chis has been interested in computers and programming since owning his first NES as a child. At Collective Idea, his expertise is in web and mobile development.
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Daniel founded Collective Idea in 2005 to put a name to his growing and already full-time freelance work. He works hard writing code, teaching, and mentoring.
David has been building websites since 8th grade. After working to integrate third-party automotive data with internal systems, he now brings his vast and wide knowledge to Collective Idea.
Eric’s career in developing well-architected web applications spans over a decade. He’s worked for established companies and small startups.
Guillermo is user experience focused developer. His interest in programming was sparked after writing his first program on a TI-83 calculator back in high school. At Collective Idea, Guillermo leverages his passion for making things better through code to create awesome software.
Long a secret weapon at Collective Idea, Matt has been involved with Collective Idea projects since the beginning. He’s our resident web front-end master (webmaster?) who can knock out CSS and HTML faster than you can think.
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Troy has been building software for nearly 25 years in about every technology you can think of. His experience comes from working in manufacturing companies, creative companies, and his own company.
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Victor is both a manager of expectations and a designer of experiences for Collective Idea. He’s enjoyed leading projects, designing apps, and creating thoughtful experiences since 2002.