In the past few months, four new Atoms have joined our molecule—one in Ann Arbor, one in Detroit, and two in Grand Rapids. I asked each of them to tell me a little about themselves and to share their favorite thing about Atomic Object so far.
Todd is the newest developer in the Detroit office, where he’s working on a building information management app.
Todd started his career as a Mechanical Engineer, but his love of computers led him to work as a systems administrator, security consultant, and finally as a full-time programmer. Todd has an M.S. in computer science from Oakland University.
My favorite thing about working at Atomic is feeling like I don’t have a boss. Atomic’s organization is very flat. Every Atom knows what is expected of them and how they contribute to the bottom line. As as example, taking vacation doesn’t have to be approved. Instead, you communicate your plans with the project team, set expectations with the client and make sure your commitments to the client will be met.
Bobby is the newest designer in the Ann Arbor office, where he’s been working on a building information management app.
Bobby graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007, studying in the School of Art and Design before transferring to the Ross School of Business to receive a B.B.A. While at Michigan, he interned in marketing for the Detroit Pistons and did design work for the UM Athletic Department.
After college, he worked in marketing for Hanesbrands Inc. (maker of “Hanes” underwear) in Winston-Salem, NC for three years. In 2010, he returned to Ann Arbor and created GF Overflow, a web startup that helps Celiac and gluten intolerant consumers find gluten-free options for everyday products.
My favorite thing about Atomic Object is working alongside so many smart, talented, and funny people. I enjoy coming in to the office each morning and am excited to contribute to the great work that Atomic does.
John is the newest developer in the Grand Rapids office, where he’s worked on an iOS companion app for a Bluetooth device and a web app for education.
He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University. Prior to joining
Atomic, John worked as a developer for Arxan Technologies and Microsemi Corporation.
Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cycling, PC gaming, and recreational programming.
I knew from the beginning that I was joining a group of technically proficient makers, but what has really stood out to me since is the softer skills: my fellow Atoms are great communicators, great teachers, highly disciplined, and highly introspective.
Kimberly is the newest Software Consultant & Designer in Atomic’s Grand Rapids office. Since her second day on the job, she’s worked with the Van Andel Education Institute team.
Kimberly double-majored in Graphic Design and Illustration at Grand Valley State University and received a Master’s Certificate in Graphic Design from the Florence Design Academy. Professionally she has worked for an event and exhibit design company, an international non-profit, a media production group, and a product design shop.
Kimberly contributes to the Grand Rapids design community as a member of AIGA, IxDA, UICA, a co-founder of Ladies That UX GR, and a co-chair of Weekend Blitz. On weekends she can be found experimenting in the kitchen, strumming a uke, or embarking on Michigan adventures with family and friends.
It should be illegal to have such an excellent time at work. I love the fast-paced nature of the work day and am constantly surprised and delighted by how talented, dedicated, and knee-slappin’ funny my teammates are. I look forward to building a second home here at Atomic.
You can learn about all of our Atoms at our Culture page.