Corey: For a second, I thought I was going to get twood up by
So Corey, share a little about yourself. Where did you grow up and go to school?
Corey: I grew up on a farm south of Hector, MN (pop.1,110 or so) and moved to Mpls after high school to attend MCAD
What did you focus on learning at MCAD, and how did you get to start using your schooling in the workforce?
Corey: I studied illustration and graphic design while at MCAD – long enough ago that it involved marker renderings & colored pencils
… as well as some preliminary computer graphic design. Soon after graduating I got a job designing ads for Comedy Gallery…
… show biz! The big time! Laid off after six months. Soon became an intern, then fulll-time at @citypages.
When did you connect with @MinnPost, and how did the redesign of their website go at the early stages?
not a very painful experience. We knew how we wanted to improve the site – the look, user experience, etc and took our time.
That’s good! Once the redesign was done, what kind of response has there been to it and has traffic improved?
Corey: Very positive from most on design and more pages viewed per visit, which was one of our top goals…
Mobile numbers are up as well – the reactive design has enabled better @MinnPost reading on mobile and pads.
That’s great! It’s a nice design for sure. So beyond your work, what other interest/hobbies do you enjoy?
Corey: I play bocce on Tuesdays at @NomadPubMpls trying to love camping. Any activity where you can also drink beer – I’m in.
I’m also in a book club – current pick is “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Very good so far.
Do you get to network with the web design community in MN much? If so, what’s the skill level here?
Corey: I’d like to more. During the initial growth stage at @MinnPost I was sort of chained to my desk, but more recently…
‘ve been able to attend some breakfasts, ONA meetings, etc. Great MN designers & journalists and I need to know more.
Joel: Thanks Corey for your time today and sharing some of your thoughts and life on #jectv Twitterviews. Have a great afternoon!
Corey: Thank you, Joel, it was very fun! Hope to see you in real life over a beer some time.