BeKnown Media Designs
Owner / IT Consultant
11/2002 – 03/2007
* The DBA of Be-Known Media based out of California was closed in November of 2007.
I operated an IT professional services company, providing services in the areas of IT maintenance/support, website design, network implementation/troubleshooting, server implementation, and IT project management.
I operated under the name of Beknown Media Designs, which was a sole proprietorship based out of Fullerton, California. In mid 2005, shortly after graduating college, I moved to Tokyo, Japan. I continued offering professional services to my clients, until I closed the business down in 2007, prior to starting my role at Nichiai KK.
Location – Orange County, California & Tokyo, Japan
Web Hosting Company
Co-Founder / System Architect
A college friend and I started a hosting company while attending college. We had a server lying around that was given to us so we decided to go ahead and set it up for fun. We successfully setup a Linux web server and web site to sell our hosting plans.
We marketed our hosting services in local community newspapers and online websites, such as eBay. The company did well, and we ended up selling the business to a competitor for a profit, after only 7 months of starting the business.
This was a great business experience and we learned a lot. We simply did not want to continue running the business, as we had other projects and opportunities in the pipe.
Wireframe Digital Studios
06/1998 – 01/2000
I started designing websites for small to medium sized companies and founded WireFrame Digital Studios with my business partner Michael Bach. This company started when both of us were seniors in high school and we turned Michael’s parent’s garage into a 2 room office with two PCs, a shared internet line, and a phone line. That’s all we had and that’s all we needed.
We loved the excitement of building and designing websites for people and decided to turn it into a business. Our clients consisted of companies in the medical, racing, real estate, and retail industries. We specialized in creating multimedia-rich interactive websites using Flash, which at the time, was cutting edge and beginning to be widely used amongst media rich web sites on the internet. I later, decided to invest my time in other opportunities and left the company. Michael, later teamed up with another individual that had graduated from CSUF with an MBA and the company became known as Envirium Interactive.